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Herne Bay High School to host Madness musical

Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society will present Our House the Musical this week Comments (0) Following the success of Sunshine on Leith, Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society will be presenting Our House the Musical this week. Put on your baggy trousers and head to the Bay Theatre at Herne Bay High School for this modern love story, with drama, energy and …

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Herne Bay on the Rain Scale

The wags over at BBC Radio 4 invited their listeners to invent a new word-scale to describe British rain – like the Beaufort scale for wind, but funnier. I’m delighted to see that it takes the very heaviest kind of rain “siling down” to drive people from Herne Bay’s beaches… Praise indeed! Your words for rain 1. Not Raining Outdoor …

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The Red Sparrows – British daftness at its finest

The Red Sparrows are a bunch of firemen from Basingstoke in little planes made of bits of bicycle and cardboard who perform death-defying stunts with less than realistic props.

Like a tribute band, but much, much sillier.

Genius.

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Thanet Movies

Charlie Buchanan And The Chocolate Factory The Manston With The Golden Gun Merry Christmas, St Lawrence The Spy Who Loved Margate Laura Sandys: Tomb Raider From Ramsgate With Love The Bayford Ultimatum Thanet Is Not Enough Casino Royal Sands Dial M For Margate The Quexorcist … any more?

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I learned a new word today

And that word is paraprosdokian. This unlikely and ugly-looking word means a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. A punchline with a twist. For example:

  • If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
  • I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
  • Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

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Think like an idiot

Dear reader, I know thinking like an idiot is not one of your natural strengths, but I thought it would be helpful for you to see the world through different eyes. Dull, unfocussed, short-sighted eyes that see only a small part of whole. When you have read the article at the link below, it will be much easier for you …

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