Category Archives: Knockabout

Loose Ends and a Lost Cause?

Phil Groom writes:

1. Loose Ends from the Cartoon Competition: Two New Entries

First from Mousey:

From Mousey: There must be countless ways to sort your cistern

From Mousey: There must be countless ways to sort your cistern

Second from our photographer in Durham, a peek inside the abandoned Brewermobile. David Keen said the Brewers were left with no room for manoeuvre, but I can see — OK, let’s not go there. A precaution against swine flu, perhaps?

Phibreman strikes again: Inside the Brewermobile

Phibreman strikes again: Inside the Brewermobile

Thanks guys!

2. A Lost Cause?

OK, perhaps I am unduly pessimistic: perhaps someone does care. Be that as it may, somehow I missed this photo of the Winchester shop window from my last post, but it seems to sum up the state of the place most aptly:

Winchester - Who Cares?

Winchester's Shop Window - Who Cares?

Cistern Disease: Cartoon Competition Still Open

Phil Groom writes:

Remember this from last year?

Cistern Disease

Cistern Disease

The shops may be closed but the Cartoon Competition is still open, if anyone else is feeling creative. You never know, it might help Phil W & J Mark Brewer to loosen up a bit…

Ask, sheep, knock …

Matt Wardman writes:

I am just coming up to my first anniversary as a contributor to the scrutiny of the rundown of the former-SPCK bookshops by Messers Brewer, Shyster and Brewer.

For a long time a lot of people felt like this:

Gerald the Sheep - Lost and Found

Gerald the Sheep - Lost and Found

Followers of this blog will know that things have moved forward in the last several months in some aspects, and we are now in this sort of position, attempting to untangle a gooey mess with prickles:

120709-gerald-the-sheep-sticky-toffee-pudding

Hopefully certain people will end up feeling like this:

120709-gerald-the-sheep-expenses-account

Now off to do some work.

(And I hear that Geraldthesheep.com is on its way.)

Brewer Enterprises: Affirm Yourself

Phil Groom writes:

Just repeat it to yourself often enough and you’ll be fine. Who knows, you might even convince the neighbours

Brewer Enterprises - How the West Was Won

Screenshot, 26th March 2009 - Brewer Enterprises - How the West Was Won

Competition time: what is a CAM? Best suggestion is a winner! Which you are, of course…

 

Hogwash: Asingleblog Interviews Mark Brewer

Deep Joy at the Brewery

Deep Joy at the Brewery

Phil Groom writes:

Don’t miss this one, dear people: ASB’s best yet: Interview with a Vamp…sorry Brewer

Fun on the Buses: Slogan Competition

Phil Groom writes:

It’s amazing what you see on the roads in London these days:

There probably won't be any bookshops - there certainly wasn't a bankruptcy

There probably won't be any bookshops - there certainly wasn't a bankruptcy

There probably won't be any bookshops if we leave them to the Brewers

There probably won't be any bookshops if we leave them to the Brewers

Courtesy of the Atheist Bus Slogan Generator:
can you come up with anything better?

ruletheweb.co.uk/b3ta/bus | tinyurl.com/bus-slogan

On the Fifth Day of Christmas Gerald the Sheep felt overwhelmed

Last time I posted a Gerald, Phil growled at me in a friendly bookshop-manager fashion (like an adventurous aspidistra), but he’s not doing the blog today, so let’s play.

20090101-q-cartoon-gerald-the-sheep-12-days-day-five-gerald-overwhelmed

Gronda!, Gronda!

I feel like that when I count how many hares are running at any one time in this SPCK saga.

More Brewerlogues later.

Credit: Ben Gallagher.

[Update – See Peter Kirk’s comment below]
Dilbert.com

Er … woof

Matt Wardman