Tag Archives: funny

Day 25: A song that makes you laugh #30dsc

I was first introduced to Weird Al Yankovic on a school trip to Paris when I was in 4th year at school. Angry White Boy Polka has always been one of my favourites, as it uses a lot of the songs I loved as a teenager and gives them a cunning polka twist!


Best spam comment ever!

With almost everything that seems to be building within this particular subject matter, a significant percentage of viewpoints are very exciting. On the other hand, I beg your pardon, but I do not give credence to your whole strategy, all be it stimulating none the less. It would seem to everyone that your commentary are not entirely rationalized and in reality you are yourself not even wholly certain of your point. In any case I did appreciate reading through it.

Well that’s me told!

Day 5: A song that reminds you of someone #30dsc

There were a few choices of song today. I almost went with another Leonard Cohen song (Dance Me To The End Of Love), and I could have also chosen Pizza & Wine by Juliet Turner. However I went for a slightly stranger choice, The March of the Sinister Ducks.

The March was written by The Sinister Ducks, a band formed by Translucia Baboon (a pseudonym of the comic book artist Alan Moore), Alex Green and David J, bassist with the band Bauhaus. It’s weird, and funny and not like any other song I’ve ever heard! It’s probably a song you either love or hate, but the person that this song reminded me of loves it as much as I do.

I mean I think you’re special, but you fall within a bell curve.

I needed cheering up, and Tim Minchin did the job. Life is…busy.

What Stephen Hawking said vs. what we heard

Unashamedly stolen from The Church Mouse:

Stephen Hawking said that the laws of physics could explain the creation of the universe without the need to refer to a God.

An Atheist heard “There is no God and I can prove it”.

An Anglican heard “God has revealed the wonder of his creation yet further”.

An Evangelical heard “I don’t believe in God, but please tell everyone you know why I am wrong”.

A Catholic heard “We don’t need the Church to explain anything any more”.

A Pentecostal heard “I have another unprovable theory about creation”.

A doubter heard “I told you so – there is no God”.

A psychologist heard “It is a deep human need to seek answers to the question of ‘why’ and the answer is ‘just because'”.

A sceptic heard “I have a new book to sell”.

Something for the weekend

A gentle meditation on the benefits and problems of plastic surgery. I love this song:

London is a roost for every bird

A little while ago I posted some pictures of the goldfinches which were nesting opposite my living room window, and the show-off neighbourhood squirrel. I also mentioned the local parakeets, and promised Freda I would try to get a picture. Well, it took a while, but a few weeks ago I finally managed it! They really are hard to spot, as they sit very high up in the trees and are pretty well camouflaged. I only got this picture because I pointed, clicked a few times and hoped for the best.

I was also lucky enough to get this shot of the friendly neighbourhood fox the other day, it’s a little blurry as I took it with one hand while I was on the phone to Mum.

I’ve made a few trips to Scotland recently as well, and obviously the camera came too. When I stayed in Dunfermline prior to the Cup Final (have I mentioned that already?), Mum showed me the pansies which have somehow managed to grow through the paving slabs in the back garden, and Nala decided to join us and do the whole attention-seeking kitty thing she does so well.

We were also lucky enough to have our Glenalmond leaders training weekend in Arpafeelie, with Bishop Mark. I was incredibly excited as we were walking through the woods to see a magnificent red kite flying out of the trees straight in front of us. It was the first time I’d ever seen a kite, other than in pictures, and they really are amazing birds. Again, as with the parakeets, I got one lucky shot, and it’s more credit to the camera than me that I got the shot at all.

One last bonus picture, taken when I was in Edinburgh recently for a PYN meeting, just to counteract all the wildlife photies!

(Translation for the English: “It would be rather good if you could speed up those fancy new trams good sir.”)