57 minus 17: Time for a Saturday Smile

Posted: 31 July 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.

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 then…


Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller play Holmes and Watson, because of course they do (I’m not about to put the Mitchell & Webb one up. Though it’s glorious and wonderful, it’s not something to make you smile; it’s something to make you cry. And that’s not what these posts are for.)


It’s rare, I’ll admit, that anything to do with the orange poltroon makes me actually smile. Michael Spicer manages it, every time. The Room Next Door

I offer no excuse for including the following, other than that I’ve been watching a lot of Law & Order recently.

Nothing to say about this other than 100 Songs You Heard And Don’t Know TheName Of. (Unfair; you probably know most of them, but I’d bet not all of them.)

The news this week about GB News’ viewing figures falling off a cliff reminded me, for no apparent reason at all, of this, one of Mitch’s more sweary songs. No, really, it’s very sweary. But it was a fond (?) farewell to UKIP, when it finally started to implode.

See you tomorrow, with something else…



Fifty-seven days. Fifty-seven posts. One fifty-seventh birthday.

I’m trying something new with this run. I’ve signed up to ko-fi.com, so if you fancy throwing me a couple of dollars every so often, to keep me in a caffeine-fuelled typing mood, feel free. I’m on https://ko-fi.com/budgiehypoth

This post is part of a series of blog entries, counting down to my fifty-seventh birthday on 17th August 2021. You can see the other posts in the run by clicking here.

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