F is for Wryday (95)

May 24, 2012

Paddy and Mick are working on a building site. Paddy says to Murphy “I’m gonna have the day off, I’m gonna pretend I’m mad!”

He climbs up the rafters, hangs upside down and shouts, ‘I’M A LIGHTBULB! I’M A LIGHTBULB!’

Murphy watches in amazement.

The Foreman shouts, ‘Paddy you’re mad, go home’.

So he leaves the site.

Murphy starts packing his kit up to leave as well.

‘Where the hell are you going?’ asks the Foreman.

‘Well, I can’t work in the dark, can I?!’, says Murphy.


Mick and Paddy are reading head stones at a nearby cemetery.

Mick says “Crikey! There’s a bloke here who was 152!”

Paddy says “What’s his name?”

Mick replies “Miles, from London !”


Paddy and his wife are lying in bed and the neighbours’ dog is barking like mad in the garden.

Paddy says, ‘To hell with this!’, and storms off.

He comes back upstairs 5 minutes later and his wife asks, ‘What did you do?’.

Paddy replies,’I’ve put the dog in our garden. Let’s see how they like it!’

F is for Wryday (94)

May 17, 2012

A meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.”[2] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures. (WIKI)

An Internet meme is an idea that is propagated through the World Wide Web. The idea may take the form of a hyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word “more” as “moar” or “the” as “teh”. The meme may spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, news sources, or other web-based services. An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, parody, or by incorporating news accounts about itself. Internet memes can evolve and spread extremely rapidly, sometimes reaching world-wide popularity within a few days. (WIKI)

F is for Wryday (93)

May 4, 2012

An email came across my inbox today written by a CEO trying to sell the wares of his business to a prospective client. In explaining the nature of his business he wrote, ‘We collaboratively help our clients face increasing challenges to balance short term objectives against strategic choices to realise sustainable business outcomes’.

I suspect he was going for a buzzword bingo prize (you can generate your own here).

Later in the email he use the phrase ‘in this space’ which I suspect is quickly replacing ‘going forward’ for the next ‘big thing’ in buzzwords.

Come to think of it ‘next big thing’ would probably appear on someone’s card … mmm … maybe even ‘buzzword’!