I’m going to go out on a limb here and bet these diners didn’t leave the waiter a tip . . . http://tinyurl.com/zr4xy3m
the french motto ‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité‘ seems rather hollow given some French mayors have banned women from wearing the ‘burkini’ swimming costume on the beach
and while the french prime minister sees the burkini as ‘enslaving’ women – apparently because he thinks the decision to wear the burkini is forced on a woman by her male partner rather than her own choice, he sees nothing ironic in another set of men ordering her not to wear it
as Mitch Benn says on Twitter . . . The case that one should not dictate what women can & can’t wear is perhaps not best made by dictating what women can & can’t wear – http://tinyurl.com/zhrqg3w
and as to the argument that . . .
folk of a certain age will remember the short ‘filler’ films by British Pathé shown while waiting for the main feature to start at the cinema
these have been archived and every month a compilation of these clips on a related theme is posted on YouTube
this month it is a nostalgic look back at Butlin holiday camps – a favourite holiday destination for Brits after the 1939-45 war when money was tight and very few could afford to holiday abroad
surrounded by high fencing, rows of small basic box-like accommodation, communal canteens, uniformed’red-coats’ patrolling, loudspeakers blaring to rouse folk from sleep in the morning and issue announcements about meal times, activities taking place, etc – the regimentation often invoked a comparison/jokes about prison camps – but oh did we have fun . . .
while the accordian – wielded by the likes of Jimmy Shand – used to induce a state of panic in my parents as they scrambled frantically to switch TV channels, it paled into insignificance as an instrument of terror when compared to the bagpipes; the only musical instrument to be designated a ‘weapon of war’ – http://tinyurl.com/gqy46z4
but while the pipes struck fear in the heart of many a foe,it seems they were insidiously attacking the lungs of the piper, prompting this health warning – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37152871
bugger this for a game of soldiers – i’m going for a beer
a few days ago, the USA republican party nominee for President said . . .
“Sometimes, in the heat of the debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain”
predictably, his democratic party rival for the Presidency was not overly impressed – http://tinyurl.com/zo9o55m
wot’s this all about then ?
would you believe me if I said it was . . .