The Saturday Shed – Mr Memory

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This is a scheduled post using the prompt HUSTLE for inspiration.
(I’m just trying to stay ahead of the game and have a Saturday lie-in).
For those with the time or inclination, feel free to join in the fun!


“Staircase Mystery,” said Kyle. “It’s on the Join Hands album.”

“Are you sure?” Britt looked surprised. “I’m sure it’s from The Scream.”

“I’ll check.” Kyle pulled his mobile from his pocket. “Typical, no bloody Wi-Fi, again.”

“Don’t worry, Jaime’s over there. Let’s ask him.”

“You’ll have to pay for the privilege.”

“It’s only money,” said Britt. She jumped up and went over to Jaime’s table. They had a brief conversation before she turned around and waved Kyle over. He approached the table with a sigh.

“Kyle, mate, you’ve got it wrong and,” Jaime looked at Britt. “You are half right. The Staircase, open brackets, mystery, close brackets, was a stand-alone single but appeared on the remastered Scream in 2005 as a bonus track. It has, of course, appeared on compilation albums and CDs.”

“Told us.” Kyle brought out his wallet. “How much for your trouble, sir?”

“This one is on the house.” Jaime didn’t take the proffered money. “I’m off duty at the moment.”

“If you’re sure?” said Britt. “We wouldn’t want to stiff you.”

“Perish the thought! Don’t worry, my dears, just tell everyone willing to listen that I took the payment. Otherwise, people will blurt out their ignorance in my hearing, hoping for a freebie.”

“OK, but we owe you a beer. We’ll be in the Queen’s Head later. I’ll tell them to put one behind the bar for you.”

“Very good of you. I’ll have a bottle of Spitfire, then.”

“No problem.” Kyle smiled and turned to go. Britt gave Jaime a wave before she took Kyle’s hand and they both trotted off.

“Well, that was an unexpected request, but it worked,” said Jaime in a low voice. “Just keep blocking the signal.”

“Oh, I will!” said a tinny voice in his left ear. “And you keep your hat pulled down and within radio range and the dosh will roll in!”

Fibbing Friday – Come Lie With Me!

Melanie (Sparks From a Combustible Mind) and Di (Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday. To join in, write a post with your answers. Tag it #FibbingFriday and link back to Fibbing Friday. This week’s questions are from Jim Adams. Check out his blog here.


1. Why did all the dinosaurs die?
They were forced to sit through the Jurassic Park franchise and lost the will to live.

2. Why are there so many stories about the great flood?
Because it washed away Atlantis, woke the Kraken and made a dreadful mess of my flower garden.

3. What happened at Hadrian’s wall?
Big Bird got busted for selling crack cocaine.

4. How long was the hundred years war?
Too long, it went into extra time and ended with a penalty shoot out.

5. Why was it all quiet on the western front?
Sorry, could you repeat that? I can’t hear you.

6. What was the Boxer Rebellion all about?
When Amazon warehouse workers went on strike.

7. What caused the Titanic to sink?
Kate Winslet.

8. Why do they want us to remember the Main?
Because it’s an easier word to spell then Alamo.

9. What happened to Amelia Earhart?
She developed a fear of flying, faked her death and became the madam of a brothel in Nevada.

10. Who was involved in the Iran Contra scandal?
Ronald McDonald and Casper the Friendly Ghost.

One-Liner Wednesday: Rest in Peace

Today is the International Day of Peace. Why can’t that apply 24/7 365?


LindaGHill hosts One-Liner Wednesday. This is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the theme. Check out her blog for the rules, read other one-liners, and join in the fun!

Song Lyric Sunday: Do You Come From A Land Down Under?

Jim Adams is the host for Song Lyric Sunday.
This week’s theme is Australian Music.


Welcome to clickbait Sunday! The title is a line from Men at Work’s 1981 hit Land Down Under, which does not feature in today’s Oz fest. Even though, it is a cracking song with a great video.

Instead, I bring you The Pushbike Song by The Mixtures. Released in 1970, this particular piece of Antipodean artistry drove my mother nuts. I fell in love with this song as a nipper. And, whenever it came on the radio, which it did every summer during the seventies, I insisted we all do the bicycle dance!

Imagine the scene, an excitable toddler and her forbearing family stomping around with exaggerated leg lifts. Lucky for them, I soon outgrew the cute stage, and they left me to prance about the place on my own until I realised what a sad puppy I was. These days, I dance like I’ve something wrong with me to rock classics.

But here’s to memory lane with two video versions. This is the LINK for the “real” one, but I prefer this skit from the Paul Hogan show in all its unreconstructed comic genius!

Ridin’ along on my pushbike, honey
When I noticed you
Ridin’ downtown in a hurry, honey
Down South Avenue

You looked so pretty
As you were ridin’ along
You looked so pretty
As you were singing this song

Well, I put on the speed and I tried catching up
But you were pedalling harder too
Ridin’ along like a hurricane, honey
Spinning out of view

You looked so pretty
As you were ridin’ along
You looked so pretty
As you were singing this song

Sing this song

A-round, round, wheels goin’ round, round, round
Down up pedals, down up down
But I gotta get across to the other side of town
Before the sun goes down

Hey, hey, hey

Now we’re riding along on the bicycle, honey
That’s a bicycle built for two
A-lookin’ at my honey in the rear-view mirror
And now I got a better view

You looked so pretty
As you were ridin’ along
You looked so pretty
As you were singing this song

Sing this song

A-round, round, wheels goin’ round, round, round
Down up pedals, down up down
But I gotta get across to the other side of town
Before the sun goes down

Hey, hey, hey

Songwriters: Idris Lloyd Jones / James Evan Jones
© Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

The Saturday Shed – Mind the Gap

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This is a scheduled post using the prompt PLATFORM for inspiration.
(I’m just trying to stay ahead of the game and have a Saturday lie-in).
For those with the time or inclination, feel free to join in the fun!

Next week’s word will be HUSTLE.


Mind the gap
The rich voice
Warms her heart

Mind the gap
Soothing tones
Take her back

Mind the gap
The days before
Two became one

Mind the gap
The actor
Her husband
The ghost