Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hump Day Funnies from Across the Pond

Happy Hump Day

First I want to say thanks again to the Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh for hosting the Top Ten Favorite Movies blogfest on Monday.  It was the most fun I've had on a blogfest, not to mention getting some great tips on movies I haven't seen yet. 

I was determined to visit all 180+ participants which I completed just after 3:00 this morning (which explains the late hour of this post).  I will admit I skipped commenting on a couple toward the end if the movies listed where so foreign to me I couldn't come up with anything to say, but I commented on most. And I received comments from close to sixty bloggers - a new high for me.

If you were kind enough to "Follow" my blog (thank you!) and I haven't returned the favor yet, I'll be getting back to you soon.

Oh, if you missed my top ten movie picks, you can see them here.

So on to our hump day funnies.

Last week I let the lovely church ladies get us over the mid-week hump. This week I'm letting my family and friends across the pond do the trick.

Little snippets from British Newspapers

Commenting on a complaint from a Mr. Arthur Purdey about a large gas bill, a spokesman for North West Gas said, "We agree it was rather high for the time of year. It's possible Mr. Purdey has been charged for the gas used up during the explosion that destroyed his house." (The Daily Telegraph)

Irish police are being handicapped in a search for a stolen van, because they cannot issue a description. It's a Special Branch vehicle and they don't want the public to know what it looks like. (The Guardian)

A young girl who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coast guard spokesman commented, "This sort of thing is all too common". (The Times)  
[This one cracked me up.  LD]

At the height of the gale, the harbour master radioed a coastguard and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff. (Aberdeen Evening Express)

Now for your hump day "aw"..

Did that do it?

Any favorites today?

Okay, hopefully I've got you over the mid week hump and coasting to Friday.

Speaking of Friday...I sort of overspent my allotted blogging time checking out everyone's favorite movies so I'm going to take Friday off. See you all on Monday.

Groaner for Today:

Two men walked into a bar.
You’d think the second one would have seen it.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for visiting all of them! Some good movies listed, weren't there?
I think the one about the Land Rover was best.

Robin said...

Good for you on visiting all of the blogs. I have been traveling and just got back home. My internet time has been severely hampered. I was lucky to get my list up and do the minimal. Gah. I am going to try and catch up.

I liked them all, but the Land Rover one cracked me up. And your Groaner Joke was actually funny:)

Linda G. said...

I'm impressed at your diligence!

Also, awwww and {{{groan}}}.

mshatch said...

wow, you should get a gold star or something! And I loved the news...especially the first two and the baby puppy reminded me of mine when he was little and fat and cute :)

LD Masterson said...

Alex - Lots of great titles remembered and discovered.

Robin - Nice thing about post, you can go back and catch up later. (I got the groaner from my grandson.)

Linda G. - Aw, shucks. Hey, Robin says the groaner was actually funny.

mshatch - I take it yours has passed the little, fat, and cute stage.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Taking Friday off? I assume you'll be using that time to write. Right?

P.S. I liked the groaner!

DL Hammons said...

I love the one about the stolen van!! LOL! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

YOu deserve Friday off. You always make me laugh. said...

The "all too common" one cracked me up too, LD. I'm still laughing.

Thanks for the return follow.

LD Masterson said...

Stacy - That's the plan.

DL - Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Susan - Thanks. I'm glad.

Robyn - Your welcome. Hope we'll start seeing a lot of each other.

Angela Brown said...

Good on you for checking out all the different blogs in the blogfest.

And those British funnies really had me shaking my head and laughing!!

And that poor darling...that's truly sleepy!

LD Masterson said...

Angela - Don't you feel like that sometimes? :-)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Inflatable teeth? That is just odd.

Mike Keyton said...

All of them cracked me up. I can honestly say that - and I'm not biased : )

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I hope you had a happy hump day (got here just a little late). Thanks for the funny unbelievable stories.

LD Masterson said...

Diane - That's what I thought but the coast guard guy didn't seem to think so.

Mike - Biased? Of course not.

Michael - Thanks for coming by. Hope yours was good, too. said...

Hi, LD. I'm coming back to thank you for your comment on my interview. I appreciate it. And I'm glad I came back, because I hadn't read your daily Groaner. It's very funny!

Have a great evening.

Heather Nicole Knisley said...

Those posts made me smile. I liked the first and second, those were great.

I too was surprised over the lack of people who listed The Great Escape in the blog movie count down. It is a really good movie, one I am dying to see again.

Carol Kilgore said...

Laughed out loud over the groaner!

Happy Weekend :)

Tara Tyler said...

they were all pretty funny!
and awwww!
have a sunny weekend!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Sounds like a much-deserved day off my friend!

LD Masterson said...

Robyn - I enjoyed your interview. Glad you liked the groaner.

Heather - Always happy to make someone smile.

Carol - Well, I'm late wishing you a happy weekend but I hope it was.

Tara - Well, not exactly sunny. We getting more snow. What happened to spring?

Opt. Ex. - Thanks. And thank for coming by.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Haha at the groaner and the articles! And definitely awwww at the doggie.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Liz Fichera said...

Ha! LOVED the groaner!!

And I missed Alex's blogfest?? Darn it. I seem to miss all the fun lately...

LD Masterson said...

Sharron - I got a haha and an aw. Yup, my work here is done.

Liz - Oh, you missed a good one. Some great movies on everyone's lists.