Posted May 16, 2001
Found lots of my stuff. Much happier now...
Alos found that there are still folk out there playing the Limerick game. That makes me very happy. *sigh*
Posted May 14, 2001
Blimey, you take a quick run down the shops for a packet of pork scratchings and a copy of Farmer's Weekly, and everything disappears! Where'd it all go?
Admittedly, the run down the shops lasted about a year, but that's no reason to go and annihilate my life's works. There gratitude for you. Pah...
Best find out what else has gone awry since my last sejourn in these pages...
Out of Body Message
Posted Dec 4, 1999
If you're looking for Merkin, you won't find him here. He's gone to the land of the Berbers to seek out the lost treasures of hte Righteuos Knights. But fear not, he shall return ... oh yes ... he shall return.
Posted Nov 10, 1999
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
"I want to repay you," said the Nobleman. "You saved my son's life."
"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer
replied, waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
"Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.
"Yes," the farmer replied proudly.
"I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be
And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known
throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What
saved him? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph
Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.
tip for the day
Posted Oct 21, 1999
Increase blind people's electricity bills by switching all their lights on when their guide dog isn't looking.