Posts Tagged ‘England’

Attention Sports Fans!

August 10, 2011

Attention Sports Fans!

The United Kingdom is sparing no expense in preparing for next summer’s Olympic Games. The host city of London is testing new demonstration sports — rioting, arson, and looting — and enthusiasm for these Xtreme sports is sweeping the country.

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Zombie Attacks Spread to UK

June 21, 2011

Zombie Attacks Spread to UK

The global Zombie Menace has spread to Britain. The central English city of Leicester was invaded by lurching hordes of the Undead on Saturday and, despite ample warnings and suggested countermeasures, city authorities were completely unprepared.

How are things in your town?

Image (“ZRV: Zombie Response Vehicle”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

(Note to British homeland defense forces: the ZRV is available in right-hand drive)

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Lake Windermere Monster Sighting

February 19, 2011

Lake Windermere Monster Sighting

A kayaker snapped a photo of the monster of Lake Windermere last Friday.  The beast, known as “Bownessie” after the town of Bowness, has been sighted eight times since 2006 in Cumbria’s Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.

The creature was said to measure 25 to 50 feet (7.6 to 15.2 meters) in length. Some believe the beast is a Wels catfish (Silurus glanis), an Eastern European species brought to England in 1880 by the Duke of Bedford. Skeptics point out that a Loch Ness Monster could take A82 to the M90 motorway and reach the Lake Country in a few hours.

 

Image (“Bathers and Lizards at Asnières, after Georges Seurat”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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The Queen’s Knickers

December 11, 2010

The Queen's Knickers

Queen Elizabeth II left a pair of her underdrawers on a private plane in 1968, and they’re being auctioned off to the highest bidder. A pair of Queen Victoria’s panties fetched $9,000 in a recent auction, and these royal bloomers are expected to fetch a similar price. Prospective bidders should keep on eye on Hanson’s, the Derbyshire auctioneers.

We think “The Queen’s Knickers” would be a super name for a pub or a jolly good title for a sequel to the film “The King’s Speech.”

 

 

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Druids Now Kosher in UK

October 3, 2010

Druids Now Kosher in UK 

Druidism has been recognized as a religion by the government of the United Kingdom. More specifically, the Druid Network organization has been recognized as legitimate and tax-exempt by The Charity Commission for England and Wales. Initial news accounts suggested a historical continuity of some kind between ancient religious practices and modern druid groups. The Charity Commission ruling doesn’t validate this preposterous claim, since brand-new faith groups may be ruled tax-exempt if they do not harm the public and conduct their financial affairs appropriately.

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