From this Monday, the whole might of the law will prevent supermarkets from giving free carrier bags to consenting adults. Not really a proper law, but an Order made under the Climate Change Act, which allows extraContinue reading →
My special friend Gildas the Monk has been feeling a bit down lately. So here is a special recipe which revives him when the cares and woes of the world seem to be getting on topContinue reading →
Spotted by Saul.Continue reading →
I’m a huge fan of the silliness which can easily find it’s way into over-literal analysis from a feminist viewpoint.
This is what “Joanna Allan”, the blogger at Your Daughters Will Be Next, Continue reading →
We maintain a healthy interest in the Life and Times of Vera Baird, known as the ‘Towering Inferno’ (apparently she explodes when insufficiently respected).
Our Vera is now perambulating – presumably at significantly Continue reading →
So you can’t afford an Official Olympic Torch from the 2012 Relay, complete with 8000 holes:
Representing the inspirationalContinue reading →
Something to get you in the mood for the weekend – or not. Depends on whether you are a Monarchist or Republican.Continue reading →
US: To go to the other side of the road.
LIB DEMS: For it is a good move. Life is a lot better on the otherContinue reading →
A couple of months ago I explored the subject of the best teapot in the world, and why it was a stainless steel version made for an ocean liner in the 1950s.
Just in case you were wondering what preoccupies the waking thoughts of the readers and shareholders of the Morning Star.
The paper has both a daily quiz andContinue reading →
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.Continue reading →
(Trivia Warning: London Mayoral froth)
Brilliant stuff from the Hundal Monster, explaining to the world from how heContinue reading →
So we know that the current government are a shower of numbnuts by their handling of the tanker driver’s dispute and subsequent fuel shortages. We also know that the previous lot were worse seeing as we are nowContinue reading →
Latvia has its one-legged lesbians, according to Mr Webcameron.
Bristol has its one-legged diabetics, according to theContinue reading →
This is a completely frivolous post, especially in that in mentions Dr Eoin Clarke, who stamps roses on everything in search of a sweet-smelling but prickly existence. Continue reading →
There are three truths that are unlikely ever to be universally acknowledged about Scottish Politics:
Firstly, that First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood are even more a game ofContinue reading →
Ken Livingstone has been a little excoriating about bankers and other rich people avoiding what he thinks should be their taxes:
THESE rich bastards just don’t get it…No one should be allowed toContinue reading →
Brilliant. The best art is serendipitous. via @VorianK
occupy london, occupylsx, occupy st pauls
Under Saturday morning Extreme Trivia, I’ve just been reminded of two Twitter incidents from way back in 2009. Firstly, Armando Iannucci’s reaction when he was listed as a “Guest Contributor” byContinue reading →
What’s that got to do with thisContinue reading →
For the last couple of days President Sarkozy has been looking slightly like a 1.65 metre man standing at the bottom of a 1.75 metre puddle having a rhetorical go at the old enemy, but blowing aContinue reading →
Ignore for the moment that the picture shows that Windows has failed to load on the computer driving the display.
Just think back a bit. Back behind the bus. In the brain of the driver of the car behind the bus.
DoContinue reading →
Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird.
We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner.Continue reading →