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Word of the day

Courtesy of Susie Dent!

‘huff-snuff’ (16th century): a strutting braggart who likes to bully others but is quick to take offence.

I’m wondering if it could be applied to people who take the mick incessantly but get deeply offended if the tables are turned …….

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Nice!

Concise and witty criticism . . .

‘The covers of this book are too far apart.’ Ambrose Bierce 

The Devil’s Dictionary by Bierce is a great book to dip into: e.g.

Politics. n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Written in 1911, but apposite today!

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New Yorker animal cartoons are always brilliant!!

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Somewhat blatant?

I don’t think anyone is in any doubt about the links between the Tories and big business but surely being called Mark Spencer is a little too obvious even for them?

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It was a dark and stormy night ….

Before I finally awoke at four a.m., I had already made one trip to the bathroom. Returning to bed, I looked in on my desk to see what time it was. I glanced out of the window.

The rain was lashing down and the wind was howling in gusts. There before my eyes I saw four hooded figures standing at the corners of a large pyre of wood waiting to be ignited. Their cloaks swirled in the wind. My mind flashed back to the cathartic scene in Race with the Devil where Peter Fonda sees a coven performing a Satanic rite – the event which instigates the frenetic chase which leads to inevitable disaster. . . .

I put my glasses on so I could see my watch which also enabled me to make out the shape of the skip which next doors builders had filled and to which they had attached black bin liners ……..

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Question Team

Watching this new series on Dave. Nobody – other than Vic – does absurd like Bob Mortimer! They set the bar SO high!

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Help required!

Three are using this image to illustrate the concept of keeping in touch during your commute. To me, it looks like a woman sticking her hand into a toilet bowl! What am I missing!?

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A I ?!?

There are many conspiracy theories concerning robots and androids existing amongst. Could this image from my local bank branch be confirmation that these already exist!? you can see where he’s plugged in!!!