All posts tagged: dogs

I’m all confoosed…

Here we are, rapidly approaching the end of the dog days of summer – which, according to the wiki, runs from July 3 to August 11 – I say, here we sit, deep in the heart of Bowser-dom, just as the Zodiac has become firmly entrenched in a cat… Somebody’s either got a wicked sense of fun… or way too much time on their hands… Something like Max-imum leisure time, to coin a phrase. Know what I mean, Buddy? Not that I place any import on either method of labeling of the days, Scooter. It’s just that I always wondered where the expression “… raining cats and dogs…” came from. And the above mentioned conjunction (♪ ♫ … junction, what’s you’re function… ♪ ♫) – ahem, I say, the above convergence seems as likely as not to offer an explanation for that phrase. The internet’s no help in deciding where it came from. Lot’s of harebrained, Rocky theories… No actual hard investigative footwork. So we just go along, using phrases willy-nilly, without any clue as to why. Or …

This Is Probably Not Gonna Be A Popular Post…

Ah… now it all becomes clear… The chief executive of Hong Kong says that it’s “… unacceptable to allow his successors to be chosen in open elections, in part because doing so would risk giving poorer residents a dominant voice in politics.” What a disaster that would be – to allow the poor to gain control, simply because they happen to outnumber the rich. Why, they might actually try to do something about poverty… Horrors…