Yes, they make us groan and roll our eyes and plead “Stop!”, but corny Christmas cracker jokes still make us laugh!
Here are 101 of the best, the worst and the cheesiest jokes for the... More > festive season, guaranteed to make Christmas go with a bang!< Less
Justifiably or not, lawyers all over the world have a rather bad reputation for being unfeeling, low-down, money- grasping rotters... This is supported by the huge amount of jokes poking fun at the... More > species. Here is a collection of 101 examples – what we consider to be the funniest lawyer jokes.< Less
When we think of laws in the UK we recall the Magna Carta of about 800 years ago. All over Europe laws were formed and had time to mature over the centuries. Not so in the USA which grew to be a... More > world power in a relatively short period. As a new country, laws would spring up wherever people would settle. Any educated man could become a lawyer and any local judge could pass laws in his town that he felt appropriate.
Although most of these laws seem very silly to us now, at the time they must have been passed for a reason and because the town’s leading citizens wanted to stamp out a particular problem.
The section on funny American laws, which takes up most of the book, is divided alphabetically by State. It is an eclectic set of laws chosen for their weirdness and comic aspects. Each State’s motto is noted after the State heading. A random collection of funny laws from other parts of the world follow but really, as you will see, America has the crown!< Less
Ageing... there’s precious little we can do about it, so we may as well accept it, get on with it and even enjoy it. Barring illness, how we cope with ageing is, to a certain extent, a question... More > of mind over matter: we’ve all heard the joke... if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. This little compilation of quotes from the likes of actors, writers, comedians and philosophers takes a gentle poke at the ageing process and reminds us that it’s not the end of the world... yet!< Less
Born on 17 July 1917 in Lima, Ohio, Phyllis Ada Diller (née Driver) was an American actress and comic. An eccentric in character and appearance, she will be remembered for her quickly-delivered... More > one-liners and self-deprecating jokes, wild hair, distinctive cackle, cigarette holder, and exotic dress sense. Here is a collection of her best and funniest quotes.< Less
Plato is considered one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He was a Greek polymath: a philosopher, a mathematician, a writer and founder (at the age of 30) of the Academy in Athens – an... More > institution of higher learning where he taught Aristotle, amongst others. Here is a collection of his finest quotes.< Less
Socrates was a Greek philosopher and teacher, now considered to be one of the founders of Western philosophy. His way of teaching, known today as the Socratic Method, encouraged students to question... More > everything: What is truth? What is justice? Are the gods omnipotent? As he did not transcribe his teachings and thoughts, a great deal of what is known about him today comes from writings of his pupils and followers, notably Plato and Xenophon, as well as the plays of Aristophanes.Here is a selection of his best quotes.< Less
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath, born in Stagira, Greece, and today considered one of the most important figures in Western philosophy. His writings cover a wide range of subjects from... More > physics, biology and zoology to poetry, music, logic, politics, government and ethics. This is a collection of his best quotes.< Less
Mention ‘Thatcher’ in the UK and opinion will be clearly divided. However, one thing that is inarguable is that Margaret Thatcher was a formidable character: British stateswoman, Leader... More > of the Conservative Party 1975-1990, Prime Minister 1979-1990, Britain’s first female prime minister; the longest-serving prime minister of the 20th century; self-confessed conviction politician…
This is a compilation of Margaret Thatcher’s best quotes, a collection of quotes about her, and a selection of anecdotes presented by Members in the House of Commons and the House of Lords after the announcement of her death in April 2013.< Less
Prince Philip (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 1921): Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of the United Kingdom, Lord High Admiral... He may have several titles and be of noble background and married... More > to the ever-popular Queen Elizabeth II, but Prince Philip has a reputation for uttering controversial remarks – gaffes, jokes, humorous comments (misconstrued or otherwise), offensive jibes, call them what you will – dream material for the Press to report in whichever way they choose.
Here is a compilation of 101 quotes reflecting Prince Philip’s frankness and sense of humour over the years; character traits that are, perhaps, usually kept more in check by people moving in such highly distinguished circles. But where would be the fun in that?