Congratulations on arriving on the 188th day of the year.
And what a day it is, as so much has happened in the history of pop culture on July 7th.
Harry Houdini successfully untied underwater in a record 57 seconds in 1912. Congratulations.
The Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri produced “the biggest breakthrough in the baking industry since bread was wrapped” – sliced bread, in 1928.
There was the Roswell incident of 1947, with the reported crash of an alien spacecraft near Roswell, New Mexico. And whoever watched The X Files he knows how crucial this moment was.
The 10 James Bond movie, The spy who loved me premiered in London in 1977 – and who could forget that Union Jack parachute opening sequence?
But while we here at RockedBuzz via Euronews Culture love our renegade wizards, bread, UFOs and Martini-drinking spies, something beats them all.
On this day exactly one year ago, Conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned after several party members finally came to their senses and expressed their lack of faith in him. And considering that it is Say the day of truth (seriously, we wouldn’t lie to you, today of all days), we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a look back on that joyous day when one of the most justly maligned and scandal-ridden European leaders of the 21st century saw the his ineptitude, Bullingdon’s semi-coherent bluster, ethics-dodging antics, empathy-absorbed rhetoric and politics, Patygate’s lies, as well as his overall more than tenuous relationship with the truth, come back to bite him in the proverbial.
Admittedly, Johnson remained in office in a “caretaker” role until Liz Truss was appointed prime minister on September 6, 2022 (the less said about her, the better), but today is the day to remember the most memorable comments and the best jokes when Johnson stepped down.
Even the Downing Street cat couldn’t take it anymore.
The human equivalent of an unmade bed, ladies and gentlemen.
“They are the breaks.” Poetry. Pure moody poetry.
It’s still painful to watch though.
(Remember when everyone thought he was incompetent? Makes you think…)
The horrific fall of House Atreides at the hands of the putrid Harkonnens was less distressing than this wax figure.
Any “Dune” fans in the house? NO? It does not matter.
This hasn’t aged well…
We have it there.
It is also worth noting that July 7 is also World Forgiveness Day.
We’ll do our best, but at this time we haven’t forgotten and we certainly haven’t forgiven the mess the catastrophic prime minister has left Britain. And even though he was recently banished to the background and grilled by some of his Tory enemies at the Liaison Committee, we have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.