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Fruits Of The Forest

‘BUT what’s that growing up from the ground? Why, it’s a pseudotrametes gibbosa. Now, if we could just reach down and pick it up…

Fungal felon caught in the act

Ooer, here come the law, reaching out with his long …

Posted: 23rd, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Grade Escape

‘SO, it turns out that GCSE/O-levels and A-levels have been rigged for the past 40 years, with examiners routinely awarding grades according to whim or the throw of a special ‘exam dice’ (whose six faces were marked A, B, C, …

Posted: 20th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mein Kampf David

‘A BIT of boot polish in the hair, a little moustache on the top lip… No, we can’t quite see it.

”Say, Dick, what’s all those folks doin’ down there?”

But German justice minister Herta Daeubler-Gmelin can, as she caused …

Posted: 20th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Screen Test

‘IF most of us would flunk our A-levels if we had to take them again, how do you think we would fare in our driving test?

”Congratulations, Ms Morris. You have passed.”

It’s nice to know that we will never …

Posted: 20th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Better Safe Than Sorry

‘BURIED deep on page 10 of the Telegraph is news of Tory shadow home secretary Oliver Letwin’s new plans for paedophiles, which consists of tracking them by satellite.

Noncebuster I

He describes them as ”careful and measured” and does not …

Posted: 19th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cold Comfort

‘WHEN Trevor Perry sued Dr Helen Young for (inadvertently) passing on a cold while treating him, he must have been over the moon at pocketing £227 in damages.

”Anyway, you’re not even a real doctor”

But now he is coughing …

Posted: 19th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Loud And Proud

‘TECHNOLOGICAL innovations often come from unlikely sources. Never forget, without space travel, scientists would never have invented the non-stick frying pan.

With an engine like a Renault Twingo

(The preceding fascinating fact is one of thousands from the forthcoming Anorak …

Posted: 19th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alpha Test

‘MARGARET Cook, the former wife of bearded heartthrob Robin, ”has been studying ‘the nature of power, sexuality and government”’, according to the Telegraph. And we have to admit that, judging by the accompanying picture, she’s looking well on it.

Robin

Posted: 18th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


One Of Us?

‘BRIDGET Jones had her own theories about men, of course, and she wasn’t averse to the occasional bunk-up with a powerful man. But not just any old world leader, though.

Is David ready to settle down with Mr Right?

”Tony …

Posted: 18th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Forces Majeure

‘THE army is always complaining about being undermanned, and has tried various methods to boost recruitment, such as letting overweight cry-baby teenagers into the parachute regiment and allowing pregnant grandmothers to join frontline troops.

”One second he was there,” says

Posted: 18th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Good Old Days

‘THE Times indulges in a little harmless nostalgia today, as it looks back on the days when public schoolboys got their kicks swinging truncheons at the heads of striking ”workers”.

”Oi, common people. Tristram here’s got a joke for you…”

Posted: 17th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Rose By Any Other Name?

‘A FILM’S title is seldom a reliable indication of its contents, any more than the judiciously edited quotes on the poster (unless, of course, the phrase ”one of the best foreign films of the year” is used – translation: avoid …

Posted: 17th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Grade Expectations

‘IT’S hardly surprising that kids can’t tell the time any more, given that our educators have difficulty recognising even two-digit numbers.

New Oxford & Cambridge examiners’ guide

”Exam board misread 41 marks as just 14” says the Times. The story …

Posted: 17th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


DIY Babies

‘SHOPPING list: A dozen eggs, a litre of milk (semi-skinned), two packs of cheese slices and a cucumber. Oh, and a blonde, blue-eyed baby girl. After all, why have a boy when men will so very soon be completely redundant? …

Posted: 16th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Same Old Tory

‘ONE job that will no doubt forever be filled mostly be men is that of Tory MP. They may be a dying species but, even after a year of modernisation, it is good to see that XY chromosome is still …

Posted: 16th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Licence To Cheat

‘THE Tory party was traditionally the party of law and order until a young shadow home secretary by the name of Anthony Linton Blair stole the mantle with his famous ”tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime” mantra. …

Posted: 16th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fully Booked

‘THERE’S nothing new about writers in residence. Is there a football club, police station or merchant bank in the land that doesn’t have its own poet, artist or storyteller?

”I wandered lonely as a cloud, Until I came upon the

Posted: 13th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog Days

‘GIANT posters have sprung up all over Paris, depicting two pieces of excrement, one large and one small.

Artistic Impression: 5.9

But what does it mean? Is it an ecological protest? Or perhaps a typically acid statement about Bully Bush …

Posted: 13th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Suspicious Minds

‘FIRST the Soham detective, then Tony Blair. With practically every leading figure in British society now under investigation for unsavoury practices of one sort or another, the forces of investigation are stretched to the limit (a practice which will itself …

Posted: 13th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New York Story

‘TODAY is the day after the day when one year ago hell broke loose in New York. And the papers have replaced yesterday’s pictures of survivors and the killed with shots of their grieving relatives.

Public Enemy No.2

Page after …

Posted: 12th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


First Family Of Comedy

‘WHEN the made-for-TV movie of the Bush clan is produced, it will have us rolling in our armchairs, before falling on the floor and choking on our snacks.

”Have you heard the one about the three chads?”

Aside from the …

Posted: 12th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bird Brains

‘WHEN war does come, whose side will you be on? Will you be a sly pig, able to tell bare-snouted porkies? Or will you be a chicken, blessed with a gift for copying those higher in the pecking order?

”Four

Posted: 12th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fungus And The Bogeyman

‘IT has become a truism that September 11th 2001 was the day the world changed forever. It is one the papers are happy to trot out again this morning, with the Telegraph advertising its special supplement looking at ”the year …

Posted: 11th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Silent Night

‘CAN we claim credit for spotting the first ‘Christmas is cancelled’ story of the year – a whopping 15 weeks before turkey time?

”Dear Little Jimmy. Since your pathetic showing in the carol service, I am sending you no presents

Posted: 11th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Egging Them On

‘IAN Huntley drew a crowd that many Division 3 football teams would be happy with on his first appearance in court yesterday to answer charges that he murdered Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

”Well, it is a nice day out

Posted: 11th, September 2002 | In: Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0