Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Busted


Well my attempt at my " Guess what I'm doing?" Blog entry was as successful as serving a pork chop at a Jewish wedding...
I'm on the way to London to see Nu and to go to see Mathew Bourne's ballet Cinderella which will be great fun.
As I am catching up with other blogs , I was reminded just how unintentionally funny regional television could be and when answering a sort of meaning of life question on one blog I resorted to a punchline I heard a 100 year old lady gave on the Yorkshire calendar tv news programme many moons ago now.
Slumped in an arm chair in the obligatory nursing home day room was a slightly vague looking old crone surrounded by grinning careworkers all wearing party hats
The over made up anchor woman shoved a microphone into the old lady's face and asked the question non of us really wants to hear
" what advice would you give to the viewers to live a long a happy life Elsie?" 
Elsie Dead panned the camera for a moment , then said loudly and clearly
" NEVER STAND UP IN A CANOE!" 

29 comments:

  1. Was she Canadian? Too funny.

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  2. Fabulous comment!

    Should I be lucky enough to live to 100 (and keep most of my marbles along with a reasonable amount of health), my reply to such a question will be to keep having as much sex as possible!

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  3. Many years ago when a student nurse on a geriatric ward, I asked a patient 'Mavis' if she had any regrets in her life, she replied ' yes, not getting enough grass stains on the back of my skirt through rumpy-pumpy'. Sweet comment (she was happily married apparently).

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  4. Very funny .. mine would be never get into a canoe to begin with !

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  5. I was touring a congressman through an endangered area one day, and he did just that. LOL
    Have a ball at the ballet.

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  6. And cheers to that!!

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  7. Yup, that just about sums it up nicely.

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  8. Did you know the definition of a Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe? We are all immensely proud of our cultural skill.

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  9. Have a lovely time at the ballet tonight dear friend. (I had a good day today). xx

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  10. Ah...not so vague then. I'll take that advice any day.

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  11. Clearly the real advice she was giving was to have a sense of humour!

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  12. HA-HA-HA! I bet they were expecting a stereotypical response - something like "Be moderate in all you do and go to bed early" or "Eat plenty of fruit and don't smoke cigarettes or drink strong liqueur".

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  13. As a Canadian I can heartily endorse that bit of advice!
    Have a lovely time at the ballet!

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    1. It was cancelled just as we sat in our seats# boo hoo

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    2. Ah, that's a shame, John. Refund? Re-scheduled? Will you post about it? (silly question, that!)

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  14. Anonymous8:57 pm

    Well, if that’s all it takes, i’m golden!
    Debbie

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  15. Good reply to an annoying question.

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  16. Our local tv news reporter just asked a 105 year old lady he r secret to a long life and she said, "a piece of good dark chocolate every day and a glass of red wine every evening". I should live to be 150

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    1. a good quote, used by an American potter who died a year or so ago at 105...potting to the end and making fantastic work...and beautiultoo

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  17. choose the right parents and keep breathing

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  18. good for her!!

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  19. Thanks for the laugh. I always loved the little tid-bit of gossip that the Queen Mum had a gin and tonic every day. And I have read that Jane Goodall enjoys a tot of whiskey every evening, in tribute to her family.

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