Category: Humour/Humor

Graffiti on Trailer

Duelling Graffiti

    This made me laugh. If it is a duel between local gangs, I’d say they are equally inept. Their spray-painted tags cancel each other out.  There seems to be as much red paint as black, which I think makes them even. And, in case the taggers […]

Overheard in Monterey

Don’t jump in the puddle. Stay close. It’s not just the cars. There are lots of people here. Stay in front of me. I don’t want to lose you. Where’s your monkey? Do up your jacket. Walking around Monterey recently, on the recreation trail to Lovers Point and […]

Creating Order in the New World

You’ve heard of the glitterati (rich and famous people who walk on red carpets), and you’ve heard of the Illuminati (mysterious secret society people who think they know something we don’t). Then there are the literati (well-educated types who read books), but, have you heard of the litterati, […]

Marmalade

Had had and that that

Try explaining why using “had had” or “that that” can be grammatically correct. For examples: “The woman had had a bad day,” and “I can see that that bothers you.” Go ahead.  I’ll wait. This week I tried to explain this to my English as a Foreign Language […]

Logo suit

Not My Strong Suit

I saw a man’s suit the other day that was made up entirely of the logos for the Golden State Warriors basketball team. It is strangely reminiscent of the David S. Pumpkins suit from a Saturday Night Live skit, and is possibly the ugliest suit I have ever seen. […]

Theatre audience laughing

Executive Orders: The Musical

One day perhaps someone will write a musical of the short-lived Trump presidency and I will go to the theatre and laugh along with everyone else. In the mean time, things have been very strange. The weekend before last, America’s reigning xenophobic populist signed the executive order banning […]

Group of women soliders.

What Women Don’t Want

I’m developing a theory. My theory is that women, or most women anyway, aren’t much interested in joining armies.  We prefer to join forces in more subtle ways. We join book clubs, Facebook, and meetup groups.  It’s a kind of small-scale subterfuge. Increasingly, I live in a world […]