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. In many parts of Africa gin is the only currency. — The Nelson Evening Mail, January 6 1909 . James Ramsay MacDonald became Prime Minister of Great Britain three times. Water is a better conductor of sound than air. A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the [...]


. The honorary freedom of the borough of Rye in Sussex confers upon the freemen the privilege of kissing the mayoress. — The Nelson Evening Mail, March 21 1907 . When you register your child at birth, it immediately becomes the legal property of the state. In WW2 German physicists were able to discern the [...]


. The telephone has a tendency to render the girl operators left-eared. — The Nelson Evening Mail, July 4 1908 . Eight wickets for eight runs is the worst batting collapse in Twenty20 international cricket. St Blaise is the patron saint of sore throats, and of knitting. Estonian literature suffers from a dearth of stories [...]

Lines composed upon a can of Stella, spilt over my laptop

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Brilliant idea for a short story, last night:

Anyone remember what it was?

Afternoon – Charlton station

A drunkard, railing against the sky (or madman?). A child emulates.

The hashtags of Omar Khayyam

#verses #wine #bread #thou (Enow?)

Health disclaimer (codicil)

An ale a day Leaves you needing two pees.

There was an old woman who swallowed a fly

There was an old woman who swallowed a fly (I don’t know why she swallowed a fly); but she washed it down with a glass of water and that was the end of the matter.


Life with me will be bad for your sleep wallet liver relationship with your parents/friends chances of getting into heaven* (though not necessarily in that order). But I’d like to think it’s still worth a shot. * optional