57 minus 03: Tinker, Tailor, Saturday, Smile

Posted: 14 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.

(And, since I said yesterday that I’m running the blog on after my birthday, that’s going to stay the rule when we switch to ’57 plus…’)

Ok then…


Oh, haven’t seen this one in ages. From the very first series of Not The Nine O’Clock News: Trade Union Negotiations


I believe that it’s obligatory at some point or another to show Four Candles, so here it is

How to Make a Movie Trailer. Exactly what it says on the tin

I have rarely wanted to be at Glastonbury. Very rarely. No, seriously, only vanishingly rarely. I wish I’d been here for this.

Absolutely no apologies for sticking this one up again, following the news from Plymouth this week. Mitch, on the Alternative Right, and, yes… incels.

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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