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Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham - 01.08.2021

   poetry

Digby Digby Baron M Jones
Lord of this great country
Took great care of his diction
Sounding every G
Digby Digby said of his speech
"Never," he said, said he;
"Have my aitches been dropped
or my glottals been stopped,
I'm utterly perfect, me."

Digby Digby Marritt's telly
Caused him a great offence
Some lowly BBC pundit
Appeared to be quite dense
D D ranted on Twitter
"People these days - good Lord!
must pronounce their Gs
with reasonable ease!"
And other such nonsense roared

Digby Digby Baron M Jones
Found, to his great surprise
The great unwashed British public
Were minded to not sympathise:
"D D you bumblin fool
stick to the day job, do please!
Our Alex is smashin
refrain from your bashin
you know where to stick all those Gs!"

With apologies to A A Milne

What all the fuss was about


Corpsing Ladies - 31.07.2021

   video  humour

Bet you can't watch this just once!!


The Electric State - 31.07.2021

   books

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

electric state

Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag's book grabbed me from the first glimpse of one of his illustrations. I just read the hardback but you can see all of the artwork on his website.

An earlier book "Tales From The Loop" was made into an amazing TV series.


Rod Hull and Emu - 08.06.2021

   video  humour

I challenge you to find a better piece of visual comedy than the first six seconds of this clip:

Absolute genius!!


A Garden Visitor - 06.06.2021

   photo

Dragonfly

According to the Woodland Trust:
"Dragonflies eat other insects, such as flies, midges and mosquitoes. They will also take butterflies and even smaller dragonflies. Prey is normally caught in mid-air, with the dragonfly using its long legs to catch its quarry. the food will them be carried to a perch where it is eaten."
Ancestors of present day dragonflies living 300 million years ago had wingspans of up to 28 inches: you won't catch me flying around the back garden!
(Picture taken with my OnePlus phone)

Edit: It's a damselfly! They do eat other insects and have many similarities to dragonflies.