Q and A

Q and A are a couple of friends of long standing. Their sense of reality becomes a little warped after The Second Pint (there should be a link to a song here, but I haven’t written it yet), and they have to keep warning each other,’Don’t Go Beyond The Handrail‘.  (Yeah, it’s another link. I’ve written the song but it’s not been published.[smiley face indicating wry acceptance of the vagaries of fate, with just a tinge of irony and a dash of sarcasm bitters for a full-bodied flavour  and no sunglasses- couldn’t find that one on my iPad] A truly hilarious incident,but you had to have been there to appreciate it. Helps if you had had more than 2 pints.)

NB. TEFL teachers -do not try sentences like this in class!

Q said,” What’s he  about?”
A said,” Who? ”
Q said, ” Him.”
A said, “Him?'”
Q said, ‘Yes!’
A said ‘So?’

Q said ,”Must be your round!”
A said ‘Who?’
Q said ‘You!’
A said ‘Me?’
Q said ‘Yes!’
A said ‘No!’

(With apologies to Robb WiltonBackanswers)


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According to many accounts, Tony Blair’s memoirs would appear to be the political equivalent of a Stephen King horror story. It probably depends on your point of view, but this reviewer didn’t see anything ghostly in it.

Sadly, the memoirs did not reveal any exhortations that Gordon Brown may have made to the GB Public to back his fiscal policies by smoking and drinking in order to increase revenue.

On  the contrary, figures released today by the British Beer and Pub Association 

showed a 6% decline in 2009, the fourth annual decline in five years.

The association said UK drinkers were now consuming 13% less alcohol than in 2004, below the EU average.

Indeed, the emphasis of New Labour was usually on urging citizens to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Or at least not such sleazy ones.

Interesting, then to contrast this with the tactics of a true left-wing politician.

Alexei Kudrin, Russia’s Finance Minister, has called for increased consumption of tobacco and alcohol in a bid to lift the state’s revenues.

Alexei Kudrin has urged his fellow Russians to crack open the tinnies and light up (Reuters) .

It’s a position that’s sure to spark debate in the country. “If you smoke a pack of cigarettes, that means you are giving more to help solve social problems,” commented Kudrin. “People should understand: Those who drink, those who smoke are doing more to help the state,” he continued.

Such a partying policy should be applauded. So let’s light up and get lit up.

And to start things going – I’ll provide the glasses;

Yours and Mine

My thanks to

Alexei Kudrin has urgedRussians to drink and smoke more | Metro.co.uk.