Friday, December 29, 2006

My friends at BBC news are pleased to report that women who exercise by doing housework reduce the risk of breast cancer.

For my final competition of the year, can you guess the gender of the researchers?

If you need a clue, it was the same team who earlier in the year found that sitting in a recliner watching soccer was the equivalent of acupressure on the points most associated with arthritis, liver disease and knob-rot.

We should applaud such scientific discoveries and reward these researchers with titles and cash.

So, come along ladies. You missed a bit in the corner. And please bob down if you are walking in front of the television.

22 comments:

Dave said...

I see it as my moral duty to allow any female reading this blog to come round to my place and tackle the piles of dust.

Vicus Scurra said...

I hate to disagree, Dave, but I would rather that they were tackling that pile of ironing rather than reading this blog.

Dave said...

I think one of the 'rathers' is superfluous, Vicus.

Women, so they tell me, can multi-task. So no doubt they can read your blog and do the ironing.

No-one has turned up here with a duster though.

ziggi said...

All absolutely true - it's why we live 10 years longer than men.

Cherrypie said...

Here. Have a cold can of beer, Vicus. It's coming straight at your head.

Richard said...

I hope you'll be clearing that mess up afterwards, Cherry.

realdoc said...

Wielding the hoover for exercise can take all sorts of forms, such as beating researchers to a bloody pulp. That would work up a sweat.

Dave said...

Completely off-topic, old chum, but could you clear-up something for me? I mentioned your name yesterday to a fellow-blogger, who said I was pronouncing it wrongly.

Is the 'i' in Vicus pronounced 'eye', as in 'viking' or is it as in 'vicar'?

Vicus Scurra said...

These girls seem to be a tad on the touchy side, don't they?
CP, Realdoc, have a break and a nice cup of tea. I would make it for you if I knew where the kitchen was.

Dave. An interesting dilemma, and I have written about it before. yet to be resolved
If there is anyone out there blessed with erudition, then maybe they could let us know.

Dave said...

Thank you Vicus. I am sorry (having only arrived at your blog part way through the year, and not yet having worked right through your archives) to raise a subject which has clearly been raised before, by, indeed, your goodself.

The help you got back then was fairly useless, but you eem to have a better class of reader these days. Perhaps you should ask the question again. I feel sure that any lawyers present, for instance, will be fluent in Latin.

raincoaster said...

I never heard that "ducking down" request having anything to do with the television. But what do I know? My floor is covered with old Vanity Fair magazines and once a year I turn them over. Saves SO much time vs vacuuming.

Margaret said...

I think it'd Vic as in Dick or Prick isn't it?

Vicus Scurra said...

Margaret, please get back to the laundry, dear lady.

Richard said...

Weecooss Scoorra. I can see RBT saying it now.

tom909 said...

At last a thread worthy of my comment. Sadly I have to go and do the washing up and then pop out for a few things I need tomorrow for Sarah's breakfast.

Pamela said...

I spent all day cleaning and cooking.

Is there some sort of prize for me now?

zoe said...

each time i try ironing or vacuum cleaning i bugger up my back so i won't be doing anybody else's housework for them either.

if you want something done, do it yourself boys.

broomhilda said...

Oh dear... as I am hoplessly domestically challenged...well, you know.

Tedward's Missing Ear said...

I am a lawyer and though I'm not fluent in Latin I think Richard has it right.

Vicus Scurra said...

Tedward. I would have taken your opinion had you not confessed to your profession. And I won't be paying any bills either.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

No, Margaret, I think it's pronounced Juan Kerr.

Has nobody said "While you're down there" yet? Tsk boys, I hope you're not going soft on us. Although it wouldn't be the first time. Stand up and fight you wet nellies.

Vicus Scurra said...

Dafty Rainbow! Welcome back. Glad you've got all those little jobs done! Clever girl!