Tag Archives: Cartoons

Joke 31

24 Apr

Q. What do you call a line of rabbits walking backwards?

A. A receding hareline.

Another Favourite Number

22 Mar

After I made the prompt post yesterday, the Hub and I had the following conversation:

Me: My favourite number is 134 million.

Hub: Why?

Me: Because that’s how much I’m going to win in Friday’s Euro Lottery Rollover.

Hub: My favourite number is £1.90

Me: Why?

Hub: Because that’s how much you need to scrape together if you want to add it to the kitty to have enough to buy a ticket.*

We don’t have a lot of money but we have a lot of laughs.

*The Euro Lottery costs £2

The Ones I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Answer

1 Mar

What keeps you up at night?  Pegs.

 

 

What gets better with age?

My capacity for poking fun at myself.  And the Hub.  That goes without saying.  I don’t know why I said that.

   

Conduct an interview for your blog.

TLH: So, WordPress Prompter, would you characterise some of your prompts as naffnaffnaff?

TLH: Sorry, readers; the WordPress Prompter has stormed out of the room.

Madam & Eve: An Antidote To Sentiment

14 Feb

http://www.madamandeve.co.za/

I thought I would plug an old favourite.  The above cartoon is South African.  I have been a fan since it came out in 1992, poking fun at Apartheid and all kinds of South Africans, as well as world events.  My favourite cartoon is the one where Mother Anderson is stockpiling beans, water and candles before the first democratic election in 1994, so they can live in the cellar for three months in the event of civil war breaking out.  Eve, considering the beans, says, ‘If ever there was an argument for peace, this is it.’

 

http://www.madamandeve.co.za/cartoons/me004173.jpg

 

I have been buying the collections since the first one cost R30 in CNA.  They weren’t famous then and a good copy sells for about R300 now.  I wouldn’t part with mine; it’s a narrative of South Africa’s recent history.  And hilarious. 

 

http://www.madamandeve.co.za/cartoons/me001379.jpg

There’s a link to the right if you fancy a look.

http://www.madamandeve.co.za/cartoons/me003930.gif

And A Lighter Approach…

17 Jan

            

My Boxing Day

26 Dec

 

 

Some Snow Facts

2 Dec

Alexandra Park the day before it really snowed. That white bit in front is the frozen reservoir.

  • The tops of clouds must be below 0 degrees Celsius/32 degrees Farenheit for snow. 
  • Snow can come from any cloud that is layered.

 

  • Technically, snow is a mineral, like iron and salt.
  • Snow appears white because its crystals act as prisms, breaking up the light of the sun into the entire spectrum of color.  It is actually transparent.

  •  A single snowstorm can drop 40 million tons of snow, carrying the energy equivalent to 120 atom bombs.
  • Most snowflakes are less than one-half inch across. The largest snowflake recorded was fifteen inches in diameter.

 

 

  • The most snow produced in a single snowstorm is 4.8 meters (15.75ft) at Mt Shasta Ski Bowl, California (USA) between 13 and 19 February 1959.
  • It is a fallacy that no two snowflakes are alike (wouldn’t you hate to be the guy given the job of finding that one out?)

  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest snowflake on record measured 38cm wide and 20cm thick. It was observed in Montana, USA in 1887 and described by witnesses as “larger than a milk pan”.
  • Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the only permanent snow cap within sight of the equator.

I hate to be the one to say it, but snow is dull.  I Googled ‘interesting facts about snow’ and this is the best I could find.  I wanted to call this post ‘Interesting Facts About Snow’ (why waste a copy & paste?), but I was afraid I’d be prosecuted under the Trades Description Act. 

If you know anything about snow that actually is interesting, please share it with us.

 

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