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Jesus image in a tea towel? No, try using detergent in your laundry you dirty cow.

People never fail to surpirse me as in this case of a supposed Jesus image sighting in Coventry which has more to do with too many G&Ts and lack of washing powder than anything religious :

There’s the Shroud of Turin — and now there’s the Towel of Coventry.

A 31-year-old dance instructor from […]

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Smoke hating subway traveller gets more than she expected – a biro in the head.

A smoker fighting back after a little subway argie-bargie :

A HOMELESS man allegedly stabbed a Manhattan subway passenger in the head with a pen after she angrily snatched away his cigarette lighter today.

Caroberto Cordero, 35, tried to light a cigarette in front of Evelyn Seeger as the southbound No.2 train was pulling […]

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Police Entertainment US style – vote for mugshot of the day.

I could see this one catching on here – Crims in their eyes maybe? :

PHOENIX — The Arizona sheriff known for dressing inmates in pink underwear and feeding them green baloney is inviting people to choose the most popular jail booking photos posted on his website.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (ar-PY’-oh) allows […]

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Roll up roll up, get your Nazi cakes while they are hot.

Yet more bizarre tales, this time Austrian Holocaust awareness groups getting their knickers in a twist over an 8 year old Nazi cake design :

VIENNA — Owners of an Austrian pastry shop that showcases cakes decorated with Nazi themes should be prosecuted, a Holocaust awareness group urged Tuesday.

The bakery, in the village […]

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Royal Mail may be bad but at least the postmen don’t crap in your garden.

Bizarre postal news from the US :

Derfler saw it all from his living room window while he was babysitting his son Wednesday afternoon. “He started pulling his pants down and started defecating, and at that point I grabbed my camera and started to take pictures,” said Derfler.

Officials with the U.S. Postal Service […]

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Surging oil prices give Saudi Arabia an excuse to build the worlds tallest tower.

Whilst consumers the world over are being gangraped at the petrol pumps, the Arab states are raking in the money and planning new wonders with their windfalls.

From Pravda :

Saudi Arabia is planning another world’s tallest building project. The new tallest building – Kingdom Tower – is expected to be 1,600 meters […]

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Helen Mirren forgetting not to swear on live TV – again.

From The Telegraph :

The star was discussing her role in the remake of Arthur and John Gielgud’s part in the original when BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams remarked that he was famous for swearing a lot.

Dame Helen replied: ”Well, in that sort of wonderful voice he had… You little —-.”

Amusing […]

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Annoying the God botherers – big mamma edition

Bizarre adverts causing ructions in catholic circles from The Telegraph :

The Catholic Church has criticised an Italian television advert in which a half-naked man resembling Christ tries to ward off the advances of an overweight dominatrix dressed in suspenders and stockings.

The advertisement, for a type of mobile phone earpiece, shows the man […]

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An occasion of exceptional national significance means an extra two hours drinking time – how very British.

If you are wondering what to do after your street party winds down next weekend then you could always pop along to the local and enjoy the extra two hours drinking time graciously afforded to us by Statutory Instrument 2011 No. 1073 :

The Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2011

The […]

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Fukushima fixed in 6 to 9 months? Make that years judging by this video.

According to this BBC article, Tepco intends to have everything under control by the end of the year :

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has said it expects to bring the crisis under control by the end of the year.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) aims to reduce radiation […]

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NATO memo to the USA – please come back to play in the desert as we have run out of toys.

Cameroids grand desert campaign seems to be running out of steam or, well, things to drop from planes when they can find enough pilots to fly them.

From Defense News (yes its a US site with the spelling) :

WASHINGTON – NATO is running short of precision bombs and other munitions in its Libyan […]

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Saving us from embarrassment.

Reading the headline that caffeine and alcohol are more dangerous when mixed I was expecting some horror story from the righteous but this really takes the biscuit :

Researchers found that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of intoxication was higher.

This heady mix could lead to […]

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What exactly do people have to do to get jailed these days?

An eye opening catalogue of (repeated) violent behavior that results in a suspended sentence :

She said it was about 7.40pm on November 25 when Grubb, who was wielding a baseball bat and Mr Shaw arrived at Miss Myers’ flat.

Miss Evans said Grubb had drunk 12 cans of Strongbow and started a bottle […]

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Cartoon Friday – Canada Vignettes and others

I previously posted a couple of short animated films called The cat came back to which Paul in the comments kindly pointed me to some other short cartoons :

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a government arts funding organization that went into subsidising animation in a big way in the ’80s […]

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Pictorial Interlude – US civil war edition

The picture below is part of a Pravda photo set on the American civil war.

A great bit of photograph, beautifully lit from the muzzle flash and contrasting nicely with the evening sky colours.

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