Category: Humour

cartoons and articles, some political

Alicia Machado – of the Donald and Miss Piggy

alicia-machadoAll right let’s look at it:

The Hilarious Life of Alicia Machado, Hillary’s Tragic Latina Victim of Trump’s Sexism

Could Clinton have chosen a worse person as her mascot? ROTFL.

Venezuela judge said Thursday a former Miss Universe threatened to kill him after he indicted her boyfriend for attempted murder.

Venezuelan beauty queen Alicia Machado threatened “to ruin my career as a judge and … kill me,” Judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor said on national television.

Of fish and other matters

# The comments in the interview below were made in a semi-spurious way to promote Cleese’s film of the time but methinks those points were well made [8:04 onwards]:

# Tastes not only differ but change with time. I’m finding this below, sent by Microdave, which would have grabbed the attention years ago, does not do a lot for me these days:…

Caption time

trudeau-georgeYour caption invited. Mine might be:


1. Would you like a sweetie?
2. What gender did you finally decide on?

And George’s might have been: ‘Wot, shake hands with a socialist?’



# I hate when homeless people shake their cup of coins at me. Yeah, I know you have more money than me. No need to rub it in.

# I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

# I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now.

# You can tell a lot about a woman’s mood just by her hands. If they’re holding a gun, she’s probably very unhappy.

# I decided to change calling the bathroom the John and renamed it the Jim. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning. …

Charmian Carr and the cast of bastards


The forever lovely Charmian Carr [third from the right] had become, by 2016, older like the rest of us and despite the state of the mind at the end, still scrubbed up well. Tributes will now quite rightly pour in but methinks they need to be seen in the context of Jack Marx’s article from 2007:

These ain’t a few of my favourite things

While it’s true that there may be more important issues to be addressing today, it is also true that few days are any different, so if not today, I fear I may never be able to discuss that which troubles me greatly about what went on in The Sound of Music, a film that, 42 years ago this month [in 2007], was enjoying its world premier season in cinemas across America.