New virus affliction makes appearance

BAD news on the virus front, I’m afraid. A new one has arrived – Nile virus, type C. It appears to target those born between 1940 and 1970.


·      You send the same message twice.

·      You send a blank message.

·      You send a message to the wrong person.

·      You send it back to the person who sent it to you.

·      You forget to attach the attachment.

·      You hit SEND before you’ve finished.

·      You hit DELETE instead of SEND.

·      You SEND when you should DELETE.

This is called the C-Nile virus.

And if you can’t admit to the above symptoms, you’ve caught the mutant strain. This is the D-Nile virus.

4. This, I should explain, is from Graham, whose name you will have seen before on JFAL. John introduced me to him by email the other day. I’m somewhat embarrassed that he is another journalist and mate of John’s of long standing. I’m surrounded these days by proper writers …frightening. Anyway, John has decided that Graham will be opening a Munguin bureau in Durban. I just hope he’s not looking for a Czech in the post. I’m going to run out of them soon. So, anyway, thanks for the jokes, Graham. I look forward to a fruitful collaboration where you send Munguin material and he …erm smiles benignly.

To the point

SOME more pithy stuff from American comic genius Steve Wright:

·      If everything seems to be going well, you’ve obviously overlooked something.

·      Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

·      When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

·      Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

·      Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.

·      I intend to live forever … So far, so good.

·      What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

·      Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

·      If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

·      A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

·      Experience is something you can’t get until just after you need it.

·      The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.

·      To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.



Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln


10. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the prime minister of England. Please take him!
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Orbit of beer

BEER is like the sun. It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist.


·      I hate it when a couple argue in public, and I missed the beginning and don’t know whose side I’m on.

·      When someone asks what I did over the weekend, I squint and ask: “Why, what did you hear?”

·      I don’t mean to interrupt people. I just randomly remember things and get really excited.

·      When I ask for directions, please don’t use words like “east.”

·      Don’t bother walking a mile in my shoes. That would be boring. Spend 30 seconds in my head. That’ll freak you right out.

·      Sometimes someone unexpected comes into your life out of nowhere, makes your heart race, and changes you forever. We call those people cops.

·       My luck is like a bald guy who just won a comb.


Thanks to Andi, Graham, Erik, Brenda, John.

25 thoughts on “JUST FOR A LAUGH”

  1. Pic 14: I don’t get this at all. Somebody, please explain this to me. Without yodling.

    Pic 19: ” . . . please don’t use words like “east.”
    Mixing up east and west is one of the commonest errors. Ever.
    Even more frequent than boarders/borders (Pic 8).

    Pic 7: Scary. And so true.

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    1. Not just east and west, DonDon. The RS has always had a problem with right and left, and still does . Tends to create problems when giving directions… “No! Not that right, your other right!”

      The answer is to use port and starboard instead. Somehow, in her early sailing days, when she started taking an active part instead of just trying not to get in the way, she had no problem remembering the nautical terms for right and left.

      Now, people unfamiliar with the history get very amused when driving with us and I bark out ‘Starboard second next’ or ‘Hard aport,about two cables ahead’. But it works. Maybe the same idea could help those who have east/west difficulty with map-reading. Unless holding the map upside down…

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      1. I like maps and I like navigating. I like paper maps and I think it is logical to hold them in the direction we are going…..logical to me anyway, otherwise how can you tell which way to turn? We don’t often get lost.

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        1. Same with me, I try to work out where north is and start from there. I always point the map in the direction of travel. Kids these days don’t think as they rely too much on phones to do the thinking. Remove their phone from them they start panicking.

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    2. Sorry, can’t do it without yodling, DonDon. I assume an outbreak in Germany has been caused by people attending a choir competition?

      Gove looks a bit better as a punk…. but then, making him look better than he normally does wouldn’t be hard!

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    3. DonDon, I think No 14 is meant to poke fun at the very complex and sometimes seemingly daft regulations that are now in place concerning Covid and international transport/travel. Droll but not exact hilarious

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      1. Probably, Andi.

        I wish they’d been that particular with the people who flew into London, through Paris, from Brazil, and then with no quarantine, flew on to Aberdeen bringing the Brazilian varient with them.


      2. andimac, and tris too, the thing ist that there haven’t been any choir practices, band practices or competitions in Germany since last autumn. I can’t speak for the Tyrol, of course.

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  2. Very witty cartoons, thanks to all who sent them in.

    A joke I made up in the 1960’s. An argumentative dermatologist kept making rash statements.

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  3. Recently I have taken to listening to Tom Lehrer’s old satyrical songs.

    No 8 put me in mind of a line from “Be prepared”

    This is it:
    Don’t write naughty words on walls if you can’t spell.

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  4. Thanks I needed a laugh. A bit late but here’s Jimmy Ferguson.

    “My rap name is “50 Pence”
    A lot like 50 Cent but more edgy”

    “My pet gorilla ran off with my jewellery.
    I’m not angry, I just want my silverback” – which I’d seen that for Soppy Sunday

    “I got a job with a one armed typist to help her with capital letters.
    It’s shift work.”

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