Gr8at: Milton Jones’ Jokes

As everyone here knows I’m a big fan of a sharp and well executed one-liner. So about time I put up some from one of the best in the business, Milton Jones.  The Englishman’s deadpan and amusingly neurotic style has won him countless fans and regular success on the comedy circuit. If you find the wonderfully wacky dresser funny, you should definitely check out another fine exponent of the art, Bob Monkhouse 

Milton Jones t shirt

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Film Quizzes: Farmyard Animals

I had so much fun putting together the Bears in Hollywood quiz, that I thought why not do one for a different set. This time though, rather than an animal from the wild, I thought I’d make things a little more accessible, and cover farmyard animals. Have you been to any farms? What pets do you have? If this quiz grabs you, why not try out a previous quiz on rabbits or dogs?

Film Quizzes - Farmyard Animals Film 1  (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Farmyard Animals Film 5  (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Farmyard Animals Film 6  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Farmyard Animals Film 4  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Farmyard Animals Film 2  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Farmyard Animals Film 3  (2000s)

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Line(s) of the Day #Reality

Lost Frequencies reality

Hate will make you cautious, love will make you glow.
Make me feel the warm, make me feel the cold.
It’s written in our stories, it’s written on the walls.
This is our call, we rise and we fall.

Taken from the song Reality by Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies featuring Janieck Devy. Happy birthday Nicola 🙂

Gr8at: Funny Food and Drink Cartoons and Memes

It’s Monday and our non-favourite day of the week so I thought why not post a collection of some of the funny food and drink memes and cartoons I’ve collected over the years. Do you have a weakness for a particular beverage or snack? Any of these resonate more with you? If you want some added laughs, click here for some very funny restaurant jokes.

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Line(s) of the Day #HowdoILoveThee

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.

How do I love thee (Sonnet 43) was written by Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning ( 1806 – 1861) and is considered her most famous work. Browning had been writing poetry since the age of five and was an inspiration to later literary figures such as Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson.

Film Quizzes: Bears

I’ll be seeing The Revenant this weekend, which as we all know prominently features Leonardo di Caprio, Tom Hardy and a rather aggressive bear. What a perfect time then to celebrate the funny, friendly and fierce brown and grizzly bears that have featured in Hollywood films.  Are you a fan of them? How many can you work out?

Film Quizzes - Bears Film 1  (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Bears Film 2  (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Bears Film 3  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Bears Film 4  (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Bears Film 5  (2010+)

Film Quizzes - Bears Film 6  (2010+)

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Gr8at: Lumiere Festival

For four days in London recently it seemed as if the city was being taken over by celestial beings from another planet. From Thursday to Monday a host of international artists showcased their illuminating creative artwork for free as part of the Lumiere Festival. Hosted by the charity Artichoke and the Mayor of London, it ran from 6.30pm to 10.30pm and attracted huge crowds. To give you an idea of what it was like, I’ve chosen my eight favourite images from Harper’s Bazaar.  Has your home town or city recently hosted anything fun or different?

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Line(s) of the Day #IronMan

Iron Man film

Iron Man. That’s kind of catchy. It’s got a nice ring to it. I mean it’s not technically accurate. The suit’s a gold titanium alloy, but it’s kind of provocative, the imagery anyway.

Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) in the critically and commercially successful superhero film Iron Man (2008), which has led to a resurgence in comic book adaptations.

Line(s) of the Day #Lolita

Lolita book cover

My car is limping, Dolores Haze,
And the last long lap is the hardest,
And I shall be dumped where the weed decays,
And the rest is rust and stardust.

The hugely controversial book Lolita (1955) by Russia author Vladimir Nabokov. Widely considered one of literature’s finest novels, its provocative subject matter also provided heated debate as to whether it should be widely released. My thanks to the very lovely Nicola for reminding me of it.