WRT the recent escalation of spending on eBay: as the famous UK Comedian and versatile Entertainer Jimmy Cricket once said: "There's more...".
Aside: Jimmy was discovered telling jokes at a Building Works party in 1976; he was a welder and part-time pipe cleaner by Day, comedian and champion of Traditional Irish cookery by Night. Despite dropping the C-bomb on a qualifier episode of Opportunity Knocks (Hughie Green suffered a mild Stroke), Jimmy was picked up by the independent networks (ITV) for a series of Saturday Night family variety shows where he acted as 'regular stooge' to celebrities such as Cilla Black, Michael Barrymore and Wendy O'Williams (of The Plasmatics). Jimmy's edgy take on the Miner's Strike brought him to the attention of the Conservative Party who tried to have his one-man show, "A Riddle For Jimmy", banned under the Obscene Publications Act; given a 'show' is not a 'publication', he was awarded £200,000 in damages and disappeared on a three month 'long weekend' in The Netherlands. Pregnant by a minor league Lacrosse player, Jimmy returned to the UK and concentrated on his 'dim-witted Paddy' Act: a bold move - given it's appalling, offensive stereotyping - but it secured him a popular Game Show through Noel Edmonds' BLOBBY T.V. organisation: Jimmy Cricket's Saturday Night Horse-Buggering Madhouse. Jimmy passed away in 2011 after getting both thumbs stuck in an orange.* Anyway, I seem to have gotten distracted: a couple of nice card games arrived this week...
A rather comforting 70s vibe to the illustrations; like the pics in many of the kids' storybooks when they were tinies. An amuse bouche for a Thursday, then:
To add to my Pepys collection, another charmingly-illustrated (and beautifully-conditioned) piece:
There's not an end to this addictive consumerism in sight; more gems will be arriving soon.
*some or, indeed, all of this may not be true.
Life and Games (but mostly games) from Tony Boydell: Dad, Husband and Independent UK Game Designer, Agricola fanboy and jealous admirer of Carl Chudyk. www.surprisedstaregames.co.uk
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