Saturday, 16 November 2019

10 happy birthday messages

An elephant Fudgemuffin never sometimes forgets...
From time to time you hear of husbands or wives, or boyfriends or girlfriends forgetting their partner's birthdays*, and their partners getting understandably annoyed. However, you generally don't hear of people forgetting their own birthdays ... but that's what I did last year on my own birthday!

* Although admittedly, it's probably mostly the husbands and boyfriends doing the forgetting.

I got up and went to work as normal, as if it was a normal day, and went into the staff canteen for a few minutes before I was due to start work. By coincidence, the office where I work was officially one year old that day, so there were 'Happy Birthday' signs up everywhere to celebrate the building being one year old. So I was sat there looking at all the 'Happy Birthday' signs when I suddenly remembered, "Ee, it's my birthday today!"

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Random thoughts (part 8)

It's been a few month since my last batch of random thoughts, so that can only mean one thing. It's time for another collection of yet more random thoughts...

Happy birthday to Tu Youyou!

1) Happy birthday to Tu Youyou!

The winner of the 2015 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine was Chinese chemist Tu Youyou.

Rather impressively, Tu Youyou discovered new antibiotics which are used to treat malaria. But even more impressive is the fact that Tu Youyou has the world's most confusing name to sing happy birthday to!

Tu Youyou's friends: "Happy birthday to you!"
Tu Youyou: "No, it's Tu Youyou."

Saturday, 2 November 2019

10 weird websites (part 2)

I often like to recycle ideas on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog, and this week is no exception! This week's blog post is based on a theme that I've featured before ... weird websites.

So without further ado, here's another batch of 10 weird websites...

1) Windows 93

Windows 93
If you're in a technology shop and you want to play a sneaky trick, then go to the website below on one of the display PCs, and it will appear as if the computer is running Windows 93! It's so authentic that you even get the old Windows start up jingle!

As an added bonus if you click on the icons each icon brings up a weird 'app'. I highly recommend playing a few games of 'BrianSweeper' and seeing how well you do. I completed it on expert on my first go! #NotReally

Saturday, 26 October 2019

True or false: Old fashioned insults

October 28th is National Insult Day, so on that theme this week the Charles Fudgemuffin blog takes a look at old fashioned insults.

Some of the following terms are old fashioned insults which were used in the olden days, but to keep you on your toes I've also included a few made up insults. Some fake insults may be fairly obvious, but others may be a little trickier to spot.

Take a look at the following insults and see if you can guess which of the following used to be real insults in the olden days, and which are made up...

Look at that total cabbage head!

1) Cabbage head

An easy one to start things off. As you can probably guess, a cabbage head is someone who is incredibly stupid, or seriously lacking in intellect.

Real insult or fake insult?

2) Lubberwort

Sticking with the theme of vegetables, a lubberwort is quite a bizarre insult as a lubberwort is 'someone who has eaten a mythical vegetable which makes them extremely stupid.' In reality of course, eating vegetables doesn't make you stupid - unless you eat Brussels sprouts, which taste horrible and therefore you would have to be stupid to eat them.

Real insult or fake insult?

Saturday, 19 October 2019

How many ... does it take to change a light bulb? (part 2)

"How many light bulbs does it take to change a light bulb?"
From time to time on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog, if a blog post is about an important enough subject, I like to cover it more than once. And what could be more important than National Light Bulb Day!

For those who didn't realise, as ridiculous as it sounds, yesterday was National Light Bulb Day, so in honour of light bulbs everywhere, here's another round-up of light bulb jokes...

1) How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
One ... but the light bulb has to want to change.

2) How many clickbait headline writers does it take to change a light bulb?
14. Number 7 will shock you!

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Isn't it ironic?

Believe it or not, October 12th is National Irony Day, so in honour of this 'special day' this week's blog post has an ironic theme to it...

The Flat Earth Society, with its
headquarters in London, UK Langley, Virginia...
1) When you set the bar low in limbo, you set the bar high.
When you set the bar high in limbo, you set the bar low.

2) The Flat Earth Society have members all over the globe!

3) In 2014, a memorial tree dedicated to George Harrison from The Beatles died from an infestation of beetles.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Random super hero related thoughts (part 2)

As I'm sure all super hero fans will be aware, this week saw the release of the controversial new Joker movie from DC Comics. Although technically the Joker is a villain, not a hero obviously, I nevertheless thought this would be an appropriate time to round up another collection of random super hero themed thoughts...

"Don't make me hungry. You wouldn't like me when I'm hungry."

1) A flawed disguise

Superman wears glasses to disguise his identity, so does his optician know his true identity?

2) More than he can stomach

If the Hulk ate as much as he could until he was absolutely full, then he turned back into Bruce Banner, would his stomach explode?

About The Author

The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy

As with all Kindle books, you can also download a free sample of the first few chapters.

Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.