IT'S #SILLY WEEK!!!
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This week, different bloggers around the sphere will post on silly, weird or bizarre things, as some sort of relief from the dire news.
I haven't made a good start this morning, finalizing how to neutralize the Central Bankers so my Cunning Plan is as follows:
To post one sensible post each early morning and follow it up during the day with silly and unusual posts. To start with:
1934 Rainbow defeats Endeavour after rule change
The American defender, Harold Vanderbilt's Rainbow, has defeated Tommy Sopwith's Endeavour, 4 races to 2, the closest margin in a long while. The English have refused to race since 1895, when the Americans changed the rules to reverse a victory by the Earl of Dunraven's challenger and in 1934, it's now happened again, prompting an English wit to exclaim:
Britannia rules the waves but America waives the rules.
The Americans, on the other hand, hotly dispute that there has been sharp practice, maintaining that everything is above board and that the English simply failed to read the slight rule adjustments before the race. Silly oversight by Tommy Sopwith.
Either way, America remains undefeated on the ocean waves. The picture below is of Rainbow and Endeavour, the beautiful new J Boats which now race for the coveted trophy.