Tuesday, 30 December 2014

How my favourite comedian Mitch Hedberg did writing...

Just added this to my online shrine to Mitch Hedberg...

Lynn Shawcroft - Mitch Was a Writer | Modern Comedian - Episode 4



freewriting, rare home footage, and a glimpse at the notebooks...

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Monday, 29 December 2014

Our house rules 2015



Our house rules 2015.
No spitting
No raspberries
No rude words
No showing bottoms
No fighting
No biting

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Bit of Christmas spirit. Turns out its for free - adventures of a tightwad dad



This week, I put my ticket in our local hospital carpark machine.
And it was 3 minutes over the ‘free drop off’ 15 minutes.

This carpark is run for profit by Carillion.
But the guy in the ticket office over the speaker let me out.
For free.

The 63 bus on Blackfriars Bridge was rammed, and drove past.
Another one came along 5 minutes later even more rammed - passengers in the front door lobby.
The driver opened the doors and let me on, saving me another 10 minute wait in the rain.


(this is the bus, after I got off)

We can look out for when we’ve been ripped off.
Hard done by.
Gouged.
Taken for a ride.
Pushed into a leveraged position.
Rinsed, beaten and defeated.
(Hello Lawyers. Politicians. Insurance companies. "Journalists".)

Or we can watch-out for the nice.
When someone looks you in the eye.
Acknowledges you.
Sees the humour.

You know. Be kind.


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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

We never clean our Jamie At Home pizza dish - adventures of a tightwad dad



Our Jamie At Home Pizza dish can't go in the dishwasher.

It's always on our sink.

Taking a punt that Jamie and Jools don't have one permanently on theirs.


It's "inspired by Jamie Oliver's relaxed approach to eating, entertaining and enjoying life."




Which is good, because leaving it out on the sink is
"inspired by Jamie Oliver's relaxed approach to eating, entertaining and enjoying life."


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Having to type in your cars reg into a pay and display machine and screwing it up - Adventures of a tightwad dad



You know you're a Tightwad Dad when...

You worry about typing your car's registration into a pay and display machine and screwing it up.

(You know the ones... that don't let you create a community spirit by passing the ticket on to someone who needs it...)

We wrote this beauty of an essay in the Tewkesbury swimming pool car park...


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Monday, 8 December 2014

Even more uninvented words for tightwad dads - Adventures of a tightwad dad

Here are some words, just for tightwad dads.



Amteasia
Forgetting that you’ve completely left a hot drink half-made.

See also:

Amfreezia
Forgetting that you’ve put a beer in the freezer to get it cold quickly.

Chardonnayfraude
Getting away with bringing cheap wine to a party.

Shituation
All of the above.


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Monday, 1 December 2014

Our Lego as currency - Adventures of a Tightwad Dad

- Lego as currency -



You know you're a Tightwad Dad when...

You've considered a catastrophic financial future where Lego becomes currency.

Because it's the most expensive substance in your house.

A precious commodity that can be traded, stored, and in our case stockpiled in carpets.

More than that: you've actually quantified your net worth in Lego and how far it might get you in The New World Order.

(Taking into account the weird pieces which are obviously worth a bit more).

Got to say. Quietly reassured by the amount of special clear bricks we can put down...

Guess we'll just still be putting it on the plastic.


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