15. Another look at Mr. Shapiro
There's a clip where he walks out of the interview with Andrew Neil and another where he tries to alter a vlogcast to take out a reference which might make him unpopular - he's a prat all right but but but ... and this is a big but ... if you go back to Mark Dice's take on him earlier today [Thursday 4], I'm [cough] afraid that [cough] he might not be entirely wrong and Mark not entirely right on this one.
To explain - it was where BSh said Trump could not be trusted not to load SCOTUS with liberals, meaning left-liberals in non-hijacked Americanese. Remember, this was in the early days and Mark D was well within his rights, given DJT's stated agenda, to claim as he did.
However, look at these SCOTUS picks and all the angst to get them there and how did they turn out? I'm not suggesting the Donald deliberately did this to the MAGAs, I'm suggesting that the Donald is what he is - a NY left-liberal entrepreneur turned MAGA for genuine reasons. But young Ben's not wrong either in his own way.
14. Haiku reminds everyone
... who saw it in passing:
... that Britain and France are now at war or pretty close to it. Normandy 2 or Trafalgar 2?
13. Now, back to these nose jobs
There was an important topic in Tuesday Epilogue  in which I asked readers [to be quite ignored of course] “Why do people’s noses point left?” A fair question I’m sure you’d agree.
However studying this a bit more, it seems that, apart from broad-nostrilled, upturned snotters, most people’s point slightly left or slightly right [I’m the latter].
So your task is before you, innit? You need to stare at your partner’s, family’s and friends’ hooters, even those of complete strangers, and determine which they are.
From then on, you’ll refer to them as left-nosed or right-nosed. If he or she ever does anything silly, untoward or even toward, it can be explained away as either left-nosed or right-nosed. You may find the numbers wishing to be friends with you now dropping off quite steeply but this is Science, innit?
Think of the hours of fun. Any newsreader, any host you can now see in terms of nosedness. At a public meeting, you can turn to your partner and loudly whisper, “Right-nosed,” to which the other responds, “Yes, that explains it.”
See, I’ve brought peace and tranquility into your exciting lives. Just for the record, I’m also left-eared for the phone, right-handed and left-footed. Imagine the fun you’ll have when family drop by. They’ll not be able to wait to see you next time.
Incidentally, I nearly expired choking just now, re-reading this bollox. Next time, we can discuss which hangs lower as a rule. And wait till we get to mammaries. [Promise I’ll do nothing of the sort ... the very thought!]
12. Conan’s last stand
Apparently his show is ending in its current form on June 24th:
He made a point this week which was sad but funny:
A Korean band did not recognise him - at least one did, the other called him Curtain. He said he was going to resent them [staged of course] because while they went on to be mega, resenting was all he had left to do.
It does tie in with earlier comments about it being a world of the young now. Conan’s left-nosed by the way.