Thursday, 29 November 2012

We Are Not Emu-sed

Devon Police apprehended a runaway emu, reported breaking into houses.....

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Ducky Lucky

A tad unfair, as today was dry. But weather for ducks elsewhere

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

JR Hangs Up his Hat

Farewell to JR, AKA Larry Hagman. He wasn't shot, he just grew old.

Watching Paint Dry

Unexpected sellout predicted for Conference celebrating all things Boring. 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

One-armed Hobbit Bandit

 Latest Lord of the Rings film hits problems with protests over animal welfare and accusations of crass merchandising, including an online gambling site. Golem would approve.

Hobbit Hell

Tolkein Estate annoyed by latest Hobbits in Hollywood

Women Bishops

Church of England votes "no" to women bishops

Naismith's Rule

Hotfoot from Woodhead Mountain Rescue Hut, recovering from  D of E volunteer
weekend. We weren't rescued, just sleeping there overnight on the stone floor, by way of recreation...
    Naismith was a Scottish climber, whose "rule" calculated how long his hill climbs would take. (3 mph plus ½ hour for every 1000 feet of ascent/ climb)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Men at Work

Somewhere. Probably

Computer Rage


How to Upset a Yorkshireman

Yorkshiremen are upset by plans to add parts of Cumbria to The Yorkshire Dales National Park. It could have been could have been Lancashire. Ha Ha!

Monday, 19 November 2012


Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud....8,000 brave  The Tough Mudder 12 Miler, Cholmondeley, Cheshire

Sunday, 18 November 2012


Royal Navy's £10 Million HMS Astute 'has a V8 engine with a Morris Minor gearbox'

Nodding Dog

Car Insurance  company bins Martin Clunes from its ads as he amasses 12 points for speeding

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Hong Bang Dai Bach

Students at Hong Bang university get 70,000 hits on YouTube for their film. Dai Chien Bach Dang (The Bach Dang Battle) shows the battle on the Bach Dang River between Vietnamese forces led by Ngo Quyen and Chinese invaders under the Han dynasty in 938. Congratulations  Vu Duc Thinh, Dinh Ngoc Chinh, Nhu Thi Thuy Diep, Nguyen Thanh Duc, Tran Hau and Dang Minh Quyen.

Check it out on : 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sooty's Wand

Sooty &  Co are up for sale again. Someone is bound to make a clean Sweep...or perhaps someone will Soo....

Ash Die Back

With thanks to Vicky Angell. I promise to draw a tree next time....apologies to viewers in Wales. NB the first case of  Ash Die Back inYorkshire has been reported up the road in Farnely Tyas....

Grand Theft Auto Old Git

Thanks to Nathan Stewart for this one....contraversial X-Box game Grand Theft Auto launches long-awaited update featuring retired robbers

Friday, 9 November 2012

I am Wailing

Rod Stewart blubs as Celtic beat Barcelona in Champions League 2-1

Being Lazy

Reg Dean, the Oldest Man in Britain reached his 110th birthday this week. He's seen off 2 World Wars and 24 Prime Ministers and his secret to long life? "Being lazy".

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Don't Panic!

RIP Clive Dunn, OBE (9 January 1920 – 6 November 2012), best known for Dad's Army role as Corporal Jack Jones the butcher

Big In Japan

Japan reports a fall in the number of Sumo wrestlers

Monday, 5 November 2012

This Year's Guy



Party Like it's 1987

Celebrations in North Korea as Pyongyang's "Hotel of Doom" is completed.
Building commenced in 1987. Catchy nickname spawned by dodgy building practices eg. concrete mixing...

Tie Me Kangaroo Canvas Down, Sport

Royal Academy hosts Australian Art Exhibition

Get stuffed

The Government's  20 foot anaconda has  been restored by the British Museum.  A gift from a Guyanan bishop in the 1900s,the snake cost £10,000 to stuff.


Bo Selector! A spineless baby echinda called Bo was rescued by Sydney zookeepers