Quote of the day- from some trashy novel I saw over someone's shoulder: We have a saying in Ireland, 'Will the last person out of the country please switch of the politicians.'
Advice of the day: the best way to annoy canoeists is simply to hole their boat. Modern developments on fibreglass m,ake for a very tough hull so a 762 is recommended. Holding a bottle, reeling about and singing 'Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream' at them loudly and tunelessly is quite annoying, too. On the other hand, a more subtle approach is to build a partial dam that stops three inches short of the surface of the water. This is very annoying indeed.
Weather news: it's been 37º for the last few days, And the real heat hasn't started yet. By the way, most of the fires we have over here every summer are started deliberately; there are in fact perfectly safe ways to burn stubble, even in this tinderbox.
Sports news: I am no longer depressed about the cricket. This may change, of course.
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