In honour of the Oscars biting it because of the writer’s strike, I’ve arranged a series of Bob Hope quotes to keep you entertained while I’m in Canada for the next week or so. Those of you still slogging, or not baking cookies, feel free to discuss freely the events of the day in the comments.

On a USO trip to Africa:

Our troops in North Africa are something. What hardships they went through! Night after night they went without sleep… always alert… always keeping their eye on the objective… finally Frances Langford pulled her shade down.