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Lockdown Support Zone: Quirky Humour

An area to share some of the humour that inevitably arises in such a serious situation.  Please view this in the spirit that is intended.  Anything to lighten the mood.  Contributions to   newsflash@ilkleyu3a.org  




Just be careful because people are going crazy from being in lockdown!

Actually I've just been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking coffee, and all of us agreed that things are getting bad.

I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything and certainly not to the fridge, as he is acting cold and distant.

In the end the iron calmed me down as she said everything will be fine as no situation is too pressing.

With thanks to Margaret Barrans for sharing.


Whimsical thoughts:

  • Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree?  I’ve run out of things to do.
  • When this virus thing is over, I still want some of you to stay away from me.
  • Remember all those times when you wished the weekend would last for ever?  Well, wish granted.  Happy now?
  • The spread of Coronavirus is based upon two things:
    A.   How dense the population is.
    B.   How dense the population is.

With thanks to Bruce Chalmers for sharing.












For a doggy take on having a video conference on Zoom
, select this link.

A humorous take on Zoom conference meetings from New Zealand


                       

     

    A short video clip from Eric Craigie that raises a smile - simply click on the image to the left to open     the video in a new page

               


             

                                        

   

                                                 


                                              


                                               

Pam Harris writes:

This is an old joke but there may be some who haven't heard it, and it can be understood only by people of a certain age!

A year after the flood had subsided Noah went into the forest to see how the animals were getting on. He was delighted to see that they all had young families - except the snakes. "Why have you no young" he said, "I asked you to go forth and multiply". "We can't" replied the snakes "we are adders".

The following year Noah returned and found the snakes in a clearing in the wood with a brood of young snakes. "Congratulations" he exclaimed "you did it!" "Yes" replied the snakes "it was easy when we found these logs".

As Pam says, you need to be of a certain age to understand this.  Search Google for “log tables” if it doubt.



Once all of this is over, here is some advice for anyone  who may feel tempted to visit London from Yorkshire.  With thanks to Eric Craigie for finding this. Click on the picture on the left to view the video in a new tab.



From Robin Leleuex

At a golf club which thought very highly of itself, the Club Chairman saw a rather scruffily-dressed man having lunch in the dining room. So he stalked over to him and said haughtily

My good man, I am the Chairman of the Club’s Greens Committee

Whereupon the other said:

Thank God for that; these sprouts are stone cold

Robin assures me this was paraphrased from the Times.  Sounds more like a Christmas cracker joke to me

From John Hancock's Twitter feed:

In an unsettling reversal of my teenage years, I am now yelling at my parents for going out!

A side effect of the quarantine is that it is really hard to end a telephone conversation. Twice today I almost said "Okay, I have to run" before I realised that there was nowhere to run to!

Looking after the kids when they are off school:


This video of a Two Ronnies sketch tackles how older people can be confused by technology.  It has been shared amongst members of the Northern Towns Group by Margaret Barrans but it’s too good not to be shared with the wider U3A. Click on the picture.




Latest additions from Bill Jones, Helen Stevens and Eric Craigie

            


 We purchased a world map and put it up in the kitchen.  I gave my wife a dart and said:

 "Throw this and wherever it lands - that's where we I'm taking you when this pandemic is all over"

 Turns out we are spending two weeks behind the fridge!



******

Susie Lee done fell in love

She planned to marry Joe

She was so happy 'bout it all

She told her Pappy so

Pappy told her, "Susie gal

You'll have to find another

I'd just as soon yo' Ma don't know

But Joe is yo' half-brother

So Susie put aside her Joe

And planned to marry Will

But after telling Pappy this

He said "There's trouble still"

"You can't marry Will my gal

And please don't tell yo' Mother

But Will and Joe, and several mo'

I know is yo' half-brother"

But Mama knew and said "My child

Just do what makes yo' happy.

Marry Will or marry Joe,

You ain't no kin to Pappy"

******


YouTube links from Helen Stevens and Steve Weatherby:

1)  If you're a sports commentator and there's no live sport, what do you do? Rugby commentator Nick Heath decided to commentate on everyday life, and the results (in this series of short videos) are very entertaining... 

Select or click here for the videos



 




and a new exercise for those in isolation:

These contributions are from John Hancock's daughter living in Portsmouth:



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