57 plus 32: “I’ll take Saturday Smiles for $200, please…”

Posted: 18 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…


Let’s ignore the awful, awful film and just revel in the original short: Pixels


Some videos you can’t watch just the once. Some videos need repeat watching. Here’s John Oliver and a group of kids expressing their… frustration at DC getting repeatedly screwed by Congress.


When they announced the return of Animaniacs, I think I wasn’t the only one to wonder whether they could pull it off. Until., that is, I saw the promo.

OK, this one is just cute. Short and cute. Both the subject matter, and the video itself.

As is this one. Young squirrel really doesn’t want to go to bed. Parents will sympathise.


A brand new one from Mitch, this week, inspired by this week’s government reshufffle

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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