Hey, you Yanks – get this (from the, er, Queen)

Given all the political fuss going on in the USA right now – especially driven by a certain head of badly combed-over hair – my cousin Janet M. from PEC, Ontario thought it was time we Canadians and Brits laid the law down about how to sort out those flibbertygibbety upstarts south of the Canadian/US border. Here is the communiqué** Janet asked me to share on behalf of our dear, sensible, nearly-90-year-old Queen Elizabeth…

Queen and Reagan on horses

HM Queen showing a former US underling how to ride a horse properly: no barrel racing or sliding stops for this “trail ride.” Centennial, a Standard Bred horse given to HM Queen by the Canadian Mounties and ridden here by Mr Reagan, looks suitably inspired.

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Why you mustn’t let accountants meddle with music…

“If music be the food of love, play on,” said Willy Shakespeare in his play, Twelfth Night. Just as well they didn’t have major corporate companies in those days, driven by lawyers, accountants and finance fiends. The following anecdote demonstrates why (original author unknown).

Why you mustn't let accountants meddle with music...

Surely someone knows an accountant who understands music?

The CEO of a large healthcare company was also chairman of the board of his community’s symphony orchestra.

Finding he could not go to one of their concerts, he gave the tickets to the head of the company’s auditors, a respected accountant and business consultant. [Read more…]

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