57 plus 18: Saturday? Smile!

Posted: 4 September 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…


John Oliver was on Sesame Street, reading the news with Cookie Monster. Which was fine. And good, I guess. And silly. Which would normally qualify it for this. If it wasn’t for the outtakes… which are just glorious and scoop the slot.


One of those sketches where you’re not quite sure where it’s going until three seconds before the reveal… and then it’s obvious. Clever as hell.


What the hell… have a Road Runner cartoon

This isn’t particularly… funny, but that’s not what this slot is for. It’s just something I smile at whenever I see it: Laurel and Hardy, in 1937’s Way Out West


A newer one from Mitch Benn, this week: In power? Need to show you’re doing something, even if, especially if, you’re not? Solution: Pose With A Phone

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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