57 minus 52: A Saturday Smile

Posted: 25 June 2021 in 57 minus, saturday smiles
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Silliness, even in the roughest of times, the worst of days, is never unimportant.

Indeed, as I’ve grown older, if not wiser, I’ve come to appreciate silliness as one of the best, the most superlative, things about humanity.

And some thing don’t change. In the year and a half’\s absence from this place, things are still not great for most people. So, after another week when the only sensible reaction to the news is to answer Twitter’s ‘What’s happening?‘ with a hearty ‘how the fuck should I know?’, here’s some much needed silliness.

For this run, I’m going to try and find, each week, three archive clips, one example of something that’s just… nice. And then end every week with something from my mate Mitch, who fortunately has continued to provide videos over the past year.

Ok, let’s start.


One of the joys of the past year has been discovering Randy Rainbow’s glorious parodies. They’re [almost] all fantastic, but there are a few I’ve got a specific love for. This is one of them.

Funny and relevant. Sadly, always relevant. The ‘Are we the baddies?‘ `sketch from Mitchell and Webb.

Peter Ustinov explains Post-Keynesian economics… to Fozzie Bear. Because of course he does.

This week’s ‘nice’ smile: The BBC reminding those of us born… at a more comfortable distance from tne apocalypse… what childrens’ tv used to be like, in a promo entitled Small People

After the news broke that Dolly Parton had financed vaccine research, and some discovered just how much she’s ploughed into provid8ng books for young children, Mitch Benn had a suggestion…

See you tomorrow, with something else.

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