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?


Do try & keep up......

Do try & keep up……

View from a Rhino House: pizza pain

In the USA on Tuesday a Kentucky man already charged with stealing beer made a prank call from the police station where he was arrested, to order five pizzas.

Mike “Hold-the-anchovies” Harp had been arrested on Tuesday night after shoplifting $36 worth of beer from a convenience store, said a police spokesman yesterday. Harp & other suspects had stolen beer from the same store more than once during the day & were drinking it in the street when the police detained them, he added.

At the police station, Harp asked if he could call a family member on his cellphone. He then called a Domino’s pizza restaurant instead & placed an order in the name of Captain Coy Wilson, his arresting officer. The spokesman could not offer any information on the type of pizzas ordered.

Harp was then charged with theft by deception, identity theft & impersonating an officer, by an unappreciative constabulary. The date for a preliminary hearing has not yet been set.

Now if he’d added doughnuts to the order there probably would have been no problem at all (as long as there was some of the beer left).

Accessory or pusher?

Accessory or pusher?