Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Thursday, 17 May 2012
I had to show you the birthday card chosen for me by H.I. It is from a series of greetings cards taken from 'Punch' magazine, and I have to say that 'Punch' is not normally renowned for it's humorous cartoons, so this one is a bit of a rarity. I like everything about it - especially the nicely observed bears, of both varieties. I wonder how Pooh ended up in North America.
My other favourite card of this year (I always save a couple) was given to me by my 18 year-old grand daughter, and is a photograph of two cute kittens, both saying, "We're not paying!". Beneath it is the caption, TIGHT PUSSIES. (Just in case you don't know, 'tight' here in the UK means miserly with money.)
When my girl showed this to a friend and told her who it was destined for, the other looked horrified and said, "Are you SURE that would be appropriate?!" She just answered, "Oh yes, very appropriate. You don't know him".
When I asked her mother why it was that all but H.I.'s (her mother) card were of a sexually suggestive nature - for they were - she said, "That's because you're a dirty old man".