Monday, November 21, 2005

British humor

I've always like British humor, whether it was Monty Python, Black Adder or some other show from the BBC. What I think I like the most about it is their innate ability to laugh at themselves and look at life with a slightly different slant. Especially during hard times.
During the early days of World War Two, the UK was basically in it all alone. They were one step ahead of an invasion, the Blitz wreaking havoc on their cities at night with constant bombing raids from the Luftwaffe.
British subjects were in dire straits, indeed. But they got by, day by day with the classic stiff upper lip and stoic humor.
Like these nifty little beer advertisements from England in WWII, telling what they really thought of Hitler's vaunted Luftwaffe and what he could do with it.

These are fantastic and just show what mettle the Brits had then. A good friend in the Australian Air Force I've know for a while sent these to me over the weekend so I thought I'd share them with you.

So I hope you all had a great weekend, mine was EXTREMELY busy, between work and the FD... Brush fire & chimney fire season is upon us...
And I also hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and loved ones!
Copyright 2005 Thomas J Wolfenden

10 comments:

Courtney said...

Gotta love the Brits! My friend and I used to hang out at this British Pub in Houston. She would always pretend to be British. Good stuff :)

Lora said...

Thanks for starting the day out with a smile, Tom. And I hope you have special plans for celebrating Thanksgiving with family and/or friends. If not...if you start driving right now you can be here in time to partake of the bird, the fixings, and a piece each of apple, pecan, and pumpkin pie with our family.

berly02 said...

My husband used to quote MP all the time.
So funny.

Ranger Tom said...

Courtney: Brits and the Candians have the best humor I think... Really dry.

Lora: Thanks for the offer, I'd take you up on it but plans were changed that can't be changed back again so now I have to work.

Berly: I'm 39 and I still quote MP...

Kev said...

Oh, I love quoting the Pythons, much to Ms N's chagrin.

cantellya said...

I must be a real square because I never "got" the Monty Python stuff. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well :)

Cheryl said...

Those are so funny. I admire Brits attitude when people are trying to get them down, like they did this summer. And I love their humor too. Always quoting Monty Python.

Lisa said...

My hubby and father in law love the British humor too.

Kev said...

This is about the time one would expect the Spanish Inquisition ...

Ranger Tom said...

Kev: No one EVER expects the Spanish Inquisition!!!!

Now, the comfy chair!