Humor from the wonderful George Burns: what a legend!

Following on from my very popular curation article of Bob Hope’s priceless humor, let’s now celebrate the equally hilarious humor of one of Hope’s contemporaries: George Burns.

Humor from George Burns

The irrepressible American funny man George Burns: 100 years of humor

George Burns’ most classic quotes…

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth. [Read more…]

14 really clever puns, thanks to Ellen

This week’s #SundaySmile is a small but perfectly formed collection of clever puns, (or we should say, quality puns) as shared by my good friend Ellen of the excellent All About Quality company in southern England…14 really clever puns, thanks to EllenPsssstt … don’t tell Ellen, but I have heard a couple of these before … however there are some here that are new to me and, IMHO, are hilarious. Enjoy.

Which pun is your favourite?

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. [Read more…]

20 punsational jokes for the UK long weekend

In celebration of the second long weekend Bank Holiday in the UK since just two weeks ago, here are some of my favourite puns to give you a smile while you sit around the barbecue with a long, cold drink…and shiver.

20 punsational jokes for the UK long weekend

With many thanks to the original authors, if anyone can remember who they were.

Which of the following puns and jokes make you groan the most?

1.I bought the world’s worst thesaurus yesterday. Not only is it terrible, but also it’s terrible.

2.What’s a foot long and slippery? A slipper.

3.Two drums and a cymbal fall out of a tree. “Ba-dum-tsssss.”

4.I have the heart of a lion and a lifetime ban from Toronto Zoo. [Read more…]

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…]

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