It’s Wednesday, July 27 (the day before I leave for Poland), and in Finland they’re celebrating National Sleepy Head Day—for real. Go read about the festivities, and Finnish readers should weigh in.
On this day in history, Vincent Van Gogh shot himself, dying two day slater (1890). And, in 1981, this momentous event occurred (as reported by Wikipedia): “On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event scoring massive viewer numbers for the show.” I have no idea what that’s about.
Notables born on this day include Hilaire Belloc (1870) and Norman Lear (1922, still alive). Those who died on this day include William Wyler (1981; see his film “The Best Years of Our Lives”) and Bob Hope (2003). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is seeing spirits:
A: What are you staring at?Hili: I have the impression that the ghost of Hamlet’s father is on the stairs.
Ja: Czemu się tak przyglądasz?
Hili: Mam wrażenie, że na schodach jest duch ojca Hamleta.
Also, reader “Dr. J.” sent a photo of his cat yawning that threw me for a loop for a minute. But it’s just a big yawn. The staff’s explanation:
Well, perplexing to some people, for some reason. But perhaps a perspicacious cat lover such as you might enjoy and understand it…. Just our cat Bombadil yawning…. The mystery? My wife’s friends are confounded by the mysterious tongue putatively sans lower mandible…. Is it really so baffling?
The answer is YES! But wait! There’s more. . .
Well, she certainly has a cavernous yawn. I speculate that she has some kind of reptilian detachable jaw. Crossbreeding you know. Hey if Noah’s schooner can carry dinosaurs, anything goes….Indeed, post it if you like! Bombadil the cat. Famous for actually barfing up a hairball during one of Trump’s speeches, and licking the TV during Michelle Obama’s….