Thursday, 28 February 2013


Shipyard in China is working on a replica of the Titanic, complete with its 4 iconic chimney stacks and new helicopter landing pad. Iceberg optional.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Luxor Balloon Crashes

Wicker Man

Funny goings on in Plockton, where cult film The Wicker Man was filmed.... Locals angry as Church of Scotland plans to sell sole remaining church

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Swedish Meatballs

Ikea the latest to discover horse in their meat products.
Favourite Old Joke Corner: Walls Have Ears. I found one in my icecream.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Arise Sir Quentin Blake

A wonderful illustrator gets a title. Surely worth it for The Twits alone?

Barbie Flu

Ukranian girls morph into Barbie. Extreme plastic surgery and bucket loads of eyeliner = walking talking living doll nightmare. see :


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Wild Child

Peter The Wild Boy entertains.....More information on our "feral" friend on this link, which suggests Peter may have had a rare condition called Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome....

Peter The Wild Boy

 Peter "The Wild Boy" was a feral child whop was "caught"  in a German forest and carted off to become a "pet" in the Court of George I in England in 1726. He became a celebrity of sorts and his grave in the churchyard of St Mary’s, Northchurch, near Berkhamsted  has now been given a Grade II listing......see all the details on this rather good site:

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Good Life

Farewell Richard Briers, who hangs up his spade after The Good Life...

Putin's Meteor Shower

Meteor explodes over Russia's Ural Mountains near Cheylabinsk, with the power of an atomic bomb, its sonic blasts shattering windows and injuring over 1000 people......

Monday, 18 February 2013

February Birds

Blade Runner

Shock arrest of Olympic/ ParaOlympic hero Oscar Pistorius, charged with shooting his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp, declared dead at the couple's flat. This ill-advised Nike advert was withdrawn from Pistorius's website............

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Reposting this crazy Mare

Moths To the Flame

British moths in decline: The Orange Upper Wing,  Brighton Wainscot and  Bordered Gothic

Sea King

 Private Companies to run Air Sea Rescue as Navy and RAF pension off the Sea King Helicopters

Horse Meat

More horse found in Findus beef lasagne

Pope A Go Go

Farewell to Pope Benedict.......

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Andrews Sister(s)

This one from a wee while ago...RIP to Patty Andrews, last of the Mohicans, I mean Andrews Sisters

Monopoly Boots Out The Flat Iron

How could they! The makers of Monopoly put the iron to the sword in an internet vote-off. And replaced it with a cat! A cat!

The Flat Iron was my 3rd favourite piece (No 1 The Top Hat, for a frustrated 10 year old Artful Dodger who got mumps) No 2 The Boot (favourite footwear, even back in the 70s). We played on a hand-drawn Monopoly board made by my Dad, with cardboard versions of the beloved iron etc and a cardboard spinner from a wartime Monopoly set. Nick (older brother) always bankrupted everyone by buying all the stations and utilities and putting hotels on the "scruffy end" of the board........

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Wild Thing

RIP Reg Presley of the Troggs. With thanks to Graham "Wild Thing" Bretherick

Richard the Third, the Car Park Years

A skeleton with  a curved spine dug up from a  Leicester car park is that of Richard III,
(2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485)  King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth Field.............

Monday, 4 February 2013


North York Moors to be excavated for potash.....

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Etch a Sketch

Farewell to  Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes,  86 years.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Chinese Fresh Air

Fresh Air in a Can: Angry about Beijing's pollution, Millionnaire Eco-Philanthropist Chen Guangbiao distributed tins of "Fresh Air"....

Friday, 1 February 2013

Van Der Graaf Generator

RIP Nic Potter, bass guitarist from Prog rock band Van Der Graaf Generator