The Carnegie Library, Larne

Happy National Library Day

Today – 7th February 2015 – is National Library Day.  Libraries in the UK have become a point of contention, with funding for them cut in this time of austerity, and their use having declined somewhat.  For me, however, the library was such an important part of my childhood that it often felt like a…

Potatoes

Potato Jokes

There’s no particular reason for the topic of this week’s puns, so here is a page of potato jokes.  They may chip away at you…  As normal, don’t expect them to be too funny or original….   You never see King Edwards or Jersey Royals presenting sport on TV. Only Common Taters. A friend had…

The Star Wars airport

The Star Wars Airport

Some has managed to bring together civil aviation and Star Wars by creating a video showing what a Star Wars airport might look like – or perhaps a Star Port rather than an airport – with a great mix from scenes including Frankfurt mixed with footage from some of the Star Wars films.  It appeals…

A glass of champagne

Economy Jokes

Another week, another request for a topic.  Well, sort of.  Heidi and I were discussing the pros and cons of quantitative easing recently, and that seemed as good as any, so here are some economy jokes.  Of course, of all the revelations you might find here, originality and funniness are unlikely to be among them.…

Evesham Abbey

Evesham Abbey

I wrote recently about the 750th anniversary of Simon de Montfort’s great Parliament at Westminster, and to mark that event, I went along to the Worcestershire town of Evesham where de Montfort, the former ruler of England, is buried at Evesham Abbey. Evesham Abbey was founded by St Egwin around 700AD, with the legend being…

The Martini bar

Walks Into A Bar jokes

I’ve had a request this week for a topic for the puns and one liners, so thanks to Phil, this week’s page is A Man Walks Into A Bar jokes.  I have left out the most obvious ones, but there is still no guarantee of originality or funniness…  No doubt, some of you will want…

Bruce Springsteen at the Ricoh Arena

Karaoke Jokes

I had the joy last weekend of spending a couple of hours in a karaoke room with a group of friends, and whilst the best policy was “what happens in the karaoke room stays in the karaoke room” applies – my lack in singing talent was made up for with enthusiasm – it seems that…

Apt Street Names: Recovery Street

7 Very Apt Street Names in the UK

The idea of nomative determination – where someone’s name determines their fate to some extent – is not new, with examples like Danone UK’s boss Bruno Fromage. However, it appears that this trend extends to roads and streets as well as people. Here are a few of my favourites. 1. There’s an old joke that…

Motorcycle display team

Bike Jokes

There seem to be even more people than normal out on bikes at the moment, as no doubt New Year resolutions for many include getting fit, and I’m sure there were plenty of new bicycles that arrived as Christmas presents in December, so this week the one liners and puns take the form of bike…

The Giant's Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is one of the most famous natural landmarks in Northern Ireland, with the hexagonal basalt columns looking curiously man made, and giving rise to the legend that provides the name of the rock formation.  The story goes that Finn MacCool, a local giant, built the causeway to meet Benandonner, a giant in…

The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

Road Jokes

Welcome to 2015.  My first page of one liners this year is about road jokes, possibly because of my six hour drive earlier this week after a Christmas holiday visit.  As normal, don’t expect these to be particularly original or funny…   I know someone in a band called White Line. They’re very middle of…