Everything gets a Beginning

H. Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann, born today in 1805, invented the Harmonica, back in the 1820s. It was a 4-inch cube thing with 15 notes, however many that is. In the background you can see 1820s Berlin, where he was busy.

Congratulations and many thanks, H. Buschmann, is what Rhinos all say.

You may already know this, but Rhinos can make a sound very much like a Harmonica, all on our own. It can be mistaken for a Wheeze.

Achieving Perfecshun

When engaged in Artistic Endeavor, it’s difficult to define “Enough”. One step short and the work does not satisfy its goals; one step extra, and it sinks under its own weight.Vision can be whelming. Many Artists collapse under the aesthetic pressure.

This sort of frailty isn’t for Us Rhinos however. We just plug on, and hope for better luck next time. Give it your best shot, and move along.

What’s for brunch?

Bee Stung

Ah, sunny Nepal, where the world’s largest honeybees (apis dorsata) live. As you might assume, they have the biggest stingers among bees. Whoa and Golly!

Cheery news, bees have no interest in Rhinos; our skin is thick and We pose no threat. They build hanging combs, way up. Live and let live, y’know?

The Bee Keeper outfit isn’t necessary, it just looks snappy.

The Sour Grape

Today in 1215, John I  of England put the Royal Seal onto the Magna Carta, acknowledging that he was not the beginning and the end of every national discussion. He was helped to this realization by a group of angry, armed Barons. Very Big Deal in the history of government, though neither side kept to the agreement.

John was not trusted nor liked by his people. But! it allows YIR to quote from A.A. Milne’s, Now We Are Six:

King John was not a good man —
He had his little ways.
And sometimes no one spoke to him
For days and days and days.

Any opportunity to quote from A.A. Milne is an opportunity to be seized.

You’re a Grand Old Flag

Today is Flag Day, so YIR is recycling a picture from last July. Not that it is a Classic, but it did not seem We were going to improve upon it, so We are submitting it in a timely manner. Punctuality taking the place of Originality.

The original posting was July 4, 2016. There are notes on Ms. Ross there which may still be of interest.

Long may We wave.

Dear Eustachia,

Fanny Burney (b.1752) was one of the early women of letters in England. She wrote successful novels and plays, and kept an extensive journal of her comings and goings. She is remembered for her Epistolary Novels, meaning, the story was related through a series of letters, both to and from the heroine in question. Pretty neat.

She had a wicked sense of humor, with insights upon the Society in which she moved. Satire naturally appeals to Rhinos, worldwide. Right?