6. A fighting Fury
Bit naughty of Tyson Fury, singing, ‘Bye bye Miss American Pie … this will be the day that you die.’ And getting the Americans to sing along.
Plus, he’s not a British fighter according to him, he’s Oirish and Brad Pitt can tell you how the Oirish fight – Marquess of Queensberry it ain’t.
5. Decline of men
4. Is Johnson insane?
3. My two favourite quicks:
2. Why is it not in the public interest?
1. Triple celebration this Sunday
Firstly, it is Quinquagesima Sunday or 50 days before Easter. tomorrow is Clean Monday, then Shrove Tuesday, then Ash Wednesday.
Secondly, it is Day of the Defenders of the Fatherland in Russia and Russian influenced lands, more commonly known for the armed forces in the old days, more commonly known today as the Day of Men. it is the day the girls supposedly do the right thing by their menfolk and I’d be interested to know how far they still do.
Lastly for me, it’s the end of the 20 day Festival of Birthdays beginning on February 3rd and also taking in Valentine’s Day. In Russia, I noted carefully which ladies remembered me and then, on their day, March 8th, I remembered those ones.
That sounds churlish but when you’re getting into the hundreds, that’s a bit of a tall order to individually mark on the one day. Later in the day, I’d send something to those who’d forgotten and thank them for remembering and congratulate them in turn on this March 8th.
But that’s getting ahead of ourselves today.
The joke on me is that almost invariably, I am ill or shunned by my lady. Whether it is the cold of England, the heat of Oz or the frozen wilderness of Russia, still turns out not good and thus I am only just coming out of illness yet again today.
[H/T Chuckles and haiku where applicable]