2020 minus 74: Can’t Saturday Smile Without You

Posted: 19 October 2019 in 55 plus, saturday smiles
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I know, I know, but I’m running out of Saturday Smile titles; they’re going to. get odd, ok?

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 the world has effectively said ‘yeah, we don’t know either, mate’, here’s some much needed silliness.

 
 
The Two Ronnies as Jehosphat and Jones

 
 
Back in the day, BBC 1 would close down transmission around 1am, with a final few minutes of broadcast. Imagine that, no telly until the following day. Not The Nine O’Clock News, here, with something that will be instantly recognisable to anyone over the age of 40, and entirely unrecognisable to anyone under 35: Closedown

 
 

Armstrong and Miller here, with Wartime pilots

 
 

The wonderful Michael Flanders and Donald Swann with Have Some Madeira M’Dear

 
 

And here’s the wondrous Tom Lehrer with his Masochism Tango

 
 

I put up one YouTube video of one of Mitch’s songs, last week; here’s another. So here’s Mitch Benn, with Sir Ranulph.

 
 

See you tomorrow, with something else.

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