Sound advice from Richard Carter :
having a pair of owls in your bathroom could help avoid potential embarrassment when you have guests.
As he says,
wouldn’t it be utterly awesome to keep a couple of owls in your bathroom, just to impress visitors?
Meanwhile, over at Wonders & Marvels, monkeys at war!
Who were the first monkeys to see action in war? Before the invention of gun powder fire-arms in China (ca 13th century), a 9th century Chinese chronicle (“Yu-yang-tsah-tsu” by Twan Ching-Shih) describes annual battles between soldiers of Po-mi-lan and 300,000 giant rock-throwing apes who came down from the high craggy mountains of the west to ravage crops every spring.
Wonderfully arcane stuff, thank you. True to form it really takes off for me when you get to the parentheses – that’s a memorable party trick you have there. Guaranteed to raise a laugh I’ll bet – the very life and soul of the ‘do’. BTW, the whole concept also reminded me of ‘Confessions of a Justified Sinner’ with which I assume you’re familiar.
Nooo! Sorry Mr K, that last comment was meant to be a response to “On Pontoppidan” – guess I’m out of practice!
While we’re about it tho’ – bathroom owls a good idea. Headed for the lifestyle section of the weekend Grauniad I should think.