Friday, July 14, 2006

Parts of this week were excellent

And a happy Friday to all.

You don't often hear the catchphrase, "Parts of it are excellent," anymore, but this is the source: An 1895 Punch cartoon in which a hapless young curate attempts diplomacy. Clicking on it should provide a larger image, but the caption reads:

Right Reverend Host: "I'm afraid you've got a bad egg, Mr. Jones." ............ The Curate: "Oh, no, my lord, I assure you! Parts of it are excellent!

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