2022 minus 14: Saturday Night At The Smileys…

Posted: 18 December 2021 in 2022 minus, saturday smiles

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.


We haven’t had any Alistair Beckett-King for a few weeks; here’s his The Night Before Michaelmas

The Wonders of Life, BBC Trailer… with Eric Idle’s Galaxy Song rewritten, and performed, by him.

A gag real is all well and good, but TV News bloopers? Are even better.

During lockdowns, some creators went above and beyond. This never failed to make me smile: Kermit with a special performance of The Rainbow Connection. What makes it work and so very special? That he starts by turning on the camera and then switches it off at the end. Enjoy.

Mitch Benn sometimes goes a bit viral. In fact, there’ve been three that he’s gone viral with over the past couple of years, and one that went viral before going viral was a thing. Here’s this week’s, which Ant & Dec promoted to their 6.7 million followers…

See you tomorrow, with… something else.

Sixty-one days. Sixty-one posts. One 2022 approaching.

I’ve signed up to ko-fi.com, so if you fancy throwing me a couple of quid 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 the new year. You can see the other posts in the run by clicking here.

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