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Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

“Can I have more butter in my bucket?” Real fans of Billy will thoroughly enjoy this early documentry: Billy Connolly was, in the 1970s, a sort of Scottish Lenny Bruce, who, with devastating humour, sliced through the hypocrisies he perceived. This 1976 documentary follows the singer-comic during his 1975 Irish tour. Made in a cinema(…)

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Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

From International Business Times: Two Japanese citizens carrying $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds were detained last week by Italy’s financial police at Chiasso (40km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland, an Italian daily said Wednesday. According to the report, they include 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, plus 10(…)

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Curate trades calling for magic career

Curate trades calling for magic career

A curate has done a disappearing act from a church – to become a full-time magician. The Rev Mark Townsend turned down the chance to become vicar of a parish and has converted to conjuring. The 40-year-old said he still had faith and wanted to use magic to touch people’s ‘spiritual side’ – but insisted(…)

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Double-decker bus driven around London with guerilla graffit

Double-decker bus driven around London with guerilla graffit

Vandals’ cruel handiwork went unseen at Wood Green bus depot as it was not visible at street level. From The Sun:  A DOUBLE-decker is driven through London’s streets yesterday — carrying an obscene jibe about Mayor Ken Livingstone on its roof. Office staff roared with laugher on reading “Livingstone is a c***!” in 3ft-high letters.(…)

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Top ten funniest jokes of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

1) Tim Vine “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.” 2) David Gibson “I’m currently dating a couple of anorexics. Two birds, one stone.” 3) Emo Philips “I picked up a hitch hiker. You’ve got to when you hit them.” 4) Jack Whitehall “I bought one of those anti-bullying(…)

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The General Carbuncle

The General Carbuncle

  James R Ford is a multi-media artist currently based in London, England. For this project, initiated in 2003, he aims to transform a second-hand Ford Capri into the General Lee, from Dukes of Hazzard, by covering it in little toy cars in the appropriate colours (mainly red and orange). Ford is going to need(…)

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Rashers and eggs—daily breakfast review in Dublin

Rashers and eggs—daily breakfast review in Dublin

The ultimate Irish breakfast review site – dedicated to breakfasts in Dublin, Ireland, but also providing general information about breakfasts from Ireland and around the world. We want submissions of breakfast reviews (ideally accompanied by a photo) to the email address below. Reviews can be for breakfasts at home, out, away or maybe you just(…)

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“Mr Bain, who is usually known as the Reverend Roly, has spent 16 years travelling the world spreading the Christian message through his work as a clown and a wirewalker.”

“Mr Bain, who is usually known as the Reverend Roly, has spent 16 years travelling the world spreading the Christian message through his work as a clown and a wirewalker.”

A ringmaster's top hat doubled as a font when a circus troupe gathered inside a big top for the christening of two performers' godchildren. Honey Hunt, three, and her sister Poppy, 10 months old, were baptised inside Zippo's Circus ring on Hove Lawns on the Sussex seafront. The service was performed by the Rev Roly(…)

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…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

Photo: Alice and Indiana Jones Dublin, Ireland:  The theft of National Wax Museum figures will not stop next month's reopening of the tourist attraction, the museum's management insisted today. Dozens of models, including Bob the Builder, the Teletubbies and Frankenstein , were stolen from a warehouse in central Dublin last month. Replica uniforms from the Easter(…)

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Is the Blarney Stone fake? The history is interesting regardless

Is the Blarney Stone fake? The history is interesting regardless

From RTE: Doubts over authenticity of Blarney Stone Millions of tourists may have kissed the wrong Blarney Stone in an effort to get the gift of the gab, according to a new study. The authenticity of the Blarney Stone, kissed by about 400,000 tourists each year, has been questioned by Mark Samuel, an archaeologist and(…)

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