Laughs in the Lockdown

Like all trilogy franchises, the first one was quite successful but the follow-up was hopeless; meaning the third has come-along quite quickly.  So welcome to Lockdown 3 – Attack of the Mutants!

Adversity always brings out the best in people, and regular readers will know that during the first two lockdowns, I shared some of their humour with you to brighten the long days in isolation.  However, my other passion is music, so this time I have decided to try some of that to lift spirits through what could be a long winter.  So, taking the cue from my favourite DJs Radcliffe & Maconie, I started a Lockdown Chain on my Facebook page – every day a track with a tenuous link to the previous day until we are finally free again to go to real live gigs.   You can also follow this over on my Music Blog


 Adversity always brings out the best in people, and I am lucky in having a lot of friends with a good sense of humour.  After we went into the first lockdown in March, I shared some of that humour with you – some light, some a bit dark, and some just plain daft.  But it all brightened the long days in isolation.

So, now that we are back to the future, so to speak, it is time for episode two.  It will run until this latest aberration is supposed to end in four weeks’ time, or whenever it finally extends to.  Regardless, let’s hope it’s the last episode!
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 They say that adversity brings the best out in people.  Well, I guess I am lucky in having a lot of friends, both long-standing and online, who have a sense of humour.  So after we went into lockdown on March 23rd 2020, many of them started sharing that humour with me.  Some of it is light, some a bit dark, and some just plain daft.  But it all brightens the long days in isolation.

I started sharing the best one or two every day, and was rewarded with a load of shares back.  Then, whilst clearing-out a cupboard, I came across a set of old books I have had since the ‘sixties, containing omnibus collections of random jokes. They provided the inspiration for starting this blog, compiled from a contemporary selection of the best from every day’s input from my friends during this lockdown.  It will run for as long as we need it.
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