Category Archives: Bizarre world

No second chances. He’s that kind of a man.

We have a new contender for the list of Greatest Things Ever: Via Graham Linehan, who states entirely reasonably: ‘This is my favourite news ever. Why isn’t this ON the news?’ Related PostsWorth Reading 106: Housing agreements Worth Reading 86: All out of everything Thoughts on the night-time economy, in Colchester and elsewhere Thoughts on […]

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 may be one of the all-time great moronic statements in the history […]

Public appearance

I never win things – I’m one of the vast bulk of people who make up the non-winning section of the population, yet still enter prize draws and the like because of that perennial triumph of hope over expectation. So, I was rather surprised to receive an email this morning letting me know that I […]

And the moral is, work hard for the Great Leader, or you will be eaten

Via Jamie, a story for children from North Korea.

Another superb work of satire

I’m trying to work out who wrote this piece on Comment is Free, supposedly by Jack Straw. My initial suspicion is Armando Ianucci or Chris Morris, as it has that level of absurdity, that sense of turning the whole world inside out so black is white and up is down that they try to infuse […]

1 part in a googolplex

Is there anyone surprised that while the rest of the media have stories like the BBC’s ‘No evidence’ of Diana pregnancy the Express (supposedly the World’s Greatest Newspaper) leads with Diana May Have Been Pregnant – in the same way, I assume, that she ‘may have been’ an alien disguised to look like a human […]

Whyever would we think that, Tony?

Sometimes it’s just too easy: Tony Blair avoided talking about his religious views while in office for fear of being labelled “a nutter”, the former prime minister has revealed. Yes, because there’s absolutely nothing nutterish at all about this, is there?: Holidaying on the Mexican Riviera in August 2001, they underwent a “rebirthing ritual” in […]

Great achievements in spam, number 94

From a recent 419 email sent to me by Mrs Amina, a ‘citizen of the Nigel Republique’: I WAS BORN AN ORPHAN IN 1942 Which must have impressed the doctors, if no one else.

Well, no need to worry about the subject of tonight’s nightmares…

Watching Louis Theroux: Under The Knife on BBC Two just now, a thought struck me. Well, several thoughts struck me during the programme but beyond the obvious ones of ‘I’m going to be seeing my dinner again if I don’t look away now’, ‘was this how you envisaged your career being on your first day […]

Somehow, I’m rising

Via LDV, I notice that Iain Dale has released his latest list of the top 100 Liberal Democrat blogs. Now, I know I was jokingly suggesting at the Blog of the Year awards that I deserved some kind of lifetime achievement award (the kind the Oscars give out to people just to make sure they’ve […]