40. The Invictus Games

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.”
Prince Philip.

1. It was a pretty ordinary daytoday because the passers-by weren’t passing by. They were applauding the cyclists participating in the Invictus Games.

Ray, Steve, Helmut and Mr B tried to attract listeners, but failed dismally. At one point Mr B relinquished the Ladder of Knowledge to pester Steve Maxwell, with the hope of getting Steve a crowd. Mr B loudly criticised Australia’s politicians and Steve loudly defended them. The loudness of it all prompted someone to get the police.

Oh dear.

The two policemen were professional and courteous. They made sure the two miscreants weren’t aiming to thump each other, and then left. With the wind taken out of them, Steve and Mr B separated to take their own ladders, but again failed to draw crowds.

It was Prince Harry’s idea to create the Invictus Games. Does he have any idea what he has done to Speakers’ Corner?

2. Speaking of Prince Harry and Meghan, where were they? They had been invited to Speakers’ Corner and granted five minutes on the Ladder of Knowledge to explain why the Monarchy should continue. But where were they?

3. In our Unusual Creature Series, this is either a chameleon or two painted naked women. You decide. If it’s a chameleon it should have a look at our Facebook page.