Sunday, February 11, 2007

Colly flowers


England just beat Australia to win the CB Series.

While you're attempting to get your befuddled, still-a-bit-hungover heads round that quite preposterous turn of events, may I remind you that Chasms of the Earth is still trundling along, and would welcome your impassioned defence of the literary majesty of Dan Brown; and that the competition to win a signed copy of my new book is also live.

And here's a joke that my very splendid nephew George (age 5 and a bit) just told me.

Q: How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep?

A: Rocket!


Under normal circumstances that would be joke of the day, but I think the cricket result pips it.

7 comments:

Valerie said...

My (Aussie) husband says "One day matches are not real cricket!" What's more, he says, "England was shite at the last test match."

Valerie said...

(I love that joke.)

Annie said...

Go George. 5 years old and already a wordsmith, appreciating the puns - clearly runs in the family.

Tim Footman said...

He's right of course, Valerie, but did he hold that view when Australia won the last two (one-day) World Cups?

And yes, George is marvellous, brilliant, handsome, etc etc, as his grandmother points out more than occasionally. But that's what grandmothers are for, isn't it?

Dave_M said...

Greetings from China~~~~~

Tim Footman said...

And greetings from Thailand, Dave. We've got a slightly soiled ex-Prime Minister you can have back, mate.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

The comment I heard on Radio 4's News Quiz tops even the cricket result for Joke Du Jour, in my humble opinion.

While discussion the female NASA astronaut who drove 1000 miles to attempt to murder a woman who was (apparently) vying for her astronaut-boyfriend's affection, the host of the News Quiz stated, quite calmly, "I don't know why she would go to such lenghts to preserve what was already a doomed relationship. Everyone knows that astronaut-boyfriends always break up on re-entry."

Ba-doom, ching!