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Friday, 26 August 2016

Fringe Benefits

One of the fringe benefits of going to the Edinburgh Fringe in August is that there are a plethora of jokes doing the rounds. I noted a few of the shorter ones being passed around in a few of the pubs (where else? ... well the newspapers as well), and here they are:

  • My dad suggested that I register for a donor card ..... He's a man after my own heart.
  • I've been happily married for four years ..... out of a total of ten.
  • I went to a pub quiz in Liverpool but as I had drunk a few too many pints, I wasn't going to be much good in the quiz. So just for a laugh, I wrote 'The Beatles' or 'Steven Gerrard' for every answer ...... I came second.
  • Why is Henry the eights wife covered in tooth marks? ...... Because he's Tudor.
  • Is it possible to mistake Schizophrenia for Telepathy I hear you ask.
  • Hilary Clinton is about to show that any woman can be the President .... as long as their husband did it first.
  • I'll tell you what's unnatural in the eyes of god ...... Contact lens.   

Masai Graham - Winner Best One Liner Edinburgh Fringe 2016 ... Guessed Which One?

..... have a good day!

Lost In Translation

This amusing story about a Chinese tourist who was travelling around Europe, but without being able to speak English or in fact any foreign language at all, apart from his native Mandarin, he suffered the almost inevitable hiccup in his itinerary (He tried to report a stolen wallet during a visit to Germany, and unwittingly signed an application that got him stranded as a 'refugee' for two weeks in Germany’s burgeoning asylum bureaucracy.) 

The Chinese Have A System For Not Getting Lost Abroad - They Take The Whole Town With Them.

The Wonders of the Age …. Seeing The Future Now

'The Wonders of the Age' …. 'Seeing The Future Now' .... the sort of headlines World Fairs or Great Exhibitions would trumpet in the USA and Europe .....

So while those were the two countries that visitor would go to witness ‘The Wonders Of the Age’ …. nowadays it has to be China. 

Great Exhibition 1851 - All The Wonders Of The World.

Edinburgh Fringe Reviews 2016

Yes its that time of year again, and we at PC Towers are just back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As usual we are giving you a review of what we saw - which was a reduced itinerary this year ... we ain't getting any younger folks, and anyone who has done the festival can vouch for how tiring it can be.

But of course other reviews are available, and these are just personal observations by a few of the audience. Five stars is excellent - Three stars is good -  One star is very poor and No star ... well lets not go there (you don't want to be that act!!)  

The acts are listed purely in the order in which we saw them:

The Kagools: 3 Star

Silent physical comedy act featuring two (kinda) strange girls - it was entertaining enough, but not enough to recommend that you see them specifically. Its not clear if they have another (non silent) act, or if this was just a bucket list kind of event to tick Edinburgh off.

Cheekykita .... a near miss?

Friday, 19 August 2016

Hiding Behind Fig Leaves

Its a sign of how Russia is now joining the race backwards (which the new western Europe is also quickly joining), when a statue of Michelangelo's David recently put on show in central St Petersburg, may have to be 'dressed up' i.e. underpants put on it, because a resident objected to its 'nakedness'.

The Simpsons David Is Clothed .... After Morals Committe Vote

This all reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons, when the same statue faces the same prejudice from the local morals association and has pants put on it ..... Of course Marge Simpson gets them removed, but then no one goes to see the statue apart from her and a reluctant Homer.

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