It’s the weekend and I’ve had little chance to rest, even though I’m worn out after the first week back in the five o’clock slot on Channel 4. I’m rushing to write up the latest bit of gossip regarding Stephen’s accident but, in the meantime, here is something to make you smile: my favourite search terms from the past week's visitors from Google.
People often ask me if I make these up and I swear that they are genuine. As usual, I’ll try to explain/answer them to the best of my ability.
‘Venessa Feltz cleavage’
The old favourite is still going strong. It is a somewhat disturbing fact that this phrase alone accounts for more visitors to this blog than any other. I doubt if Venessa Feltz even knows that her cleavage is this popular.
‘How did the pencil help society when it was invented?’
Well we finally had a single instrument which could be used to both stir our tea and remove troublesome ear wax.
‘Perfect marker beard’
I think small Jimmy Hill style beards are the perfect way to mark the end of your chin. Some men swear by them. With a well trimmed Jimmy Hill beard, you’ll never lost the end of your chin again.
‘Uses for hemorrhoid cream’
Cleaning out an ants nest, smoothing wrinkles, making an Eskimo frown.
‘How to electrocute a squirrel’
It is a known scientific fact that you cannot actually electrocute a squirrel. They have such a high level of salt in their bodies that they are a natural conductor of electricity. Some people say that squirrels might even hold the key to our energy problems.
‘Jeremy Paxman pants’
The details are these: inside leg 38”, waist 41”, and made from the best squashed worsted by Mr. Patel of High Street, Whickham.
‘Water Sport transvestites’
This one confuses the hell out of me. Why anybody would want to see transvestites surfing and wind sailing is a mystery. From a distance, I’d doubt if you’d even know that they’re transvestites. Could they perhaps mean water polo?
‘Prunella Scales topless photo’
Understandable. I’ve always had a slight thing for Mrs. Fawlty.
‘Usherette tray manufacturer’
You can’t beat Peels of Norwich. They make the finest usherette trays.
‘Fart appreciation society’
The mind boggles. Where do they hold their meetings? What do they do at their meetings? And who would want to attend their meetings?
‘The rubber duck appreciation society’
Much more my cup of tea. Quack.
‘Kirsty Wark newsreader marital status’
Married and mean. You don’t want to go there, boyfriend.
‘Richard Madeley funny things he says’
See above and below. I’m here until Easter.
‘Who is Marti Pellow's wife?’
Mrs. Pellow. I’ve met her on many occasions and she’s a lovely woman. Oddly, she has a total aversion to the records of Wet Wet Wet. It marks her out as a connoisseur of good music.