I’m happy to say that both Laurent and I are amongst the 64,478 (July 21 data) people on our fair Isle who have received their second shot. He got Pfizer and I got Moderna which I suppose means we’re a mixed household!
As they tend to do the lads over at Foil, Arms and Hog take a bit of the piss out of the whole vaccine scene.
I was saddened to see that one of the greats of American comedy of my generation died this past week. Jackie Mason was a rabbi turned comedian who was a mainstay of the old Ed Sullivan show until he ran afoul of old Stone Face in 1964. The story of how that blotted his career for over 20 years is well known as is his reemergence on Broadway and in films in 1986.
Here’s one of his routines from October 1962 when he was still in Ed’s favour. Save for the price of rent, it hasn’t dated one bit.
RIP Jackie. You made us laugh and for that we thank you.
The word for July 26th is:
Luxury /ˈləkSH(ə)rē,ˈləɡZH(ə)rē/: [1. noun 2. adjective]
1. The state of great comfort and extravagant living.
2. Of the nature of a luxury.
Middle English (denoting lechery): from Old French luxurie, luxure, from Latin luxuria, from luxus ‘excess’. The earliest current sense dates from the mid 17th century.
As my former roommate John use to say, “These days a ‘luxury’ apartment means that you get door knobs on the kitchen cabinets.”