Fibbing Friday 30th July 2021 – All at Sea

Frank (PCGuy) and Di (Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday. To join in, write a post with your answers to the 10 questions below and tag it “Fibbing Friday” or #FibbingFriday. Then link back to Fibbing Friday so that others can enjoy the answers and join in too!

The rules are simple – truth is not an option, but lies, silliness, and surrealism are.


What is a skiff?
A badly rolled spliff.

What is a liner?
A linguine miner.

What is a ferry?
A member of Roxy Music

What is a destroyer?
Anything that tempts you off your diet.

What is a cruiser?
A firm that makes cast iron cookware.

What is a galleon?
A posh gallon.

What is a pedlow?
A depressed foot doctor.

What is a kayak?
A floating commode.

What is a schooner?
A sub-standard crooner.

What is a coracle?
A cold seer.

One-Liner Wednesday – This Sporting Life

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


A quartet of quotes for your sporting delight!

Apologies for the cynical edge but I am not a fan of sports. Except for rugby – who can resist 30 grown men rolling around in the mud together?

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
Casey Stengel

If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
Vince Lombardi

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Heywood Broun

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
George Orwell

Song Lyric Sunday: I Like Driving in My Car

The prompt for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams is
automobile, car, jalopy, vehicle.
The song must contain a reference to the prompt in the title or the lyrics.
If the song does not meet these criteria, please explain why you chose it.


Time for a little Madness, an English two-tone ska band. They formed in 1977, broke up in 1986, and reformed in 1992. And they are still gigging and performing today.

Their music is laced with humour and bounces along like a Space-Hopper on speed. But don’t be fooled: they tackled some deep subjects such as teenage pregnancy (Embarrassment), death (Cardiac Arrest), animal testing (Tomorrows Dream) and Depression (Grey Day).

But today’s pick is a straightforward piece of fluff about a guy’s love of driving. This isn’t my favourite Madness song, but it is so infectious and fun, you’ll want to crank up the old jalopy and take your better half out for a spin.

The video is typical Madness mayhem, but the best bit for me is the car – a white 1959 Morris Minor. My dream car, but only if I can have it in British racing green.

First fun fact of the day: The lads hitching to Coventry in the video are members of fellow ska group, Fun Boy Three.

Second fun fact of the day: They used to be in another fellow ska band, The Specials.

I’ve been driving in my car, it’s not quite a Jaguar
I bought it in Primrose Hill from a bloke from Brazil
It was made in fifty-nine in a factory by the Tyne
It says Morris on the door, the GPO owned it before
I drive in it for my job, the governor calls me a slob
But I don’t really care, give me some gas and the open air

It’s a bit old but it’s mine, I mend it in my spare time
Just last week I changed the oil, the rocker valves and the coil
Just last week I changed the oil
Last week it went round the clock, I also had a little knock
I dented somebody’s fender, he learnt not to park on a bender, ha ha ha

I’ve been driving in my car, it don’t look much but I’ve been far
I drive up to Muswell Hill, I’ve even been to Selsey Bill
I drove along the A45, I had her up to 58
This copper stopped me the other day, you’re mistaken what could I say
The tires were a little worn, they were OK, I could have sworn
I like driving in my car, I’m satisfied I’ve got this far

I like driving in my car, it don’t look much but I’ve been far
I like driving in my car, even with a flat tyre
I like driving in my car, it’s not quite a Jaguar
I like driving in my car, I’m satisfied I’ve got this far

Songwriters: Cathal Joseph Smyth / Christopher John Foreman / Daniel Mark Woodgate / Graham Mcpherson / Lee Jay Thompson / Mark William Bedford / Michael Barson
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Colour Blind

LindaGHill hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday.
The prompt this week is color/colour.
Use it as a noun, a verb, or pick a colour and write about it.
The post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing
(typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
Click HERE for the rest of the rules, and to play along.


What do you see?
Do you see black or white?
Do you see pink or grey?
Do you see yellow or brown?
Or are you colour blind?
And you see only people?

Fibbing Friday 23rd July 2021 – Home Truths

Frank (PCGuy) and Di (Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday. To join in, write a post with your answers to the 10 questions below and tag it “Fibbing Friday” or #FibbingFriday. Then link back to Fibbing Friday so that others can enjoy the answers and join in too!

The rules are simple – truth is not an option, but lies, silliness, and surrealism are.


According to the old TV commercial, how many licks does it take to get to the centre of a Tootsie Pop?
Too many, which is why I always use a drill.

What did George the Grocer, a.k.a. Mr. Whipple ask us not to squeeze in his store?
Mrs Whipple’s melons and his juicy plums.

What song begins with the lyrics, “Livin’ on Sponge Cake…”?
Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine.

According to the song, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”, L.A. is a great big what?
Onion.

What does Tony the Tiger say about Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes?
Whatever he’s paid to say.

Aside from caramel-covered popcorn and peanuts, what can be found inside a box of Cracker Jacks?
Head lice.

What does Lucky the Leprechaun say that kids are always after?
About nine months after unprotected sex.

What toy was touted by its jingle as being “fun for a girl and a boy”?
Barbie and Ken’s Crack House!

According to its marketing, what product just “keeps going and going and going…”?
The Marvel movie franchise.

Who was known as, “The Man of a Thousand Voices”?
Marcel Marceau.