Ginge in Germany
Today I want to talk about hanging. No, I’m only pulling your leg. Where does that expression come from? It’s actually quite macabre, and linked to capital punishment. 278 more words
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I was intrigued as to the history of the light bulb joke. Here’s what Wikipedia says.
So it goes back to the 1960s. We live, we learn. 181 more words
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Today’s quote is longer than usual: it’s an excerpt from Flight to Arras, a novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and it captures the utter exhaustion of a squadron of French pilots during the German offensive on France in June 1940. 280 more words
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A passenger in a taxi heading for Heathrow airport gently tapped the driver on the shoulder to get his attention.
The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus and stopped inches away from a large plate glass window. 90 more words
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After In the Loop the other week, we now have the Death of Stalin. An erstwhile friend of ours during our university days had never heard of Stalin. 613 more words
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It’s been a quiet evening at home. Nothing on TV. (This is Germany.) Nothing on radio, well apart from the sad, sad story of Hartlepool football club. 147 more words
1 week ago
Sunray loved practical jokes.
One Sunday in 1986 he was reading the newspaper. On seeing an advert for M***n Kitchens, he tore out the coupon, filled it in and awaited the results. 438 more words
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