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British humour

Amongst others, I may have spent a fair proportion of my early years at:

BKYC for big stuff with beds.
British Berlin Yacht Club,
Moenesee Sailing Club,
Dummersee SailingClub,
British Roermond Sailing Club.

I skied in the winters and (very) occasionally I wore green and worked.

No Wansee FKK beach then?
 

AlienFTM

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Dummersee SailingClub,
I'd forgotten the Dummersee. Wednesday Sports afternoon picnicking with family, occasionally taking out a boat.

In 85 Alien Minor 2, in his first year, was a sickly, asthmatic baby (he grew out of it). I'm sat with an instructor at the Dummersee, watching the afternoon drift by. He says, "See her? The fit officer? I've lent her my wetsuit. That'll never be washed again." Wink.

"Wasting your time, mate. That's Captain G*********h, 1 Green Howards' MO and she's in love." I didn't have the heart to tell him she had specialised in paediatrics and was in love with the infant Alien Minor 2 who had, and still has, his mother's and grandmother's deep chocolate brown eyes.
 
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ancienturion

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Dummersee in the early fifties! I remember Ann Roberts but it turned out she was on holiday from south Wales visiting her family and went back home after a couple of weeks.
 

Auld-Yin

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Amongst others, I may have spent a fair proportion of my early years at:

BKYC for big stuff with beds.
British Berlin Yacht Club,
Moenesee Sailing Club,
Dummersee SailingClub,
British Roermond Sailing Club.

I skied in the winters and (very) occasionally I wore green and worked.
You were doing fine and believable up to the last two words!
 
Personally, I think he's gone a bit downhill since Tiswas.

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I recall more recently on a Chat Show he was asked a question about any tips on growing old - by a really neat looking female. His reply - "Never trust a fart".................my sausage flew out of my mouth and I sneezed......it was good advice from our Billy.:mad:
 
I'd forgotten the Dummersee. Wednesday Sports afternoon picnicking with family, occasionally taking out a boat.

In 85 Alien Minor 2, in his first year, was a sickly, asthmatic baby (he grew out of it). I'm sat with an instructor at the Dummersee, watching the afternoon drift by. He says, "See her? The fit officer? I've lent her my wetsuit. That'll never be washed again." Wink.

"Wasting your time, mate. That's Captain G*********h, 1 Green Howards' MO and she's in love." I didn't have the heart to tell him she had specialised paediatrics and was in love with the infant Alien Minor 2 who had, and still has, his mother's and grandmother's deep chocolate brown eyes.

Been to the Dümmersee a couple of times in the last few weeks.
We go swimming at the pool in Hüde most Saturdays and occasionally pop up for a bite to eat at the Strandimbiss Achtern Diek at Lembruch.
 
There are some funny British stand-ups, and American sitcoms and stand-ups. The problem is they are so rare that you have to be either tipped off about them, or be prepared to wade through a load of rubbish to find the good stuff.

For what it's worth these are my own tips…

Mickey Flanagan - Same sort of age group as me, no PC and the best of the stand-ups currently doing the rounds.

Sarah Millican - I like her. You might not. Yes her humour is targeted at women, but she is a woman so entitled to do that, and she is actually funny.

Nina Conti and Monkey - A ventriloquist. Forget her other puppets, Monkey is the one to watch. A nasty-yet-funny character. The sexual assault on the pint glass is brilliant.

Always Sunny in Philadelphia - A US Sitcom. Not PC - they do blackface, have characters who take drugs, sniff glue, stalk women, and one is almost certainly a serial killer! They swear like good 'uns which is unusual for Americans.

Jeff Dunham - Another ventriloquist. The three best characters are Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Walter. Not PC again, but really funny. Swears like a trooper.

Dave Strassman and Kevin or Woody - Another vent. Not PC and funny as hell, especially Kevin.

I wonder why ventriloquism seems to be on the rise again. I enjoy watching them because they are funny, but it seems that the American's can say things through a puppet that they couldn't get away with as straight stand-ups.

No, American’s don’t do our kind of humour, but that doesn’t mean that some of the aren’t funny. They are, but don’t expect to get that more surreal kind of humour we enjoy (except Peanut – one of Jeff Dunham’s characters). It’s not wrong, it’s just different.
 
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Harry Champion was recording comic songs around the time of the first world war and did 'Any Old Iron' around 1911. Have a listen to 'Cucumber' on YT. Possibly very near the knuckle for the time.
 
Harry Champion was recording comic songs around the time of the first world war and did 'Any Old Iron' around 1911. Have a listen to 'Cucumber' on YT. Possibly very near the knuckle for the time.
Marie Lloyd's songs always had a modicum of perceived filth in the lyrics As in " A little of what you fancy does you good" and " One of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit"

Chas and Dave sang a song called" The end of me old cigar" in the same vein as Marie Lloyd
 

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