8 4 U ON THE 30TH!

We’ve gone back as far as the 17th century in one of our eight pieces for Wednesday, 30th November 2022, which is the period linked to a well-known author who suggested a new diet for the rich class of his day (…a different type of ‘8th/ate’, if you like..!)


His tongue-in-cheek (!) suggestion didn’t go down too well at the time and, if attempted, it really wouldn’t have ‘gone down’ too well at all.

In the early 19th century, this young man helped a family member out on a local newspaper and, by doing so, opened up a whole new world for himself and for millions of other people, and he continues to ‘grab headlines’ to this day.


These few paragraphs are about an alcohol-laden wayward ‘bulldog’ who, even when not on the booze, caused havoc and mayhem as he exposed himself for the racist thug that he was. His own people and his fan base have a full-time job trying to rehabilitate the man and his reputation, but it’s a losing battle for them – he left too much evidence to the contrary.


This rat of a mouth-piece thought he had got away with his political sins and was looking forward to spending his thirty pieces of silver but he then discovered that thinking like that wasn’t very sensible…


…we’ll be back here on Wednesday, 30th November 2022, with the above-mentioned pieces and a few other bits as well ; see ya then!


Thanks for the visit,


Sharon and the team.






About 11sixtynine

A mother of three (and a Granny!) and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.
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