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The Aces on Bridge: Sunday, January 23rd, 2022


Iain ClimieFebruary 7th, 2022 at 10:02 am

Hi Bobby, Folks,

No sign of update yet. Monday appears to be the gremlins’ favourite day, blast them!



Steve ConradFebruary 7th, 2022 at 12:57 pm

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin’ you gave me no warnin’ of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me

Every other day, every other day
Every other day, every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
But whenever Monday comes, you can find me cryin’ all of the time

Iain ClimieFebruary 7th, 2022 at 1:25 pm

HI Steve,

See also The Boomtown Rats “I don’t like Mondays” (alarmingly based on a real-life shooting incident) and, less horribly, cartoon cat Garfield. There were a whole stream of strips and images based around why Monday was a nightmare. See:



bobbywolffFebruary 7th, 2022 at 5:01 pm

Hi Iain & Steve,

Butter late than nevah.

Monday is supposed to be a lesser than norm
bridge puzzle. And although leading a low trump toward dummy, instead of an honor, is completely necessary, the process of understanding why, should appeal to all bridge wannabes.

That play, while duck soup to some, will often not be carefully exploited, allowing a kibitzer or sadly a participant, sometime in the future another quack at it.

Nothing succeeds like success, not to mention wearing the GOAT’s horns (Not, in this case, greatest of all time), but rather perhaps on the way to eventually being.

In other words, “welcome Monday”, We all knew you would join us.

bobbywolffFebruary 7th, 2022 at 5:40 pm

Hi Steve,

If ever we should partner in bridge, it must not be on Monday!