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About myweirdbrainblog

Sometimes blogger. An older parent married to Kathy with a 12 year old daughter.

Wonka’s Golden Ticket

It’s hard to recall your happiest childhood memory. Childhood is being left further and further behind me as I stare down the barrel of popping my mortal clogs. Fortunately there were a lot of happy childhood memories. I can’t say … Continue reading

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Corporal Punishment and the Lance corporal Who Lived Behind Us

My brothers and I liked to push the boundaries. I well remember our chain-smoking suburban mum and neighbour Mrs Johnson, whose husband a cook did a runner with some sweeter ingredient – can’t say we blamed him, telling her brow-beaten … Continue reading

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“Shooting The Breeze”

It’s a hot night here tonight and I bathe by moonlight in jungle sweat ooze dampened sheets. Like a pitted juicy prune leaving behind its stone, I sink deeply into the mattress weighed down by my internal organs rather than … Continue reading

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“Fridge Over the River Kwai” or “Kwai Me a River”

The fridge was my BMX bike. The stifling heat was the jungle. The neighbours were the neighbours but laid out in deck chairs. It’s been a while and I’m back in the spare room again with a deeply aching arm … Continue reading

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Pissing ‘Bloketiquette’

Forget feminism. Men are chained, shackled and ‘man’acled when it comes to public pissing etiquette or ‘Bloketiquette’ in the “Big House” or alternatively the “Little Boys’ Room”. I’ve heard the phrase “Rat Up a Drainpipe” applied to it before, but … Continue reading

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A Stag To-Do

I don’t know why I keep returning to my childhood in my posts. Maybe its cathartic I ponder, as I look up at a huge full moon tonight with my Rescue dog “Mr Lee” tugging at the end of his … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Teachers

Was thinking about the various teachers who had the undoubted pleasure of basking in the golden glow of my cerebral cortex. A fine sparkling wine I was, bubbling up to an uncorked neck. And let’s not forget my debonair man-child … Continue reading

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