Monday, 31 October 2016

Leonard Cohen Meets... #1 in an occasional Series

Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Last Days Of Summer

Today was the last day of the BHPC's 2016 racing season, so guess who had to come along and join the party?
"Wait...what?" exclaimed Thomas.  "You said1 you were going to swap me for the Ladies trophy!"
"Goes quite well for a little fellow!" said Thomas

  1. I lied.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Perth Or Palace?

"This has to be an improvement over Mr Larrington's road atlas", said Thomas.  "Although it's a bit short on kangaroos!"
"I said 'kangaroo'! Not 'cat's khyber!'"

Sunday, 9 October 2016

It's A Trap! There's Two Of Them!

Photographic evidence of Thomas' safe arrival on the Counterweight Continent is, as yet, currently lacking.  However, he was spotted in Sunny Scunny this afternoon:
"I though the 'XS' model name stood for 'eXtra Small'", said Thomas.  "So how come I can barely see out?"
"Do I need a helmet if I'm wearing one of these?" asked Thomas.
Tiger in your tank1, yes.  Thomas in your tailbox?  Er...

Today I also learned of the existence of the verb "to quax" meaning to do one's shopping by public transport, on foot or by bike.  Derived from the moniker of New Toyland middle-distance runner Dick of that ilk who, coincidentally, gets a namecheck in Half Man Half Biscuit's A Lilac Harry Quinn2.

  1. Coincidentally, the title of the debut album by the very excellent MonkeyJunk (whom this Unit hereby endorses) as listened to on the way to Scunthorpe.
  2. It is a brand or marque of bicycle.  Your Honour.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Bon Voyage, Professor Larrington

Professor Larrington departed this shores for an extended sojourn in Captain Cook's Mistake today.  The good news is that she has consented to take Thomas with her, as bodyguard-cum-comedy foil.  With the real Thomas having just returned from FOREIGN climes for a visit to .nl1, the opportunities for confusion are legion.
Helpful Guide to Australian Wildlife for the Unwary
Also my parcel from MSI did arrive, but didn't contain any Stroopwafels chiz.

  1. Which is still a bit FOREIGN