Monday, 21 February 2011

It's only Scotland

Well, it seems somebody somewhere wishes it to be brighter in the evenings.  Else their eyesight is going!!

It seems the main argument to resisting any change is that it creates some additional danger in the morning when the children are going to school.

So, lets counteract that claim - switch on your headlights eh??? and if you're walking, walk on the pavements (sidewalks to some) and use a torch, and reflective materials.  Or better still - don't have kids.  Ok, that last suggestion might not work as well. Well, it would (solves the problem) but then no more humanity!!!!! (Least there'll be peace on earth then, lol).

Tis not Cricket
So, the world cup is in doubt???

50 Overs seems to be too long-legged and is now on a sticky wicket with the Extra Cover it requires seeming to be no more.  The Short leg version (of 20 overs) is taking more of a fast pace towards dominating the cricket scenery.

Anyone say Duck???
The umpire, having been called Backward-square, took offence when the Maiden (over by the Gully), appealed to the silly mid-on who was actually all around her in the covers, insisted that she was single but he found her to be well wide of the mark.  The bowler, having been creased up about this, is resorting to bodyline bouncers.     

The Captain, having bailed out, was in the middle of a collapse when the duck entered the frey. To say he was stumped is an understatement.
Oh, thats enought of the references, it's just not cricket!!

On this day

1431 - England begins trial against Joan of Arc 
1782 - US congress resolves establishment of a US mint (tasty too)
1878 - 1st telephone book issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut) 
1922 - Great Britain grants Egypt independence 
1931 - Alka Seltzer introduced (and has been repeating itself ever since)  
1964 - UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US (no mention of how much was sent back)
 1972 - Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China
1981 - "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured 

1986 - Charlotte Church (OMG, she's that young....oh dear)
1979 - Jennifer Love Hewitt
1955 - Kelsey Grammer
1946 - Tyne Daly
1946 - Alan Rickman


1437 - King James I of Scotland (Yeah, who!! Exactly)
1945 - Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (Olympic-gold 1924), dies at 43 (Chariots of Fire)
1993 - Ferrucci Lamborghini, car maker (Lamborghini), dies at 76
1996 - Terence Edward Armstrong, polar geographer, dies at 75 (but not Pole Dancing)

Thought of the Day

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh yes, we have that "Daylight Savings Time" mischief here, 'Spring forward, Fall back' is how most folks here keep it straight.

    It's not too bad, in the fall when you set the clocks back you get an "extra" hour of sleep.