Howzatt?

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 12 February 2021, luck. Today I thought I’d write about cricket:

They had hyped him up, one in a million,
As the batsman came out from pavillion,
But was fresh out of luck,
Got bowled out for a duck*,
So he trudged back with face of vermillion.

duck = 0

Funnily enough, I thought about posting about this. I watch little enough TV as it is, but somebody – I can only describe them as a complete bastard – decided last week to kick off even the tiny amount that I do watch, first thing in the morning, before I start work. They normally show inoffensive US sitcoms such as Cheers, but last week, the other Mr B decided to replace them with cricket instead!

It seemed to be live, so presumably at that time of day (7 – 8 AM here) it would have been something going on in India or Pakistan?

To add insult to injury, the presenter, who for convenience, I shall just refer to as FW, closed one of the programmes with the cheery statement that there had been something for everybody.

I beg to differ.

There are many people out there who have no clue about the game of cricket. Believe me, you are fortunate! It is watching paint dry! It is somebody pulling your fingernails out, with a pair of pliers! Just, no!

My Flexible Friend

for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge of 13 February 2021, plastic.

Hmmm… so the prompt word is plastic, and the response can be flexible. I can think of only one thing. Any UK readers remember this?

For non-UK readers, Access was the forerunner to Mastercard in the UK, in the days before globalisation. Same thing, different branding. I guess the relationship is similar to Marathon and Snickers, or Opal Fruits and Starburst, if you ever heard of those. See how I always somehow get back to food?


Just for a bit of fun, why not post below any “old” product names below, that have since become globalised? I remember Milky Bars used to be made by Nestles, presumably because it was thought that Brits couldn’t cope with letters with accents, but what about you?