Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Some April Fool whoppers

What a whopper  And the first one is about a whopper.  In 1998, Burger King in the US published full-page ads saying they were now selling left-handed burgers. 

Virgin on the ridiculous  Last year, Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin had  bought Pluto, so it could be reinstated as a planet.

My personal favourite   In 1957, the BBC's Panorama programme reported on a bumper spaghetti crop in Switzerland, due to the mild winter, and the elimination of the spaghetti weevil.

Not an April fool joke!

This sign just outside Lancelin in West Australia has been standing there
 in it's own personal rusty drum for the best part of 12 months.
I wonder if the local shire needs more money, or more workers?

Short Short

The Thief
Tess made sure there was no-one home, and looking carefully around, she crept sneakily through the doorway.  As long as Oliver didn't turn up while she was investigating, she would have no problem getting what she was after.  Peeking around the corner, she saw the coast was clear.  She crept through the kitchen, eyeing the booty.  But as she reached her target, Oliver's paw whipped out from behind the stove, his claws shredding her tender doggie nose.

Quotes on aging

"As I grow old, I find myself less and less inclined to take the stairs two at a time"   Bernard Baruch

"What is wrong with settling down with a good book in a rocking chair by the fireside, wearing a comfy pair of slippers if that is what makes you happy?"       Anon

"It's only natural that a person becomes quieter as they grow older.  They've got more to keep quiet about."   Samuel Butler

My latest soap

This hand was found by my son at the tip (maybe in Lancelin).  I gave it a good scrub and painted it gold, now it makes a good holder for soap photos.