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Amazing pencil carvings!

Some people are just too talented by far :

Many, many more here.

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Got a squirrel problem? Try the Mark IV super squirrel launcher.

A thoroughly innovative use for elastic straps and a washing basket :

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The long arm of the nanny state reaches inside the pub.

The Wasp has an Estonian visitor this week which is why it has been a little quiet around here for the last few days.

Last night while visiting a few of the local pubs my friend picked up a beer mat (see first image below) and said why do you have these weird health […]

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Project Armageddon on The UK Economy – Thinking the Unthinkable

Tullett Prebon have released the final part of their Project Armageddon series on the state of the UK economy (see the previous excellent part No Way Out) and having started wading through, I am very impressed with the breadth and depth of their research.

I would go so far as to say that anyone […]

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Does this crab look more like Charles Clarke or Jimmy Hill?

I can’t quite decide myself – it has the Clarke whiskers and the Hill chin although I am sure it’s not a predator lookalike  …

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Maths Humour – US Earthquake edition …

Spotted amongst an FT Alphaville post about today’s US earthquake was this cartoon from XKCD :

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Life as a right wing fascist – it’s not easy you know …

Highly amusing, especially the washing line at the end … _ _

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Bundesbank to the EU – If you want saving you have to accept the 4th Reich.

One from ZeroHedge on the statement by the Bundesbank on the EU financial situation which appears to be nothing more than Germany making an offer of help that no one can possibly accept thus leaving Germany with a clean conscience – we offered our help but you didn’t want it :

Here are the […]

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US judge from the town of Intercourse hands out condom filled acorns to picnicking ladies.

Quite what the judge in the following story was thinking is open to debate but when you work in a town called Intercourse I suppose it will affect your mind somewhat :

A state judicial panel has accused an Intercourse district judge of violating standards of conduct when he handed out acorns that had […]

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Now thats what I call customer service …

An amusing tale from the Twitter sphere :

You’ve been traveling all day, are hungry, and want nothing more than a delicious steak to be waiting for you when you land at your next destination. So you tweet about this craving. What would you think if your wish came true and a stranger met […]

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Miek McShane wakes up Sunday Morning Radio 4 listeners with the F word.

Via The Telegraph :

Mike McShane, 56, used the F-word during a newspaper review on the show Broadcasting House which was being recorded at the Edinburgh Festival.

He immediately apologised and was admonished by the show’s presenter Paddy O’Connell who also warned him not to do it again.

McShane, an American and regular on […]

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The last refuge of the loony green – gas fracking causes sexually transmitted diseases.

How long before we see this kind of idiocy on these shores as the greens fight against anything that will prevent us living in mud huts?

A liberal democratic politician in Pennsylvania claimed in an email that fracking causes venereal disease in women. Penn Live reported:

A state lawmaker is explaining his remark that […]

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The strangeness that is real people – woman trying to break world fat record.

As is said around these parts, there’s nowt as queer as folk.

From The Telegraph :

Having already overtaken the previous living record holder – compatriot Donna Simpson, 43, of New Jersey, who tipped the scales at 50st – Miss Eman, 32, is now aiming to reach 115st by her forties.

Her GP Dr […]

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Amusing headlines part 23

Spotted on The BBC science pages, is the following a euphemism for morning wood?

If so, it would probably explain the excitement as I doubt these archeology types get out much :

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Joke of the Day

I seem to be in one of those moods where the news is just too damned depressing so have a joke instead – it brightened my day up anyway…

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