Thursday, May 15, 2003


Thank you bloke in the pub. At least someone remembered. I know I didn't. Well, as tradition would have on such occasions, today I will be mostly watching scantily clad wombats jumping out of upsidedown cakes ... and reflecting upon the luminaries that share this date with me.

Trini Lopez
Mike Oldfield
James Mason
Joseph Cotten
Brian Eno

... and noting that on this day in 1940 nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the US
and J Edgar Hoover was first to the counter at "Fredericks of Hollywood".

I am evidently a Taurus. Other famous Taureans:
Candice Bergen
Queen Elizabeth II
Billy Joel
Jay Leno
Willie Nelson
Al Pacino
Dennis Rodman
Jerry Seinfeld

and my personal favorites ...
Pete Townshend and Saddam Hussein.

Editor's note: Contrary to popular opinion amongst bearded wombat molesters, the rest of the RANT OF THE WEEK CREW didn't forget your birthday at all.
We just couldn't be arsed mentioning it.
However, because you've made such a song and dance about it, we'd all like to wish you a happy 75th birthday and once again, as we do every year at this time, beg you to reconsider your 'not retiring' policy.

Dep. Ed says: Young Mr Sedgwick will not be retiring while there's still half a chance of seeing the ROTW's tealady Mrs. Slocombe's pussy.