Is the BBC Worth The Money?

The BBC will no longer be free to pensioners, they will soon need to pay the £155 a year Licence Fee that every other household pays. That the licence fee is a tax should be obvious. Everyone has to pay...

Jeopardy! jeopardised

This is fun! I picked this up this nugget from Ed Surge. It’s amazing what ingenuity people go to in order to get something. And this seems like it paid off nicely! You can read part of the story here. Episode 912:...

Call Me The Breeze

And why the hell not on a Monday evening: Just good stuff. Even if this is the more famous version of the song: Jeez, they were a tight band, weren't they? Oh, and fancy a free trial?

The Coffee Cup Job Interview Trick That Now Doesn’t Work

There are indeed many cute tricks that can be used to interview potential workers - like this coffee cup one. Yet the moment the trick is revealed it stops working - as with so many tricks. Because anyone applying...

Love Island Needs More Land Whales – Sheesh, It’s Entertainment Folks

Of course we knew that this would happen as it follows the same basic playbook every time. First the demand is that those who are different be regarded as fully human with all the same rights and expectations of...

One Of England’s Finest Essayists – GK Chesterton – Born Today

Perhaps he's best known today for the character Father Brown, given the TV series. But at the time GK Chesterton was greatly admired as an essayist. Little short things for the newspapers, also rather more weighty matters. Gilbert Keith...

On The Road To The Cemetery – Bob Hope’s Birthday

Today is Bob Hope's birthday. Or, rather, would be if he'd not died already. He managed to put it off for a long time but it did finally happen. Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July...

Can You Imagine Recording White Christmas Today? ‘Coz Bing Crosby Did

That is, we're not talking about recording White Christmas in 2019. Rather, can you imagine getting into the groove to record such a record on 29 May? That being one of the little secrets about all that holiday cheer. All...

It’s Maeve Binchy’s Birthday Today

This might be an event of more interest to the distaff side but then we aim to cater to many tastes here. Maeve Binchy Snell (28 May 1939 – 30 July 2012), known as Maeve Binchy, was an Irish novelist,...

Yes, Really. Kylie Minogue Is 51 Today

Princess of Pop might be overdoing it a bit for Kylie Minogue but she's certainly been able to churn out the hits. As to the background: Kylie Ann Minogue, AO, OBE (/mɪˈnoʊɡ/; born 28 May 1968), also known mononymously as Kylie,...

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China Printing India’s Banknotes Is A Great Idea – Even If...

The thought that a Chinese company might be printing India's rupee banknotes has the more nationalist there - for which read far too many...

Irresponsible Peasants