Welcome to the Rhino House: new readers start here

Why ThursdayAgain?

Ford Prefect: How would you react if I told you that I’m not from Guildford after all, but from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse?
Arthur Dent: I don’t know. Why? Do you think it’s the sort of thing you’re likely to say?
Ford Prefect: Drink up. The world’s about to end.
Arthur Dent: This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Why Rhino House?

“The boys were all feeling rough
Dear God we’d all had enough……
And the dressing room was filthy & cold
With orange wallpaper, 40 years old.
It stank like a Rhino House.”

Who is the jester figure?

His name is Hugo, & no, I don’t know why he looks miserable.

What is a charivari & why is ThursdayAgain almost one?

charivari n.
1. a discordant mock serenade (often to newlyweds), made with instruments & mock-instruments such as pans, kettles, etc. Usually delivered in the form of a parade.
2. a confused noise; din
[from French, from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from karē head + barus heavy].

As a blog, ThursdayAgain has the advantage of only being a very small din, is only mildly confused (or concussed, if you prefer) & can be enjoyed indoors – hence “almost”.

Should I take advice from the Agony Aunts or plan based on the ThursdayAgain horoscopes?

NO!

Do try & keep up......

Do try & keep up……

View from a Rhino House: mousing

The airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, suffering from a host of problems with its decision to become the first European budget airline to fly the profitable long-haul routes, was forced to delay a flight from Oslo to New York by over five hours on Tuesday because of a mouse in the cockpit.

“The pilots discovered a mouse on flight deck,” spokeswoman Charlotte Holmbergh said yesterday evening. “We had to make sure that no cables or wires had been chewed..”

Norwegian has recently had a string of technical troubles with its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners delaying many of its flights & leaving passengers stranded at airports as from Bangkok to Florida.

The airline has in recent weeks managed to improved its reliability, but it runs its Dreamliners 18 hours a day, significantly longer than traditional carriers, so even small delays can cause significant schedule disruptions.

“At least the mouse was caught,” Ms Holmbergh added.

"I don't know why they gave us this job anyway, I just wanted to serve the nuts....."

“I don’t know why they gave us this job anyway, I just wanted to serve the nuts…..”

View from a Rhino House: Better out than in?

A British man who has spent a total of seven years in prison, for wandering around naked in public, lost his legal battle to wear no clothes yesterday as the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) told him he must respect the rights of others.

Stephen Gough, usually, & predictably, known as “The Naked Rambler” by British tabloid media for his bid to walk the length of the country wearing no more than a hat, a bulky rucksack & an irritatingly smug air of self-righteousness, has a record of around 30 convictions for public order disturbances & other offences.

Gough argued that European laws on “respect for private life & freedom of expression” gave him the right to nudity whenever he chose it. But the Strasbourg-based Court ruled that they did not apply given his “deliberately repetitive antisocial conduct”.

“He had plenty of other ways of expressing his opinions,” it concluded.

People eager to keep their breakfast down will be cheering all over the UK.

Now where did I put the damned car keys?

Now where did I leave the damned car keys?