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When the cat's away...

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The joke is one I remembered from an old New Yorker cartoon ("Sorry to break it up, the cat's back") but the cartoon is what I got by asking DAL-E for a cartoon of a mouse jazz band.

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Clematis

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This clematis is just coming out. I've had it since last year and as you see the flowers are spectacular.



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A Country Cottage

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My friend took this portrait of a Cambridgeshire cottage.


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Chicken Joke

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Why was the chicken sent off the pitch? For Fowl play.

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Chicken Joke

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Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was going on holiday.

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AI Poetry Criticism

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I asked ChatGPT-4 to rate the haiku I posted just now. Here’s what it generated.

This poem is a lighthearted and playful take on the haiku form, using the image of a pigeon and its cooing as a humorous twist on the traditional Japanese poetic structure. While it may not be a profound or emotionally resonant work, it is successful in its goal of eliciting a smile or chuckle from the reader through its clever wordplay. Additionally, the brevity and simplicity of the poem reflect the minimalist aesthetic of haiku, demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of the form it parodies. Overall, as a light and entertaining piece, this pigeon poem succeeds in its intended effect.

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Pigeon Haiku

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A family member wrote this, which I rather admire.

A pigeon poem
That has seven syllables
Is known as 'Hi-coo'


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From a cereal joke teller

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Me: Shall I tell you a corny joke? Friend: Oh go on then. I can barely wheat.

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A View of Ullswater

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My friend caught this spectacular view of Ullswater


This is the laker where Wordsworth saw the daffodils.

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Tulips at Wimpole 21/04/2023

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News from the Exoplanet

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Edited by Richard Walker, Sunday, 16 Apr 2023, 00:13

Timeline 100 m.y.. before your time (BYT). 

We are all well. Please give our love to Auntie Vera.

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Cornflower seedling

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Six days into our front room plant nursery project. We are going to see how each kind of wildflower takes to emerge.

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A bird song haiku

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A world unseen, yet

A keen ear and mind's sharp eye,

The blind birdspotter.

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Haiku

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Climbing the stairs

I heard the heating come on

Forgetting it’s Spring.

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Skelton Joke #1

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How do skeletons row boats?
With their sculls.
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Nice Geometry Problem

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Edited by Richard Walker, Thursday, 6 Apr 2023, 18:04


Suppose we take a rectangle and erect equilateral triangles on two of its side, as shown in Fig. 1. Show that pointsC, E and B are the vertices of an equilateral triangle.

Here is my proof: If we draw in the sides of the triangle (Fig. 2) we can see triangles DCE, BEF and DFA all have

a side of length | and one of length ||
an angle of 150 degrees included between those sides.

Consequently the three triangles are all congruent (the same as on another) and DE = EF = FD, so DEF is equilateral as required.
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One liner

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Garden shears. There’s a cutting-edge technology.

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In The News

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 27 Mar 2023, 21:24


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One Liner

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I went on a novelty trip, “Follow a day in the life of an Amazon driver”. It was a package tour.

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Funny number plate

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DO61 ARF

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Audley End - the kitchen range

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Audley End

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On Saturday went to Audley End in Essex. Very impressive home and parkland x designed I think by capability Brown. Here is the house. More to follow.


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St Patrick and the Snakes

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According to legend, St Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, which gives rise to one of my favourite jokes.

“What did St Patrick say when he drove the snakes out of Ireland?

“Are ye all right in the back there, Snakes?”

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Origin of a well-known phrase

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On night two dogs were trying to barge open the kitchen door, hoping to get in and steal some food. But the door was too heavy and so they couldn’t open it.

“I know” said one dog, “Let’s ask the cat to help.” 

“What good will that do?” asked the other.

“Well I think we’ll be able to manage it, if Puss comes to shove.”

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Polish Tongue Twister

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Lola loyola

Lola neeyay loyola.

(“Lola is loyal, Lola in not loyal.” I’ve used English spelling which I hope is a reasonable approximation.)

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