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At breakfast
it didn’t seem quite right to comment on what
had actually gone on in my room last night, what
with Ann and Jeffrey so serious and asking what
we usually did with our afternoons and Paul and what
was that girl’s name laughing at the news of the world somewhat
childishly so I wondered if they’d guessed and what
would happen if I just came right out with it.

At lunch
after the usual shopping and the usual chaos about
who was supposed to be going out about
three but wouldn’t make it again I thought about
that unusual happening and how it came about
and considered being quite frank and open about
it and even said in a slightly roundabout
way that we’d quite enjoyed our evening.

At dinner
timing it perfectly I thought determined to let them know
what an event had happened under our roof, know
as it were, how near they were to the big event, and I know
they usually like to be kept informed, I don’t quite know
how but I said it right out: told them that now I know
at least one person who can beat me at chess; and I don’t know
why but they were still laughing to themselves

At supper.

 

 

May 1969

 

 

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One liners from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

The top fifteen funniest jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe:

1. “I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change”
Ken Cheng

2. “Trump’s nothing like Hitler. There’s no way he could write a book” –
Frankie Boyle

3. “I’ve given up asking rhetorical questions. What’s the point?” – Alexei
Sayle

4. “I’m looking for the girl next door type. I’m just gonna keep moving
house till I find her” – Lew Fitz

5. “I like to imagine the guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the ‘brella’. But he hesitated” – Andy Field

6. “Combine Harvesters. And you’ll have a really big restaurant” – Mark
Simmons

7. “I’m rubbish with names. It’s not my fault, it’s a condition. There’s a
name for it …” – Jimeoin

8. “I have two boys, 5 and 6. We’re no good at naming things in our house” –
Ed Byrne

9. “I wasn’t particularly close to my dad before he died … which was lucky,
because he trod on a land mine” – Olaf Falafel

10. “Whenever someone says, ‘I don’t believe in coincidences.’ I say, ‘Oh my
God, me neither!”‘ – Alasdair Beckett-King

11. “A friend tricked me into going to Wimbledon by telling me it was a
men’s singles event” – Angela Barnes

12. “As a vegan, I think people who sell meat are disgusting; but apparently
people who sell fruit and veg are grocer” – Adele Cliff

13. “For me dying is a lot like going camping. I don’t want to do it” – Phil
Wang

14. “I wonder how many chameleons snuck onto the Ark” – Adam Hess

 

 

Credit: Drew Forrest of Key Financial Strategies LLP via Mike Sell at Total Media

Image credit: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

 

 

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