Category Archives: Humour

Registering Attendance


One discussion by the Hort. Soc. Board, Joined by Oscar; not untoward; All decisions made will need His opinion one should heed. Two hungry ibis standing on a wall, To be fed have made a call, Knock on door till … Continue reading

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A Long One-Liner


Nothing could be finer Than replacing a pool liner In the morning Where the grassy stalks all twine around the base Making ripping sounds as I displace; Starting to get surly Where the dew is pearly early In the morning, … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Occasion?


South African Elections End Apple-ly for some, Though impotent erections Up Pear-ently have come. A Naartjie is averted, Banana Republic, too? Im-Peach meant’s not asserted As something they will do. Plum-p pockets may continue Corruption without Paw-paws — Water-Melon cholic … Continue reading

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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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