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Predictions for 2011

I’m reliably informed that if I want to be taken seriously as a blogger again, then I must post some predictions for things that will happen in the next year. So, here goes: 1) Wolves will be relegated for the Premiership. Even when…

Emperor Norton

“Everybody understands Mickey Mouse. Few understand Hermann Hesse. Hardly anybody understands Einstein. And nobody understands Emperor Norton.” (Principia Discordia) A conversation last weekend reminded me that not many people know the story of Emperor Norton, even though many of you will have seen…

In other news, the White House is now located in Wisconsin

This is real: Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, co-wrote an academic article entitled “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures,” in which he argued that the government should stealthily infiltrate groups that pose alternative theories on historical events via “chat rooms, online social networks,…

The Ghost of Shopping Past

Here’s an interesting collection of photos of empty American shops and shopping malls, including the abandoned mall near Chicago where one of the chases in The Blues Brothers was filmed. Interestingly, it had been recently abandoned when the filming took place, and remains…

Not lucky enough to be a victim

Interesting story here about employees of a Las Vegas casino being arrested for scamming money from the poker room’s bad beat jackpot. (via Tao of Poker) Especially interesting to me as the Planet Hollywood poker room was one I played at a few…

She’s no Tommy Carcetti

Update: You know what they say about something being too good to be true? Yes, this was. Nicely done fake, though. The Mayor of Baltimore responds to Chris Grayling’s comments, and proves that she’s got a sense of humour. Or humor, given that…

There’s no romance on the Megabus

Amongst the Guardian letters today, Godfrey Eland wonders: Having carefully read about Greyhound buses coming to the UK (Report, 20 August), I am at a loss to understand how these buses will be any different from National Express, Megabus or any other of…

And now the NHS not giving out drugs for free is apparently a bad thing

Enough people have linked to the latest stop on Tory MEP Daniel Hannan’s ‘Look at me, America! Look at me!’ tour – an appearance with bloviating imbecile Glenn Beck – that I thought I ought to take a look. And I managed a…

Sometimes the stupid doesn’t just burn…it incinerates

Now, I’m not a financial expert, but I’d like to give you a little bit of financial advice. If you’re investing any money following the recommendations of Investor’s Business Daily, I’d strongly advise you to reassess those investments. Why? Because they’ve printed what…

And how many people will have one of these as a ringtone?

The President of the United States swears like a trooper.

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