Author Archives: Dr Pete

Gravy wrestling

The Rose ‘n’ Bowl pub in Stacksteads, Lancashire, recently hosted the World Gravy Wrestling Championships.  The contest was won by Joel Hicks, a 30-year-old barrister wrestling under the name of Stone Cold Steve Bisto. “The final was really tough and … Continue reading

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Sacrilege = Desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of something sacred

The most valuable catalogue in pop music is finally open for business after the Beatles invited offers to use their hits in advertisements.  Now the guardians of the Beatles’ songbook have said the catalogue may be licensed for selected “brand … Continue reading

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Trigger’s Broom

 Down at the “Slug and Philosopher’ we had gotten through the first couple of quick pints and were working our way through the later, slower ones. “You know, I don’t even remember my first Guinness,” said Old Ted, wiping some … Continue reading

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Smells like Xmas spirit

For Robert Schoff, this Christmas stank. That’s because the 77-year-old spent a large part of his Christmas Eve stuck upside down in the opening of his septic tank.  Schoff, of Des Moines, Iowa, reached into the tank Monday in an … Continue reading

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Down on the farm

You will see that supermarket giant and champion of healthy produce Tesco are sourcing  many of their goods from British farms. Amongst their suppliers they now have Rosedene farm for fruit, Redmere farm for vegetables, Willows farm for poultry and … Continue reading

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The harder they fall

It’s Man United versus West Ham and the Hammers are putting up a damn good fight.  United’s manager, Sir Alex, is becoming apoplectic in the dugout. Over on the wing, Ron, that foreign chap who plays for United, is doing … Continue reading

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