Bitch on the Blog

January 12, 2014

Who penned ‘Monday, Monday’ (the Monkeys?) Pay a thought to Sunday

Filed under: Amusement — bitchontheblog @ 16:45

On the whole I don’t care what people think of me. Which is not as arrogant as it sounds. My mother once asked “Where do you take your chutzpah from?” To this day I don’t know. It’s some sort of well which has threatened to dry up once or twice to be restored by those who have faith in me AND, oh the irony, by same chutzpah itself.

As an interlude: If, one more time and as I just did, I will write an intro only to forget – second paragraph in – what made me throw myself on the page in the first place I shall fire myself. Which is no hardship since I don’t pay myself even a pittance.

Yes, so, when, and it’s a BIG if, my thought comes back to me I shall continue. Sunday afternoons being peculiarly pensive. Talking of pensive: The Angel thinks I have too much time to think. And he is right. Marx, Orwell, Hitler and the ancient Greek would agree. Give people bread and games. Harmony. They’ll believe anything. Give people time and an empty stomach and you might as well crank up a guillotine to stifle the next revolution.

To my American readers hard felt wishes: May you not do what the Niagara Falls have done by all accounts: Freeze over. Stay warm, stay sweet, remember it’s Sunday afternoon and I still haven’t taken my beloved Christmas decorations down. In fact: Why bother? Soon it’ll be Christmas. Again. Chocolate Easter Eggs in the shops already.




  1. When I think of a Monday song I think of Boomtown Rats and that girl who mowed down her school because she hated Mondays,

    Sunday, Sunday – that movie, too lazy to look it up, Peter Finch? A well done British effort who do biting wit awfully well but can also make horrors like Mrs. Brown’s Boys which has me wincing every 2 seconds if forced to watch it by thigh-slapping imbeciles.

    A stormy wet something day here on the edge of the Atlantic. Not conducive to charitable tolerant thoughts.


    Comment by wisewebwoman — January 12, 2014 @ 17:09 | Reply

    • So glad you glossed over what can only be called my failings. I will NOT gloss over my failing to still not having regained my thought. Instead of which I shall now go into the kitchen and make that divine tomato sauce of mine which glosses over all my daily sins.

      Dear WWW, never mind ‘charitable tolerant thoughts’ in times of dearth. They will keep, thaw out when the sun shines again.


      Comment by Ursula — January 12, 2014 @ 17:26 | Reply

    • The very title of aforementioned Television series has me wincing anyway, don’t ask me why because I don’t know, so I have never watched it….

      Comment by magpie11 — January 14, 2014 @ 16:25 | Reply

  2. Too much time to think? There’s no such thing. The more we all think the better. Most of the world’s problems are caused by people who don’t think things through properly and launch into some half-baked course of action that only makes everything worse. You only have to look at what the current government is doing to see how true that is.

    Comment by nick — January 14, 2014 @ 11:52 | Reply

    • I don’t look at the current government, Nick. Bland men, bland faces. Statesmen? No.

      I know I won’t endear myself with this: Give me Mrs Thatcher, not least Michael Heseltine, any time. Angela Merkel. Putin. Whoever. Someone with substance.


      Comment by Ursula — January 14, 2014 @ 12:23 | Reply

  3. Time to think? Too much time to think? I suspect that many of the world’s problems have been caused by people thinking….. Hitler? Marx? St Paul? ……. As for Mrs Thatcher…. I agree in so far as the fact that she knew where she wanted to go. Unfortunately there were those who underestimated her and caused horrendous unnecessary pain for their followers. Putin is similar but where hewants to go, apart from into Russian memory, is back to the past. For Russia that is, perhaps, not good.

    Imagine….Merkel and thatcher together….

    As an aside (what isn’t with me?) if Thatcher had been a man I suspect that she would not have been as vilified.

    Comment by magpie11 — January 14, 2014 @ 16:32 | Reply

  4. It’s Tuesday… where did Sunday and Monday go?

    Comment by magpie11 — January 14, 2014 @ 16:33 | Reply

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