I dont go to the cinema much but I did last week and i saw a brilliant movie, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” I suppose it could be described as a black comedy, funny but violent! Frances McDormand is incredible in it and if she doesnt win an Oscar there is no justice. I thoroughly recommend it.
Jimmy Armfield, an English footballer who captained England earned £40 a week at his peak. He died last week. Alexis Sanchez, a Chilean footballer, was transferred last week from Arsenal to Manchester United. He will earn £600,000 a week. Even taking inflation into account that is some difference. A sign of the times.
You reptile lovers beware – A man was found in england this week asphyxiated by his 8 foot pet python. Apparently it hugged him to death!
I know there are a lot of despicable acts these days but it would be hard to exceed the action of Islamic State militants in Jalabad, Afghanistan this week. they attacked the base of “Save the Children” They killed aid workers who are non political and non religious and who were only interested in the well being of children. How low can you go?
Cringemaking- Theresa May’s relationship with Donald Trump. He plays her along like a fisherman landing a fish. She is totally out of her depth. Apparently when they speak to each other on the phone she cant get a word in edgeways! What a surprise!
HUMOUR- Usain Bolt ate 1000 chicken nuggets during the Beijing Olympics because he didnt like Chinese food. It didnt stop his running He won 2 or 3 Golds I cant remember how many.
More people recognise the McDonald’s symbol than the Christian cross!
Human beings had been keeping sheep for 7,000 years before it occurred to anyone to use their wool!
Apparently one third of takeaway lamb curries contain meat other than lamb!
The World Economic Conference is being held this week in Davos, Switzerland. It is intended to promote globalisation and co-operation. It is attended by politicians, bankers, economists, large company bosses. The normal undesirables you wouldnt want to meet in a dark alley! Even pop stars like Elton John and Bono (of U2) and world wide charities are there. Sounds like a bundle of fun. It is a sort of club where people promise each other ” if I scratch your back you scratch mine”. 1000 aircraft are being used to ferry people in and out. 80 % of the worlds wealth is owned by 1 % of the population. Most of that 1 % will be at Davos. I would suspect security will be tight. Trump is giving a speech today presumably telling us how well the US and him in particular are doing!
Finally Ive come across one or two interesting words you might or might not have come across:-
Skedaddle- run off, leave fast.
Squee-gee- T shaped piece of rubber to remove liquid.
Mufti- ordinary clothes worn by a person who nomally wears a uniform.
Guffaw- a loud course burst of laughter.
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