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Friday on my Mind

In popular culture, and especially in music, the days of the week of particular significance are Mondays and Fridays. The former has downbeat, dread-like connotations, as in “Blue Monday” (Dave Bartholomew, performed by Fats Domino) and “I Don’t Like Mondays” (Bob Geldof, performed by The Boomtown Rats). In contrast, Friday has an air of promise and…

Grumpy Old Men

I’ve been viewing the highly amusing series Grumpy Old Men again. First off, the title is ill-chosen. The target group is not necessarily composed of the aged and decrepit; neither are they grumpy as such. Regarding the former, they probably are upwards of 45-50 years old (adjusting for the fact that the series was first broadcast…