Archive for the ‘Oddities’ Category

Pornographic Sweets For Kids

Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:20 8 Comments

Just in case you missed this one — and you probably did — I thought it was worth bringing to your attention because it is the sort of thing that you really shouldn’t miss. Basically, a company who manufacture sweets for children have taken to putting explicit pornography on the sweet wrappers. At least, that’s [...]

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Health and Safety Executive: Sense of Humour Bypass

Monday, September 7, 2009 7:20 13 Comments

I recently came across something on the Health and Safety Executive site called myth of the month where they set out to debunk some health and safety myths about the Health and Safety Executive being miserable killjoys. Ho ho, a bunch of health and safety myths. This’ll be a bit of a laugh. Chortle. And [...]

This was posted under category: Oddities, Public Sector, Technology

Chlamydia Casualwear

Saturday, September 5, 2009 7:20 17 Comments

I saw a sign the other day which read “Chlamydia — you wouldn’t have it on your t-shirt, so don’t have it in your pants”. Only they’ve made something of a mistake. The little Chlamydia monster they’ve put on the t-shirt logo is actually quite cool. So while I wouldn’t want Chlamydia in my pants, [...]

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Brits Abroad

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:20 22 Comments

It would appear that British Embassies abroad have been complaining about the problems people are bringing to them… British embassies around the world are getting “frustrated” by travellers wanting weather reports and advice on how to deal with unruly children. Consular staff have also been asked to help make jam, pack suitcases and find lost [...]

This was posted under category: Oddities, Ranting, Travel

Now Wash Your Hands

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 15:30 45 Comments

I went to the lavatory the other day. That isn’t particularly noteworthy in itself: I would suspect that in this wonderful world of ours, every day, billions of people go to the toilet. Indeed, if were were to assume that someone spends on average five minutes in the toilet per day, and these visits are [...]

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Mossblown wikipedia fun

Sunday, June 28, 2009 7:20 236 Comments

Have you ever heard of the village in South Ayrshire called “Mossblown”? No, neither had I. At least until @cole007 mentioned it’s wikipedia entry. So I went to have a look. And it reminded me somewhat of my Marouane Chamakh Wikipedia Adventure, where I traced the entertaining history of edits to Marouane Chamakh’s Wikipedia entry. [...]

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Laptops and mobile phones only

Monday, June 22, 2009 7:20 10 Comments

Now when I’m on the train, I don’t tend to take various sorts of electrical equipment with me. I might have a laptop, I might have a mobile phone. I might have the relevant power cables and/or chargers. If I’m on a train, and they provide a plug socket, I might plug the things in [...]

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Would you look through Gary Gilmore’s eyes?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 7:20 7 Comments

Okay, it’s a reference to The Adverts, and in particular their song about the spree killer, Gary Gilmore, who was executed by firing squad in 1977, and who requested that his corneas be used for transplants (which they were). The Adverts released a song called Gary Gilmore’s Eyes, which was decried as being somewhat in [...]

This was posted under category: Music, Oddities, Science

Reportage: Enrique Tittle Tattle

Saturday, May 30, 2009 7:20 5 Comments

Newcastle’s Spanish left back, José Enrique, is apparently currently pondering a question which The Clash posed back in 1982… Should I stay or should I go?The Clash It would appear however, that either his mind has changed significantly over the course of only 22 minutes, or that various media sources are speculating and having fun [...]

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Kadir-Buxton Fisking

Thursday, May 28, 2009 7:20 35 Comments

Thanks to @bengoldacre for pointing me in the direction of this truly interesting chap, Andy Kadir-Buxton. My impression is that Andy is either a delusional fantasist, or a true genius who has contributed so much to the world already, and could potentially cure an awful lot of the world’s ills, if only people would act [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana, Oddities, Science