Lunedi Lunacy

At a wonderful birthday party on Saturday I was chatting with one of the guests and we were talking about how to keep the brain active as you get older mature and are no longer have the stimulus of work. (I am assuming here that work was stimulating????) Crossword puzzle, word quizzes were the first thing that popped into mind. She mentioned that she played along with show like Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire which I recall doing back in the days when we had a TV. I was pretty good at them – including the Italian version of WWTBAM – learned some really obscure Italian phrase on that one! But the British series Mastermind was a guaranteed 50/100 and on one or two occasions maybe 65/100.

The writing and wit on that Two Ronnies’ sketch is 100/100 – a brilliant piece of comedy writing. As is Eric and Ernie’s take on it.

Officially June 2nd was Leave the Office Early Day but given that it was Sunday it has been transferred to today. Not sure how as a retiree I’m going to celebrate that one.

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

6 thoughts on “Lunedi Lunacy”

  1. Not familiar with the British show, but I am all for more mature people engaging withe game shows. My grandfather, long after a debilitating stroke left him detached from almost everything, still loyally watched Jeopardy every day. It had a real effect on him.

  2. The two Ronnies, lol that brings back memories, I was a kid but I loved British comedy. I had completely forgotten, thanks for the reminder Will.

  3. On a serious note doing crosswords and puzzle games have no real benefit to ward of dementia. What does help though is learning something new , like a language or a new hobby like how to knit. The other correlate is exercise.

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