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Happy Brexit Day, errbody!




This is a bottle of proper British sparkling wine. The vinyard isn’t far from us. Like many of the best English wines, it’s been winning international blind taste tests, which really pisses off the French. So, perfect.

It’s going to take a year at least to work out various trade and travel agreements with Europe, and everyone assumes Boris will sell us down the river in the end. He’s very much a member of the ruling class, after all, and probably a Remainer in his secret heart.

Nonetheless, it is a Very Big Day, Not To Be Ignored.

I think I managed to dissuade Uncle B from setting off a rocket at 11 (midnight in Germany, the official Brexit). He wanted to aim it over the house of our neighbor who took to her bed for a week after the results of the referendum were announced.

Geez, dude, she’s insufferable enough as it is!

Oh, and we got our first two confirmed Coronavirus cases today.Have a good weekend, everyone.






Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: January 31, 2020, 6:39 pm

Where did Uncle B get a V2?

“Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down, that’s not my department!”
Says Wernher Von Braun.

and there can’t be a plague, we just were blessed with grandchild #1, and I forbid it.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 31, 2020, 8:52 pm

Yes, all right. I admit it. I did let The Weasel persuade me not to celebrate with a rocket.

She didn’t, however, say anything about sitting under the snowflake’s bedroom window and serenading her with a banjo medley loosely based on the EU’s banal anthem – The ‘Ode To Joy’ (ha!) dirge from Beethoven’s 9th.

And no, of course I can’t play the banjo. Which is why it will be a sublime experience.

I’ve waited over 40 years for this and I intend to enjoy it…

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 31, 2020, 8:53 pm

Congratulations, DurnedYankee!

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: January 31, 2020, 10:48 pm

I shall fire off a few celebratory rounds for my Brexit mustelid cousins! Perhaps some fancy pens are in order?

Comment from Armybrat
Time: January 31, 2020, 11:40 pm

Congratulations DurnedYankee! And happy freedom day for the house of mustelid! I’d open a bottle to celebrate with all y’all but I’m working this weekend (gotta pay penance for utilizing my vacation benefit 🖕🏻). BTW, I LOVED Nigel Farage’s brexit speech and flag waving exit!

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 1, 2020, 12:16 am

Congratulations on gaining (or re-gaining as it were)your independence.

You really should celebrate by blowing some shit up. It’s been a family tradition since 1776.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 1, 2020, 12:37 am

Congratulations on Brexit! Hurrah! Hurrah!

I hope it doesn’t end up that you’ve merely swapped marching to the Brussels tune for marching to a different Beijing tune as delivered by Huawei.

Comment from Jasonius
Time: February 1, 2020, 3:14 am

I wish I were in country to celebrate! I’m so proud to be culturally related to you limeys right now!

We WILL be free, let the world follow!

Rule Britannia! God Bless America!

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: February 1, 2020, 3:16 am

I’ll admit to cheering for Nigel’s speech. And, I found some live-streams of the celebrations. Got all misty-eyed for “God Save the Queen.” Intensely proud of our British cousins tonight…

Comment from MikeW
Time: February 1, 2020, 4:30 am

Had you spotted this info on the coronavirus yet?


It’s always risky to put much stock into a first report, but here’s my thought:

Every country in the word with local victims has got to be rushing samples to their own bio labs. If this new virus *IS* unnatural in its construction, it *will* be confirmed quickly by many labs. Sequencing some DNA is commonplace, and pattern matching a sequence against genetic libraries is childsplay.

One or two labs might hush things up, but with several confirmations the truth will get out pretty fast. Just like the bug [maybe] did.

P.S. Major congrats on Brexit! Truly. There may just be hope for y’all yet. 🙂

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: February 2, 2020, 8:05 am

Happy Brexit to you all!

Comment from BJM
Time: February 3, 2020, 1:59 am

Love. It.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: February 3, 2020, 5:08 pm


As for England – you, uh, haven’t capsized or vaporized or any other bad form of ‘ized’ since the 31st, right?

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: February 3, 2020, 5:17 pm

Meanwhile over here, we’re waiting to hear the latest fantasy charge from the New York Times and Adam Shitt that will mean Trump cannot remain President after the Wednesday vote.

If you have any good fantasy stories about his evil, please make sure you send them no later than 12:00 EST tomorrow so the honest news networks and the NYT can get them properly aired before any voting takes place in the Senate on Wednesday.

Comment from pst314
Time: February 8, 2020, 3:03 pm

“As for England – you, uh, haven’t capsized or vaporized or any other bad form of ‘ized’ since the 31st, right?”

Don’t tell Hank Johnson!

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