Posts Tagged 'Off Topic'

Amusing diversion

How do you tell the difference between a British Police Officer, an Australian Police Officer and an American Police Officer?  The Filthy Engineer has the answer over on his blog…  Humour, but all too realistic!

Merry Christmas

Wishing you the joy of Christmas and hoping this special time is blessed with peace, health and happiness for you, your family and loved ones.

Vince Cable shows the effects of his nuclear option

Breaking news today that Autonomous Mind has been fortunate to enough to speak exclusively with Business Secretary Vince Cable about his ‘nuclear option‘ resignation options that could bring down the coalition government.

When asked, Mr Cable very kindly agreed to pose with a couple of journalists from the Barclay Brother Beano to show us what his ‘nuclear option’ would look like.

In other news, the controversial German anatomist who invented the technique for preserving biological tissue specimens called plastination, Professor Gunther von Hagens, has been spotted leaving Number 10 Downing Street.

We contacted the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman to ask if von Hagens was there in a last ditch attempt to preserve the coalition, but he didn’t comment.

A short break

It’s been very busy lately so I’m enjoying a short blogging break. Back soon!

Sir Patrick Stewart – modesty personified

Watching the build up to the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone usually results in some kind of insight into the stars of the track.  But today the most amusing insight was into a star of stage and scree, Sir Patrick Stewart.

When asked about a conversation he had just had with McLaren’s former World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, the noble Knight told viewers that Hamilton had told him how nice it had been to meet him!  As the moment of hubris dawned on Labour-luvvie Stewart he tried to squeeze in how nice it had been to Hamilton, but it was clearly an afterthought.

It was certainly an amusing prelude to the big race.

Unfortunate names of our time

Do you imagine the journalist writing this story did so through gritted teeth?  After what must have been a lifetime of mickey taking, this kind of assignment was surely written in his stars…

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Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling – journalism gold

Pretty much off topic for this blog, but this made me laugh so much I had to share it.

The Press Assocation is among media outlets reporting on the cancellation of the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling event this year due to health and safety concerns.  Setting aside the rights and wrongs of the decision, this paragraph had me laughing out loud:

While there has not been a recorded fatality, bruises, dislocations and admissions to hospital on spinal boards are common. Last year saw 58 casualties – 19 of whom were spectators. Six people fainted just watching the event and one man fell out of a tree.

The journo who penned that is wasted at PA.  He or she needs to be on the writing team of a sit com.  It was journalism gold and the perfect end to a hard day at work.

As far as the cancellation itself goes, is it really beyond the wit of man to make the event ticket only to keep spectator numbers at a managable level?

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