Sunday, 3 August 2014

Three Things

John Finnemore's Library Edition

There are two of these left. The one on Thursday 7th August is now sold out (although on past experience a few tickets seem to reappear in the final week for some reason, so if you're keen it might be worth keeping an eye out here ) but there are still tickets available for the last one, on Thursday 21st, and you can get 'em here. 

John and Kevin's Sunday Papers

As of last month, Kevin and I have made a slight policy change, in the noble cause of making our lives easier. Sunday Papers will still happen monthly, but not necessarily the first Sunday of the month. It could now be any Sunday. For August's edition, for instance, we have our eye on the 17th.


Something that's not just advertising.

I was in France a couple of weeks ago, and I visited a place where the ceiling was decorated with twelve little scenes depicting a traditional activity for each month of the year. So, in November, grape pressing. In December, hunting. In January, spinning. And in February… well, in February, apparently, what the people of rural France like to do is this:



February looks like fun.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is exactly what I like to do in February too.

Anonymous said...

it's unusually hot for February

Anonymous said...

February doesn't like much fun for the girl (at least from the expression on her face).

I hope they're not on the way to compare her weight to that of a duck.

Anonymous said...

Living somewhere where February is Karneval (carnival) season, this looks pretty normal to me. Didn't know the French were much into it, though...

Kath said...

Ah! Wonderful news! I thought all the tryouts were sold out. Came to the one on the 4th July and it was a great night (although really, really hot). Off to buy a ticket now.

February looks like some sort of medieval hazing ritual.

Annso said...

Love your tag of 'Mocking the French'. As a February birthday girl I will keep that picture in mind for my next party, looks like a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

But then again it is July

Luci Mahon said...

Three Comments

Awesome! I'm really looking forward to the try-outs!

Thank you. I will check for John and Kevin's Sunday Papers on the 17th.

Like Annso, I too was born in February, so that painting has certainly given me food for thought for next year's celebrations.

Christen said...

I'm going on the 21st!(If you bring the monocle I gave you I would be so so happy)
The 17th would be brilliant as it is my birthday so can I class that as a birthday present?!
also French Februarys look... Intresting.

Anonymous said...

Well, John, I don't know where you were in France but it can't be in Normandy because it's much too cold in February to be transported naked on a wheelbarrow...
Isabelle (French,living in rural Normandy)

Warren Terra said...

Did you see that in order to promote Danny Robins's new Radio 4 sitcom starting next monday, they've put it on the schedule as "Cabin Pressure", complete with cast photo?

Shona Holmes said...

The show on the 1st was absolutely BRILLIANT! I'm writing up my project, and I realised I don't know who the guest stars were… I hope you enjoyed my CD. - Shona

cucaracha said...

Candlemas is in February - celebrating both the purification of the Virgin [40 days after Christmas] and the presentation of the CHrist Child in the Temple - the occasion for the wonderful "Nunc Dimitis" from Simeon. THAT is what they celebrate in rural France in FEbruary!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Mardi Gras to me. Wonder how many beads the woman in the cart's getting?

I'mScottish&LaughedLikeADrainAtOneOfTheSketchesInParticular said...

Clearly not 5th February! This will mean nothing except to those who attended the recording tonight, or those who hear the show in October 2014. Really enjoyed all of it!

Moony said...

That last try-out was brilliant. Since I am billion times better with rambling via the written word than with a bumbling butterfinger tongue, particularly around your esteemed comic self, I just want to say a proper thank you for that experience.

I hope, when the distant future of another series occurs, you are able to do the same sort of thing then. If not, well, I count myself fortunate to have nearly fallen sideways in stiches, off a chair among fellow compatriots of humour.

Thank you, a bucketful of cats, for the juice of life, as always.

Anonymous said...

This simply depicts the "FĂȘte des fous", as showed in "Notre-Dame's hunchback", after Hugo's "Notre-Dame de Paris".
From a Frenchwoman hoping for the return for the fabulous men in their flying machine...

Alex C said...

Hello?
You still there?
It's gotten pretty quiet around here lately.
Cheers
Alex