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?
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……
24 July – 23 August
The last week of November is going to be great, say the fates, giving you at last some reprieve from all of your worries & the anxieties that have beset you ever since the coach broke down in the abandoned safari park. Sadly the lions will finish eating the driver on Wednesday, suggesting they will be back for you before you get a chance to read next month’s horoscope.
The fates predict that this week you will at last find a way to deal with your problems in an adult & effective manner. They suggest writing to the ThursdayAgain Agony Aunts if you need any tips on how to dispose of the body without fuss.
WIT & WISDOM
Greenhouse gasses seem most effective under glass, & should probably be left there.
As recommended by God.
In Switzerland many old traditions have managed to find a new role in the modern world.
By kind permission of Randy Glasbergen
22 June – 23 July
November is not going to pan out too well for you, predict the fates, suggesting that the bloke in the pub may well have known there was no gold in the Seine before he sold you the pitch.
The fates are looking to see you really shine in November & suggest that keeping a fire-blanket & extinguisher close by may well pay-off in the end.
WIT & WISDOM
The best time of day is always the one you miss because the ‘phone rings.
Buy now & avoid the rush.