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Bad day at the office

AND he came in second.

So jockeys don’t wear underpants, huh? Must be a weight thing. That view could easily have turned a lot more interesting.

Happy St George’s Day. It seems England doesn’t celebrate it any more. But we got a Google doodle, which is nice.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 23, 2015, 10:22 pm

There was that women’s bobsled team. . .in living color, moving pitchers.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: April 23, 2015, 11:34 pm

& since the horsie doin’ all the running, he don’t care if the guy bein’ all raped & shit.

Comment from mojo
Time: April 23, 2015, 11:48 pm

Hey, what’s the deal with this “Common Decency” org that Brian May (ex of Queen) is pushing? Another lost cause?

Comment from Phineas
Time: April 24, 2015, 12:12 am

He used “wind” power too!

Comment from St. George Himself
Time: April 24, 2015, 12:28 am

Hey, I had a good run.
You will like Mahmoud, Peace Be Upon Him.

/I’ll go deport myself now, to outer bfe hebrides.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 24, 2015, 2:15 am

I thought Jockeys actually started the whole underpants thing with their ‘Jockey Shorts’ brand.

Maybe he’s really a Commando on a secret mission.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 24, 2015, 3:31 am

Dick Francis never mentioned the no underpants thing in any of his books. It lends a whole new complexion to the stories to think that the heroes were wandering around the whole time unencumbered by y-fronts.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 24, 2015, 3:35 am

If not a Commando, then a Boxer.

Comment from Tom
Time: April 24, 2015, 8:44 am


I just goggled Mr. May and this sounds promising, “And it’s about radically changing the composition of Parliament – moving it forward, consigning the failed two-party system to history.”

Yeah, every time someone talks about ‘radically’ changing something the thing that’s radically changed is never quite the same, or functional, afterwards. The two party system isn’t perfect but to paraphrase Churchill, it’s certainly better than all the alternatives. In Ireland, where I’m exiled, sorry, willingly enjoying my stay, all sorts of nuttiness goes on in the Dail when the major party in power is trying to appease one of the little bitty loony tunes groups it’s in coalition with in order to stay in power.

As for the name, ‘Common Decency’, I’d like to believe they mean it but I’m old enough, and more than cynical enough, to know that whenever the words ‘people’s’, ‘democratic’, or ‘republic’ are used the object is usually the diametric opposite of the first definition of those words in the OED. I imagine that Mr. May’s organization will get away from him and wind up being neither common, nor decent.

But I could be wrong.

Comment from Where’er You Walk
Time: April 24, 2015, 3:31 pm

I would not be too surprised if there was a stoat or 3 trying to gnaw through to the jockey’s spinal cord.
Sometimes they cannot locate a woodpecker in time.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 24, 2015, 5:28 pm

Well perhaps a Boxer Rebellion – caught shorts, er, short.

And it’s possible he IS wearing underwear and we just can’t see it… There might be something thong in the photograph.

Comment from mojo
Time: April 25, 2015, 12:49 am


Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for, IMHE.

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