Category Archives: Humour

The Longest Six, and a Stephen Foster S. A. National Anthem.


After unearthing the family Yeoville mansion picture shown here, I did some more delving and found a book ‘‘Remembering Old Johannesburg’ published by AD Donker (Pty.) Ltd. in 1986. This is filled with reminiscences by Johannesburg and Rand Pioneers, and … Continue reading

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Signon Proof of Existence


Bluebird of Bitterness featured a cartoon with a batch on Geeks, as reblogged by Chris the Story Reading Ape. This one struck my imagination as lending itself to another rendering:                   Here … Continue reading

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The Knight’s Tail


                          In memory of a loyal knight Of the house of Yawk Who got an almighty fright One night when he dropped his fawk And under the table, … Continue reading

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Tea ching old sea dogs new tricks


  Sea dogs, when one may view ship shadow early morning, Brew, one notes, when shaken, while still yawning, Time spent thus should stop — That treat string out, lest efficiency drop.   © December 2018 Colonialist

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RIP TESS


Like us, the entire Pooch Pack are feeling the effects of passing years. All of the dogs have been with us for over twelve years. Annie the Africanis now moves with difficulty, the two Maltese, Gemma and Ni(gel), are not … Continue reading

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Horse (Non)Sense, Occupying the White Mouse, Why Sold Owl?


                              © November 2018 Colonialist

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PREHISTORIC THESAURUS


Found this on the web and couldn’t resist swiping it from the spider and playing with it a bit:

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