Wry & Dry


Last words I  (it's a bonus week)

"It seems that Alitalia workers have all gone nuts"

-  Simone Filippetti, Italian finance and economy reporter, on the rejection by Alitalia workers of a rescue plan.

The Italian flag carrier is now in the hands of administrators.   

Last words II  (it's a bonus week)

"France has a choice of two women for President, me or Angela Merkel."

-  Marine Le Pen, far-right French presidential candidate, suggesting that her opponent, Emmanuel Macron, is a puppet of Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

W&D thinks that Angela will have the last laugh. 

First Samuel client events calendar



Charity Event

Eat Street

This is Melbourne's most amazing food and wine fest.  All the proceeds of the event go to a charity.

Sofitel, Collins Street.

Invitations sent.


Art Series

NGV Winter Exhibition - First Samuel Private Viewing

Van Gogh and the Seasons

This will be a cocktail party followed by a private viewing.  Strictly clients only. 

NGV, St Kilda Road.

Invitations sent.


Education Series

Annual Forum

This is our annual 'food for the brain' event.  Guest speaker to be confirmed.

Leonda, Hawthorn

Invitations upcoming.

Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand end of the bell-curve...

Kirk Kelly was picked up in a traffic stop in Tallmadge, Ohio. To avoid having his true identity revealed he lied about his name and then sat in the back of a cruiser and chewed off his fingerprints.

But Kirk forgot about the eponymous tattoo on his arm. 

(WXT-TV Chicago)

Would you believe...

Superintendent Jay Foster of Senatobia Schools in Mississippi pressed disturbing the peace charges against parents who did not follow his directions to hold applause till the end of the graduation ceremony.

Not only were the offending parents removed from the audience, missing the rest of the ceremony, but they now each face a possible $500 fine. 


Unclear on the concept

Florida Judge Victoria Brennan seems to be unclear on the concept of Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line.

It appears that way since she has chosen to toss in the slammer the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers director, Richard Masten, for refusing to identify an anonymous tipster.  So, Mr. Masten, who is a former Chief of Police, got 14 days in jail because he'd rather be in contempt of court than break his word thereby risking someone's life. 

(US Today)


Have a wry and dry weekend