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GSOH

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You advertised a GSOH

But you were only having a laugh with me.

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John Donne; a Favorite Poet

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This has always been one of my favorite poems, and I have never understood those who wanted to throw up walls.

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

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Sausage Vote Shocks Community

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Other members of the Full English Breakfast Community were left stunned this morning when the Sausage voted to jump out of the Frying Pan at the earliest opportunity.

Interviewed soon after the surprise "out" vote, the Sausage insisted the Fire was "a new dawn".

FEBC officials said the Sausage's action posed a serious threat and similar action by the Bacon would be rasher.


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One Liner

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I used to have a newspaper column. But eventually it fell over.

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Kōan

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The best teacher is the one that listens to the pupil.

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A Haiku for my Swifts

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Swifts

So sorry I was late and missed you

This Summer's night.

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Confidence

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Edited by Richard Walker, Friday, 24 Jun 2016, 21:39

Statistics exam Monday. I'm feeling confident. Apparently 8 out of 10 candidates pass.

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Honfleur

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I'm planning a trip to Honfleur and remembered with delight that it is the birthplace of Alphonse Allais, noted French humorist. He was the first recorded person to compose a piece of music consisting only of silence. I'd like to dedicate to M. Allais my new book, "A History of Evidence-Based Politics", a complimentary copy of which readers of this blog will find attached.

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Future and Past

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We're all too busy

For reading history.

Besides it might teach us something.

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On Crossing the Rainbow Bridge (June 2016)

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I'm frightened of crossing the rainbow bridge.

Will someone help me down

On the other side?

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One Liner

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Philosophy. It makes you think. Suppose this is my last chance to joke about existence?




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One Liner

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 20 Jun 2016, 23:12

I can't help laughing at my attempts to cook pancakes. They end up all over the kitchen. It's my natural flippancy.

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Epitaph for an Egotist

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What me,

No longer be?

Hey,

No way!

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Alla Barnen

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Edited by Richard Walker, Sunday, 19 Jun 2016, 22:30

All the kids loved their mums. Except for Trude.

Well, dogs need food.


All the kids respected their ancestors. Except for Josh.

He felt his pets deserved some nosh.


All the kids loved their grans. Except for Joe.

He didn't want the police to know.




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Sunset Heron

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Sunset heron
I can tell.
You know where you're flying.

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One Liner

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All Dad's brothers had remarried. He told me in a sensitive way, with a lot of nuance.


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Love and Death

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Time conquers pain, it never conquers love.

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The Birds Around My Bed

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Don't go, said the crow

Stay, said the jay

Don't rush, said the thrush

Don't die, said the pie

Starting when, said the wren

Out of luck, said the duck

Gone. said the swan.



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Summer Moon Haiku

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When consulted, the Summer Moon

Agrees I've got over you.

A bit.

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Clerihew

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Giuseppe Verdi,

Was a big scaredy.

He only wrote Aida,

Because he saw a spaida.

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One Liner

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When they brought the finger bowl, I didn't know the etiquette. Luckily someone lent me a hand.

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One Liner

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I'll never forget old Ma Key. She was huge. Built like a tent.

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Pigosophy

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Edited by Richard Walker, Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016, 23:09

Cartesian pigs,

Don't wear wigs,

But according to our figs,

We have free swill.

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One Liner

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All the J's and L's were stolen. Luckily the police were on the K's.

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Wet Stream Haiku

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The vivid brightness of other beings.

I cry at their beauty.

Moor-hen.

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