Posted by Bob on August 15, 2003
In Reply to: Silly season posted by ESC on August 15, 2003
: : In August in the UK lots of us are on holiday and the newspapers don't have so much real news to print. They resort to trawling around for trivia - "June babies have a higher risk of anorexia" and the like. Do other countries call this the 'silly season' or is it just us?
: : By the way, don't worry if your birthday is in June - that story was sillier than most.
: Johnny Carson (U.S. night-time talk show host) used to say that all the time: "It's the silly season."
Professional golf has the "silly season" in the winter, after the tournaments, when "The Skins Game" and gimmicky "challenges" are staged for television.