Friday, March 18, 2005

Dave Allen RIP

A great comedian whose enduring gags were those pointing up unnoticed absurdities in ordinary life. My personal favourite, which I remember watching as a very small boy, was one about a sign he had seen saying "Are you Illiterate? If you have trouble reading and writing, contact this address!" Others are here

In memorium, I'll offer my own. On the back of a credit card I saw a small notice saying "If your card is lost or stolen phone 0898xxxxxxxx". Handy, I suppose, if you've just stolen one.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Raison d'être

Within this life I find
that I'm craven
I could have been wine
but instead of that I'm
a raison

All of the time
I find I need a haven
I should have been wine
but I'm
a raison

Sunday, March 06, 2005

The good doctor

"In America, childhood is a disease. Spontaneity is a symptom."
Oliver Sacks

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Thinking is a Mindfield

Friday, March 04, 2005

Cheap Self-Help Phrase of the Week

"Your Wish Is Your Command"