On August 29th, we are to celebrate games and the rules of cards, while enjoying
According to Hoyle Day! It is simply crazy to imagine the fact that Edmond Hoyle,
the “Master of Games,” was originally a tutor for students. When lessons were
completed, they would play card games, such as “Whist.” They did not have any
books with the rules for them, back in the 1740’s so Hoyle made a booklet to
pass out amongst his students, friends and family. He eventually published the
book, “A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist.” Edmund Hoyle lived almost to
97 years of age, which reminds us all to~
Play More, Enjoy More! Live Longer!
One thing led to another and soon, we all know this expression,
“According to Hoyle. . .”
Another reason to celebrate it today is Friday!!
It is the beginning of some lucky people’s three day holiday weekend!
Last but not least, a new way to package a well known product just came out on the
market. . .
Have you heard of the new 99 Cans of Beer? (You may purchase this for only $99!)
It takes two burly men or three or four average men to pull this long carton of beers
out of the store’s cooler.
Then, guess what?
You may not fit this into your car.
It was not easy to put it into a truck, in the advertisement shown on the television
news show I was watching this morning!
But, remember this, it would be perfect for gatherings of over 21 years old age,
since they may be able to consume it before it warms up!
(Imagine having to transport, unload, then find place to put this elongated package!)
There is no pre-requisite to having to sing several stanzas of:
“100 bottles of Beer on the Wall,
Now take one down and pass it around, 99 bottles of beer on the wall!”
Now are you laughing?
I am and so is the guy who suggested this in his beer company’s marketing meeting!