Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Big Ears Paradox in Caravans

A paradox: People's ears get bigger as they age (it's actually a gravity thing - they sag more - rather than actual cellular growth), which theoretically should give them better hearing. The paradox is that old people are notoriously hard of hearing.

We walked past the local caravan emporium (Chipping Sodbury Caravans) yesterday and noted the names of the vehicles have no connection whatsoever with the art of caravanning. Names like Pegasus and Stellar abounded. They should come out with names like the Mears, the Shackleton, the Scott, the Fiennes or the Wobble Box.

Back to the composting toilet. Seems to be going well, but I may have to have a word with the guys' wives to ensure they eat a tad more fibre. I'll also have to ask them to refrain from curries.

To while away a few minutes before the South Africa vs Wales game yesterday, I watched some of The Sea Wolves. Ever noticed how these late 70s and early 80s films set in WWII paid no respect whatsoever to 1940s fashions. They all look as if based in the 70s with 70s haircuts and 70s clothes. Roger Moore could have come straight from a James Bond set. They certainly couldn't have won any Oscars for wardrobe.

1 comment:

  1. 1940's men's fashions were uniform, overalls, or whatever fitted from the communal pile of menswear left behind by those away from home. Grey flannel trousers and tweed jackets.