Week of the Week VI

March 30th, 2009

UNBELIEVABLY it’s been nearly a year since I last bestowed upon you a week of the week, so this week it’s time for another week of the week to be manifested. This week’s week will therefore be a lovely week that will leave you weak at the knees. It is possibly the most varied week of the week so far, taking the week fan from the grandeur of Papal announcements and two wars down to the tragedy of one man dying whose first name and location remain unknown.

Our week of the week this week is 14-20 August 1898.

Sunday 14 August 1898 – the USA sends 11,000 troops to occupy the Philippines, a turning point that saw the end of the Spanish-American War and the start of the Philippine-American War.

Monday 15 August 1898 – Hugh D. Auchinloss, who would later be Virginia’s delegate to the Republican National Convention, celebrates his first birthday.

Tuesday 16 August 1898 – Pope Leo XIII issues a Quam Religiosa expressing his sadness at the introduction of a law in Peru that permitted civil marriage.

Wednesday 17 August 1898 – Mr. Price dies.

Thursday 18 August 1898 – Sarah McGlone, 60 years of age, falls down a well in County Armagh. Peter Hughes, a farmer, took great personal risk in being lowered down the well. He rescued her.

Friday 19 August 1898Science Magazine‘s latest issue is published, including an interesting article titled “Observations on Blue Jays” by Dr. Hiram M. Stanley on page 223.

Saturday 20 August 1898 – Sigmund Freud writes to Wilhelm Fliess, saying “Your lines have brought back to me the pleasures of my vacation.”

A rapturously joyful week, you will no doubt agree, and hoorah for that!

Entry Filed under: Chris,Look at this,Week of the Week


  • 1. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  March 30th, 2009 at 18:29

    Poor Mr. Price.

    Still, at least it wasn’t Mr Smith. He however is not over one hundred years old so the chances of Mr Smith being around when Mr Price was is (was? is?) pretty slim.

  • 2. Chris  |  March 30th, 2009 at 19:37

    Slim indeed. I’m very slim. Would you like to buy my swimsuit calendar?

  • 3. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  March 31st, 2009 at 08:21

    That depends. If it’s a literal swimsuit calendar, as in literal, as in you, as in a swimsuit calendar of you, as in a calendar of you in various swimsuits

    Then no.

    However if it is a metaphysical swimsuit calendar of various lovelys from around the world then yes.

  • 4. Chris  |  March 31st, 2009 at 23:30

    It is me in swimsuits, but it’s done like those cheeky naked calendars where there’s always something in the way and you can’t see anything rude. In mine, I’m wearing a skimpy swimsuit every day of the year, but there’s always something in the way so you can’t see any of me at all. January, for example, is a brick wall which completely obscures the view of me in a fetching pink thong.

  • 5. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  April 1st, 2009 at 08:20


    Put Kev down for ten.

  • 6. Chris  |  April 1st, 2009 at 11:16

    OK. I’ve got his card details so I added on a few extra quid as a tip.

  • 7. Kevil  |  April 1st, 2009 at 16:36

    hey… bastards.

    I already ordered 24 from your website – http://www.improbablynakedbutyoullneverknow.com

  • 8. I-MAC  |  April 1st, 2009 at 17:44

    In the year 4000 nudity no longer exists, in that human bodies no longer exist. Everyone walks around with their spirits embodied in common household items like rakes, knives and foot pumps. It makes the hokey cokey, which still continues to be in use, very very interesting.

  • 9. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  April 1st, 2009 at 17:45

    I think you’ve done an excellent thing there Marshall. I salute you and all your ambiguous nude activities (as long as I don’t have to witness them).

  • 10. Chris  |  April 2nd, 2009 at 14:30

    You might have seen me posing nude in the latest bus adverts. I’m in the far distance behind a large object on those.

  • 11. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  April 6th, 2009 at 17:15

    No I haven’t and thus far have avoided looking at any buses that pass me. I fear I may accidentally walk into incoming traffic so if I do, and become a small squishy pancake on the side of the street, please know that I hate all of you.

  • 12. Chris  |  April 6th, 2009 at 21:49

    Thanks. I’m touched.

  • 13. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  April 7th, 2009 at 08:00

    Did it leave a sinuey mark like it normally does? I think I’m turning into a snail.

  • 14. Chris  |  April 7th, 2009 at 15:33

    No no, I’m nice and clean thanks. I was touched by velvet gloves.

  • 15. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  April 7th, 2009 at 17:26

    But… I don’t own any velvet gloves.

    Are you sure it was me?

  • 16. Chris  |  April 7th, 2009 at 21:53

    No, I never said it was you. Get over yourself.

  • 17. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  April 8th, 2009 at 17:56

    So you’re admitting you were touched by someone else, with velvet gloves, and you liked it?

    Worrying, very worrying young Mackshall.

  • 18. Chris  |  April 8th, 2009 at 23:53

    No, you’re extrapolating extenuating facts from my exhortations.

    Since you ask I touched myself with velvet gloves, and it was lovely.

  • 19. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  April 12th, 2009 at 20:37

    So you’re a self-toucher? Don’t think anyone else is good enough, eh?

    You’re so vain. I dread to think how many mirrors you own.

  • 20. Chris  |  April 13th, 2009 at 18:54

    My client (myself) has (have) declined to comment.

  • 21. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  April 15th, 2009 at 08:06

    Given that I am a lawyer, or that a small group of people think I am as well as my dad who wanted me to be a barrister because I was good in some fake History law scene in Year 10, I would like to object to your declination of commentation.

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