The Oldie magazine, December 2017
According to the Oxford, Cambridge and Collins dictionaries, the words ‘disaster’ and ‘catastrophe’ are synonyms. It is poor practice to start a sentence with a figure. A phoenix rises from the ashes, not from the flames.
The quote is ‘an hairy man’, which is much of the joke. I suppose the old girl’s memory isn’t what it was, but someone on the Oldie should have known this renowned quote. Watch it on YouTube.
The definition of ‘sell’ is to hand over something in exchange for money. You can’t sell something free of charge, absolutely or otherwise (free cannot be qualified: you can’t have very free, almost free or slightly free). Alternative words could be ‘provide’ or ‘disseminate’.
Oldie but not Goldie.