> I don't normally go in for this sort of thing here, but it just appealed to me. And it's late Sunday night:
A man takes his Rotteweiller to the vet. "My dog's cross-eyed. Is there anything you can do for him?"> I can't find the link for it, but it's not a bad headline for a review of Troy (by Jenny McCartney in today's Sunday Telegraph):
"Well," says the vet, "let's have a look at him."
So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes, then checks his teeth. Finally, he says, "I'm going to have to put him down."
"What? Because he's cross-eyed?"
"No, because he's really heavy."
Even the horse is a bit wooden> Following upon the Normster (now taken up also here), I find myself as Normzilla, and as Norman the Good (scroll down to May 8). Take your pick.
> The British (including this blogger, though I don't drink too much coffee these days) are coffee philistines:
Continental Europeans like their fresh ground coffee. Some 62% of Germans drink only fresh ground coffee and won't touch a cup of instant, versus 40% of French and 32% of Spanish. In Britain the figure is 3%, whereas 44% of British adults drink only instant (6% in Germany). The British on average drink fresh ground coffee less than once a week, whereas elsewhere it is 4 to 5 times a week.