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A Uniform For Under Achievers

UNDER-achieving schools in Connecticut, USA, are encouraging uniform behaviour:

Some students who balked at the preppy look have found that they like wearing the clothes, particularly after people on the streets have reacted well.“ A lot of people thought I

Posted: 6th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bob Spinks On The Britt Lapthorne Case

The owner of the Croatian hostel where Melbourne backpacker Britt Lapthorne had been staying before she disappeared allegedly tried to post the 21-year-old’s passport to Australia, her father says.

Meanwhile in Britain, Essex MP Bob Spinks has tabled a Parliamentary …

Posted: 6th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What Happens When You Stick Your Head In The Large Hadron Colldier

THE Large Hadron Collider. When it works, it will kill us all. But what if you stick your head inside it? What happens?

So it was in 1978 that when the proton beam entered Anatoli Bugorski’s skull it measured about

Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The US Is In a State Of Emergency

AN Investigation into Whether America Is Still a Constitutional Government.

He writes: “On September 11, 2001, the government declared a state of emergency. That declared state of emergency was formally put in writing on 9/14/2001”:

“A national emergency

Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (17) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Also Sarah Palin Like Also

ALSO Sarah Palin. Language Log writes:

One of the things that marks Sarah Palin as a linguistic outsider is her use of also. In part, this is just a matter of frequency…. Relative to the rates seen in

Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How The New York Times And Washington Post Lost Their Worth

The New York Times and the Washington Post are churning out reams of articles in fulfilling their traditional function of explaining what went wrong – you will be relieved to know that they haven’t come up with anything that Anorak …

Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Political Correctness Caused The Credit Crunch

ROGER Franklin says black people cing poor and white people being sad caused the credit crunch:

As for a home loan, the real estate agents assured him that wouldn’t be a problem, even with no money to put down.

Sure,

Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Something Of The Film Noir About Peter Mandelson


“…In a situation like this, you’re going to need two heroes…”

I’m slightly deranged, yes – but I see similarities between the final scenes of stylish 1997 film L.A. Confidential and what is happening in UK politics right now.

A

Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Waking Up With Craig Meehan And Peado Spotting With The People

THE story so far: former upermarket fishmonger, Ken Morley look-alike, one time live-in male role model to Shannon Matthews and look alike Craig Meehan is found to be in possession of illegal images. He serves time in jail. …

Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (18) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Short Sell iPods And Steve Jobs

Apple was yesterday stung into denying its head Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack. The false internet rumour had briefly slashed his company’s stock value.

It once again highlights the problems of the troubled relationship between traditional and new …

Posted: 5th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Andrew Sullivan Continues To Examine Sarah Palin’s Womb

ANDREW Sullivan continues to demand proof that Trig Palin is of Sarah Palin born:

Now, when are we going to get some record of Trig’s birth and parentage from the hospital or the doctor? It’s been over a month now

Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saudi Cleric Calls For One-Eyed Veil

IN SAUDI Arabia, the girls are making eyes at the boys:

A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye.

Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes

Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (25) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Suzuki Runs On Diesel

DAVID SUZIKI is an environmentalist. He looks like a cross between David Ballamy, Rolf Harris and Burt Kwouk.

He’s on tour. He’s on the road:

Winnipeg Sun columnist Tom Brodbeck tells us:

I notice David Suzuki himself didn’t “walk the

Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wikiepedia’s Jimmy Wales Meets The Chinese

LAST week, Wikipedia big wig Jimmy Wales met with Cai Mingzhao, Vice Director of China’s State Council Information Office – the government body whose “Internet Management Division” is in charge of censoring online content.

They discussed Jimmy’s concerns about censorship.

Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin Goes Nucular

SARAH Palin goes nucular.

a Wikipedia entry on “Nucular”:

Usage by politicians

U.S. presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, as well as Presidential Candidate Walter Mondale and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, have

Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britt Lapthorne Is Missing

ONE of the curiosities of news coverage is its seemingly one-way interest direction.

Australia’s second city, Melbourne, is caught up with the tale of it own missing 21-year-old backpacker. A Croatian police statement that they are “looking for a girl …

Posted: 4th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Fined For Taking Photo: The End Of Happy Slapping

IN Scotland, happy slapping is being chucked out:

A man who took a photograph of an ill woman outside an Edinburgh bar has been fined £100 after being branded “unchivalrous” by a sheriff.

The woman had been drinking with friends

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bank Of England’s Money Management On The Never Never

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, said today that:

“In these extraordinary market conditions, the Bank of England will take all actions necessary to ensure that the banking system has access to sufficient liquidity”

Translated into English, …

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ireland Is Safer Than The Bank Of England

MOVE your money to Ireland:

Advertising group WPP went on the offensive on Monday, announcing plans to move its tax base to Ireland in a rebuff to the British government and saying it has won over yet more investors at

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There Is No Credit Crunch On The BBC

TAKE alook at the Recession Blocker.

It removes all those depressing words that remind you of the finanical crisis. Why worry about the credit crunch when you can pretend it’s not happening? I wonder if Gordon Brown et al

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heidi Montag And Spencer Pratt Eat For Global Hunger

INDEED: “Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt served up tacos to hungry drive-thru patrons in a Los Angeles Taco Bell. The twosome have teamed up with Taco Bell in an effort to raise awarness of global hunger.”

The hungry just …

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Rap To JayZ

LIVE and direct from Turtle Bay, The Croydonian hears UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the fiftieth anniversary gala of UNA-USA in New York.

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So I will try to be a bit courageous and creative myself. Since

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baby Boom And Bust

Elderly (that seems to be 50 plus this week) Euro shakers and movers are scrambling to shift their money and interests around today. Not quite being able to make up their befuddled, creaking, ageing minds.

The Baby Boomers are retiring,

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peter Mandelson Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons

PETER Mandelson is to make his third come-back to the Cabinet. It’s a reshuffle on the deck……

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Choppers For Obama

CHOPPERS For Obama

Spotter: Lone Pigeon

Barack Obama For Plus Ca Change

Mullets For Obama

Phone Sex Enthusiasts For Obama

One-Armed Jewish Black Lesbian Obese Cheerleaders For McCain

Creepy Kids Sing For Obama Change

Posted: 2nd, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0