57 plus 04: [Saturday] Smile Council

Posted: 21 August 2021 in 57 plus, saturday smiles
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I’m genuinely amused that when I started looking for something to use in today’s title, I thought do a quick search for Saturday in song titles and see if there’s something I can adapt. Man, there are a lot of songs entitled ‘Another Saturday Night‘.

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…


Some of Pixar’s shorts are good, some very good. And then there’s Geri’s Game, which is just sublime.


Mel Brooks on the Ed Sullivan Show: The 2,000 Year Old Man

How to Make an Action Movie Trailer. Once again, does what it says on the tin.

Y’know, not enough people are aware of the genius of Monsterpiece Theatre. Let’s address that now.

Take it away, Alistair Cookiemonster:

Me Claudius

The King And I

Upstairs Downstairs

and the delight of…

Little Red Riding Cookie

Way, WAY back in the past for this week’s from Mitch. A few years ago, BBC’s Watchdog consumer affairs programme covered the scandal of Virgin Media billing the deceased, and there being no way to cancel the contract. Well…

See you tomorrow, with… something else.



Fifty-seven more days. Fifty-seven more posts. One fifty-seventh birthday just had.

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 up from my fifty-seventh birthday on 17th August 2021. You can see the other posts in the run by clicking here. (And you can see the posts in the run counting down to the birthday here.)

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