This month's prize of a hearty handshake from the dictator of the winner's choice goes to Mark Pagel of Reading University. This biologist has applied the theory of natural selection to the English language to predict that some common words will disappear within 1,000 years. 'Pointless' would appear to be one that's safe from extinction.
Doppelgänger by Henry T. Smith
The much-hyped film Valkyrie barely scratches the surface of the plan to kill Adolf Hitler, which was executed by the Wehrmacht in July 1944. Find out what really happened in this epic chapter of the secret history of World War II, as told by one of Romiley's premiere authors.
Category : Military History, World War II, 1944
In a speech to labourites in Bristol, the prime monster admitted that his government has lost sight of basic moral values. He also recycled his promise of legal action to recover cash from the pension funds of failed ministers. He described the events of the last two years as "the biggest moral collapse in a country's political system that the world has ever seen".
A pale shadow of Iraq's national museum has opened after a period in limbo of around six years. Why? Because the first instinct of the population of Baghdad and its suburbs, once the leaden hand of Saddam's authority had been lifted from them, was to grab a piece of their national heritage, while bemused American soldiers with no orders to stop them looked on, and head for the hills.
India is a beggar nation which received £825 million from the British taxpayer during a gladhanding tour by scotch gordon in January of 2008. Which could explain why India now feels rich enough to spend £1.7 billion on a space race with China and a plan to put astronauts in orbit around the Earth for a week by 2015.
But it's nothing much to worry about.
On Monday (left, above), we had some snow but the roads were soon clear, even if the pavements remained ungritted. Then the sun came out and most of the ice on the pavements melted. On Thursday, we had a little bit more snow, which melted, and by Friday (right, above), it was only in back gardens and well insulated spots that you could find any residual snow. And the sun was out again. Winter? Wot winter?
The Home Office, prop. j. smith, has managed to deport only 35 of 7,075 illegal aliens who were caught working as security guards with full Home Office approval.
Standing up to the parking bandits
It will need more than an army of CSIs
The Grauniad exposes!
What does Justice have to do with the British courts?
What constitutes culpability?
Cartel Rulz, OK!
Yes, gordon, size does matter
Eggs are suddenly good for you again. The British Heart Foundation has changed its mind eggs don't cause heart attacks and it's okay to eat two per day as part of a properly balanced diet. So egg lovers should make the most of the opportunity before the next egg-related scare story comes along.
Political Excuse of the Decade
gee, thanks, gordon!
The Big Paralysis following this months' early dusting of snow is being blamed on 'elf & safety rules. It was unelfy & unsafe for workers to go out in icy conditions to grit roads and clear pavements, platforms at railway stations and runways. So no buses, trains or planes thanks to the 'elf & safety nazis. And definitely no schools in case some kid fell over and its grabbing parents dashed to their local bunch of ambulance-chasers to sue.
You couldn't make it up
"Don't Panic!" Advice Ignored
Ulster says "NO!" to the Green propaganda con-job
A disaster waiting to happen
We KNEW there had to be an explanation!
The keyboard player of the 1970s rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died at 56. Billy Powell showed musical ability from an early age, he studied music at college and then he dived into the rock scene. He knew the bass player of Skynyrd from high school and helped the band out as a roadie. When they heard him playing the piano, they recruited him on the spot. The band got a recording contract shortly afterwards and achieve great success with their hymns to the joys of life in the Southern states of the US.
The resident black-and-white cat at the White House during the Bill Clinton presidency has been terminated because of cancer at 18 or 19. He was adopted by Chelsea Clinton when her dad was governor of Arkansas and he was elevated to the status of First Cat for 8 glorious years. He then spent 8 years in retirement at Hollywood, Md., with Mr. Clinton's secretary.
The American science fiction author who put loads of sex into sci-fi has died at 91. His short stories started appearing regularly in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, and he went on to write around 75 novels. His most remembered creation is the Riverworld series, in which any character he needed could be resurrected along an endless river. He also revived the characters of other writers, including Edgar Burroughs' Tarzan and Herman Melville's Ishmael.
It has to go to Home Sec. j. smith, who has been fulminating about bankers' bonuses while hypocritically stiffing the taxpayer for £140,000 since 2001 as 2nd home expenses on her family home in Redditch.
But we also have to nominate: Education Minister e. balls living proof that you don't have to be one-eyed and Scottish to be an idiot who is doing his best to talk the current depression into the Guinness Book of Records. Why? Because if the depression doesn't turn out to be as bad as the balls spin, that's a 'triumph' for brown government.
There's nothing like giving someone a shot at a high-profile job for flushing out tax dodgers as Pres. O'Bama found when his nominees for the US government's Chief Performance Officer (for reducing wasteful spending) and Health & HR Sec. both had to exit covered in shame.
Terrible Towels Triumph Again!
So what DID they spend the budget on?
Forget the North of England and Scotland, forget India. Bulgaria is the latest hot-spot for call centres full of people who are totally useless when they have to deviate from their basic script.
Failure to get a grip?
Collection plate contents at risk
29 BILLION QUID
Fair play for failures
The price of failure
Sunday, February 1st was National Yorkshire Pudding Day.
Shooting from the mouth?
Big problem, guys!
Things this government has given us:
History repeats itself on a 30-year cycle
3rd Strike Looms?
You probably didn't want to know this . . .
Who invented the stairlift? Historian Dr. David Starkey wishes to nominate Henry VIII, who had a stairthrone to elevate his 30-stone person to the upper reaches of Whitehall Palace in London.
Would you Adam & Eve it?
One of our correspondents forwarded an email saying:
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Our temporary Transport Sec. has ordered motorists to stop whingeing about the snow and buy some snow chains. There are at least 2 things wrong with this strategy:
Scam that won't wash
What sort of people do they put in charge of nuclear subs?
The IRA are still at it. They parked a 300 lb car bomb near the school in Castlewellan, Co. Down, at the end of last month. So much for all the claims of disarmament and rejecting terrorism.
The Red Menace remains just as menacing
What a waste of time & our money
"Sorry, your spam emails are inaccessible for the moment."
"So long, we can't afford you"
Monday, February 2nd was Groundhog Day in the USA. Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who knows what the future holds, was able to see his shadow at sunny Punxsutawney, PA, which means that his country is in for a further 6 weeks of winter.
Punch-Up On The Way!
Short Shelf Life?
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