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Monday 31 August 2020

The Covid Calamity Continues....

It was the wife’s birthday and she was leaving jewellery catalogues all around the house. So I went to Argos and got her a magazine rack. She wanted me to take her to Las Vegas to see The Temptations. However, with the current Covid travel restrictions, it wasn’t possible. Instead, I took her to Primark and got her the four tops...

Thursday Quiz:- Which Icelandic singer is named after a city in England. Is it:
A. Norwich.
B. York.
C. Doncaster.

To the person who stole my glasses. I have contacts....

I tried my utmost to argue that sixty is the new thirty. However, the policeman still gave me a speeding ticket.

When I was in my teens, I recollect taking this girl back to my house, "You haven't removed many bras have you?" she opined. "What gives you that idea?" I asked. "The scissors" she replied.

I’ve had a really fabulous time, over the August Bank Holiday visiting the mother-in-law. We had a hearty feed, a good few drinks and then danced all night long. We would have gone long into the small hours if we could, but the cemetery shuts at 8pm and we had to go.

Non-Stick Nora fell for her handsome new dentist like a ton of bricks and pretty soon had lured him into a series of passionate rendezvous in the dental clinic after hours. But one day he said sadly, "Nora, honey, we have to stop seeing each other. Barmy Albert’s bound to get suspicious." "No way, sweetie, he's dumb as a post," she assured him. "Besides, we've been meeting here for six months now and he doesn't suspect a thing." "True," agreed the dentist, "but you're down to one tooth!"

School is back! A blonde gets a job as a classroom assistant. She notices a boy in the field standing alone, while all the other kids are running around having fun. She takes pity on him and decides to speak to him.'You okay?' she says. 'Yeah.' he replies. 'You can go and play with the other kids you know.' she sez. 'It's best I stay here.' he replies. 'But why?' asks the blonde. The boy replies: 'Because, I'm the flippin’ goalkeeper!'

On the subject of summer staycation jollies, Tommy Grabknuckle sent an email to a small hotel in a High Peak village that he planned to visit this summer. He wrote: I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed, also very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?" An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who emailed: “Dear Sir, I've been running this hotel for twenty years. In all that time, I've never had a dog nick any towels, bedclothes, 32” Plasma TV’s, cutlery, silverware or portraits off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. Moreover, I've never had a dog disappear without settling the hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is very welcome at my hotel. Furthermore, if your dog will vouch for you, then you are welcome to stay here as well."

Saturday 22 August 2020

The current Covid conflict...

When the missus left, I went really on a downer and took solace in getting another dog and I also bought a new motorbike, had a romantic tryst with the next-door neighbour and spent over five hundred quid on booze and online gambling. She’ll be absolutely furious when she gets home from work. Looks like I’ll be self-isolating for the foreseeable future!

We bought a water bed just before lockdown. Since that time, the missus and I have just drifted apart. A further mitigating factor is that her side has frozen over. Unfortunately, the writing was on the wall and I was well aware of the perils of having a water bed as my uncle Sidney sadly died in one. The house caught fire and he was poached to death!

The missus asked me “What do you love about me?” I looked at her and replied, “ABCDEFGHIJK” She looked at me and opined, “What do they mean” I answered “Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy, Gorgeous, Hot...” The missus sez “Aww, that’s lovely and what about IJK?” I replied, “I’m Just Kidding!” That’s when the fight started!

During lockdown shielding gubbins, Non-Stick Nora began reading The Shining by Stephen King and promptly announced that it was a tome of abject evil. She went to Valehouse reservoir at Tintwistle and hurled the book into the vast expanse of water. Barmy Albert then went out and bought another copy from Tesco, ran it under the kitchen tap and put it in her bedside drawer! Isn’t life grand when you’re barmy!

This newspaper sends congratulations and best wishes to Stalybridge stalwart Hugh Zappritti-Boyden on his new role as President of the British Blue Budgerigar Association. COYB!

I was given the opportunity to take the Russian Covid-19 vaccination yesterday and can tell you there are absolutely no negative side effski efectovski secundariosvki Кто может это прочитать Обожаю Владимира Путина!!!

Had an electronic garage door installed. Its voice controlled and opens when it hears the wife’s voice. To be honest, I ain't seen it shut yet...

I’ve quit my new job as a Postman. They handed me my first letter to deliver, I looked at it and thought “This isn’t for me!”

Doncha just hate it when you walk into a room, forget why you went in there, then ten minutes later, remember that you are a fireman and the place has burnt down?

Nonagenarian Tommy Grabknuckle was dying of old age. Natural causes that were complicated by Covid. Feeling that the end was nigh, he called his solicitor. "I want to become a lawyer. How much is it for that express degree you told me about?" "It's £50,000," the lawyer sez. "But why? You'll be dead soon, why do you want to become a lawyer?" "That's my business! Get me the course!" Tommy snapped. Four days later, the old man got his law degree. His lawyer was at his bedside, making sure his final invoice would be paid. Suddenly old Tommy was racked with fits of coughing and it was clear that this would be the final conflict. Still curious, the lawyer leaned over and said, "Please, before it's too late, tell me why you wanted to get a law degree so badly before you died?" In a faint whisper, as he breathed his last, Tommy whispered, "One less lawyer..."

Wit is often a mask. If you could peer behind its gossamer façade, you would find either genius meandering or chutzpah sauntering. That’s why you should never let your mind wander. Summat that small shouldn’t be out on its own. Nurse, fetch the screens! Visit my website: or email me:

Sunday 16 August 2020

Covid the cat.....

A female Siamese cat has become the first animal in the UK to be diagnosed with corona virus, Please don’t ask meow! If perchance, it was dognosed and not diagnosed, the outcome would have been horrendous!

Migrants sailing into the United Kingdom on rubber dinghies will now be intercepted by HMS Taxi and HMS Travelodge and then transferred to HMS Benefits. Boris is in charge! Never tar all politicians with the same brush. Use a roller!

Young Quentin opened up his exam results last week, only to discover that that he’d been downgraded. He got two C's, an A, and a D which is ironic because instead of revising he was listening to AC/DC. I told him straight that he should have been listening to ABBA.
I’m strongly considering questioning my O level results now and demanding a reappraisal. It was 1976, but hey-ho!

To whoever left his £30,000 diamond studded, solid gold Rolex on the bar in the Pitt Bull & Stanley Knife pub, last night; I’d like to let you know that the time now is 18:51 precisely!

I was in the Post Office queuing two metres apart yesterday when Diana Ross tried to push in. I told ‘er straight, I sez:- “You can’t hurry love; you’ll just have to wait!”

Well it's official. I'm losing it! I’ve developed lockdown lunacy. I've just sat through the whole of the new Sponge Bob Squarepants movie. Now you might not think that's unusual. Trust me it is, I'm sat on my own....

Thursday Thought: - A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled...

Quiz: - If Watson isn’t the most famous doctor, then Who is...

Quote: - If it wasn’t for the fella who invented electricity, then we’d all be watching Netflix by candlelight. Diane Abbott

Non Stick Nora was watching the BBC news with Barmy Albert when Fiona Bruce announced: - “Two Brazilian men die in a skydiving accident." Nora starts sobbing "That's horrible! So many men dying that way!" Confused, Albert sez: - "Yes, Nora, it is sad, but they were skydiving, and there is always that risk involved." After a few minutes, Nora, still wailing replies: - "How many is a Brazillion?"
Large crystal ball for sale. £40, but you will knock me down to £28.50.

If you made a mistake, then apologise. If you are thankful, just say it. If you’re confused, ask questions. If you are lucky enough to learn summat new, then teach it. If you are stuck, ask for assistance. If you’re wrong, admit it. If you are in a position to unselfishly give, then give. If you love someone, tell them NOW! If you’re famished, ask someone to make you a cheese omelette! If you fancy a chortle, then visit my website: and visit my all new Jokey-Bloggington! You can email me too: -
Now, get back to quarantine and get self-isolating!

Monday 10 August 2020

COVIDCOASTER - The ups & downs of a pandemical farrago....

The missus was bemoaning the fact that she’s put on too much weight during the lockdown and curtly informed me that she wants £6,000 to have a gastric band fitted. I replied “Here’s a fiver. Buy a padlock for the fridge.”

Apparently, it’s called a ‘Covidcoaster’. It entails the ups and downs of the pandemic, self-isolating, lockdown, quarantine, social distancing gubbins. One day, you’re quite content in your bubble. Baking chocolate cakes, doing the Joe Wickes exercise routine and playing online bingo. The next moment, you’re drinking lager for breakfast and missing folk that you hate and don’t even want to associate with!

Covid-19 Testing: - Pour a measure of malt whiskey, pink gin or Bacardi rum into a glass, then see if you can smell it. If it gives off a pleasant bouquet, then you can carry on and taste it. If it tastes reet gradely, you can then drink it and if you can taste it it's reasonable to assume you’re currently free of the dreaded virus. I tested myself six times last night and was virus free on each occasion. I will repeat the test again today, in order to ensure continuing good health. On the minus side, I’ve developed a splitting headache, which can also be a symptom. I must admit that having to adjust to present times is akin to having your hair set on fire and trying to extinguish the flames with a lump hammer...

Of course, during the middle ages, they celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies. Is anyone aware of any similar arrangements that are planned, when this one finally ends? Asking for a friend...

This bloke sez: - “Mum. I don't want to go to school, the teacher’s gossip about me, and the kids just hate me!" She said "You have to go, you're the headmaster!" My Mum always told me that if I was naughty, she’d “Knock us into next year!” If only that offer was still open!

I went into the Co-op this morning and picked up a can of fly spray. I asked the assistant "Is this good for wasps?" She replied, "No, it kills them..."

I went train spotting last weekend. It's a doddle! They are flippin’ massive and make a load of noise....

Barmy Albert went for an interview as an offal packer at Scropton Street Abattoir. "Now this is the verbal part of your employment test," said the chief slaughterhouse operative. "Can you tell me what gross aggrandized annuity means?" "Certainly," replied Albert. "It means I don't get the job."

Non Stick Nora sez to Barmy Albert, "The trouble with you Albert is that whenever anything goes wrong, you always blame it on someone else." Albert looked at Nora and replied, "And whose fault is that?"

I frightened the postman yesterday by going to the door with no clothes on. I'm not really sure what scared him most, me in my birthday suit, or the fact that I knew where he lived.

If you made a mistake, then apologise. If you are thankful, just say it. If you’re confused, ask questions. If you are lucky enough to learn summat new, then teach it. If you are stuck, ask for assistance. If you’re wrong, admit it. If you are in a position to unselfishly give, then give. If you love someone, tell them NOW! If you’re famished, ask someone to make you a sammitch! If you fancy a chortle, then visit my website: and visit my all new Jokey-Bloggington! You can email me too:-

Sunday 2 August 2020

New Covid-19 Guidance....


Right folks. Listen up! New Covid-19 rules apply as from this week. You are now allowed to meet another member of your family, providing that they have either the letter Y or a letter P in their surname, but this applies only on a Monday. You can go and see Auntie Maud, but only if she is over 5 feet tall and has a black and white tomcat, which MUST be neutered. Please adhere to these basic rules and Stay Alert!

I’m sure that we can all agree that if in 2015, you were asked: - “Where do you see yourself in five years time?” Then not a single person would’ve got the correct answer. Except, maybe Nostradamus!

If you're refusing to wear a mask due to concerns your brain will be deprived of oxygen, then I reckon that ship has already sailed....

Are your kids watching too much TV during rainy lockdown July British summertime freezing cold weather? Well, just put the telly on mute and switch on the subtitles and hey presto - they’re reading!


Exercise extreme caution when going into supermarkets if they scan your forehead in order to ascertain your temperature. It causes severe memory loss! I went in yesterday for a loaf and some milk and came out with a case of beer and a bottle of brandy. Shurely shome mishtake!

I used to wonder about people who paid a fortune for those little bottles of Evian water until I read it backwards!

Quarantine options now available: Fly into the United Kingdom from pandemic-free Canaries or Balearic Islands and be subjected to two weeks quarantine or just sail in on a rubber dingy and be fast tracked to a council house and full benefits. You choose.

I always wanted to be a barber, as a child I'd practice in my bedroom, using a microphone as a hairbrush.

I was bored, so was playing online Scrabble with none other than Midge Ure. I had four letters left over, but they mean nothing to me. O-V-N-R.


Angela Merkel has advised all Germans to stock up on sausages and cheese in the event of a second spike of the dreaded pandemic. She did mention that this would be a wurst käse scenario....

During lockdown, I’ve been trying to teach my little dog Alfie to dance. He’s not very good at it. Methinks he has got two left feet!


Was at Tesco yesterday and a customer was being rude to a member of the check-out lady, so she scanned him in the eyes with the barcode thingy. The look on his face was priceless. He apologised and they’re now an item. He has a bag for life!


As I get older I find I only need 3 shops. Specsavers for my reading glasses, Boots the Chemist for my medication and Greggs for savoury comestibles. My life now is all Specs and Drugs and sausage rolls!

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