“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx Continue reading “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams Continue reading “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams
“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” – Garrison Keillor Continue reading “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” – Garrison Keillor
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin Continue reading “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West Continue reading “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
“So many books, so little time.” – Frank Zappa Continue reading “So many books, so little time.” – Frank Zappa
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen Continue reading “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen
“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Continue reading “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain Continue reading “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” – Mark Twain
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein Continue reading “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz Continue reading All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz
Seems there’s been a run on toilet paper owing to panic buying. I found a couple of amusing comments on Styx’s latest YouTube video, so to get you started :
Toilet paper manufacturing is on a roll.
The situation with the toilet rolls is starting to unravel.
“So you prepped?” “Yeah 60 packets of toilet paper” “Good lad”
This virus is great news for the New York Times. When the toilet paper runs out, people will start buying newspapers again.
I had 46 years-worth of toilet paper. Unfortunately, the rats in my basement chewed it up and made a massive nest.
In response to my post about my leaky water filter (which is now fixed) – My friend and fellow blogger – who’s taking a break from blogging, and has been so kind in helping me, in my comments section, left me this comment today :
On a somewhat related note, when we first move into our house we started receiving calls all day from a waterproofing company who just would not take no for an answer. My wife, who worked night shift, got tired of the calls waking her up as she tried to sleep during the daytime.
Next time they called and asked if we had a problem with water leaking in the basement she responded, “Yes, we have a terrible problem. When it rains the water comes in and starts filling up the basement, but before it can get more than two feet deep it starts leaking out. Can they come out immediately and stop it? We just can’t get it deep enough to do any serious swimming.”
They never called back, but for a couple weeks afterwards she got nervous whenever someone came to the house, assured it was going to be the men in white coats coming to take her away.
Author – (c) 2020 The Modern Theologian
As I said they he is taking a break from blogging, so please bear that in mind if visiting his blog (I’ve linked to, because I always cite sources with links if possible).
And, the “And” part :
I’ve been slowly adding the flags of the countries of my commenters on my sidebar (as I’m proud of my own flag, I assume others are too). Just added Spain, Australia, Canada and Denmark. If I missed anyone please leave a comment which flag you want to see and I’ll add it for you.
(That’s enough blogging for one day – time for some downtime)
No need to tell me the right answer, I’ve heard it on TV relating to UK 5G deal with Huawei.
But when I first saw the name on a phone in the phone shop … well … I tried to guess :
“Who are we”
“Who a wee”
And then I’m joking with a friend, and I’m like
“Who the hell are we ?”
(It’s funnier if you try to pronounce it in English out loud)
Kind of ironic though, with the controversy surrounding the company, and then the UK government striking a deal with them, whilst the rest of the world don’t want to touch them with a barge pole.
Comments invited 🙂
I bought this double CD a long time ago it’s called “The Best And Friends Album In The World Ever”. It’s one of my favourite CDs, it is really easy to listen, I love the era of music. Trini Lopez … Continue reading Repost – Trini Lopez VS Water Feature
I found what was to me an amusing summary of UK politics (over the past couple of years), so I shared it in a post, and in response I got this : If this comedian (never heard of him, don’t … Continue reading I Think I Just Received A “Wokening” – Can Someone Help Me Decode It ?
«Experience is the teacher of all things.»
— Julius Caesar Continue reading Experience is the teacher of all things.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. — Emo Philips Continue reading A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
«Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.» — Notorious d.e.b., @debihope Resources & Sources Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante painting by (and © all rights reserved) Taiwanese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An Continue reading Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
You toiled for hours, days, weeks to make that prefect creation, create that perfect storm, that special something that’s just spot on and MUST be acclaimed widely … Matt Mullenweg told you you’re gonna be a star … a shiny new blog super hero …
It’s interesting to document one’s findings and learnings as we go along, I do it mostly for creative writing exercise, “serious” writing doesn’t interest me much. I think this will be the last post documenting my experiences in the WordPress.com … Continue reading Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Final Day
Don’t think about it for too long, it’ll hurt your brain ! Spotted this on Reddit, and though it was a pretty cool idea … someone hopefully here can explain what it actually means ! Petition To Ban Banning Petitions … Continue reading Petition To Ban Banning Petitions
The WordPress.com support forums monk, spills all again today … although less fireworks, seems I’m begrudgingly being accepted … whoopee ! … but darn it, less juicy bits to write about … never-mind, hey-ho, I’m sure I’ll make another mistake … Continue reading Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Day #3
I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a day two on my first day. But I decided to persevere in the spirit of altruism to help some people with problems. Like a kind of WordPress.com support forums monk. … Continue reading Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Day #2
Today I received a rather amusing comment from one of my soon to be ex readers … “Stop sending me your bloody blogs post I’m not interested” – ezztatic My reply – STOP BLOODY FOLLOWING ME, THEN YOU WONT RECEIVE … Continue reading Stop Sending Me Your Bloody Blogs Post I’m Not Interested
Before the illiterate get their knickers in twist – “nag” NOT “you are a nag” … aka – the art of complaining persistently until you get your own way … Google says this about nagging : nag1 naɡ/ verb verb: … Continue reading Women – Do You Nag Your Boyfriend/Husband/Cat/Imaginary Friend ?
Not pulling a full wagon.
Not the brightest star in the sky.
The lights are on but no one’s home.
Not the brightest bulb in the box.
A few screws short of a hardware store.
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
A few cards short of a full deck.
A few fries short of a Happy Meal.
About as sharp as a marble.
Only has one oar in the water.
Smart as a bag of rocks.
A hamburger short of picnic.
The elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor.
Google sends me weird and wonderful things people search for … sometimes I answer them ! So here’s SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS for making bread without dough conditioners … 1. Put (strong) flour, salt, yeast, sugar and water into a bowl. … Continue reading Simple Steps For Making Bread Without Dough Conditioners
Have you often pondered this very deep question ? I know I haven’t, but it seems according to what Google send me – that someone does, and I have no clue what the answer is … So, over to you … Continue reading How Much Do Love Spells Cost ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
It used to amuse me a lot living in London when I’d meet American visitors, who’d assume that we all speak American-English in UK. “Where’s the Elevator ?” Well, we don’t actually speak American-English, we speak the real original Queen’s … Continue reading You Say Tomay-toe, I Say Tomah-toe
Where’s a grammar-nazi when you need one ? … certainly I’d like to know what the correct grammatical term for “Men are all the same” is ? … past-participle of a counter-analogy ? reverse-metaphor ? anti-simile ? … no idea, … Continue reading Men Are All The Same
A bit lower down the hill from the Big Buddha, there is a whole different area that has Chinese Buddhas and two duck/koi-carp ponds. Here’s the … Continue reading Pond Panorama, Lower Big Buddha Hill
Extra skinny so you can see the whole of the heavens 🙂 Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog … Continue reading Extra Skinny Ocean Sunset Towerama
It’s rare that I’m actually interested in receiving advice in first person on my blog. So for a change, something different, I won’t laugh at you for giving me advice in the first person, it’s welcomed on this post. Easy … Continue reading “Hi! Who are you?” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
This turned up in my dashboard under search engine terms … whatever will Google send me next ? Not a “serious” opinion post, SO – feel free to let rip with the humour … unless of course you’re a sexy … Continue reading “sexy women dirt wrestling” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
This tree grows just outside my apartment block. It’s got some kind of Variegated vine (Breadfruit) that grows up it. Imagine standing at the foot of … Continue reading Tree Variegated Vine Extra Skinny Towerama
Trolls always remind me of the “I’m So Ronery” song from “Team America – World Police” … which leads me nicely to this post, thank you dear trolls, you’re a consistant source of inspiration and amusement to me 😀 I first saw “Team … Continue reading Kim Jong-il – The Coolest Movie Villain Ever
Today’s prompt – “Imagine” NB. I’m changing from “writing prompt” to “prompt” as creativity extends to art, design etc, not just writing – so paint, draw or photograph with it if you want. The medium is unimportant, it’s the process … Continue reading Imagine – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s writing prompt – “Don Charisma’s Sneaky Black Box” If you didn’t get what it was about yesterday – spontaneity and creativity. Don’t think about it – do it, be it, feel it, live it, f**k it … F**K thinking … Continue reading Black Box – Don Charisma’s Writing Prompt
Think of the first thing that comes into your head. Write about it. Publish it. Job Done Continue reading Don Charisma’s Writing Prompt