But it was yours truly who was left with the donkey's ears
at Aintree yesterday when Master Minded bounced back to something like his best with an imperious performance under Ruby Walsh.
There will be puppets, a big bassoon, a peckish bird, a king who grew donkey's ears
and of course, stories from the incredible Scheherazade.
Audiences of three to six year olds and their parents can hear about the king who grew donkey's ears
, the minotaur trapped in a maze and a little boy who learned to fly.
Midas might still be making an ass out us all, but if he checks out the story, he'll realise it's he who ends up with the donkey's ears
In the children's nursery a carving above the fireplace depicts a figure blowing a trumpet with a second figure with donkey's ears
But just when it appeared the GOP's New England few had traded their elephantine credentials for donkey's ears
, it seems they have rediscovered the meaning of being in the loyal opposition.
A cardinal who annoyed him is immortalised in the bottom right-hand corner of the piece, depicted as having donkey's ears
and with a serpent nibbling at his nether parts.
Charlie Compton looked like the donkey's ears
were on his head, so he didn't like that, and they covered it up,'' said Strickland, who was the city's communications officer for 10 years.
As usual Rossi milked his success to the full, donning a set of donkey's ears
on the podium.