By Youngian
#1287
If Michael McIntyre’s observational comedy is too edgy for you there’s always Tom Utley
TOM UTLEY: Believe me, it's a lot easier to run a country than deny a wife her home makeover

How many times, over the past few days, have you heard pundits declaring: 'If Boris Johnson can't even say no to Carrie Symonds's extravagant decorating plans, then how can he be thought fit to run the country?'
They speak as if it were self-evidently easier for a man to deny a determined partner her wishes than it is to preside over a Government.

All I can say is that those commentators can't ever have been married. For if they had wives — or fiancées, come to that — they'd surely know that their theory is the opposite of the truth.

Indeed, such problems as negotiating Brexit, handling a pandemic, defeating terrorism and ending centuries of internecine strife in Northern Ireland are an absolute doddle beside the business of talking the better half out of a project on which she has set her heart. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... eover.html
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By Andy McDandy
#1290
There's someone mourning the demise of Punch.

And if money was tight, how about cutting back on the school fees?

There's also a Jan Moir piece, all "who doesn't love a bit of posh wallpaper, eh girls?". Although she does subtly point out that Carrie Antoinette was apparently 10 months pregnant with Warming Pan Wilf.
By Bones McCoy
#1312
Malcolm Armsteen wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:19 pm
Andy McDandy wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:58 pm Carrie Antoinette was apparently 10 months pregnant with Warming Pan Wilf.
The only child ever smuggled out of the birthing suite in a warming pan. At his own request.
Have I missed a world shattering affair of state?
By MisterMuncher
#1324
I mean, is the answer "fuck off, me and the wife are adults engaged in a relationship of mutual respect, we reach decisions together for each other, not engage in some sitcom-esque transactional affair where I live in constant fear of provoking her"?

It's just so fucking childish. Does Tom actually know any women?
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By Malcolm Armsteen
#1325
MisterMuncher wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 12:09 am I mean, is the answer "fuck off, me and the wife are adults engaged in a relationship of mutual respect, we reach decisions together for each other, not engage in some sitcom-esque transactional affair where I live in constant fear of provoking her"?
In most things, yes. In the case of decoration and home furnishing not necessarily. In my experience.

(Which is why the sofas in this room have five cushions each...)
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By AOB
#1327
MisterMuncher wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 12:09 am I mean, is the answer "fuck off, me and the wife are adults engaged in a relationship of mutual respect, we reach decisions together for each other, not engage in some sitcom-esque transactional affair where I live in constant fear of provoking her"?

It's just so fucking childish. Does Tom actually know any women?
Coming soon on BBC1...... Tom & Gerrie. Tom Utley plays henpecked Tom. Penelope Keith plays his demanding, high maintenance, Versace-clad wife Gerrie. The aim of each episode is Tom desperately trying to escape for peace and quiet to read the Daily Mail in the shed at the bottom of the garden but Gerrie always thwarts him with some chore with hilarious consequences.
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By Boiler
#1329
MisterMuncher wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 12:09 am I mean, is the answer "fuck off, me and the wife are adults engaged in a relationship of mutual respect, we reach decisions together for each other, not engage in some sitcom-esque transactional affair where I live in constant fear of provoking her"?

It's just so fucking childish. Does Tom actually know any women?
Sadly, IRL I know of relationships where one partner lives in fear of provoking the other for even the most minor of transgressions.

They do exist.
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