Funniest thing I saw in London yesterday: postcards of Princess Diana’s face.
http://bit.ly/dzqTzv : I got the answers correct. That’s probably indicative.
University Challenge - Dr. Who questions →
Long-running “quiz” show University Challenge featured a round on the Doctor Who theme tune earlier this evening on BBC Two. See the questions and answers in the player below.
Monster Drawings On Post-It Notes by Don Kenn →
Don Kenn has been creating a wonderfully creepy series of monster drawings on Post-It Notes. via who killed bambi? This is a blog post from Laughing Squid,…
Survey and comparison of fantasy novel cover art,... →
Every year, Orbit Books’s summer intern conducts a survey of fantasy novel cover-art for the year. This year, Orbit is releasing the data as a series, with commentary. Fascinating stuff: ‘We have…
Citizen Cyberscience Summit on Thursday and Friday. Should be interesting.
Back from my sojourn to the Royal Albert Hall to do some promming. Lovely building, great music - shame about Basil Brush, though.
http://bit.ly/bjvI8N : Yo Russell Kane, I’m ‘a let you finish, but Bo Burnham had one of the best stand up acts… etc etc.
Watching Going Postal. Rather interesting adaptation. Not as faithful as I would have liked, but it’s not without a certain amount of charm
Mafia 2’s quite good. Like GTA, but everything looks nice.
crikey. Who split transmission. Interesting decision.
Adam Englebright is back from his holiday and... →
Hello! Sorry for the radio silence from me for the last week or so. I’ve been on holiday with parents and grandparents in sunny (but mostly rainy) Devon (and Cornwall). I honestly had…
New post: Adam Englebright is back from his holiday and feeling much better, thank you very much.: Hello!… http://bit.ly/9A7eWT #oneaday
is back from Devon.
Are exams getting easier? Nobody knows | Ben... →
For all the controversy about the ability of our children, there is a paucity of research on the subject Pass rates are at 98%. A quarter of grades awarded were A or higher. This week every…
Britain, a soft touch on asylum? Not exactly →
contribution by ‘Alien from zog’ I don’t know if any of you have ever received the following chain email, I got sent it a few months back: If you cross the North Korean border illegally you…
The Mail and the EDL →
The Mail distances itself from organisations like the BNP and the EDL, despite providing a lot of their ammunition with inflammatory and misleading articles about race and immigration. Today’s…
Ms Tackleford Beauty Pageant →
After a brief survey of whether it was “sexy” or “sexist”, you can now get my Ms Tackleford Beauty Pageant poster. £7.50, as close to daylight robbery as the law will currently allow. As you…
New BBC shame after George Alagiah ‘wanker’... →
BBC news reader George Alagiah could face sanctions from television bosses after using the ‘wanker’ gesture at his studio director. The slip comes just days after BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker…
Just downloaded Epic Win.
20th Century Battlefields with Dan and Peter Snow is really interesting.
Five Star →
The Daily Star is well known for writing sensationalist but untrue stories about celebs, computer games, films, immigration, Islam, reality TV, the McCanns, volcanic ash clouds and…
Customer Service WIN →
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Gove’s unpopularity: Tory schools in trouble →
Schools policy has emerged as a potential weakness for the coalition, according to a Guardian/ICM poll. As A-level results push the education debate centre stage, the survey reveals that 42% of…
Things That Are Doing It: Kids Sticker Fail →
Submitted by: _stevah Picture by: Stevah Click here for more Things That Are Doing It features.
Daily Mail: Firmly aligned with the far-right →
I first heard the news that seven HMRC employees had been sacked for racial discrimination via the BBC yesterday and I was curious to see how the Daily Mail covered the story. Not…
The nonsense of middle class benefits. →
One thing everyone should be able to agree about this septic isle of ours is the inhibiting and petty nature of our social class structure, as universally derided and mocked as anything…
Nicola Murray, meet Nick Clegg →
WELL done to my colleague Andrew Slaughter, the Hammersmith MP, who helped turn Nick Clegg’s visit to a local families’ project into an episode of The Thick Of It. Poor Cleggy. You would think…
Amazon Customer Review of the Day: Rarely is the... →
Amazon Customer Review of the Day: Rarely is the question asked: What did Einstein actually “do”? [cyn-c.]
An advert for Save The Children followed by an advert for some gaudy piece of jewelery. The ITV3 advert people have a sense of humour.
New post: exam results.: I get my exam results tomorrow. I’m afraid that I’m too busy worrying to write a … http://bit.ly/dskqRS #oneaday
Action Plan for Scottish Video Games Industry →
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, called for the implementation of an action plan to strengthen the Scottish video games sector. TIGA made the call following…
The New Politics, Part 20 →
CREDIT where it’s due: Hopi Sen has been banging on about the Winter Fuel Allowance for ages now, boring strangers in bus queues and generally frightening the animals with his warnings that our…
The vanishing baroness: Top Tory tries to cover up... →
Last weekend the Mail on Sunday broke the news that MI5 had vetoed Baroness Pauline Neville Jones’ appointment as Cameron’s National Security Advisor over concerns about her links to two dubious…
Daily Mail doesn't know the difference between... →
According to the BBC, seven Revenue and Customs staff have been sacked for deliberately underpaying benefits to ethnic minorities. However, the Mail has gone with Racist taxmen who deliberately…
Upsetting Print Ad of the Day: A French ad... →
Upsetting Print Ad of the Day: A French ad campaign for McDonald’s featuring the iconic comic book characters of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo’s The Adventures of Asterix is causing some…
I Want To Believe, The Alien Version →
“I Want To Believe, the Alien Version” t-shirt by Mike Jacobsen, available through Neatorama. This is a blog post from Laughing Squid, subscribe via RSS, Email,
This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day:... →
This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day: John Gemberling and Andrea Rosen star in the best weaponized medical drama not coming this fall: Doctors With Guns. This time, it’s…
exam results. →
I get my exam results tomorrow. I’m afraid that I’m too busy worrying to write a blog entry. Sorry.
Listening to the Ray Peacock podcast. Gradually falling asleep.
Bidet. [reddit.] →
MIDDLE CLASS COULD BE FORCED TO PAY FOR THINGS... →
(news/society/middle-class-could-be-forced-to-pay-for-things-they-can-afford-201008183010/) MIDDLE class families face no longer being able to use child benefit to buy wine, it emerged last night.
In unrelated news, this man’s reaction is... →
Funniest thing I’ve seen all day.
Penny Arcade and offence →
So, a lot of people have been getting rather shirty about a Penny Arcade strip which had a joke involving the word ‘rape’. Now. Before I begin I’ll say that anyone who’s been the victim…
The TAL on superpowers was fantastic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3SuooQ-1T0 : weatherman accidentally gives newsreader the finger.
New post: In unrelated news, this man’s reaction is fantastic.: Funniest thing I’ve seen all day. http://bit.ly/cGX2mz #oneaday
New post: Penny Arcade and offence: So, a lot of people have been getting rather shirty about a Penny Arc… http://bit.ly/bwFw7x #oneaday
Mature Audience WIN →
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Farewell Lord Pearson, here’s our video tribute… →
Lord Pearson has resigned as UKIP leader, saying he was “not much good” at party politics and that UKIP “deserved a better politician… to lead it”; he said he has “many exciting plans for the…