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?
By the time you read this I shall sadly no longer be with you (and apologies for the glitch that caused the post to appear earlier this month). Thank you for all the “likes” and comments, and for your own blogs which have captivated, informed and entertained me for so many years.
Sometimes life does not work out as planned, just the way of the world.
Good bye, good luck and may your Gods bless you all.
Gerald was the first proper dragon to be bred (thanks to genetic engineering of Komodo dragon genes) in over 3,000 years. Unfortunately his cannibalistic tendencies emerged when he was only 3 weeks hatched; with no other dragons to feed upon he effectively ate himself within 20 minutes, starting at his tail. No further attempts were made to reintroduce the semi-legendary beast and the Chinese genetics team went back to working on a cure for male-pattern baldness.
Joe had been the company’s Health & Safety Officer for 11 years and his advice on all matters pertaining to staff welfare and safe working practices had been religiously followed by the workforce. Sadly some of his advice was not as accurate as it might have been, and in his time at the company there had been an average of 5 deaths every year and multiple maimings. Three weeks after he retired Joe died whilst repairing the family’s toaster in the tub.
The James family were already famous for their diner’s grits in the Carolinas, but even some of their customers were surprised by their decision to apply to the Cirque du Soleil acrobatic training school in France; but as paterfamilias Joe (standing on the left) said, “it’s time to take the family brand global.”
Even with the corporal helping Jan-Xi realised he was never going to get the damn truck going with a “bump start”, and without a set of jump leads things did not look good; at this rate the rest of the Company might as well have been on the other side of the moon. He was definitely not going to make it to base in time for dinner tonight!