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There are 17 posts tagged: "lost for words"

CAN-SPAM! Thank you, ma'am!
7 January 2022
It seems that different people have different interpretations of the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003. (more…)
Keeping Members (of Parliament) warm
7 December 2021
The animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex at London's Natural History museum is sporting a festive sweater, courtesy of a Leicester knitwear company. (more…)
Bondbots
12 October 2021
After several postponements, No Time To Die has finally made it to cinemas, two years later than planned. Early reviews suggest that it's both better, and worse, than some had feared. On the plus side, it's not the hatchet job to the character that early marketing had suggested. Whether this is because the marketing was misguided, or whether the excesses had been walked back by the producers in the intervening period, is anyone's guess. I really don't care. (more…)
Racist sweatpants
15 September 2021
In support of my earlier observation, that people don't know the meaning of racist, comes a report of a fashion house facing criticism because a $1,190 (£860) pair of sweatpants it sells rips off black culture. (more…)
Can I have a 'please, no more emojis' emoji?
25 July 2021
It appears that the BBC considers the creation of emojis to be of such importance that they assigned not one, but two of their crack business reporters to the task of writing an article on emojis that don't exist. Yet. (more…)
Powerpuffs fail the day
26 May 2021
Test screenings of Powerpuff, The CW's live-action reimagining of The Powerpuff Girls, have not been successful. In fact, the pilot was received so poorly that it's been withdrawn, and is to be completely rewritten. (more…)
Silly sausage
21 October 2020
One of the, ahem, meatier subjects to be debated by the European Parliament this week is when is a sausage not a sausage? (more…)
It's finger cleanin' responsibly good
25 August 2020
KFC is temporarily shelving its finger lickin' good slogan, in light of the pandemic. (more…)
Gone phishing
11 August 2020
We are constantly reminded about the dangers of social engineering security breaches, such as phishing attacks. So, you'd think that a responsible financial institution would be sensitive to the advice that we're given, which includes being wary of emails purporting to be from one institution, but coming from a different domain. (more…)
Too sensitive?
4 August 2020
Audi have apologised for a car advertisement which depicts a little girl leaning against the front of a car eating a banana, after the Twitterati condemned it as provocative and life-threatening. (more…)
Gateway to the STARs
5 February 2019
IMDb lists the cast of this year's upcoming Hellboy sorted according to its STARmeter: (more…)
Cereal killer
21 June 2017
In an effort to improve children's health, by fostering healthier eating, public health officials in Liverpool have named-and-shamed breakfast cereals with high sugar content. Among the shockers is the revelation that Kellogg's Frosties has the highest sugar load of all. Is this really news? Come on, you can see the bloody sugar on the flakes, it's part of the attraction if you're a kid! (more…)
Oooops! Well, it could happen to anyone!
6 June 2012
So, imagine that your plane crashes into a busy city suburb, killing all 153 people on board, and an unknown number on the ground. How would you describe this? (more…)
OMG, there's more of them out there, just waiting...waiting...
16 March 2010
Just when you thought that the interwebz were awash enough with dumb yanks, it turns out that a third of the poor souls don't have broadband at home. But they shall not weep, for the US government shall provide. Although perhaps this is over-egging the pudding a tad: (more…)
Mr or Miss? Only his/her parents know the terrible truth!
9 September 2009
Gretel Bergmann, who is Jewish, was replaced in the 1936 German Olympics team by one Dora Ratjen. The International Olympic Committee had insisted on Jewish participation as a condition of Berlin hosting the 1936 Olympic Games, but the organisers feared that Adolf Hitler would be embarrassed by a Jew winning gold. Two years later, Dora was revealed to be a man, Horst Ratjen. (more…)
Sorry I'm out of the office, but in Welsh
1 November 2008
All official road signs in Wales are bilingual. So, when Swansea Council needed a translation of a road sign, they sent an email to their in-house translation department. The reply was then dutifully written on the sign. Except that the reply was actually an out of office message, in Welsh! (more…)
Keyboard not found, press F1 to continue
10 October 2003
I changed the host for my web domain recently. All's going well, apart from a few minor irritations, and one major bugbear…none of our email is getting through. (more…)