The Thompsons on Greek Mythology, the Queen's Jubilee and the Invictus Games

Sunday 22 May 2022
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Greek Mythology
It’s no use to us. We only went to a comprehensive school and they just didn’t teach anything about this kind of thing. If we’d have gone to a grammar school it might all have been so different. We still believe the world is flat. When people say you can see the earth’s curves from space, that’s just a myth to us. There’s also a man in the moon - on a good clear day you can see his face!

The Queen’s Jubilee
We’re very much looking forward to it, but it’s all on the wrong days for us. I think it’s very selfish of the Queen not thinking about those of us who have to work six days a week; we’re going to miss a lot more of it than we’d like. Aside from that, we’ll be glued to the TV, drinking high-end champagne and watching it all. We really hope they get the Red Arrows to fly over, that’s always one of the best bits. They should try and dig a Concorde out of storage for the occasion too.

The Invictus Games
We haven’t seen any of it for ages. What channel is it on? Netflix? Oh well, we don’t have that. We’re not sure it’s worth even having these nowadays. The Paralympics is much broader and people can enter that even if they’re not ex-army. It seems like it’s just Prince Harry’s plaything, but he’s not really a Royal anymore, is he? He’s just a famous bloke who lives in America.

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