Month archive for September, 2015

Hitachi says it can predict crimes BEFORE they happen

Posted: September 30th 2015 00:15.

Menéame is almost as good as the Mail. I'm quite good at hindsight and am looking forward to the great bookie's in Heaven.

Parece que nos gobiernan enfermos mentales

Posted: September 29th 2015 22:10. Last modified: September 29th 2015 22:16

Dixit Eladio del Prado. Pros/cons? Is it PinC to note that Albert and Inés look like every parent's dream kiddos (bussing her family up from Jerez was a masterstroke, & not just in terms of the voters who recall that journey), while Mariano and the rest really fail that test?

Super-beggar

Posted: September 28th 2015 21:03.

- Give me some money to buy some food. - No. - I've got terminal cancer. - You had it three years ago. - It's got worse.

London housing, Catalan secessionism, the Middle East…

Posted: September 28th 2015 07:36. Last modified: September 28th 2015 07:52

Kalebeul solves three crises at one fell swoop.

Children’s Crusade quote of the day

Posted: September 27th 2015 19:29. Last modified: September 27th 2015 19:33

Plus Gogol topsy-turvy.

The Singing Organ-Grinder’s top 10 pig songs

Posted: September 27th 2015 07:57.

Sincerity meets spam.

Día de reflexión en las catalanas

Posted: September 26th 2015 08:35. Last modified: June 10th 2015 09:11

First vote then reflect.

Flores de crespón

Posted: September 25th 2015 15:48.

Para M.

A native speaker doth not a translator make

Posted: September 25th 2015 13:50.

Mª Ángeles is cross with some of her compatriots.

¡Mira mis putos pantalones rojos!

Posted: September 25th 2015 13:25. Last modified: September 25th 2015 13:31

Englánd vs Espain.

Juncker: Catalonia leaving the EU in Spanish, but not in English

Posted: September 23rd 2015 20:33.

...leaving Rajoy looking like a pillock. Those translators certainly earn their 10K tax-free/month. Q: Why would anyone want to stay in, particularly with Juncker in charge?

She’s got me by the balls

Posted: September 23rd 2015 14:28. Last modified: September 23rd 2015 15:02

Castration is still legitimate justification for the cancellation of a marriage in Iran. But is there any restriction on DIY? "Khomeini concludes that a man may have intercourse with a girl under nine years old and divorce her without restriction," so it would seem most unfair if that exit route were precluded. Danton having a […]

The Catalan oligarchy

Posted: September 23rd 2015 09:37. Last modified: September 23rd 2015 10:10

... and the obscene under-representation of mother-tongue Spanish speakers in positions of power.

Dutch words that sound obscene in English

Posted: September 22nd 2015 21:14.

Cock/Kok: family name. Also kok: cook, coccus. Re David Cameron's #piggate laddishness, British Labour MP Emily Thornberry has posted a pack of pickled smoked cut beef (not pork) marketed under a brand of Darwin Award-worthy stupidity, Cock's Fresh. De Cock is the family name and the products are preserved, not fresh. If you tell a glowering Antwerpian that filet d'Anvers / Antwerpse filet /

Brindando al sol (toasting the sun), pissing in the wind…

Posted: September 21st 2015 10:23. Last modified: September 22nd 2015 11:10

To each latitude its own UDI.

Several modest proposals re the Hackney soundscape

Posted: September 6th 2015 01:16.

Let's sort out this sex and violence shit.

Your immigration doubts allayed

Posted: September 4th 2015 14:52. Last modified: September 6th 2015 01:23

Romanians will regenerate the British film industry, like the Germans in Hollywood in the Nazi era.

Nasser and the hijab

Posted: September 4th 2015 10:05. Last modified: September 6th 2015 01:23

Jokes with the party faithful about the negotiations with the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood following the 1952 revolution.

Apples and oysters

Posted: September 3rd 2015 16:22. Last modified: September 4th 2015 14:56

Did General Monk's heir's nurse really sell them?

Did church attendance decrease post-Reformation?

Posted: September 1st 2015 22:12. Last modified: September 1st 2015 22:22

If so, was it because the church recommended that people do something more useful with their time, or because all the fun had gone out of the church and people lost interest? Fundamental questions, but no good general answers to be found. I'm basically interested in N Europe & if poss areas where absenteeism wasn't […]

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