Friday, January 20, 2012

Keep on keeping on ...

This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Sir Winston Churchill

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Charlie

Today would have been Charles Samuel Addams' 100th birthday. He was known to his friends and associates as Chas or Chill, rather than Charlie, but for today, he's Charlie.

As a lad, he was a bit of a rascal and later it was said that "His sense of humor was a little different from everybody else's."

Well, I can relate to that.

It can also explain why I used to so enjoy The Addams Family. Charlie created them, firstly as cartoon characters who easily took to greater things.

Thanks Google.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

2012 might be the Year of the Dragon, the year of the Farmer and the year of Reading (that is all I have discovered so far ... there are probably more); but I just want it to be THE YEAR of NO FIREWORKS!

I have had enough fireworks!

I don't even mind when they burn up thousands of dollars to celebrate every tin pot little celebration. Well, I would prefer that the money were spent on something more useful and perhaps a little longer lasting. And the smoke, smell and cloud left over is not that pleasant. Also it seems to remind those drongos who have been storing their own fireworks (illegally of course), to bring out a few and see how many people in the suburbs they can annoy. The RSPCA love them too; the fireworks and the drongos - large numbers of lost terrified dogs to console.

Ah well, by tommorrow afternoon, the fireworks, like the hangovers, will be forgotten for a few weeks. And, of course, there is always Australia Day soon to keep the pyrotechnicians in business and the drongos occupied.