57 plus 11: The cook, the thief, his wife, and her Saturday Smile

Posted: 28 August 2021 in 57 plus, saturday smiles
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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. Silliness, even in the roughest of times, maybe especially on the worst of days, is never unimportant; a necessary break from the sheer nastiness of the absurdity in which we sometimes find ourselves.

So, after yet 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?‘, I give you some much needed silliness.

Ok then…


Reaching back almost sixty years for this one… 1964’s original One Leg Too Few. Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore somehow managing not to corpse throughout.


After Sesame Street did their Law & Order tribute, I suppose it was only a matter of time before they’d do a CSI one… so here’s their CSI: Rhyme Scene Investigators


Somehow, the ‘one liner’ has come back into fashion the past few years. Stuart Francis and Gary Delaney are both superb, but I think it was Milton Jones who started its comeback as an art form. And here he is, being very very Milton Jones.

Gag reels proliferate. I still think it was a pretty genius move for Pixar to do outtakes though…


Here’s Mitch Benn, with a very – to my mind – sensible attitude towards life.

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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