Tall tales from the farmyard: a lot of bull

A few chuckles to warm up an otherwise chilly pre-Christmas Sunday (in the northern hemisphere, anyway) … this time, we look at bulls – and their owners…

Tall tales from the farmyard: a lot of bull

“Hey, why don’t we run down and have us a couple of those heifers?”

Surprises rule
A farmer had a black cow and a white cow and he wanted them to be mated. He borrowed the neighbouring farmer’s bull and turned it out in the paddock. He called his young son and asked him to keep watch, going in to tell him when the bull had done his business.
“Yes Dad, yes Dad,” said the little boy eagerly. [Read more…]

What to write in Christmas cards – or are they disappearing?

So many people now say they aren’t sending cards or Christmas newsletters this Holiday Season but are making a donation to charity instead … “so consider yourselves wished Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukkah / etc.” A bit abrupt and unfeeling perhaps?

What to write in Christmas cards - or are they disappearing?

Bland, politically sanitised greetings have replaced Santa’s cheeky poetry

And is a “virtual Christmas greeting” – i.e. emailed – as sincere as a mailed, handwritten card, or is it just a cheap and easy cop-out for people who haven’t got the time or interest to write out and send real cards?

What happened to all those glorious written Christmas messages of the past?

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How to write copy to sell a book of poems? Write more poems.

When I started promoting my latest book, Mischieverse, a friend challenged me to write original verses to advertise it and accompany the silly photos I’ve been shooting of the book’s cover. Not being one to back off a challenge (and I love writing rhymes anyway), I got down to it.

Hilarious gift for the Holidays - "Mischieverse," by Suzan St Maur

How to promote a book of naughty poetry … do what it says on the tin

Now the same friend has suggested I publish all the short promotional verses because they’re quite entertaining in their own right. I didn’t argue. Enjoy…

Sharing Mischieverse, with the universe

Friend need relief from Brexit stress? [Read more…]

Chicken humor in writing … clucking hilarious!

Warning: if you’re a poultry eater, do not keep chickens as pets – if you do, you’ll never touch alimentary chicken again, despite it being what most omnivores consider to be a healthy option. Almost every day I read stories of chickens rescued from the battery prisons to live their lives out with kind families who love them as pets.

Jokes about chickens

Whether you love chickens to eat, or as pets, or both … here are some jokes to lighten up these dull days of UK winter!

If I were to rescue battery chickens I would be every bit as soppy about them as I am about the other animals I rescue, but, er, let’s not go there now. Farmers, on the other hand, regard chickens as products; sad, I know, but their work feeds the world a lot better than I do. Sooo … enjoy!

Writing jokes about chickens doesn’t harm anyone (even chickens)

Given that we laugh at most things these days – especially written jokes about all sorts of things – here is a selection of some we find the funniest. [Read more…]

Life and people being shirty? New book of poems gets down and dirty

Life and people being shirty?

Try this book: get down and dirty…

New book of rude poetry by humorist Suzan St Maur

Cheer up – people annoy animals, too. Find out why and have a good laugh in your copy of Mischieverse…

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Horse racing humour – jokes from the final furlong

Whether you enjoy the occasional flutter on the UK’s Grand National … or are a committed “form” expert punting away every week (…or just someone who enjoys a good laugh!) … this week’s #SundaySmile shares funny stories from the horse racing world…

Jokes about horse racing

The Shetland Pony Grand National … madness in miniature!

Who’s racing whom?
An elderly gentleman finally achieved his lifelong ambition and bought a race horse. But it didn’t seem to have much energy, so the old man got the vet in to look at him.
“This horse is very old,” said the vet.
“But will I be able to race him?” asked the old man.
“I expect so,” replied the vet. “And you’ll probably win.”

Bigger than…
A Texan racehorse trainer was visiting Newmarket, and got chatting with an English trainer in a pub.  [Read more…]

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