57 minus 10: IF Saturday, THEN Smile

Posted: 7 August 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…


Long before the word “Brexit” was even coined, The Two Johns (Messrs Bird and Fortune) nailed the Eurosceptic wrong of the Conservative Party. (Apologies for the not great visual quality of this, but the quality of the sketch makes it worth sticking with, I promise…)


Ah, yes, Not The Nine O’Clock News, with ‘Do you have an aleebee?’

Time for a couple more of Alistair Beckett–King’s glorious work. They’re very short, so have two of them.

Every episode of ‘popular space show’

If Poirot was your housemate…

There’s never a good reason not to show this one… the classic Duck Amuck

Didn’t intend to put this one up again today, but caught myself whistling it earlier, so I figure it’s fate. Mitch, on If Dogs Ruled The World…

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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