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Winston Churchill Misquotes

Winston Churchill Misquotes

No Comments 24 January 2014

Winston Churchill Misquotes.....he could have said anything

“Jesus Clementine, I’m a bit busy at the moment. Can’t your sister pick up the goddam dog?”



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Winston Churchill Misquotes

No Comments 13 May 2013

After Neville Chamberlain had signed the Munich Agreement in September of 1938, ceding a region of Czechoslovakia to Hitler-

“You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war. A decision as asinine as ordering bangers and mash when the fish and chips is half off. You sir, are simply a twat”

Winston Churchill Misquotes

The Few

No Comments 20 August 2012

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Is this comb-over working?”

National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day Emeritus – Sir Winston Churchill

No Comments 25 January 2012


Its a High Holiday here at the NOR offices. But as a matter of full disclosure its entire company holiday here at The Shade. Sir Winston was a great man and a continuing source of inspiration to the entire staff here. He really knew how to take the bull by the horns and get things done. And he was a baller (2 requirements for gaining employment here at The Shade).

He was a triumphant and valiant leader, prolific writer (winning the Nobel Prize), painter, and one hell of a verb conjugator. At a time when when things were bleak, people were scared and tyranny was threatening the entire globe he challenged the men and women of the Allied Forces to live their finest hour.

And they did just that.

I’ll let Mr. Lewis take it from here because we were fortunate to find an original obit from the NYT in 1963.

For now, I have to get back to the jubilant, yet contemplative, office celebration.

Churchill Dies at 90 At Home in London

By Anthony Lewis

The New York Times, January 24, 1965

LONDON, Sunday, January 24 — Sir Winston Churchill is dead.

The great figure who embodied man’s will to resist tyranny passed into history this morning. He was 90 years old.

His old friend and physician, Lord Moran, gave the news to the world after informing Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Lord Moran’s announcement said:

“Shortly after 8 A.M., Sir Winston died at his home.” (Signed) Moran.

The announcement by Lord Moran was read to reporters near the Churchill home at 8:35 A.M. (3:35 A.M., New York time).

About 30 members of the press were standing in the rain at the entrance to Hyde Park Gate, the small street south of Kensington Gardens where Sir Winston had lived for so long. A reporter for the Press Association read Lord Moran’s statement to them. Continue

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Winston Churchill Misquotes: Fig Newton Rationing

No Comments 05 January 2012

‘You’re right Bessie I am drunk and out of fig newtons. And you’re ugly. But tomorrow morning I’ll be sober and nibbling on a newton with tea and you’ll still be ugly.’

Winston Churchill Misquotes

No Comments 23 November 2011

Don’t shoot the messenger. Shoot his horse. Then the messenger will be trapped.

Winston Churchill Misquotes

1 Comment 17 November 2011

“If Adolf Hitler doesn’t come in here and kill me, your mother’s beef wellington will. Throw in the towel,¬†Henrietta!”

– Churchill, to wife Clementine Churchill

Winston Churchill Misquotes

A Good Milk Stout

No Comments 10 September 2011

“There is little in this world that cannot be set right by the hand of a good milk stout.”

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