She’s unfathomable.

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  1. Rrr says:

    Can’t get a grip on her. Elusive is the word I was searching for.

  2. Deimos says:

    Oh how I wish today’s cartoon was not set in a pub, I do believe I “overcelebrated” last night. Still England only defeat Germany once a century or so, I don’t expect it to happen again in my lifetime…

  3. Jesus F Iscariot says:

    I reject and despise the great Lord God primarily because he has not yet struck down Donald J Treason with fatal lightning. OK…and maybe a few other details, like nonexistence.

  4. M27Holts says:

    England were bound to beat the square heads in a competitive knock out game sooner or later, law of averages innit…

  5. Donn says:

    Not just the averages, but the standard deviations. Or something like that. When the scores at the end of the game are like 1 or 2? What are we measuring? I wonder if sweating over scores like that, with such an apparently high chance factor, add to the appeal religions where you can enlist a saint or other fictional entity to intervene in your cause.

  6. Donn says:

    (Ah, that must be why she rejects god – because she isn’t a big football fan.)

  7. Deimos says:

    Donn thanks for explaining why the God of hangovers has chosen to visit today, with hindsight, many painkillers and remedial drinks, the game is starting to look even better than last night.
    I hope all J&M supporters have an equally cheerful experience sometime soon but perhaps without the vengeance of allah afterwards (I am blaming him because of his ban on booze). Peace.

  8. AussieRob says:

    The same thing(s) that keep the faithful believing in nonsense and rejecting any attempts to challenge their beliefs, also keep the Trump faithful believing.

  9. Donn says:

    Hydration is important. Even fairly weak beer, like 4% ABV, calls for extra water when consumed in large quantities. (I believe the story is, a weak beer will serve for hydration after you get in from a sweaty exercise, but as the alcohol starts to exert its effect as it builds up.)

  10. Son of Glenner says:

    “Bend the knee” – ah, “taking the knee” before a football match as an anti-racism gesture.

    The question has never before even occurred to me, but is the Barmaid “black”? Or “mixed-race”? Or just boring old mongrel “white”?

    In the interests of full disclosure, I am of African descent – some tens of thousands of years ago.

  11. jb says:

    In the interests of even fuller disclosure, I am descended from ocean dwellers — some hundreds of millions of years ago.

  12. M27Holts says:

    I am on a bender tonight. I always take a shot glass of olive oil before I head for the boozer and eat pies 1 hour before quaffing…

  13. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: The big match is not until tomorrow evening! Are you drowning your sorrows in advance? As a Scot, I shall of course be fully behind Ukraine. Never mind, England will get another shot at the Euros in 2024.

  14. Son of Glenner says:

    jb: A good friend of mine is a Devonian. Sadly, he is totally devoid of fossils – not even a trilobite.

  15. Shaughn says:

    My ancestry goes way back to stardust, although a rather eccentric uncle of mine claims we’ve come from Big Bang particles.

    Never understood tis knee bending gymnastics, anyway. How does it help drinking ale?

  16. Martin Benson says:

    ‘…is the Barmaid “black”? Or “mixed-race”? Or just boring old mongrel “white”? ‘

    The question of what the Barmaid looks like has actually been debated by J&M, here:-

  17. M27Holts says:

    I am catching up with some friends while er indoors is om a hen weekend…I will be as a Newt come 2300…

  18. Son of Glenner says:

    Martin Benson: J and M could not agree on her appearance on that occasion.

    M27Holts: I cannot believe that even you can spin out a booze-up for 279 years!

  19. jb says:

    Italo Calvino traced his lineage all the way back to before the big bang:

    Naturally, we were all there—old Qfwfq said—where else could we have been? Nobody knew then that there could be space. Or time either: what use did we have for time, packed in there like sardines?

  20. Son of Glenner says:

    Well, England managed to scrape a narrow 4-nil win over Ukraine last night and now go on to face the mighty Denmark in a few days time. Denmark has been riding a wave of general goodwill after their team captain almost died on the pitch but was saved by immediate attention. Let’s see if this will be enough to help them beat England, but I have a horrible sinking feeling it’s going to be an England-Italy final, so I’m going to have to shout “Forza Italia” and eat lots of pasta!

  21. Troubleshooter says:

    Seems as though the barmaid’s disbelief in any form of god is too straightforward for J & M to deal with … but then they’re so mired in their own self-justified assumptions about the world that they can’t deal with something as simple as the Null Hypothesis.

  22. M27Holts says:

    SOG. Sheath your claymore. If England do manage to win the competion (and home advantage should give them a fighting chance) would it really matter to you? I don’t care who wins it as long as it isn’t the Germans and that is purely because a das reich jagd panther hidden in a copse in germany in 1945 took out my paternal grandads sherman firefly about a month before the end of the war…

  23. M27Holts says:

    And they say…what killed your grandad will kill you…so I should live forever since the waffen SS and Japanese Imperial Army are no longer serious threats….

  24. Donn says:

    I’d never head of a Firefly, so looked it up. The wikipedia article is well done, for all the usual collective revisions it’s quite coherent. And quite easy to get caught up in the them vs. us scene. The German wikipedia article of course does not get into the enthusiastic accounts of victorious Firefly engagements.

  25. suffolk blue says:

    For me, the only downside to England winning the Euros would be the PM and his band of phonies milking it for every last drop.

    We’ve already had JRM likening the new Health Sec to Jack Grealish. Upper class twit pretends he knows about “soccer” shock. Bunch of opportunists.

  26. Son of Glenner says:

    suffolk blue’s remarks are very similar to the thoughts of many Scots who are “ABE” (Anyone But England!) supporters in sporting (especially football) contexts, just as M27Holts has his family reasons to be an “Anyone But Germany” supporter.

    I don’t expect plucky little Denmark to beat Engerland tonight, but I’ll be delighted if they do, and would love to see them beat Italy.

    BTW, I hate football being referred to as “soccer”. The term “football” perfectly describes the game.

  27. M27Holts says:

    Soccer a yanqui term , because they erroneously call gridiron ‘football’ when , since the ball is usually passed and caught with a lot of tackling and only kicking for goal and position…American Rugby would be the correct term surely?

  28. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: Why not just call it “gridiron”?

  29. suffolk blue says:

    SoG – I’m one of the old school English who support Scottish, Welsh & Irish teams (apart from when playing against us) but am quite comfortable in the certain knowledge that this feeling is rarely reciprocated. 🙂

  30. Donn says:

    You may call it “association football”, if “soccer” won’t do.


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