55 plus 56: The Shadow Of Your Saturday Smile

Posted: 12 October 2019 in 55 plus, saturday smiles
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Housekeeping note: I’ll carry on with the numbering in the titles until Friday, when there’ll be a new numbering system kicking in. Those with memories of three years ago might recall the reason for the new numbering. If not, then you have a nice surprise waiting for you, don’t you?

The day will surely come when I’m too embarrassed by a Saturday Smile blog entry title to let it go live. As today’s entry title proves, this is not that day.

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.

While searching for something else this week, I came across this and it amused me. That’s as good a reason as any to include it here: If Doctor Who had been Remade in America

Ten years ago, on The Now Show, Marcus Brigstocke lamented that the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UN Convention on Climate Change was so ludicrous, it was like it’d been designed by Dr Seuss, which gave him an idea…

Not often she does a flat out comedy song, but this one qualifies; Amanda Palmer and Black Death

Here’s Phil Pope, at The Distraction Club with his Rhyming Song

Once upon a time, there was The Ice Bucket Challenge. Everybody did their own video of it; I decided to do something a bit different with mine. Mister Budgie Gets Wet

Not often I made a YouTube video of one of Mitch’s songs, but when he did one about Michael Gove getting slammed for his ignorance as Education Secretary, I couldn’t resist. So here’s Mitch Benn, with Michael Gove Knows Better.


See you tomorrow, with something else.

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