Listen, I don't want no trouble
There are 16 posts tagged: "I'm not making this up!"
- Whatever grits you through the night
- 7 January 2022
Traffic Scotland hosts the Trunk Road Gritter Tracker, a handy-dandy, at-a-glance overview of where its gritter and de-icing trucks are working. Each truck is colour-coded, depending on whether it's currently deployed or in depot. This is the sort of information that the public needs!(more…)
- Pizza the action
- 27 December 2021
Today the girls decided that they wanted pizzas for dinner. My eldest's favourite shop-bought pizza is Trattoria Alfredo's Deliziosa Salame, from Lidl. It costs CHF3.75, for three medium-sized (25cm diameter) pizzas; that's £1.01, $1.36 each!(more…)
- When 'yes' means 'no'
- 19 November 2021
According to David Robson, for BBC Worklife, people are more likely to comply with requests for assistance, through fear of disagreement otherwise. All very psychological.(more…)
- Just passing through
- 25 September 2021
File this wanton idiocy under(more…)
dumb things press secretaries say.
- Of Nazis and nutters
- 15 September 2021
Heinrich Himmler sent an expedition to Tibet in 1938, to search for the origins of the Aryan race. This is the same mythical race that was a figment of Hitler's imagination.(more…)
- Pickled nothing
- 29 August 2021
I've harvested so many chillis this year that I'm going to have to pickle some of them. I've never pickled anything in my life before now. Except, possibly, my brain and liver. (SMH)(more…)
- Marco is a NSFW
- 18 August 2021
A colleague at work sent an internal email, requesting feedback on a particular vendor. I work in a multi-cultural, multi-national company, and I am at the upper end of the age spectrum. So I fully expect that different people have different points of view and personal standards. Nevertheless, I found the response from one of our newer, non-Anglo members of staff a little surprising; especially since it didn't even include a NSFW warning.(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…)
- Population control
- 21 July 2021
BBC News's population correspondent, Stephanie Hegarty, reports on the Mexican villages refusing to vaccinate against the Chongvirus. Her article wasn't interesting enough for me to finish reading it.(more…)
- Disunite the right!
- 25 June 2021
A statue of George Floyd—career criminal and patron saint of fentanyl—situated in Brooklyn, New York, has been vandalised. Presumably by an art connoisseur. It was daubed with the website address of a far-right group called Patriot Front. So far, so what?(more…)
- The call of the wild
- 16 April 2021
The citizens of Kraków, Poland, can sleep peacefully in their beds once again.(more…)
- Tree Story
- 23 March 2021
We are reminded, or informed, for those of us who were blissfully unaware until now, that Keiynan Lonsdale—an actor best known as someone that I'd never heard of before—self-identifies as a tree…FFS, even my sense of humour isn't so perverse as to make this shit up! Lonsdale unironically prefers(more…)
tree/treeselfpronouns, rather than
he/him. And the male population breathes a hearty sigh of relief.
- Fear the frost
- 24 June 2020
Being the wrong side of 50, I am somewhat behind the curve, not that I was ever ahead of it at the best of times. I'm aware of(more…)
woke, snowflakes, pandering, and SJW, but only today did I discover that Marvel plan to reboot their superhero team, New Warriors, with their first
non-binary* character. The character is also black and wears blue. His/her/its/their name? None other than…ummm…Snowflake.
- Nuclear doughnuts
- 4 October 2015
While on holiday in Portugal, my daughters have become accustomed, if not addicted, to Panrico Donuts [sic]. These things seem to have a shelf-life measured in millennia. And that's without refrigeration. God knows what's in them, but they must be packed to the gunnels with preservatives.(more…)
- Quite possibly the most pointless photo on Wikipedia
- 25 December 2012
…associated with a Wackypaedya article on Brussels sprouts—topical, huh?—is this photo of a field of Brussels sprouts after harvest:(more…)
- A sign of the times?
- 19 November 2012
I saw this while on holiday in Portugal recently, a sign on a bouncy castle warning that it's(more…)
Only for children up to 40 kg, and
Do not use the bouncy castle if you suffer from…pregnancy.