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A little something to annoy the bansturbators … Tom and Jerry smoking edition.

Greetings from Mr. Raccoon and Mr. Wasp who is in Estonia at the moment just to kill my liver by making me drink a lot.

Anyway, how about this one to get the righteous shroudwavers in a tizzy…



And this next one is worthy of a BBC health article written by […]


Video Interlude – a brain researchers experience of her own cerebral hemmorhage.

Mentioned in passing at Watts Up With That, the following Ted video is well worth spending 18 minutes on. Jill Bolte Taylor gives a brilliant presentation and speaks with a genuine passion 8 years after observing her own stroke :

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She […]


The Alien prequel … erm I mean Prometheus trailer looks damned good …

Whilst I never fully judge a film by it’s trailer (as the trailers usually contain all the bits worth seeing from the film condensed into 2 or 3 minutes leaving the other hour or so as dull as ditchwater), the trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus certainly looks stunning : _ _

One to look […]


Wasp’s Spring travels

Three months back here in England is about all I can stand so it’s time to stretch my wings again and head back to Estonia for a two week break from UK misery. Posting will most likely be hit and miss depending on how many units (at a lot less than 40 pence each) […]


Pictorial Interlude – Our Sun …

I came across the following picture of the Sun after following a link in David Thompson’s Friday Ephemera (which never fails to impress) and just had to grab a copy for here :



Does Cameron have a secret deal with the EU to get his alcohol strategy off the ground?

Ban it! Ban it all! You are not trusted to make the ‘right’ choices.

Whilst Cameron’s ramblings have been covered at length, I have not seen is anything on why exactly he seems to be so sure that the minimum pricing initiative will not get kicked out when it gets to […]


Ignoring the usual tired old rubbish there are actually one or two real gems hiding in online comments (as well as Spain telling the EU to STFU).

Whilst reading my way down the comments to an Evans-Pritchard piece on Spain growing a pair and making a “sovereign decision” to tell the EU where to stick it’s austerity demands, I came across the following comment which was part of an exchange between English and German readers :

Ah, methinks the Herr doth […]


Demonstrating earthquake power using sound – a brilliant video of all the quakes of 2011 …

First spotted at Zerohedge over the weekend, I thought I would share this one too as it’s a great example of how to make something abstract clearly understandable.

The method used in the video is sound, with the volume being related to the earthquake magnitude (all quakes over mag 4.5 shown) and the pitch […]


Now that was one hell of a bang – SS John Burke detonating in 1944

One thing about the internet that still surprises me is the amazing array of things you can just stumble across with a few random clicks.

The following video is one of those surprises (for me at least) and shows the last few seconds of the US Navy supply ship SS John Burke which was […]


Pictorial Interlude – Strange “penis oil”, how fights start (allegedly) and Greece vs Estonia compare and contrast.

Another one of those “just when you thought you had seen everything” moments :

A novel way to start a fight :

And finally, a little compare and contrast with Greece vs Estonia :

I think the unemployment figures may be a little out of date there but the point still […]


There are communists in the funhouse!!

Much better than up on blocks as the saying goes in Barnsley :

H/T – Coccoon



Pictorial Interlude – Sandcastles are so yesterday …

Talented artists never fail to amaze me with their skills and patience :



Video Interlude – Totally Insane Edition – Darth Vader in a kilt playing Imperial March on bagpipes whilst riding a unicycle …

Just when you thought you had seen it all then along comes youtube to remind you that you haven’t seen anything yet : _ _ Speechless …..



Protection of Freedoms Bill – Repealing powers of entry.

With the Protection of Freedoms Bill nearing it’s final stage in the Lords, I thought I would have a quick look to see just how many of the 1000 plus current powers of entry would actually be revoked (full list here courtesy of The Daily Mail).

Unfortunately, for those expecting something substantial from our […]


Sloppy Policing in action.

Considering that we seem to be one of the most tracked populations on the planet, what with CCTV, ANPR and all the other state funded controls, I find it somewhat alarming that the police seem to rely on DNA evidence as being beyond reproach when it is used to charge a man in Devon […]

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