Saturday, 8 May 2021

Random conversation starters

As the lockdowns come to an end, you may find yourself once again being invited to public gatherings with friends and families. As it's been so long since we were all allowed out to socialise, some people may find that they're a little out of practise at the art of conversation.

"If I could invite five dead people for a meal,
I'd choose people who don't like eggs!"
If that applies to you, then here are a few random conversation starters to help get the discussion going...

1) If you could bring back five dead people and have a meal with them, who would you choose?

A girl I used to work with answered this question on facebook. For her 'meal with the dead', she named four famous people and also her Auntie Muriel.

Rather amusingly, her Auntie Muriel replied, "Thank you for thinking of me."

Oops! Looks like she wasn't quite dead yet! #HardToKeepTrack

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Star Wars pants game quiz (part 2)

One of my previous blog posts which gets quite a few page views is the Star Wars Pants Game quiz. To recap, the Star Wars Pants Game is a quiz where you switch one word from a famous Star Wars quote with the word 'pants' and people have to guess the original quote.

"These aren't the pants you're looking for."
In a few days' time it's officially May The Fourth Be With You Day, so I therefore figured this would be an appropriate time to feature another Star Wars Pants Game Quiz!

1) "These aren’t the pants you’re looking for."
...Obi-Wan Kenobi

A) Easter eggs
B) Christmas presents
C) Droids

2) "Uh, we had a slight pants malfunction, but uh… everything’s perfectly all right now."
...Han Solo

A) Weapons
B) Light saber
C) Windows update

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Weird Google searches (part 5)

In the past I've looked at amusingly weird Google searches such as 'Why is Santa fat?' and 'My PC is on fire'.

"I'm not an alco... *hic* alco... *hic*
alcoholic songbird! I'm an alcoholic owl!"
This week's blog post features a slight variation on the theme. Instead of looking at intentionally weird Google searches, this week I take a look at a selection of perfectly normal search terms which some internet users didn't quite type correctly.

1) To Kill A Mockingbird

There's nothing weird about searching for To Kill A Mockingbird, and in fact it's a very popular search term with an average of 450,000 searches per month.

Not quite as popular, but still clocking in with a rather impressive 12,100 searches per month, is the search term 'Tequila Mockingbird', presumably from readers who obviously think the book is about an alcoholic songbird! Apparently, a significant number of readers also seem to think the book is an instruction manual, judging by the 27,100 searches each month for 'How To Kill A Mockingbird'.

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Silly tautologies (part 3)

Regular readers of the Charles Fudgemuffin blog will be aware that when a blog post gets several views I often like to 'listen to the market', and feature a follow-up blog post on the same theme.

Tautology = Needless repetition
My 'silly tautologies' blog posts have received quite a lot of page views, so with that in mind, this week's blog post is another collection of silly tautologies*.

* I'm sure everyone already knows, but just to clarify, a tautology is a needless repetition of a word or idea in an unnecessarily repetitive manner.

1) DC Comics

The 'DC' in DC Comics was originally short for Detective Comics, so the full name of DC Comics is Detective Comics Comics!

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Five stupid sayings (part 5)

The English language has many silly expressions, and I've highlighted some of those expressions before on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog.

This swan is certainly having a good go
at trying to wrap its head around it!
This week I add five more stupid sayings to that ever growing list of silly expressions.

1) "I can't wrap my head around it."

This is a saying which is used to mean, 'I can't understand it,' but taken literally it's a rather bizarre saying.

Of course you can't wrap your head something. The toughness of the human skull kind of makes that a bit tricky!

Saturday, 3 April 2021

April Fools Day pranks (2021 edition)

Devious deception for the purposes of spreading misery and evil are definitely bad, and should always be frowned upon.

However, good natured pranks which the recipient finds amusing are a nice way to bring more smiles into the world. Here are a few pranks from this year's April Fool's Day...

1) Mashed Potato flavour ice cream

Mash Direct started the day by announcing an exciting new mashed potato flavour ice cream! Perhaps even more disgusting was their carrot and parsnip flavoured ice cream, and to complete the disgustingness they also revealed their new gravy topping! Gravy on ice cream? I don't think that's going to catch on.

It all sounds absolutely minging, but thankfully it wasn't real, and it was purely an April Fools Day prank.

Mashed potato flavoured ice cream ... mmm!

Get it while it's warm!

Saturday, 27 March 2021

The Fudgemuffin Search Engine

This week the Charles Fudgemuffin blog has an exciting new announcement. I'm launching my own search engine!

After carefully considering what to name it, I eventually decided to name it after myself ... Fudgemuffin!

The 'Fudgemuffin' search engine.

Business ideas such as this one cost a considerable sum of money to get up and running, but I've got a lot of confidence in this venture. I've therefore invested several thousand pounds into the project, so hopefully it goes well.

The 'Fudgemuffin' search engine has only been up and running for a short time, so obviously as you'd expect the traffic volume has been fairly small so far. However, Google also started small, and look where they are today!

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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.