Category Archives: Don’t ask me

Loudmouthed Warmonger YMBFA Condemned

I appear to have miffed the powers-that-be in Pyongyang. Feel free to join them in condemning a hooligan of your acquaintance PYONGYANG (KCNA) — At an enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party … Continue reading

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I thought that that was Old England….

…not *New* England…..

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Fred et Claude

This “Fred et Claude” company appears to have a monopoly on bathroom and kitchen taps in France. Every bloody tap you see has “Fred” on one tap and “Claude” on the other. I mean, advertising’s OK, but wouldn’t it be … Continue reading

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The metric system

Or “The perils of alcohol consumption at work” Went for a brisk walk around Goult the other day and decided – spur of the moment stuff – to walk down the hill to the Gare de Bonnieux for their excellent … Continue reading

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Is this like…..

  …”Obama for President”?

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I think I’ll wait with filling up then…..

This is the Forward Curve oil price for West Texas Intermediate. I’m not quite sure that I believe it….   Here’s the current source (NY Mercantile Exchange)

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Don’t worry, there isn’t ………

Police in Essex investigating reports of a lion being spotted in a field have called off the search. The animal was seen near Earl Hall Drive in St Osyth, near Clacton-on-Sea, by holidaymaker Bob Martin at about 19:00 BST on … Continue reading

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Proverbs from around the world

A shroud has no pockets. (Scotland) No one is a blacksmith at birth. (Namibia) The absent always bears the blame. (Netherlands) One cannot make soup out of beauty. (Estonia) Bad is called good when worse happens. (Norway) When the mouse … Continue reading

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Brand value

Outfitting McD’s with lamps doesn’t actually reinforce David Trubridge’s brand exclusivity. IMHO

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Dill soup

Can’t fault the Green Dolphin in Kaikoura. Quality, presentation and service are immaculate. Dill soup was a bit thin, though….

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