An interview about writing: catch up Sunday April 15th

This Sunday I am being honored with an interview by that amazing authors’ emporium Emma’s Detail Shop … based on the west coast of the USA but sharing stunning stuff the world over. Here follows a sneak preview of some of the content.

An interview about writing: catch up Sunday April 15th

My late Mom always said I had an overly-developed sense of the ridiculous.

BUT PLEASE NOTE … I will be on their Facebook page live from 7:00 a.m. Pacific time / 10:00 a.m. Eastern / 3:00 p.m. UK time Sunday April 15th, so do please catch us up on there if you can! Click here to join in… and ask me any questions you may have as long as they are not too embarrassing…

For now though, here is what I’ve shared about my writing, and advice for others

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So, so tempting to write back and ….

Do you ever get a marketing message in your email preview window that makes you long to write back using every expletive you can remember? Plus a few?

So, so tempting to write back and ....

Because you’ve been so kind, I’ll let you hand feed a live goat to my 34 snakies.

And even more so because it’s spam, yet treats you like an idiot? Here’s one that had me seething…

(Subject line of email) Monday or Tuesday?
(Sub-subject line) This email is about an appointment I would like to arrange for on Monday 19th

Hello,
How has your week been? [Read more…]

Hilarious ad libbed TV golden oldies

These questions and answers are from the golden old days when the ‘Hollywood Squares‘ TV game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted. And judging by some of them, you can begin to understand why they decided to start scripting them after all … enjoy…

Golden oldie comments from the Hollywood Squares TV show

The late Jackie Gleeson** – surely he wasn’t all that overweight?

Do female frogs croak?
Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads underwater long enough.

If you’re going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it. [Read more…]

More lessons in how to write nonsense, by the UK Daily Fail

Anther cracking selection of syntax and other grammatical howlers from the UK’s favorite Malaprop Daily …

Funny caption about Donald Trump

“…a 2005 recording of the president in which he boasted about grabbing women by the p**** while he thought he was off-camera…”

Why it’s essential to proofread even when you’re in a hurry to publish…

Playful: The Eastenders star was seen to playfully cock her leg for the cameras … so did her dog, Fido.

Michaella flicked her long blonde locks on the beach as she slathered on some lotion to beat the heat … that’ll teach her to use cheap hair extensions. [Read more…]

23 weird questions that make you want to bang your head

Sometimes the quirks of human nature are enough to make you want to scream. My thanks to the crew over in The Joke Street Journal, my Facebook funnies group, for sharing these questions … I thought you here on HTWB would find them head-bangingly entertaining, too.

23 weird questions to entertain youThey’ve been around for years and still  no-one can answer them. Enjoy. (And do join us on Joke Street if you need a good laugh now and again – click here.)

1.Why are there signs in Braille saying “Do not touch” – ?

2.How do they get the Teflon to stick on saucepans if they’re non-stick? [Read more…]

An election song to sing to doorstep canvassers…

If you’re in the UK you could be forgiven for saying you’re sick to death of local elections, general elections, referendums, etc. etc. So here is a little ditty you can recite or sing to the next group of canvassers to land on your doorstep, preferably to a tune similar to the first verses of Ella Fitzgerald’s “A Tisket, A Tasket.” (No, I’m not THAT old.)

funny poem about elections on HTWB

ELECTIONS

Elections, elections
Some purified collections
Of bullsh*t, pure bullsh*t
You really can’t deny. [Read more…]

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