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Tin Badgery

I was first exposed to the mysterious and silent language of  “Tin Badgery” at the tender age of not much, and well before I had any wits about me. Maybe 7 or 8 years old. When my parents were away … Continue reading

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The Port

A few weeks ago my father turned a very sharp, fit and healthy 84. His grand-kids insist that he is, in fact, Colonel Sanders, and every time I see him now I feel like racing out and buying a bucket … Continue reading

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Remembering not to forget

“Collopy for Toys” didn’t just sell toys. Not so long ago, in the jaws of Melbourne’s historic Camberwell Junction, where 3 main roads intersect and distribute masses of people and cars in 6 different directions, there stood, nestled in amongst … Continue reading

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Top 5 list – The most stupid things I have ever done.

This list is not exhaustive. Numerous other worthy acts of stupidity could have arguably been selected. The publishing of this list, is, in itself, just another example of how someone with a room temperature IQ can be astonishingly stupid. I … Continue reading

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The 4th most stupid thing I have ever done.

Last month I had a “Wile e coyote” moment. I was replacing a down-light globe in our kitchen, and as I stretched upward toward the ceiling on an aged aluminium ladder, the side extrusion broke a rivet. The ladder buckled … Continue reading

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Take a good long hard look at yourself.

“You need to take a good, long, hard look at yourself”, I advised my father, “and decide if you really should hang on to all this junk”. We stood and surveyed the contents of Mum and Dad’s garage floor at … Continue reading

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He died with the 6th hole flag stick in his hand

“He was not an advertisement for early morning exercise.” For 7 years, starting around the year 2000, my very old friend Iain and I played dawn golf  (up to 3 mornings a week) at Burnley golf course in Melbourne’s inner east. The … Continue reading

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