Friday, 31 July 2015

In Dublin's fair city

I could write about the consequences of Irish drunken revelry, about traditional dockland practices, and about sailors.

But, with a thank you to Dennis A and in deference to my Irish ancestry, together with a son who serves in the Royal Navy, I'm probably better off letting the photograph say it all.

Photo: @colmQcusack

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

T Party candidate

Senator Rand Paul, as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, has said that he would like to abolish the Department of Education.


Probably not a wise move, Rand.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Where's Wallet?

And I should use your company because?


You can't even spell the name of your home town.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Sniffing around

The Boston Globe says it has a policy of never deleting its tweets.


I wonder if the staff there realise that 'investifarted' could only have been suggested in auto correct if it had previously been used by the creator.

Now there's an embarrassing story waiting to be told.

And it's never going to go away.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Head lines

When you're reporting about a country that continues to punish people regularly by beheading them, you need to be very wary of how Auto Correct might alter your headline.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Copy that

You've heard the stories about the photocopying sessions at the office party.

Well, this company advises against it.

But it clearly has no issue with other forms of reproduction.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Land and water pitcher

Apparently, it's quite rare in baseball to find an ambidextrous pitcher who's able to throw a decent ball with either hand.

Even rarer to find one who was born with gills.

Monday, 13 July 2015

De-stress signal

The Malaysian Ministry of Tourism was being derided the other week for publishing this advert featuring a stress ball with text printed on it that was supposed to say, 'Don't Be Stressed. Come and De-stress in Malaysia.'

But it didn't.


A bit of a stress balls up.

Unless Malaysia is home to a growing industry in shabby chic production.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Designer outlet

I'm not sure anyone in their right mind would want to spend valuable time designing one.


Although it does describe quite accurately some of the agencies I've had the misfortune to work with in previous occupations.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Class act

It wasn't until around half of the 600 graduation medals had been presented to students of Fremont High School in Ogden, Utah, that someone noticed something was wrong.


Somewhere in Ogden there's a red-faced ex-pat Welsh engraver keeping a low profile.

Monday, 6 July 2015

President of Wales

Does the jobswales.co.uk site know something that the rest of us don't?

Tom L wouldn't say no to either of these two jobs which are being advertised right now.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Liquid lunch

It doesn't say what type of establishment is being visited.


Presumably it's a hospital where you'd think they'd be able to bring about a coma.

Sorry. A comma.

At least Waldemar Łysiak should feel justified.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Rights issue

To appreciate fully this photo from Dennis A, you need to know that, in the UK, we drive on the left. So, when we were youngsters at school, it was rammed into us daily that we should stop at the kerb of a two-way street and look right to see the oncoming traffic.

It follows therefore, at least in the minds of Gosport council workers apparently, that, on the other side of the same two-way street, you should look left.


When the error was brought to the attention of Gosport council, to compound the felony, the employees deleted both signs when, clearly, the Look Right one was always correct.


A case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing.

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