When she was a child, Gert used to tell her little brother stories about a place called Arrapamatta. These stories became the Denis Kodaly work The 1001 Nights Of Iarcus Oralto. The talk-back radio program was invented in Arrapamatta, as was the art of gaslighting. Continue reading Gaslighting
Yes, that’s the prize for Gert’s Xmas Pun-ch quiz. Give your guests a mental workout after the fourth helping of pudding with these brain-teasers, one for each of the twelve days of Christmas:
Continue reading Win a reindeer
‘Well, now,’ he said, ‘what do they call you?’
‘Jackie, father,’ I said.
‘And what’s a-trouble to you, Jackie?’
‘Father,’ I said, feeling I might as well get it over while I had him in good humour, ‘I had it all arranged to kill my grandmother.’ Continue reading My kind of priest
Following on from the saga of Gert’s knee, here are some other body-part afflictions you may or may not know about: Continue reading Wittgenstein’s elbow
It’s International Literacy Day
So Owl wrote… and this is what he wrote:
HIPY PAPY BETHETHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY
Pooh looked on admiringly.
“I’m just saying, A Happy Birthday,” said Owl carelessly.
“It’s a nice long one,” said Pooh, very impressed by it.
And here’s to the noble teaching profession that makes it all possible: Continue reading Hipy Papy Bthuthday
We have read your manuscript with boundless delight. Continue reading Elegant rejection