World Tour Mondayʼs new moon brings GONG XI FA CHAI !!!! Enter Monkey, exit Sheep. Monkey is clever, sociable, and sometimes unreasonable. Born in 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, and 2004 generally because of the lunisolar calendar.
Joke of the Week™ The devout cowboy lost his favorite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range. Three weeks later, a monkey walked up to him carrying the favorite Bible . . . click here for Joke of the Week™
Scam of the Week™Last week™ The Reverend Tony received a letter from Ted Cruz and the envelope was marked “CHECK ENCLOSED”. The enclosed check was from me and was payable to the order of “Ted Cruz for President”. -> -> ->
Scam of the Week™ During Super Bowel weekend US will consume 1 Billion chicken wings @ 4 per chicken = 250 Million chickens die for Super Bowel which is almost one chicken per each of US.
FútbolArsenalreally, really, really must win at Bournemouth or kiss goodbye to Premier League trophy having dropped 7 of last 9 points after 0-0 Southampton leaving Arsenal 10 goals down and 5 points adrift from top of table. Rosicky suffered a possible career ender just after coming on in FA Cup win 2-1 Burnley. From 7:30a cst at Dean Court now known as Vitality Stadium and on NBCSports.
Football23 student athletes signed Letter of Intent to play football for theMighty Mighty Horns and there was much rejoicing and relief as 9 did not commit until Signing Day. Password tonight is “to be determined”
Polyticks Ted Cruz won Best Clown of Iowa caucus using dirty tricks against Ben Carson reminiscent of the 20th century clown Richard “Dick” Nixon.
Light, sweet crude settled down 4.5% at $31.72, as natural gas is also down 9.6% at $1.972. The €uro is up 2.4% at $1.1214.
“Hurricanes aren’t too bad when one is trapped in New Orleans at the Royal Sonesta with room service. Now that is what I call a Reverend Tony disaster.”
That was the lead I wrote last Saturday morning, sitting on the veranda of the Sonesta. But waiting for standby on the last flight out of New Orleans last Sunday before The Storm, it felt more like the Titanic. We had even dined Saturday night at Galatoires, the last meal they will serve for quite some time.
This is sunrise on Sunday morning the day before The Storm blew in that Belmont took on their way back to Jackson. Belmont said that the birds would fly in formation first one way and then the other, sounds freaky.
New Orleans, March 2006
Our first visit back since The Storm and also the first day back on the job for Malcom, the doorman/greeter at the Sonesta who returned to work the same day we checked in. Malcom helped us get the cab out of town back in that other lifetime.
Malcom was evacuated to the Cajun Dome in Shreveport then wound up in Brookshire, Texas working at Jack in the Box and Dollar General Stores. The Royal Sonesta also sent him some money until he could find a way to move back. Malcom lost everything.
The story of The Reverend Tony™ begins in the lobby of the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans where my Lady Claire and I were waiting for her sister Belmont to join us for Belmont's birthday dinner at the Chef's Table at Commander's Palace.
We were sitting on facing couches and I was wearing Raybans, a cream Hugo Boss blazer, electric lime green t-shirt, and khaki pants, drinking a martini in a go cup when a nice looking fraternity type in his late 20s comes up to me and says, (this is an exact quote)
"Excuse me sir, but are you The Reverend Tony?"
It was all I could do to not goof on the young man but I could not so I reply
"No I'm not, but why do you ask?"
He says (and this is another exact quote) "I'm supposed to meet The Reverend Tony here in the lobby, he's marrying me tomorrow night." Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so there you go.
A healing experience
The Reverend Tony™ will rarely change the names of the guilty because sometimes the guilty deserve credit.
PS - Will the real Reverend Tony please stand up? He is minister at the French Quarter Wedding Chapel in New Orleans on Burgundy.
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