Saturday, 24 June 2017

The best podcast, video, article & image of the week - starting with Sir Roger Scruton and James Delingpole

That shockingly close general election result woke me from my literature-induced political torpor...

I might have to revise my opinion of Gamal Abdel Nasser...


That was 1958.  Here - in an image which I find truly poignant - are three young women snapped in Kabul in the 1970s:

Roy Peck talks balls about immigration - and makes perfect sense

American journalist Roy Peck's famous 2010 gumball rally immigration video...

The Evian dancing baby ads and some Bassett Hound videos - because, after two HORRIBLE weeks, we all need cheering up (hat-tip:SVWG)

And another one...

I suggest the UK Brexit team go full Michael Corleone while negotiating Britain's exit...

Though they may have to somewhat modify the outstanding American business leader's conflict resolution strategy...

Thursday, 22 June 2017

This deserves a round of applause...

Unlike yesterday's so-called revolutionary Day of Rage, which deserved this reaction:

"Something in Arabic"? Gee, I wonder what it was...

Choose one of the following options...

(1) Excuse me, officer, I just wanted to thank you for your ongoing efforts to keep us all safe...

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A brilliant leader from The Sun - and BBC News's new strong, silent approach

Pity the Conservative Party chose not to...

The best and worst of Twitter in a time of madness

It's too hot to write anything, so here's a round-up of appalling, amusing and sensible tweets posted in the last few days, starting with revolutionary socialist, Diane Abbott, slamming the privileged elite:
...which is no doubt why her party wants to shut down all private schools. Meanwhile, the woman who was almost Home Secretary - and still might be - views terrorist attacks on Muslims as "terror attacks", while terrorist attacks by Muslims are merely "incidents":

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Snow art: cool paintings for a stinking hot day

Through Winter Snow, Gary Bunt
This winter, I really felt the chill in my bones for first time. I've been a cold-weather person...