Boris got a rousing welcome from Mancunians.

And the faithful were clearly agog to hear what drivel they were being fed.


At some fringe meeting, Bojo was talking about a climate change summit he’s holding in Glasgow, if you please, where he wants there to be a big union flag at the back of the stage. And…

Well, I suspect she doesn’t want to be anywhere near your flag. But you do realise that being stupid enough to mention all that, does mean that Glasgow, very much a YES city will be teaming with Saltires, inside and outside of your summit. (Incidentally, does your boss… you know, your old bro with the orange skin… know that you are into climate change stuff???)

And in the meantime, they carried on sleeping.


The “scandal” of Boris’s wandering hands won’t go away. I’m not one to comment on whether it is right to bring something like this up after years, or whether they should have dealt with it at the time.  He was their boss. It’s not always easy to deal with your boss in that kind of situation and unless you know all the circumstances it is best to stay out of it. But not dear old Tobe. He seems to have just gone and made it worse.

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Ho hum… And then there is the ever charmless Hopkins person:


Has anyone ever come across a more stupid or repugnant character than Hopkins?

Ooops, maybe I spoke too soon.

I dunno. Can anyone point me in the direction of something sensible said by someone…anyone… at the Tory Conference?

I wonder if this is what passes for sense in today’s England.


Just for a laugh

Le Temps, Switzerland, September 24, 2019.
Der Standard, Austria, September 25, 2019., Belgium, September 28, 2019., The Netherlands, September 24, 2019.
De Volkskrant, The Netherlands, September 21, 2019., Slovakia, September 24, 2019., U.S., September 25, 2019.

Thanks to BJSAlba for the above.

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Thanks to John for this one.

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Morning. I’m a rescue baby. I expect Tris looked a bit like this last week.

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John has been in Dubai this last week or so and discovered this fine kitten who was rescued by John’s mate from a skip and taken in as the office cat.
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Wildflowers growing in Vienna.
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Peel Castle, IOM
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Just checking your spots, dear.
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Seal Lion love.
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From Greenland’s not so icy mountains.
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So, imagine you meet these fine animals on the road. Who has the right of way?
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King Cobra.
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Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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Yo, there.
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Let’s do it.
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One of Munguin’s doormen. (David).
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OK. That’s it. I’m takinga shift looking after Tris this morning. I think he prefers me to Munguin. Munguin reckons that looking after him involves Tris making his breakfast and bring him champagne. All I need is a cuddle.





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Amazingly, and long before I imagined that they would, Ninewells sent me packing today.

I cannot say how much I hated being there, but by the same token, I can’t say how fantastic all the staff were. Where do nurses get the patience to deal with patients?

The anaesthetists were fantastic guys, both of them funny witty lads with plenty of jokes and funny stories. The surgeon was a lovely man, and although his pre-surgery chat left me a tad on the nervous side (all that could go wrong… but didn’t) he was a great guy.

Funnily the first thing I asked when I came round was… ‘what happened in the Supreme Court?’, as opposed to ‘did anything go wrong with the op?’

Thanks for all your comments on “Talk to Yourselves”. More by a long way than we normally get! As for the readers’ stats… they didn’t vary at all from the average norm.

Hmmm. Editorial note: maybe I will be able to dispose of Tris’s services!

I’m fine but knackered, and sore all over, and I’m under strict orders to take it easy (except obviously for making Munguin’s dinner and opening his champagne) so I’m not going to be writing much over the rest of this week.

But I couldn’t resist this…

His brother, a Tory MP and minister, resigned his post and the Conservative whip and now his sister has a very dim opinion of his tactics.

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If only Trump were not funnier and more orange, Britain really would be the clown car of the world.


Something I’ve been thinking about for a while is the number of things I find annoying, I mean apart from being part of the UK, Brexit and politicians in general.

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So, for example, I hate that when you are standing behind someone in a supermarket queue and they get all their stuff packed and then the assistant asks them for the money, and they have to rake for their wallet or purse and then they have to try to find their card and it takes ages…

I mean it’s not like they didn’t know they were going to have to pay, is it?

It wouldn’t have hurt to have their method of payment ready, would it?

Another thing is people wandering around town with their faces stuck to their phones oblivious of other people on the pavement, banging into others and glaring like it was everyone’s fault but theirs!

Well, I could go on, then you’d know what a grumpy person I really am…

I just wondered what kind of things annoy you. And I thought, while I’m out of circulation, you might like to share these things with other Munguinites.

Over to you…


…I thought you might like to see the cream of British intellect out on the streets fighting for Great British values.

I think as well as knighting this fellow, Liz should probably marry him off to her remaining single adult granddaughter, and start to improve the gene pool of the royal family!


The Economist, U.K., September 21, 2019 
Der Standard, Austria, September 14, 2019., September 17, 2019, Croatia, September 17, 2019.
Latvijas Avize, Latvia, September 16, 2019., Canada, September 19, 2019.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, U.S., September 17, 2019 .
Counterpoint, U.S., September 17, 2019.
Counterpoint, U.S., September 18, 2019.

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Thanks to BJSAlba and John for the above.

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Munguin’s Republic will be taking a short break this week as Munguin is flying off to Paris and his usual suite at the Ritz.

Tris, on the other hand, has to go into hospital for an operation, however, you will be relieved to hear that Munguin has hired a butler in the fashion of Jeeves for the interim, and President Macron that Munguin is in town… So please don’t worry about him.

He will be expertly looked after.

We’ll see you upon his return!




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Morning all.
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Acrobatic Bulgarian cat. (John’s)
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Jericho, Vermont.
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You’ll find it’s a good idea to give little birds a lift!
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What are you looking at?
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I know… we’re not supposed to like each other. If we can be besties, what’s wrong with you Brits that you have to hate foreigners…specially ones that are the same colour and creed as you are? Jeez, are you a stupid lot?
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North France.
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Don’t get the hump!
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Open wide.
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Anyone for the high jump?
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Now, let me think…
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Snooze time.
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If cute animals can star in MR, I don’t see why cute vegetables can’t!
And sad-looking black rain frogs too!!!
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This owl’s going to teach me to fly!


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Apart from a couple of bonus videos, that’s yer lot for this week.