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Week 216 – Pub Discussions, Headlines And Funny Tasting Orange Juice.

Here we are at Week 216.

The weeks are fair flying by. This time tomorrow it will be a fortnight on Monday!

I looked for something interesting about the number 216 and I found that it was a Harsad Number. I checked that out and wish I hadn’t, don’t look folks, it really isn’t worth it!

I had to think again!

Unfortunately my inspiration was two years coming and it doesn’t look like ending soon.

I was contemplating those daft pub arguments? The ones like who would win a fight between Ali and Tyson? Who was the better footballer, Maradonna or Pele? Who had more attendees at their inauguration, Obama or Trump? Should you pay a hooker or pay your spouse? That sort of thing. Well we have one that I believe will be raging in Britain and that will be who was our worst Prime Minister. ‘Gru With A Wig’ or should I say Mrs May is doing everything in her power to be crowned the worst. Personally I think she is the worst that Britain has ever had but the worst for Scotland by a country mile was that old hells boiler stoker, Thatcher.

I just wonder what the newspaper headlines will be when the cement limpet that is our leader finally goes. Maybe:

‘TM Worst Ever PM’

‘Teresa May’s Had her Day.’

That got me thinking about some of the funniest headlines I’ve seen and a few of them came from my home country.

For Example:

‘I Kicked The Burning Terrorist So Hard In The Balls That I Tore The Ligaments In My Foot.’ (That was during the Glasgow Airport Attack)

‘Find The Bastard That Shat Down My Chimney’

‘Trump Will Have Hell Toupee.’

‘Super Cally Go Ballistic, Celtic Are Atrocious’ (After a cup win when Inverness Caledonian Thistle beat Celtic in a cup game)

‘Man Sentenced After Trying To Have Sex With A Bike’ (That one is true! I worked in that hostel.)

And I have to mention one I saw in one of those very inventive publications:

‘Alien Love Slime Ruined My Petunias.’

Others I found when doing this were:

‘Missippi’s Literacy Program Shows Improvement’

Tiger Woods Plays With His Own Balls. (I reckon that’s a lie as if it were true he might not have gotten into so much trouble.)

‘Homicide Victims Rarely Talk To Police.’

‘Republicans Turned Off By The Size Of Obama’s Package’

There are so many story opportunities within those few headlines!

If they inspire you please let us see the story!


OK, enough of that nonsense and onto this weeks stories.

We have three new writers. An author with their second story and another one with their third.

To the three newbies, we welcome them, hope they enjoy the site and we look forward to seeing more of their work.

Our topics this week include; transportation, criticism, dementia, stress and infatuation.

As always our initial comments follow.


First up on Monday was Steve Sibra.

His story ‘Loose Lips‘ was his third outing for us.

‘Amusing with some wry humour.’

‘Good dialogue which is very well done.’

‘The MC was quite intriguing. I wonder where the wider story would take us?’


Floriana Gennari was our first new author.

Wanderlust‘ was published on Tuesday.

‘I quite liked that we never knew who gave her the power.’

‘Weird and peculiar, I was happy to go with the flow.’

‘This was an interesting idea and an excellent title that ties to the story.


On Wednesday we had our next first timer.

Rachel Davies had her story ‘Satsuma‘ published.

‘This was well written and searingly honest.’

‘There is a desperate sadness to this.’

‘This is the lot of so many carers, a dull trudge daily, trying for some form of normality.’


Our returning author was Richelle Co.

Her second story for the site was ‘The Making Of A Love Letter‘ and was next up on Thursday.

‘The reveal was genius.’

‘The ending broke my heart.’

‘The ending had me in hysterics.’


And on Friday we had our last new writer.

Jeb Greenberg finished off the week with ‘Stalingrad Hearts.’

‘It was a clever lesson for the teacher to give the students on the parallels of them and the soldiers.’

‘I think the precursor to the lesson and the introspection worked well.’

‘These topics, issues and details need to be told and never forgotten.’


That’s us for another week.

Just the usual reminders.

Please get involved guys, keep the site breathing! For all you comment virgins why not start off with ‘This is my first comment’ – Extra Kudos for that!!

And if you have a look back, suggest an older story that you have enjoyed, write a wee spiel and if you want, throw in a question for the writer. We guarantee that it will be published on a Sunday Re-Run.

So this week I’ll continue to be very bored about Brexit. I’ll continue to read papers and moan about us giving professional talkers and liars the platform to talk and lie. But hopefully there will be a few headlines that will make me smile.

And the one I would love to read is:

‘All Members In The House Of Parliament Quieten Down As They Enjoy Some Jim Jones Orange Juice.’



Banner Image:

One of my favourites was – Diana was alive for hours before she died.

6 thoughts on “Week 216 – Pub Discussions, Headlines And Funny Tasting Orange Juice.”

  1. Our local (Portland OR USA) Portland Old Boys had a session on Brexit. POB was started by Brit ex-pats and still has some. I didn’t go, because the US political circus is bad enough – shall we go socialist or MAGA (Trump slogan)? See “Space Force vs. Space Squids. Don’t need to hear about another country’s problems.

    Enjoyed the headlines..


    1. Cheers Doug!
      I think it could be quite a close call if we looked for the most useless government!!

      Thanks as always for your comments.
      All the very best my friend


    1. Hi Leila,
      I liked the Enquirer many years back when there were more mad real stories than mad celebrity stories!
      Thanks as always, reading your musings and observations makes the day worth while!!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Fun idea for a post. Baseball season is starting here, so for one of my favorite headlines I’d go with “Amphibious pitcher makes debut.” But it’s hard to beat “Miracle cure kills fifth patient.”


    1. Hi Dave,
      Those miracle cures come with a price!
      Thanks as always for your kind comments and involvement!
      All the very best my friend.


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