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Saturday, 7 December 2019

Trust The Broadcasters?

When Diane Abbott spoke publicly about her son when she was running for the Labour leadership in 2010 ...

The Scion of Privilege?

She defended her decision to give him a private education at a £10,000-a-year City of London School, that was denied to her constituents in Hackney North and Stoke Newington.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Plastic Love

Some men are just bloody strange .... or maybe just eccentric.

Life Long Bachelor Everard Cunion ...

Everard Cunion (really!!, that's his name), is 62 years old. He lives alone ...

A Very Silly Case

The US's love of litigation is well known ....

A Shoney's In Florida

.... but perhaps, even in the legal annals of Florida there has not been a more stupid case than this one.

A Woman's Place

The Arts Council of Pakistan has traditionally, like all other institutions in that country, been an all male affair.

Male Chauvinism Rules .... OK?

So when it decided to organises a discussion in November 2019 on feminism called Feminism: The Other Perspective, it did what it has always done and invited only an all-male panel. Oh, they did have one token woman, discussion host Uzma al-Karim, whose name featured at the bottom of the promotional literature.

Dirty Old MP?

Recently elected Tunisian MP, Zouheir Makhlouf and human rights advocate found himself at the centre of a #MeToo storm.

Explaining It To The Wife, May Not Have Been Easy ....

.... after a photo was taken of him with his trousers pulled down, ointment or cream on one hand, in a car outside a girls high school.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Highly Likely Terror Attack

Usman Khan, the author of the latest Islamic terrorist attack in the UK ...

Usman Khan - Murderer Not Martyr

.... carried out his attack just a couple of weeks after the UK's terrorism threat level had been downgraded on the 4th of November, from "severe" to "substantial", meaning that attacks were thought to be "likely" rather than "highly likely".

Friday, 29 November 2019

Good News For Guzzlers

Now I am not a man for doing things in half measures .....

Red Wine - A Bottle At A Time

..... especially when drinking at this festive time of year .... I don't go into pubs to drink water 🥴.

Love Don't Live Here Anymore

Take a trip back in time ...

Going back In Time - Can't Always Correct Things .....

.... maybe to last February or even further back.

Nasty Party

If anyone thinks that anti-Semitism claims are a comparatively new phenomena in the Labour Party.

Harman Showing Bad Taste And Judgement - Not For The First Time

Well here's an older news story from November 2017 featuring Harriet Harman that I was reminded of when reviewing un-posted stories .

Fun And Political Games

The General Election 2019 is hotting up

This Was The First Headline on Story On This URL

and with it, the BBC political game playing has apparently also stepped up.

Friday, 22 November 2019

What Women Are Prepared For

What is in women's handbags (or purses as Americans call them) ....

A Mysterious Realm - A Woman's Handbag Contents

.... and why, has long been a sources of mystery or bemusement to men.

The Inks Running Out?

Today I wrote a shopping reminder list .....

Post It Notes - Last Ballpoint Refuge?

I used a pen and Post It note ....

Crime Is Punishment Free

Apparently Friday the 8th of November was one of the dates on which in the UK you are most likely to get burgled.
 
Winter Darkness Brings Additional Dangers For Home Owners ..... Night Visitors

According to the Co-Operative Insurance group, November is the most likely month in which to get burgled. Fridays are always the most popular day of the week from a burglars point of view.

Comments Or No Comments

Like many bloggers I prefer to thrive on feedback, than wilt in silence.

Blogging - Comments Or No Comments?

The feedback for bloggers comes in the forms of:
  1. Visitor numbers.
  2. Income generated via pay per click adverts (or in the case of commercial blogs, leads or sales), and perhaps more excitingly ...
  3. Comments.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Last McDonalds Hamburger In Iceland

In 2009 Hjortur Smarason, bought his last McDonald's hamburger and fries, when they closed all their restaurants in Iceland.

McDonalds Burger And Fries As Sold In 2009

He had heard that McDonald's never decompose and wanted to see if it was true.

Short Arsed Rant In Big Apple

Some short men are very sensitive about their height ....

"Short People Got No Reason .... To Live"

... Very sensitive indeed and particularly by all that a small height may imply.

A Never Ending Crime Wave

In 2018, 37-year-old Levi Gulwell from the Newport area of South Wales went on a one man petty crime spree.....

Levi Gulwell Is Six Feet Two Inches Tall ... Not Easy To Miss In A Line Up
(Although Sometimes There Could Be Some Confusion).

.... When reports of assault, criminal damage and burglary came in to Gwent Police in South Wales.

Just The Price Of The American Dream?

Two students, aged 16 and 14, have been killed, and three others injured, by a gunman who opened fire at Saugus High School, in Santa Clarita in California.

The Innocent Face Of A 16 Year Old Killer ..

Nothing new here, in fact its said that Saugus was the 85th incident of gunfire at a US school this year alone.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Guilty As Charged

Huntsville Police Department arrested Shay Michael Thome in July 2019 .....

His Wife Wanted To Leave Him For Some Reason .......

..... after he bit off a woman’s finger, during a fight.

The Shortcomings Of London

The NHS reports that in penetrative sex with women, most men in the UK last between six to ten minutes before ejaculation.

Female Disappointment Can Turn To Mockery ......

Those who regularly last 60 seconds or less, are described as premature ejaculators (also known as a 'disappointment', by women).

Biter Bitten

The Aceh region on the northern tip of Sumatra island in Indonesia, is run in a strict Islamic manner, and is the only region in Indonesia which enforces the full Sharia Islamic law.

Strict Sharia Groups Administer Justice - Sewage Poured Over Unmarried Couple In Mosque Courtyard.

This is due in the main, to the work of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU), which advises the local government and legislature on drafting and implementing Sharia law in Aceh.

Separate Worlds - Same Country

A letter was pushed through a serving soldiers letterbox in Skegness, Lincolnshire in 2015 ....

The Cowards Are Still Creeping Around Our Streets ....

Entitled 'Jihad  - The Holy War For Islam'

Friday, 1 November 2019

Second Thoughts

Melanie MacLean, a small-time farmer in Benbecula, in the Outer Hebrides raised sheep and lambs as her major income product ....

Norman - With A Face A Mother Can Love

.... so she was well aware that all animals on her small holding/croft were not 'pets', and there were dangers in letting emotions get involved when they were sold on.

New Use For Skunk

Heaters, lamps and temperature gauges seized by Lancashire Police, after a raid on a cannabis farm on a trading estate in Lower Eccleshill, East Lancashire, England ...

Pepe Le Pew Knows Good Skunk When He Smells It ....

..... have been donated to Blackpool Zoo.

Cupidity Knows Know Borders

Irans Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khameni has authorised purges of those Iranian officials involved in 'economic sabotage'.

Economic Sabotage - More Often Starts At The Top .....

This after US sanctions have really bitten, with Iran's currency, the Rial, seeing a 140-percent drop in its value.

Political Log Jam Broken

It appears that the Brexit political log jam, that has been British blocking politics ever since the 8th of June 2017 ....

Theresa May Gambled - And Lost In 2017 ....

..... when the then Prime Minister, Theresa May, very unwisely gambled on a snap election to gain a larger majority than the 12 she had inherited from previous PM David Cameron.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Conical Sex

Trevor Smith, a 48 year old from the Hall Street, St Helens area of northern England, has one or two social problems ... and one of them in particular that gets him in to trouble.

The Things Men Do ... Are Very Strange.

... namely he likes to perform largely solo sex acts in public, especially when drunk or drugged .... both of which states happen to him fairly frequently.

Slow Death

Researchers from Dukes University in North Caolina, USA, have determined that people who walk slowly in middle age ....

Ambling To An Early Grave?

....  face a greater risk of dying early or suffering serious illness.

The Weakest Link

As we approach the start of the seriously colder weather at the end of the month and the most depressing date of the year, when on the 27th October, at 2am GMT (or *UTC), the clocks needlessly go backwards, making it dark quicker.

Daylight Saving Curse ..... The Madness Happens Every Year.

.... then we all have to think about whether the central heating goes on?

Art Imitates Life

Those news stories, about real bodies being left untouched by passer-bys, because they look like Halloween displays, and which appear every year or so, have taken on something of an urban myth character .....

Halloween Hangings In The USA .... Increasingly Macabre

But in fact they are often all to true.

Friday, 18 October 2019

Buck Naked Burglars

A couple in Culver City, Los Angeles County, California confronted a naked black male intruder in their house ....

Only A Neighbours Towel Saved His Blushes ....

...... luckily he chose to flee through neighbouring gardens, rather than attack them, and local police immediately launched a search with both local police and sheriff’s deputies, supported with a helicopter.

Its 1978 .... Again

Sam Smiths brewery run 318  .... err, 317 pubs in Britain

Sam Smiths Pub Chain Run By Humphrey Smith

... and are the fiefdom of Humphrey Smith, the scion of the Smith brewing dynasty.

Blobby Britain - Getting Fatter

The cost of the ever expanding waistlines of Blobby Brits grows ever bigger ....

Blobby Brits - Fatter Than Ever .....

Figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) suggest that the cost of obesity in the UK to the taxpayer now amounts to £409 ($517.32) per annum in 2019. 

Card Tapping

The very quick rise of contactless card payments haven't come without some issues ....

Contactless Is King .....

....one of which is that those who were bad with money before, have now found their control over expenditure even less firm.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Dangerous Liaisons With Inanimate Objects

An unnamed man decorating his bathroom in Mattaincourt near Épinal, in eastern France slipped, and somehow got his head stuck in his stepladder, trapped between two rungs ...

Contact With Inanimate Objects Can Go Very Wrong .....

.... the man, in his 60s, was reportedly still conscious when the medics turned up, after his sister had found him.

Nothing Is New Under The Sun

Smiley faces, the original emoji's if you will, are now all pervasive ....

The 1963 Smiley That Launched A Few Billion More ....

The classic form was designed by Harvey Ball in 1963, who was employed by State Mutual Life Assurance Company of Worcester, Massachusetts and asked to create a 'happy face' to use in the office, to raise staff morale.

Good Choices ... Not

In 2018 the local Labour Party chose its candidate for the next general election in the marginal seat of Worcester.

The Best Candidate?

.... Mandy Richards, a then London-based former teacher and youth worker.

Criminal Values

A police officer of the Greater Manchester Police was actually taken to court in June 2019, over accusations of using his police dog Jerry, as a weapon to assault five men who were being chased by the police in separate incidents.

Jerry Not In The Doghouse Any More .....

The prosecutor claimed that the police officer used his dog to 'vent his contempt' of criminals when the dog bit and injured the fleeing men. Surely that's what police dogs are for ... to catch fleeing criminals who are evading capture?

Friday, 4 October 2019

Silent But Deadly

As discussed in an earlier posting, Homa Bay county regional assembly in Kenyan, which is a local forum for issues such as the location of stalls at the market, or traffic issues etc, had a heated discussion about farting.

No Farts In Homa Assembly

..... this was only resolved by taking a break in proceedings, during which the smell had subsided, allowing members to re-enter the debating chamber.

More Chinese Whispers

 Its about time we had tales from the mysterious orient ....

Yangtze Monster

An unidentified creature was filmed making its way down the Yangtze, Asia's longest river near Yichang City, in central China's Hubei Province. The boat was travelling the three Gorges Dam Scenic Area, which is popular for cruises.

Yangtze Monster - Or Snake?

It was estimated to be at least 10ft long, and also appears to have a hump-like feature at the back of its slender body. After all the 'monster' speculation, its actually most likely to be a Burmese python, which are often found in China, and are capable of growing to the size seen in the video.

Waiting For Waiters

There is an Indian restaurant looking for staff somewhere near you as I write this ....

Help Wanted .... Every Now And Then.

.... Trouble is, so are the the immigration enforcement section. The reason .... the restaurants continue to offer illegal immigrants work, despite the threat of £20,000 fines per illegal worker, for doing so.

Language Colonisation

When the Normans conquered the English in 1066 ....

The Norman Conquest Was Cultural Colonisation ....

.... they almost immediately attempted to impose the Norman French as the new official language.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Windy Matters

Lilian Achieng Gogo a Kenyan MP for Rangwe constituency in western Kenya is demanding a new law come in to force to stop people letting rip on passenger planes.

Lilian Achieng Gogo - Anti-Wind Campaigner

She claims that people farting can cause "discomfort and insecurity" among passengers and needs to be stopped.

The Fastest Milk Cart In The West

James Cooper is man with need for speed ......

Which Would You Steal?

whilst drunk he decided to steal a vehicle in Manchester in which to joyride .....

No Integration Even In Death

Solihull Council in the West Midlands have been considering whether to create a 5,000 plot cemetery for 'Muslims only', in the village of Catherine-de-Barnes.

More Muslim Cemetery's Needed?

The proposed cemetery will have 63 parking spaces, and comply fully with Sharia law, which states Muslims are buried in their own section of land. The village is not happy with the plans.

Porky Pies

The outbreak of African Swine fever in Asia hasn't really made the news much in UK ....

African Swine Fever Outbreak In Asia

..... but for a sizeable portion of the worlds population, this is an ever growing food disaster.

Friday, 20 September 2019

More Icy Glares

What is it about mobile Ice Cream vendors?
 
Ice Cream Wars ..... Cut Up Rough

Their willingness to resort to violence to defend their turf is becoming almost legendary.

Area 51 Uncovered?

Social media has opened many strange doors, and some are entirely creations of the current world ....

Facebook Advertised House Parties End In These Sorts Of Scenes ......

..... from the naive mistake of the teenager, who advertises a party on their Facebook page when their parents are on holiday, who is then totally shocked and surprised, when hundreds of strangers turn up, and wreck the family home.

Innocents Abroad

Jolie King and Mark Firkin from Australia, were backpacking and were blogging their travels in Asia and the Middle East.

Backpacking For Beginners .....

They had started travelling in 2017, and they were documenting their adventures on Instagram and Youtube as Vloggers (video bloggers), where they reportedly have more than 20,000 followers.

Mexican Tragedy

The news from Mexico doesn't get better ....

Migrant 'Caravan' Stopped In Mexico

I am not referring to the spat with the US over the immigrant trails running north to the US border.

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