Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Photo of the day

Sporting heroes of the day

Five cheers for Louis Smith, Max Whitlock, Daniel Purvis, Sam Oldham and Kristian Thomas for their bronze medal in gymnastics, the first we've won in that sport for a century. They'd won bronze, they were upgraded to silver after a Japanese contestant fell off the horse, the Japanese complained and Team GB was downgraded to bronze again whilst Japan leapt from 4th to 2nd place with no explanation given to the BBC audience. Oh well, a medal's a medal.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sporting heroines of the weekend

Lizzie Armitstead won the silver medal in the women's road race.

Rebecca Adlington won the bronze medal in the 400m freestyle swimming.

As for that Opening Ceremony...amazing scenery and choreography. I didn't see any live animals or the cottage with the smoking chimney. Not convinced about the NHS feature. Children's literature could have been better portrayed. Arctic Monkeys: why? Grime Rap: not my bag. Loved the filmed parts: the countdown, the Queen and James Bond and Mr Bean. What did you think?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bad joke of the day

A male model was driving to San Diego. With 100 miles to go, he was flagged down by a man whose truck had broken down. "Are you going to San Diego?" the man asked.
"Sure," answered the model, "Do you need a lift?"
"Not for me," said the man. "I'll be spending the next three hours fixing my truck. My problem is I've got two chimpanzees in the back which have to be taken to San Diego Zoo. They're a bit stressed already so I don't want to keep them on the road all day. Could you possibly take them to the zoo for me? I'll give you $100 for your trouble."
"I'd be happy to," replied the model. The chimpanzees were strapped into the back of the model's car and off they went.
Five hours later the truck driver was driving through the heart of San Diego when, to his horror, he saw the model walking down the street holding the hands of the two chimpanzees, much to the amusement of a large crowd. With a screech of brakes, he pulled off the road and ran over.
"What the hell are you doing here?" he demanded. "I gave you $100 to take the chimps to the zoo."
"Yes I know you did," said the model, "but we had money left over so we're now going to Sea World."

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sporting heroine of the day

Hurrah for Stephanie Houghton whose winning goal took the GB women's football team through to the next round!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oh frabjous day!

Reports are coming through that the Lighthouse of Hope in North Korea has married Comrade Ri Sol-ju who may or may not be a well-known singer. Many congratulations to the Dear Leader.

Sporting hero of the week

We need somebody to cheer pre-Olympics...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Off for more rain, probably

Back 25 July.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Letter of the day

In response to the Lernerian assertion that the public debt doesn't matter because "we owe it to ourselves", the late Murray Rothbard observed that it makes "an enormous amount of difference whether one is a member of  'we'  or of the 'ourselves' ".
David Chaplin
Cape Town

Today's FT

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Brain teaser of the day

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

English summer

Here's a photo of the flood near my colleague's house in Dorset yesterday

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Office dress code

Dear all,

Summer is actually coming to the UK soon….or so I have heard.
Well, although I do love summer, it is time to remind you a little bit about the company’s dress code.

1. Underwear is to be worn UNDER clothes – keep them hidden
2. See through tops – after six and out of the office premises
3. Shorts/mini-skirts/hot pants – Only allowed if you are under 16 years old
4. Flip flops – the havaianas ones or beach wear (rubber ones) are against health and safety policy
5. Vest tops – Sorry…too many cardiac arrests last night…it was a NHS request
Friday dress downs – Please apply the same principal with your jeans, trainers and t-shirts. Ensure your jeans – if ripped – does not show too much flesh.
Operations Manager

Cartoon of the day

"I was lucky - St Peter had no idea what a LIBOR submitter is!"

Roger Beale in today's FT

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

RIP Eric Sykes

Bad joke of the day: An older man goes into the pub, looking sad. A woman asks him if he’s okay. “I’m worried about my hearing” he says. She says” I’m a faith healer, let me help” She cups her hands over his ears and prays. The she says “Are you still worried about your hearing?” He says “Yes. It’s next Tuesday.”

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Nonagenarian of the day

My 91 year old aunt went to the hospital for her pre-cataract operation assessment.
"What medication are you on?" asked the doctor.
"None. I bet you haven't heard that reply today!" she said.
"I haven't heard that reply for two years!" the doctor exclaimed.