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Today I did an impossible thing

I threw away a trash can. I’m sure there was a comedian who had a bit about that. Sounds like Stephen Wright. How do you do it?

The council gave us a huge recycling bin. I take every opportunity to make them regret it.

Wikipedia tells me Stephen Wright is a paraprosdokian enjoyer. “A paraprosdokian (/pærəprɒsˈdoʊkiən/) is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part.”

I suppose that’s a “time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana” kind of thing. There. You’ve learned a word.

I stole the picture out of Uncle B’s photos. Daffs in our garden this week. This is been a bumper year for daffodils, which has slightly repaid the miserable, wet weather we’ve had. Doesn’t really work in black and white, does it?

I could have written an interesting and engaging post. Instead, I took a nap. I think I made the right choice.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 13, 2024, 9:11 pm

Fruit Flies or flys?

On the other hand…she wore a glove.

My dad would have appreciated your post, he was a great one for logical nonsense sentences.
Perhaps that’s why I enjoy the Marx brothers, Groucho was terrific for those often cutting one liners.

” We took pictures of the native girls, but they aren’t developed yet, so we’re going back in 6 months”

“I see you in the kitchen, bending over the stove, but I can’t see the stove”

Here’s another – “I’d like to see you again, but I’ve lost my glasses”

And this WAS interesting 🙂

Comment from Anonymous
Time: March 14, 2024, 12:10 am

I was driven to take a ride?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 14, 2024, 1:59 am

My mother to her departing son-in-law: I’ve been waiting all week to hug you goodbye.

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