In high school, one of my classmates had a sister who was born in late December, and was named Christine, making her Chris Smith.
Dat’s a nice sleigh you got. Be a shame if anything wuz to happen to it.
There once was a man
From Nantucket, and he was
Confused by Haikus.
A really good vanilla is anything but bland.
I’m a Yank who happens to like and follow Aussie Rules, so I don’t know all the details…
Australian Rules Football seems to be generally referred to as “Footy”, though in those states where Rugby League is the more popular sport, I’ve heard of it also occasionally called Footy. I do know that in Aussie Rules, when a player kicks the ball from the ground without picking it up first, that is known as “soccering” it.
Darren Bennett was the first of a number of Aussie Rules players who have been NFL punters. The control they have over spin, angle and distance is amazing, just watch an AFL (or even AFLW – the Women’s league) sometime.
Saverio (“Big Sav”) Rocca was a superstar player in the AFL for about 10 years, then retired and signed with the Eagles as punter, and had another whole career.
Arresting a mime is easy – you just wait until they get trapped into one of those invisible boxes.
Hendrix played upside-down. McCartney does not.
My great Aunt was forced to do things right-handed while growing up. When my turn came (early ‘70s), Mom was having none of it. The good sisters at the Catholic school (and they were actually good – many remained life-long friends of Mom) offered to teach me to be righthanded. Mom said no. They said it would be good for me to learn both. Mom said that if it was so good, would they teach all the righties to do things lefthanded as well? I got to stay left handed. (You didn’t mess with Mom.)
As it is, I generally use left for precision (writing, painting, pouring) and right for strength (throwing, etc). I play bass (and guitar) righthanded, but I consider that my left hand is actually doing the more complex task (and it’s easier to find instruments).
Dick Van D_yke is probably my favorite physical comic. He seems to have been a big influence on the late (and often underrated) John Ritter. Somewhere I saw a clip that involved the two of them, just as Ritter was getting started.