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Pictorial Interlude – Amazing Art

The size of this piece and the detail (look at the last frame skin detail for example) are beyond words …




Quote of the day – Steve Jobs on TV

Spotted at Infectious Greed :

When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing […]


Where is the no-fly zone over Britain?

The title comes from an interesting exercise in creative writing from Pravda – change the people and places and you have the current press reports from Syria for example  :

On Saturday, August, 6th, in the suburbs of London, a rebellion of democratically minded progressive young people dissatisfied with the dictatorship of Queen Elizabeth […]


Quote of the day – Sean Corrigan on Cameron.

Sean Corrigan writing at ZeroHedge on the similarities between the catastrophy that was Louis XIV and today’s USA provides the following erudite demolition of our very own PM :

With the PR-man’s trained ear for a catchy phrase, that emptiest of empty suits, UK PM David Cameron declared, in the aftermath of this week’s […]


Appearing in court for … planning a water fight!

Sometimes you just have to shake your head in disbelief :

Man charged with Blackberry water fight plan in Colchester

A man has been accused of trying to start a water fight in the centre of Colchester in Essex.

The 20-year-old man from Colchester allegedly sent messages via a Blackberry messenger, said a spokeswoman […]


Comedy Interlude – Jim Jeffries

Highly amusing and listen for the audience reaction when he says muslims.

As one commenter at Youtube says :

“muslims…” **dead silence**




A little more smoking denormalisation.

Spotted in a Telegraph article about a research piece proposing a link between childhood experiences and facial symettry in adult life, was the following little dig at smokers :

Their findings suggest that early childhood experiences such as nutrition, illness, exposure to cigarette smoke and pollution and other aspects of a difficult upbringing leave […]


Deficit reduction plans that should be happening here …

From a summary of Italy’s proposals for getting their finances under control, one little highlight that was never even mentioned on these shores :

A reduction the “cost of politics” resulting in a halving of elected officials and around 55,000 fewer positions in the apparatus of central and local government. However, Berlusconi did not […]


Quote of the day – too much of a good thing …

Whilst taken from a ZeroHedge post about the current state of the USA, China and Japan, I think the following applies equally well to the UK after Brown’s spending spree of the last decade :

Simply put, too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing. And make no mistake, […]


Video – car hit by low flying moose.

Hitting a moose with your car is always a possibility when driving in Europe but being hit by a flying moose that has just been launched into the air by a car on the other side of the road is just downright unlucky : _ _

They don’t half make a mess when they […]


Church brawl – old woman stabbed by deacon, pastor tasered.

Now, if this sort of thing happened here in the UK I think attendance rates would soar just for the chance of seeing brawling clergy:

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bizarre case out of St. Elmo, after a church pastor was tased and a woman was stabbed during a fight.

It […]


Joke of the Day

As an antidote to the ongoing “government misses the point completely” riot saga and continuing financial fucktuation, the following made me laugh :

H/T – Rain Tweet


Rekindling youth at 69 by stealing from a 97yo to fund your new Lamborghini.

Far from the usual mid-life crisis affair where the older guy shacks up with a young blonde and blows his savings on a fast car :

Authorities in Sarasota arrested a 69-year-old man today, accusing him of embezzling $600,000 from a 97-year-old woman and using part of the money to buy himself a 2007 […]


Guardian journalist learns the difference between racists and angry white shopkeepers.

An amusing one spotted amongst the Telegraphs London Riots Live Coverage feed :

To work for the Guardian these days (and Telegraph for that matter) you have to assume that every confrontation between white and black is racism :

Note the “racist thugs” identifier helpfully added by The Telegraph when the Tweet says no […]


Damned fine piece of parking but how the hell do you get it out again?

An apparent world record piece of parking on the video below with a German guy getting his car into a space just 10 inches longer than the car. Not a technique that would endear you to the plod but pretty impressive none the less.

My only thought here is how the hell do you […]

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