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……

Signs & portents: November 2014 – Libra

23 September – 22 October

MEN

November 6th, in particular, will seem all too short for you to achieve everything that you want, say the fates. This includes being able to summon the ambulance before loss of blood causes your blood pressure to drop too far, rendering you unconscious yet again, & for the last time.

WOMEN

November is going to be good for you, predict the fates, who say that you will finally be able to put the recent unpleasantness behind you & to get on with your life, albeit in solitary confinement.

WIT & WISDOM

Outrage sells newspapers.

No animals were killed, harmed or even annoyed, in the production of this horoscope.

Signs & portents: November 2014 – Virgo

24 August – 22 September

MEN

November will see you relax a little, say the fates, saving your strength for the battles ahead. This is probably a good thing because you can expect your wife to regain consciousness on the 28th, & boy, is she going to be pissed at you!

WOMEN

The fates say that in November you will enjoy an extended respite from all your professional worries & have a chance to really think about the future. You will be made redundant on the 3rd.

WIT & WISDOM

An adequate performance is soon forgotten.

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