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Phligm Phlagm

A rousing defence of private property from an unusual source.

Why are NHS Accident & Emergency units suddenly too busy to cope?

Very serious corruption in the NHS watchdog. Seriously, people should go to prison for this.

Which society connects Oswald Mosley, the founders of the London School of Economics, H.G. Wells and Bernard Shaw...and advocated eugenic sterilisation?

I'm not a fan of James Blunt's music, but his Twitter putdowns are great, he prevented World War 3* and you have to appreciate letters to leftards that begin "Dear Chris Bryant MP, You classist gimp..."

"Tax Systems: The good, the bad and the completely toot toot ding-dong loopy"

2014 was the warmest year in moden record.

...although actually it's within the margin of error and tied with 2005 and 2010.

Dodgy anti-trade measures from "so called chocolate maker Hershey's". (I remember a colleague who had been on holiday to the US bringing some Hershey’s ‘chocolate’ into the office for everyone to taste. It tastes of vomit. I’m not saying this in a way that means “it doesn’t taste very nice”, I mean literally that you can taste vomit and you can taste Hershey’s and they taste very, very similar. And everyone in the office who had some agreed with this assessment. If you run a Google search for “Hersheys tastes”, see what the auto-complete suggestions are. How is this stuff so popular?)

How to appreciate American cuisine.

Baseball's toxic tradition - chewing tobacco.

Benedict Cumberbuzzle falls victim to SJW idiocy. (The leading black/colored/coloured/African-American civil rights pressure group in the US is the “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” so how can the word “colored” be “outdated” or “offensive”? But presumably your typical hashtag social justice warrior is too stupid to realise this.) See Rules 21, 22 and 23.

Lars Andersen explodes Hollywood's archery myths.

Geekdad explodes Lars Andersen's archery myths.

Practical jokes through facebook advertising.

124 year old business destroyed by single-letter Companies House typo.

The French government has just spent £40million on this "How to spot a Musilim Terrorist" wallchart.

* True story.

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jusummerhayes
Feb. 1st, 2015 07:40 pm (UTC)
If I get a chance I'll try to check out some of the links. Thanks for sharing. How was your weekend?
philmophlegm
Feb. 1st, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
So far so good. Just settling in for the Super Bowl...
beckyc
Feb. 1st, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, the smell of butyric acid. Vile, utterly vile. Do not know why any "chocolate" manufacturer would think that a good thing to go for.
philmophlegm
Feb. 1st, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
Having looked it up, that does seem to be the scientific explanation. It's truly bizarre.
woodpijn
Feb. 1st, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree about the 111 call handlers sending people to A&E unnecessarily; that has been my experience, and if they're doing that with lots of people it's no wonder A&E is getting overstretched.
wellinghall
Feb. 4th, 2015 07:49 am (UTC)
The non-emergency NHS helpline started out really well, as did the walk-in centres. But then they were hacked about to save money; and the changes did save money on those two things, in the short term; but not for the NHS as a whole, in the medium term.
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