Did you know that Doctor Who was first aired on the BBC on November 23, 1963? Check out this wikipedia entry for far too much information about the Doctor and his various friends and enemas, sorry, enemies. Only the day before, November 22, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. And on November 24, a day after Dr Who premiered, Oswald was shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner. Check this wikipedia entry for oodles of information about JFK and his life and times, and death. Who knew that Dr Who, along with his TARDIS, would outlive the whole darn lot of them? But then, he is a time lord. Love and mystery from Dr On Mars.
Yes, grandmothers are the keepers of the flames of jokes ancient and modern. But you knew that all along, didn’t you, dear reader, and furthermore you love your Nana and her tomato relish and mango chutney, her coconut ice and her chocolate fudge, her raspberry cordial and Arno Butter Shortbread bikkies, her lovely cups of tea and damper with Golden Syrup. Oh, what’s that – yes, sorry, on with the show. Love and Mars Bars from Last Cat, xxx
Did you know that dogs are being cloned nowadays? Yes, they are, friends, so why should the rest of us miss out? Personally, I kind of like the idea that there’s only one of each and every one of us, but technology is amok in the world. What do you reckon? Love and a dusting of fairy sparkles from Dr On Mars (call me last, go on).
For those of us of a certain era, it’s hard to remember a time when David Bowie wasn’t entertaining us and surprising us in so many different and wonderful ways. British PM, David Cameron, was spot on in describing David as a genius, and he is one of a small handful of artists who have had a deep and lasting impact on several generations.
Go well, our starman, and let’s keep dancing.