55 plus 49: Tinker Tailor Saturday Smile

Posted: 5 October 2019 in 55 plus, saturday smiles
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Yes, OK, even I’ll admit to a wince when I typed the title of this one…

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 yet another week when we look at the world and ask ‘what the f—?’ here’s some more silliness.

For no reason other than it came up in conversation this week… Not The Nine O’Clock News: Union Negotiation

Always surprises me how few people know that The Four Yorkshiremen sketch long pre-dated Monty Python and was originally from At last, the 1948 Show.

Ronnie Barker loved language; here’s his Cockney Rhyming Slang sermon

One of the all time classic examples of what can be done with a standard cartoon format Duck Amuck

And if we’re talking about classics, here’s Abbott and Costello: Who’s On First…?

And if we are talking about classics, I suppose it’s imposible not to have this on here: Victoria Wood, with The Saga of Barry and Freda. This is the original performace, I believe.


And from Mitch Benn, this week, if Dogs Ruled The World.


See you tomorrow, with something else.

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