An English pub canceled a charity snail race after the unseasonably icy weather made the potential competitors too slow to compete.
“The cold snap has led to a medical problem with our racing snails – it’s called hibernation,” the Dartmoor Union Inn in southwest England said.
Temperatures across much of Europe are still below normal for the time of year, and British weather forecasters have warned of bitterly cold winds and the return of snow that could disrupt transport and cut off rural communities over the coming week.
The Dartmoor Union Inn said it planned to reschedule what it had billed as “The 1st International Snail Grand National”, in aid of a local air ambulance service, once the weather warms up.
In retrospect Janesh was lucky that the governments “improved literacy” programme coincided with the WWF’s efforts to enhance the relationship between the local population and the few remaining elephants living wild in the bush. In fact the savings from his salary for teaching what he described as “the indigenous illiterate population” and the stipend from the WWF, for what he called “cultural assimilation,” allowed him to buy-up the local land which he turned into a mall with extensive parking and the first in a global chain of “Jumboburger” fast-food franchises. This is the last known photograph of Janesh and one of his students sharing extracts from “The Art of the Deal” before the herd disappeared.
In an election year, sometimes you just don’t get to choose who you have to follow…..
“OK guys, I’ve found the slot and boy, are we eating well tonight. Anybody got a quarter?”
Yesterday Buster died. Asleep in the sunshine, aged and content. Always the spirit that moved ThursdayAgain (hopefully) beyond the mundane his silent voice still shouts from every room and every tree. His loss is beyond tears.
Farewell old friend.
In Switzerland many old traditions have managed to find a new role in the modern world.
By kind permission of Randy Glasbergen