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jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 3rd Febuary 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“A hero of our time” is how the Daily Mirror describes Captain Sir Tom Moore, saying his death has united Britain in mourning.
The paper calls him “the most extraordinary, uplifting hero of the pandemic”, detailing a life which saw him serve in Burma, sell door-to-door and rise to managing director of a concrete firm before – finally – becoming an “inspirational fundraiser”.
The Times praises Capt Sir Tom’s “legacy of hope”, while the Daily Star calls him “an utter gentleman”.
The Daily Express says he lifted the nation’s hopes in the darkest hours of the battle with Covid. It urges people to give him a public round of applause tomorrow evening, to hail a man it calls “one of our greatest Britons”.
The i focuses on the sunny outlook that was Captain Sir Tom’s central appeal – saying often to interviewers that “tomorrow will be a good day”. “Optimism has a bad name” says the paper, “often dismissed as sugar-coating, or rose-tinted vision… But Sir Tom’s real legacy is a lasting message of hope and cheery resilience”.
The Daily Telegraph agrees that the army veteran struck a unique chord with the public during a national crisis. “He was an unlikely hero determined to make a difference without fanfare”, it says. “He was dutiful and dignified. He was the very best of us.”
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
Top 10 Funniest Movies Of All Time
1 Superbad (2007) Budget $20 million Box office$170.8 million
2 Borat (2006) Budget $18 million Box office $262.6 million
3 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Budget $26 million Box office $90.6 million
4 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) Budget $21 million Box office $83.1 million
5 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Budget $16.5 million Box office $67.7 million
6 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Budget $25 million Box office $73.3 million
7 The Naked Gun (1988) Budget $65 million Box office $350 million
8 Caddyshack (1980) Budget $6 million Box office $39.8 million
9 Airplane! (1980) Budget $3.5 million Box office $158 million
10 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Budget $400,000 – Box office $5 million
There are 2 of my favourite comedy films I would like to add:
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) Budget $4 million – Box office $20.7 million
Young Frankenstein (1974) Budget $2.78 million Box office $86.2 million
And sadlynot a Carry On Film in sight (site) We’ll make up for that tomorrow!
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
God gave us the brain to work out problems. However, we use it to create more problems.
Happiness is…A Marty Feldman or Monty Python movie.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Why do the French eat snails? They don’t like fast food.
A time to watch a comedy film…A time to watch a second comedy film.
YOUR HISTORY ON THIS DAY
©2021 Phil M Robinson