First of all, let me be the first to wish you all a very merry Christmas. Now that we got that out of the way, for all of us Gentiles (16 years of Catholic education), today is the day where you’re gonna be grilled by your aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, etc about what’s going on in your life. For most people, things are pretty mundane. Maybe you finally got a job, or started dating someone, or in all likelihood, you haven’t done shit. If that’s the case, then you need some sort of dumb fact in your back pocket to get the ever so curious relatives off your ass.

Here’s my humble suggestion: Did you know that the 2019 Rugby World Cup starts in 999 days?

That’s a fun little ice breaker from me to you so don’t say I don’t do anything for you. Another bonus for all of you who want to get your slightly racist elderly relatives to perk up their ears, mention that Japan is hosting it for the first time. Let’s make memories together.