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I would not want to be fishing off Denmark later …

Not very often you see Hurricane Force 12 mentioned in a met office forecast along with some stomach churning seas (phenomenal definition here) :

rough as hell


Ineptocracy and a Merry Christmas to all.


Tis the time of year again when The Wasp stretched his wings and heads North to spend Christmas far away from work in Estonia where it is decidedly colder than England was yesterday morning. Whilst not averse to a bit of cold, going from plus 12 to minus 16 in the same day needs more than a little antifreeze adding to the bloodstream!

So, while I head off for a few much needed stiffeners, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and will leave you with this little snippet which I think describes exactly what a miserable state we have managed to get ourselves into :

 A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing numbers of producers.

Get your swears right

Greetings from Mr. Raccoon. Back from a long break and not giving Mr. Wasp the pleasure to post everything on his own.

So here’s a periodic table of swears just to get your chemistry right (click for full size image so you can practice your Xmas meal time phrases) :





Pictorial Interlude – Earth’s most intelligent beings, backlit bat, battle monkeys and how to make a policeman laugh …

All work and no play – bugger that, how about some amusement …

Cats rule (dog lovers – go and throw sticks or something and move on) :

Lace wings – a bat and it’s SAD lamp possibly :

The latest secret weapons (not to be confused with drinking monkeys, H/T Mr Raccoon) :

And finally, even when you are in the shit, humour can always be employed to lighten the moment – I love the policeman’s reaction here :


Pictorial Interlude – Very creative art … Finally Black …

The very last edition of the German Financial Times today  :

I am impressed …


Bugger the Bankers and Politicians – Official Video …

Amusing, with one or two telling lyrics such as :

‘cos we are programmed against insurrection.


Bugger everyone!

Via FT Alphaville

Video Interlude – The badass Honey Badger …

Awesome creature which doesn’t give a shit with amusing commentary :


H/T - Estonians :)

What do you do when a tornado is heading for your apartment? Why film it of course!

A tornado in Portugal recently scoring a direct hit on a football stadium and apartment block.

Filming it through a glass window may not have been the brightest thing in the world, especially when you see the strength of the wind but it gives a great impression of what they are actually like. I am left wondering what fell over half way through the video causing the loud bang.


Impressive stuff.


Having failed to prevent Ash Dieback arriving in the UK, the Government tries the Canute method to stop it spreading …

Wandering around amongst the latest Statutory Instruments, I came across this one in which the Government tries to pull a King Canute and orders the fungus not to spread (emphasis mine) :

The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2012

This Order amends the Plant Health (England) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/2530) to include measures to prevent the introduction and spread of Chalara fraxinea T. Kowalski, including its teleomorph Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus, a cause of ash dieback.

In particular, the Order:
(a)prohibits the landing in or the spread within England of Chalara fraxinea T. Kowalski (article 2(7));

OK, I am sure it wasn’t intended to be read in such a manner but it certainly amused me.


Goldman Sachs now runs Europe..

Via ZeroHedge, with Mark Carney’s appointment to the Governor of The Bank of England, Goldman Sachs domination of Europe is complete :

Back on July 3, we made an explicit and very simple prediction: “now that the natural succession path at the BOE has been terminally derailed, it brings up those two other gentlemen already brought up previously as potential future heads of the BOE, both of whom just happened to work, or still do, at… Goldman Sachs:  Canada’s Mark Carney or Goldman’s Jim O’Neil. Granted both have denied press speculation they will replace Mervyn King, but it’s not like it would be the first time a banker lied to anyone now, would it (and makes one wonder if this whole affair was not merely orchestrated by the Squid from the get go… but no, that would be a ‘conspiracy theory’.)”

So that’s the strategy: play Carney off as a Canadian, instead of as Goldman. We wonder how many minutes the general public will be fooled by that particular strawman.

all one needs to realize and remember how the events in the world play out is to remember one simple thing: GOLDMAN SACHS RUNS IT. Everything else is secondary.

Interestingly, The BBC has the briefest mention in their puff piece on Mr Carney (in the side bar near the bottom on the right) whilst playing up the Canadian link just as stated by Zerohedge.

And, just in case you were wondering why domination comes into it, here is the relevant graphic of who runs what and who they work for (or used to) with the fresh addition of Mr Carney to the UK :


Rot at the BBC – who is the “smoking rots brain” quote actually from?

Try as I might, I just cannot discover who is supposedly quoted here :

Smoking “rots” the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to researchers at King’s College London.

A study of 8,800 people over 50 showed high blood pressure and being overweight also seemed to affect the brain, but to a lesser extent.

Scientists involved said people needed to be aware that lifestyles could damage the mind as well as the body.

The full study has no mention of such a quote and neither has the King’s College press release about the research paper. Every search result you look at comes back to the BBC “rots” quote and even looking to the usual useful idiots draws a blank as well.

I can only surmise that whoever wrote the BBC article (completely unattributed) added the rot themselves although there seems to be plenty of that going around these days at our beloved state broadcaster!

Interestingly, the NHS draws exactly the same conclusion which comes as something of a surprise to me :

Smoking “rots the brain” the BBC reported today, while the Daily Mail said ‘smoking doesn’t just age your lungs, it damages your brain too’.

The BBC’s report was fair, although its claim that smoking “rots” the brain is perhaps a little colourful as the researchers did not assess whether any physical damage to the brain had occurred.

And to think we are forced to pay for this rubbish.


Pictorial Interlude – A day in the park, slap me, slap me more, why you shouldn’t rely on your kids in the event of an accident and the nature of bees and wasps ..

Apologies for the lack of anything other than the odd dust kitty and tumbleweed around here lately – work has taken a turn for the rediculous it seems.

In the mean time, amuse yourselves with this little selection ..

I liked this one as soon as I spotted it – very nicely drawn and full of humour :

Slap me, go on slap me more .. oooh harder baby harder :

Ahem, where was I?

Ah yes, if in need of urgent assistance, phone anyone other than your offspring :

And finally, being a wasp myself, I think we have a very bad press but in the interests of humour I will play along with your human stereotypes (you really should see what the bees put in your honey!!) :


Housekeeping notice

Apparently comments have been buggered for a little while – this appears to have been caused by a misbehaving plugin which has been taken out to the back yard and quietly murdered.

Hopefully everything is now in order again.

Grateful thanks go to microdave for pointing out the unfortunate buggeration.

The Wasp


Video Interlude – Honduras – the place to go to watch the planes land … just don’t actually fly there ..

Having occasionally spent a few hours at the end of various runways watching the planes land for nothing more than the spectacle of a few hundred tonnes of aluminium bowling in at a rate of knots I can certainly say that none of those occasions match the following video for entertainment. Honduras certainly looks like one of the more extreme places to try landing a plane and after seeing this American Airlines approach, I think an arrival by boat would definitely be the preferred option :



Video Interlude – A satanic ninja cat and a failed suicide attempt that ends with a sore jaw …

When it comes to dogs, this cat does not take prisoners :

I am not sure what this guy was trying to achieve but I am sure his view of the probable outcomes did not include getting smacked in the mouth :

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