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From BBC, Entertainment and Arts: "PG Wodehouse: Why India still holds a flame

for the English author"...

P.G. Wodehouse is one of my favorite authors. This is an informative article with many photos.

From article: 'PG Wodehouse, creator of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, was the most English novelist imaginable. His comic world was old-fashioned well before he died 45 years ago - crammed with disapproving aunts in hats, eccentric aristocrats and wealthy young men about town getting into scrapes.

But he has countless fans around the world - not least in India, a country Wodehouse never set foot in.

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In fact Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881 - 1975) became an Indian favourite even as quite a young writer - though he never went there and he barely mentions India in 71 of his novels or in his many short stories. Yet he was read there avidly and his most popular books still sell in English-language bookshops.'

much more at link: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55043717

Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._G._Wodehouse Enjoy!

Ducks are fowl. tRUMP is just foul.*

*Inspired by JHB's Weekend Toons Lame Ducky panel.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214631576

Did you hear about the boy who met a girl while they were both walking in the fog?

It was a "mist opportunity"*...

*disclaimer: I first read these words in a caption on the Guardian Pictures Of Scotland today.
I've long enjoyed the humor displayed by whoever at The Guardian writes their captions!

From The Guardian In Pictures: Herbie, Christine and a fiery DeLorean (plus many people

known or not) Much more at link...

This is a great trip down memory lane. Enjoy!

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2020/nov/24/cars-on-film-picture-gallery-photography

Good News From The BBC: Elephant rescued from deep well in a 14-hour operation

A team of 50 people have helped rescue a male elephant from a deep well in Dharmapuri, southern India.

Local villagers dropped banana leaves down for the elephant to eat as the rescue dragged on through the night.

The bull was eventually brought to the surface upside down, as cranes and belts lifted it to safety.

photo, no more text at link: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-55034537

I do love me the elephants!

For anyone who'd enjoy watching some Three Stooges episodes, I view them on Saturday

afternoons on Comcast channel 3/199. That's MeTV. Runs until 7 pm.

From Reuters Pictures: Pictures of the year: Space

I find this collection and others like it to be extremely educational, relaxing and healing ways to realize that there is much to celebrate in life. Enjoy!

https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/pictures-of-the-year-space-idUSRTX8AOT6

11-18-20 Another update on the poor "page back" function I have experienced on DU...

see https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214558501 for the most previous update.

So now what I've found is that if I used the "GO" button on the DU page it doesn't help at
all. BUT if I use the "Refresh Page" button in my browser's (Firefox) address bar the
"page back" function as I browse through various posts is pleasantly normal. This may be as
good as it gets and that's fine with me!

Thank you all for your patience with me. It's been a big deal to me.

Oh Canada! Say it isn't so! "Vast majority of travellers entering Canada allowed to skip 14-day

quarantine"

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"More than five million arrivals into Canada have been allowed to skip the 14-day quarantine requirement put in place when the country closed its borders to non-essential travel in late March, the Canada Border Services Agency estimates.

The data which was compiled by the CBSA/Canada Border Services Agency at the request of CBC News shows that more than 80 per cent of the 6.5 million total arrivals into Canada between March 31 and Nov. 12 were exempt from the quarantine meant to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The arrival numbers include repeat entries by the same person.

The federal government exempts travellers from quarantine when they're providing services deemed "essential." Those exempt include flight crew and emergency response workers, as well as truck drivers who cross the border multiple times."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/quarantine-exempt-travellers-border-covid-19-canada-essential-workers-1.5804848

Hmm... sounds a lot like the complacency that is present in the U.S. and other places
around the world. I have people that I love in Canada, in the U.S. and other places too
and I am pissed off!

Anyone who thinks things in Canada are always rosy needs to read the CBC News.
Every day!

11-15-20 Update on my experience with poor "page back" function when viewing the DU

Latest Threads page.

To recap: What with various updates from Microsoft and Firefox I lost the proper "page back" function when viewing the DU Latest Threads page. I didn't have any problems viewing the DU My Threads or Lounge pages. (I keep two DU tabs open to have easy access.)

I first experienced the problem with my old WIN7 computer and found that if I rebooted
Firefox just before viewing the DU Latest Threads page then I had no problem. Early this
last September I upgraded to a WIN 10 computer and found I had the same problem. No
big, I knew how to deal with it.

Then within the last week I found out that on the DU tab that I typically leave Latest Threads
open on I had gone to My Posts. Oh well, I'm getting old. So I then selected Latest Threads
and decided to see what happened. (curiosity can be a good thing) Lo and behold the "page
back" functioned just fine without having to reboot Firefox. This is an improvement since the
reboot is time-consuming.

Obviously viewing My Posts then going to Latest Threads on the same tab does some kind
of magical voodoo reset that works. I don't have the tech smarts to say it any better than
that.
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