1. Just before wrapping up to go home after seeing-in New Year's Day there was some small talk about Brandy. It seems she had been a force in the pop-music scene 9 years ago and was just on one of the "Rockin' New Year's Eve shows".
Anyway, one of the guests thought she might have gone by the name Brandi in her earlier career but the TV had her as Brandy now. I suggested that in a few years more she could change it to cognac. I did not expect more than a polite chuckle, but my host just about lost his footing. I suppose one never quite knows what is going to work.
2. I put a lot more into one from last night and it got barely a snigger:
Me: So, you know cats?
Me: Well, sometimes they get run-over. If the car hits the front of the animal, it usually dies on the spot. But if it gets winged in the hindquarters it will often survive.
Me: But, what can happen is that the cat will be paralyzed in the rear-legs, much like a human paraplegic.
Me: So, because of the lack of exercise the cat gets in the rear, the back legs can waste-away.
Me: They call this condition a Cat-Asstrophy!