Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Not THAT computer again!

off to fix my least favourite computer tomorrow.

It was obviously designed with the expectation that it would never last long enough to need dismantling and the case design is cheap and awful.

Annoyingly, the Windows Vista - installed half a decade ago - is running uncharacteristically well instead of just slowing down and giving up the ghost and yielding an excuse to get a replacement computer.

The CD drive is playing up. This means 2 minutes dismantling, 5 minutes fixing the problem, then half-an-hour to put the ruddy thing back together again.

Ho hum.

Friday, 7 February 2014

The Lawyer

A lawyer spends his morning off working in his garden.

At lunchtime, still clad in old overalls and scruffy boots he pops in the pub for a pint.

Pub is empty and there's a new barman with whom he strikes up a conversation.

After a while the barman asks: "So what do you do?"

- "I'm a solicitor".

Barman looks him up and down and says "Honest?"

- "No, just an ordinary one".

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Humpty Dumpty - a cover up?

"...and all the King's horse and all the King's men..."

I'm puzzled why there is no other reference to Humpty Dumpty in myth, story, fable or rhyme.

"Why?" you might ask, there's only one mention of Jack and Jill.

Well, Jack and Jill were nobodies.

Humpty, however, had celebrity! It takes some clout to get the Royal cavalry to one's assistance.

Who was he? What hold over the King? Why is he not mentioned elsewhere?

Blackmail? A secret lover? His dealer?

We should be told.


Yes, I will eat that banana

I picked up a banana today. Just outside the Nestle building.

Another pedestrian observed this with a scowl of disapproval and unspoken "you're not going to eat that are you?"

Well, that banana spent several weeks on a ship among rats, bugs and the odd weevil catching up on its 5-a-day.

I figure a Croydon pavement can't do too much further damage!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Going Underground....

Some great signage which has managed to find its way on to the Tube, find out at Prosign on Tumblr

Monday, 3 February 2014

Addiscombe Carnival - 25th May 2014

Addiscombe Carnival takes place on 25th May 2014 in Ashburton Park, Lower Addiscombe Road, Ashburton, Croydon, CR0 6RX

Full details at : http://www.addiscombecarnival.org.uk/index.html