55 plus 42: It’ll Be All Right On The Saturday Smile

Posted: 28 September 2019 in 55 plus, saturday smiles
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No desperation with the titles of these Saturday posts. not in the least…

Long before I started the countdown blogs, every so often, on a Saturday, I’d put up some YouTube videos or some single panel editorial cartoons, or even some ‘funny newspaper headlines’… some silliness, anyway.

Silliness, even in the roughest of times, the worst of days, is never unimportant. Indeed, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate silliness as one of the best, the most superlative, things about humanity.

And after the week we’ve all had, we deserve much silliness; so here’s some more bits of silliness.


With the long and detailed Brexit court case we’ve just had in the UK Supreme Court, this seems entirely apposite. Not The Nine O’Clock News: Aleebee

As I get older and find myself occasionally reaching for the right word in conversation, I have more sympathy with Bert and Charlie as portrayed by The Two Ronnies.

When I was at school, corporal punishment was still allowed. I was never caned, but was threatened with it on one occasion, for some minor offence. (As far as I’m aware, my headmaster never actually caned anyone, but threatened it on regular occasions.) Anyway, here’s Roman Atkinson and Angus Deaton with Fatal Beatings

Dunno about a smile, but this is always worth watching. (And no, for the gullible among you, this isn’t something anyone actually made from farm equipment. Animusic

Victoria Wood was an utter genius, who died long before her time. So many songs of hers that I love. This one, however, may be my favourite: Things Would Never Have Worked


Mitch Benn, on the welcome and delightful disintegration into meaninglessness of UKIP. It’s quite sweary, as, of course, it should be. And though written before the Brexit Party’s creation, warns about it….


See you tomorrow, with something else.

  1. Morag says:

    Pipe Dream was good – have you seen the Wintergatan marble machine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q

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