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31 Oct

I prepare to award the CoWAbunger by c+p comments I particularly like into draft posts.  I had two CoWA drafts and therefore two possible winners of this week’s award.  When I have more than one draft  it’s hard to make a decision, but this week it was easy – both comments came from the same person.  Those are the kind of tough choices I like making.  The theme of two is apt, because she is known both as Bluebee and BeeBlue.

Whatever she’s called, she wins for her sagacious perspicacity and wisdom:

 I think it’s time Maltesers sponsored this site

This post

and for combining in one comment a pun and a pleasing image of me as a woman on the edge:

That DVT is clearly HAIRY stuff but we’d be bereft if you gave up living dangerously

This post

Congratulations Bleebuel!  Here’s your award:

I Am Number 3,226,610,530

31 Oct


World population

Image by Arenamontanus via Flickr

The world’s population is expected to reach 7 BILLION today.  To put us in our place, the BBC have given us a calculator that, using our birth dates, will tell us what number of the current population we are.

There’s mine, at the top.  I bet Number Six isn’t complaining now; at least people will remember him; try looking up 3226610530 in the phone book and see how quickly you become a minus number. 

More people were born after me than were born before me.  I find that depressing.

In the grand scheme of things, however, I am the 77,046,364,608th person to have lived since history began, which means I avoided Roman slavery, The Spanish Inquisition and George Formby.  There’s always a silver lining.

The site also tells me that I will live 4.3 years longer than the Hub.  Yeah! for the not expiring too soon, but what on earth will I do for head rubs?

I was on the site for about ten minutes.  In that time the population grew by 2,159.  All I can say is, Condoms, people!  Condoms!


Joke 221

31 Oct

What did Cinderella say when she left the photo store?

‘Someday my prints will come…’

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