Tag Archives: Humour

When I Were A Lad

Another humourous offering from my writing archive: There’s a lot of talk nowadays about the battle of the sexes, much of it nonsense and hogwash, but what is often overlooked is another battle. Much older, and much more real. The … Continue reading

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Oh, Your Top!

Oh, your top makes Dolly Parton’s seem as flop as Bobby Charlton’s It’s a sweet duet It’s Somerset in spring It’s Yorkshire puddin’ It’s Christmas stuffin’ It’s Bob & Bing (When they sing) Oh, your top It’s a sure winner … Continue reading

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Fishy Thought

If fish travel around in schools, howcome you never meet a herring with ‘O’ levels? ___________ ©John Steele, 1990, 2008 First used as a filler item in The Bentilean, December 1990.

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The Haggler

The Devil sat on my shoulder And offered me all Bentilee From Willfield right down to Twigg Street Fenton fields, transmitter, and tree! Course! He wanted somethin’ for ’em As anyone would, wouldn’t you? But He said my sould would … Continue reading

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Mortimer & Mears 3: Mears & the Editor!?

How could I maintain a blog archiving my old writings (and new ones, if I ever get round to any) without including a Mortimer & Mears sketch. Think ‘Morecambe & Wise’. Think ‘complete rip-off’. And bear in mind I made … Continue reading

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Girls (Written in 1988)

I think that this was my first attempt to write in the style of Jerome K. Jerome, having recently discovered his “Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow” and loved it. His articles all started with the word “On”. However, I … Continue reading

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Fitting Ends II

Another selection of my entries on the now defunct Fitting Ends website. My nominations tended to be a mixture of people I don’t like and people I really, really do. Angelina Jolie: Mummy knows best by john anon Having received … Continue reading

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