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……


Fiction in 50 challenge

fiction in 50





The path to enlightenment was lined, on the left, with the burned-out ruins of what had once been elementary schools; on the right lay the crumbling bones of small children apparently crawling away from the devastation. It was then we decided to turn around and visit the beach, instead.


The main event is here.

View from a Rhino House: midnight munchies

In Bonita Springs, Florida last week there was a break-in at Doc’s Beach House (a bar & restaurant), according to Lee County sheriff spokesman Tony Schall.

Captured for posterity, & internet fame, the three intruders were recorded on the security video roaming around the kitchen in their underwear before taking a case of hamburgers & some red bell peppers from the refrigerator – before stripping-off their underwear & wandering around the kitchen nude for a while longer & leaving.

Although photos from the security camera have been posted on the Internet, only two tips have come in, Schall said, with no one apparently recognizing the faces (or any other parts).

Schall said officers suspect the three might have been tourists.

Well if they arrest anyone the identity parade might be fun, I wonder if they will post that on the web.

Bell peppers, as naked as the day they were picked.

Bell peppers, as naked as the day they were picked.

Signs & portents: August 2014 – Virgo

24 August – 22 September


The fates say that in August you will finally be recognised for who you really are; blame it on the posters that are plastered all over the town & the rather good police photofit picture.


August has both highs & lows for you, say the fates, but that’s life as an attendant on a roller-coaster for you.


Try not to seem too confident when giving obvious advice.

This machine is only partly operational – it will accept coins.