Revolutionary – celebrating my 33 1/3 birthday

A bit of light relief after a heavy UK budget announcement yesterday.

Today I reach a landmark: 33-and-a-third years as a visitor on planet Earth. As some will remember, that number is also the rotational speed (in RPM) of a Long Play (LP) gramophone record. I wonder how much longer people celebrating this birthday will remember buying an LP – it can’t be much longer?

Other gramophone record speeds I remember were 45rpm and (older) 78rpm – so the corresponding birthdays are a few years away yet. All the more reason to concoct some other spurious birthdays to celebrate in the meantime…