Posts tagged ‘manchester’

June 11, 2017

Pictures of a Bygone Age

by duncanr

these pictures of post war Salford and Manchester – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40003514

could just as easily have been pictures of my own upbringing in post war Edinburgh – a time when parents weren’t so paranoid about their kids’ safety and actively encouraged them to play outside without adult supervision . . .

when you’ve finished your breakfast, Dunc, you can go play outside

but Ma, it’s raining

I don’t care. I’m not having you hanging around the house all day, getting under my feet, I’ve got things to do, so piss off and don’t come back till tea-time!

December 29, 2016

Dildo Ride on Tram Comes to Premature End

by duncanr

rabbit-found-on-metroif you left your rabbit on a tram travelling between Rochdale and Exchange Square, Manchester, Metrolink are holding it for you – http://tinyurl.com/zowb9zn

[proof of ownership may be required to claim it]

July 21, 2016

Iceland Hambush

by duncanr

Greater Manchester Police tweeted news of a violent confrontation in a local supermarket when an elderly woman repulsed a would-be mugger by hitting the ‘thief’ over the head, several times, with a pack of bacon

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 09.12.53

CCTV footage of the incident, however, suggests that . . .

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July 4, 2016

Seal Meets Poppy

by duncanr

in Manchester for a gig, Seal stumbles across Poppy busking and after a bit of chit chat the pair sing a duet together

then later that evening this happened . . .

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January 10, 2016

The Great Loo Mystery

by duncanr

man peeing at urinalGreater Manchester Police responded to calls from members of the public of a man unable to free himself after his clothing got trapped in a urinal when taking a pee – http://tinyurl.com/jpzu3y5

he was cut free . . .

But they were unable to explain exactly how the man had gotten his clothes entangled with the toilet

no, and me neither – the technique I’ve been using . . .

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January 8, 2016

Confucious Say . . .

by duncanr

pants downwoman with skirt up run faster than man with trousers down – http://tinyurl.com/zc2le5t

December 31, 2015

Wanted – Man with Big Dick

by duncanr

bikeboner_cropGreater Manchester Police are reportedly anxiously trying to find a man seen in public with an erection – [so, too, are Greater Manchester women !]

http://tinyurl.com/j9tuh6n

P.S. no mention of a red Raleigh bike with dropped handlebars, a bell, and a wicker shopping basket up front, so our ratty may be in the clear !

September 30, 2015

Caveat Emptor

by duncanr

donkey_head_fs250a numpty in Manchester is today ruefully regretting he did not heed the latin warning, caveat emptor (buyer beware), when he paid a man in the street £500 for two new iPhones – http://tinyurl.com/ozqwck5

September 15, 2015

African proverbs

by NobblySan

A man whose neighbour has a small loincloth knows that the end is in sight

Obviously, we all know that this proverb is attributed to the late Nelson Mandela (not the South African one, but a Ugandan bloke who used to run a hardware shop on Cheetham Hill Road in Manchester).

The thing is – there must be hundreds of similar African Proverbs kicking around and going to waste. Can I rely on you lot to print them here so they can enrich the lives of other readers?

Eh? Eh?

Go on – you know you want to.

May 26, 2015

Mind the Ducks

by duncanr

cyclist on duck pathducks have been given their own lane on tow paths in 3 UK cities, London, Birmingham, and Manchester

meanwhile, swans, geese, and other wildlife will just have to take their chances like the rest of us against being mown down by speeding cyclists

http://tinyurl.com/kcouvur