So now you are not neutral, are you?

June 16th, 2010

After Spain’s shock defeat against Switzerland in the World Cup, and despite it may be begging the question, but why are Switzerland playing in the first place? Shouldn’t they remain neutral and just provide the referees?

Carrot steak anyone?

June 3rd, 2010

During World War II, the Government had authority to take possession of any meat product or livestock to feed the starving country. But the dons of Magdalen College at the time weren’t about to let a little thing like that interfere with the fine-breeding of their deer living happily in their Deer Park.

So what did they do? Got in contact with their friends in high places and (in 1939 apparently) had them reclassified as vegetables.

“Odd-ford?”, The Oxford Student, 56(6):19, 27 May 2010.

Two takes on a sandwich

April 26th, 2010

At Barajas Airport, Spain, the lady at the till frowns and asks “That sandwich’s all you are having, right?”.

At Luton Airport, England, the guy at the till asks “How can I help you?” and smiles when you approach him with a sandwich.

Not so French

April 21st, 2010

Café Rouge in Oxford presents itself as a French restaurant with a “Prix Fixe” menu. In the mains section we find:

  • Saucisses de Porc with herb mash and thyme jus
  • Beignets de Cabillaud (Deep fried cod goujons served with French fries and remoulade sauce)

That is, bangers and mash, and fish and chips. One cannot get more British pub food than that.

New York’s Boldest

April 5th, 2010

Here is a New York’s Correction department van sporting the motto “New York’s Boldest”.

But isn’t that going to encourage the felons, if you call them “bold”?

The mobile revolution

March 29th, 2010

Extremely good ad placement

March 28th, 2010

Extremely long brush, extremely long lashes

Instructions for anarchists

March 27th, 2010

Chinatown, Toronto

I really really wish

March 3rd, 2010

Religion is much easier to understand if you replace ‘I believe’ by ‘I really really wish’.

Goldsmith on Descartes

February 22nd, 2010

Intellectual snobs without a social site profile, blog or homepage, beware:

If it doesn’t exist on the Internet, it doesn’t exist, therefore you don’t think.

(Goldsmith on Descartes.)