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Brits love their fireworks, but the locals especially love a maroon. It is a very big boom to mark timed occasions, like a minute of silence.

There was a maroon this morning at 11:00 and 11:02. There were two on the day after the queen died (to mark the Accession, I think).

There will be one at the start of the bonfire night fireworks – which, as I have explained before, is staggered in Sussex so every local bonfire society can march in everyone else’s parade. It goes on for months.

Anyway, I try to observe the proper decorum, but I’m afraid every time one of these bad boys goes off, I think to myself “Wotta maroon!” in Bugs Bunny’s voice. I will always be an American.

Have a good weekend, maroons!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 11, 2022, 6:41 pm

And if that’s not silly enough for you, here’s a French lady playing the flute with her hoo-hoo.

Though I suspect my mother would say any woman capable of playing the flute with her hoo-hoo is no lady.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 11, 2022, 6:57 pm

Sigh, it would be a French chick wouldn’t it.

And Weasy, the entire time I was reading the maroon post I was hearing Bugz.
Have a good one!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 11, 2022, 7:44 pm

This may be a French tradition. ISTR Le Petomane blowing a horn with his butt.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 11, 2022, 7:58 pm

LOL! Chuck Jones influenced a generation of wise-cracking, snarky kids. Bugs gave us some of the best lines…I was a big fan of Daffy Duck too.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: November 11, 2022, 8:11 pm

I think it’s supposed to be the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month for the moment of silence thing, SWeasy.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 12, 2022, 12:57 am

“French Lady playing the flute with her hoohah.”

Must not, must not…oh Hell:

Does she play any of Scott Joplin’s songs?

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 12, 2022, 1:31 am

Gallagher, the comedian, passed:

Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr. (July 24, 1946 – November 11, 2022)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 12, 2022, 3:56 am

@Some Vegetable — !!!

@Stoaty — I’d be even more impressed if she were playing the trombone.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: November 12, 2022, 4:30 am

@Some Vegetable
@Uncle Al

I think playing the Great Highland Bagpipes would be even more impressive.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from OldFert
Time: November 12, 2022, 4:18 pm

Top quality stuff today. Top quality.

And why does OldFert have Weasel at the top of his blogroll? (The links were amazing.)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 13, 2022, 12:56 am

@Some Vegetable
@Subotai Bahadur

This has my imagination going in very odd places.

Pan pipe
Kalimba (African thumb piano)

Or she could play a duet with herself: tuba with the hoo-hoo, vibraphone with the boobs.

Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: November 13, 2022, 11:19 am

Oh, I’ve been to the a-gogo bars in Patpong, the screaming red light district in Bangkok. You do not want me to describe what I’ve seen young ladies do on stage.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 13, 2022, 2:54 pm

Just sayin.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 13, 2022, 2:54 pm

Just sayin.

Comment from Timothy J. McCorkle.
Time: November 15, 2022, 10:03 pm

Maroons were originally term used To describe The racial Make up of an African slave… there were Maroons, Quadroons, and poltroons…. Guess you didn’t want a Maroon to keep Your Books….History can Be Ugly…. But I wasn’t there for Most of It.

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