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A Modern Life: Sweet and Salty Short Stories by Jane Turley

A Modern Life is a collection of thirteen short stories for time-pressed readers. A reflection on the challenges of living in the twenty-first century, A Modern Life covers a multitude of contemporary themes and styles and are categorised as “sweet” for the lighter stories, “salty” for the serious ones and “sweet and salty” for those with a mixture of humour and pathos.

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Beautiful Florence

Well I did it again: I completely missed National Badger Appreciation Day on October 6th. This is the 51st year in a row I’ve forgotten! You’d think by now I’d get it on my calendar. 857 more words

Movie Review

P.G. Wodehouse and the Role of Humor (vs. Comedy)

The writings of P.G. Wodehouse might suggest themselves as antithetical to everything I cherish in literature, but that suggestion would be erroneous. In spite of my rabid disliking of golf, the foibles and struggles of a perfectly secure upper class, the utter lack of dramatic consequence, and in spite of my impatience for slapstick comedy and the excessively droll, I really enjoyed reading these two books. 263 more words


Our New Favorite Terrible Name: Deportivo Wanka

We’re suckers for silliness. When we came across this video, we figured it would be a bit funny, maybe even bordering on boorish. It’s a British production, after all, and if history has taught us anything, it’s that all British comedy is derivative of Monty Python. 61 more words

Smack Talk

The Hairy Legs Contest - British Traditions

Excerpt from a book of British Traditions

When people were painting the town red in Melton in the 15th Century some of the locals started to compare various parts of their bodies with those of other people. 740 more words


It's Eric!

Generally, finding dead things in my house does not  make my day.  However, the discovery of this partial apian corpse reminded me of one of my favorite Monty Python songs.   73 more words


Littondale Wall Building - British Tradition

Excerpt from a book of British Traditions

In 1842, Jeremiah Spalding built the longest wall in the history of the competition. It stretched 167 yards up the hill and was in a perfectly straight line. 98 more words