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31 Aug
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That’s the sound of my head hitting the monitor when I saw the new ‘follow’ button which replaces the ‘subscribe’ button; and the sound I made when I went outside and bellowed at the world because WordPress can’t hear me.

I HATE it.  What are WordPress thinking?  And why so secret about it?  It just appeared.  Why not send us their usual email?  Did they know we would hate it, or did the prompt, Would you rather be a leader or a follower? indicate so many followers that they thought they could get away with it, without too much fuss?  Are we going to let them get away with this?  We are not!

What d’we want?

A subscription button!

When d’we wan’it?


Which reminds me of the joke Spud told me:

What d’we want?


When d’we wan’it?

Next week!

This is not Facebook or Twitter; this is my own, personal space to say what I like for free and with no monthly charge…erm, well, okay, it is a bit like Facebook and Twitter.  But that doesn’t mean I have to like everything about it.  And I don’t like that possible new subscribers will now stay away in their thousands (what?  I’m an optimist) because they never hit ‘follow’ like I never hit ‘follow’, and don’t realise it’s a subscription button.

You just made my blog a flop, WordPress.  Thanks for nothing.


To shout at WordPress, go here.  Thanks, Piglet in Portugal, for the tip-off.


I Should Just Not Talk To My Children (via Sarsm’s Blog)

31 Aug

This is the first time I have ever re-blogged a post, as I usually like to hear the sound of my own voice over everyone else’s; but Sarah’s post was so funny, I had to share it.

Akasha has just drawn a princess and a castle. She proudly guided me through her drawing. The princess is wearing a lovely crown and has her legs inside her dress. The castle has lots of windows. The one above her head looks like a heart so I asked her if it’s a heart-shaped window. She informed me that the princess has fallen in love. (She’s a right romantic, yesterday she told me that her favourite moment during the Wild West Show was when the … Read More

via Sarsm’s Blog

Joke 160

31 Aug

A man wanted to buy a parrot.  He went to a pet shop and saw three identical parrots in a cage.  He asked the owner, “How much for the parrot on the right?”

The owner said it was £2,500.

“£2,500!  What does he do?”

“He knows how to use all of the functions of Microsoft Office,” responded the owner.  “He can do all of your spreadsheets and type all of your letters.”

The man then asked what the second parrot cost.

The owner replied, “£5,000, but he not only knows Office, he is also an expert computer programmer.”

Finally, the man inquired about the cost of the last parrot.

The owner replied, “£40,000.”

Curious as to how a bird could cost £40,000, the man asked what this bird’s speciality was.

The store owner replied, “Well, to be honest I haven’t seen him do anything.  But the other two call him ‘BOSS’.”

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