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European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels — view the picture…

European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels — view the picture…

From NYTimes: BRUSSELS — After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke.

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Pagans have a cow over Homer (guerilla marketing)

Pagans have a cow over Homer (guerilla marketing)

From the Sun: PAGANS have pledged to perform “rain magic” to wash away cartoon character Homer Simpson who was painted next to their famous fertility symbol – the Cerne Abbas giant. The 17th century chalk outline of the naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant is believed by many to be a symbol of ancient spirituality. Many(…)

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“tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland”

From the Washington Post: In recent years, as it has tried to improve its performance in Iraq, the U.S. military has done a lot of remedial studies of earlier counterinsurgency campaigns. This note, passed along by a Special Operations officer, describes a couple of tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern(…)

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Ireland Vs. the USA — Funny TV Spot.

Ireland Vs. the USA — Funny TV Spot.

This appears to be a spot for Silva, a compass manufacturer. Funny stuff.

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A stripper and a widow walk into a Berlin courtroom for the Checkpoint Charlie case…

A stripper and a widow walk into a Berlin courtroom for the Checkpoint Charlie case…

From Spiegel article:  The stripper was Tom Luszeit, a 34-year-old who — for his day job — dresses up in various period military outfits to pose with souvenir-seeking tourists. The widow was Alexandra Hildebrandt, 48, who has run the Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie since her husband passed away in 2004. She has taken issue(…)

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Lipstick, eyeliner, action for Goth Penn

Lipstick, eyeliner, action for Goth Penn

Photo Credit: @my_cine From The Irish Independent: NO, that’s not ageing rock star Alice Cooper. Hollywood actor Sean Penn appeared in lipstick and eyeliner yesterday to play a Goth rockstar on the streets of Dublin. In ‘This Must Be The Place’, the 50-year-old takes on the role of a music legend living out his retirement(…)

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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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Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

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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Polite English thief sends flowers by way of apology…

LONDON—A repentant robber in England sent his elderly victim a bouquet of flowers to apologize for frightening her, police said Friday. A 91-year-old woman received the flowers and a note after confronting a burglar in her home around 4 a.m. on Oct. 9, police said. The card explained that the burglar thought the property in(…)

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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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EU’s ‘shameless’ film promotion?

EU’s ‘shameless’ film promotion?

The European Union has turned to shock tactics in its latest bid for self-promotion… making its own dirty video. In a bid to boost interest in the workings of the EU, the communications commission have made a video of 18 couples having sex. Link to Daily Mail article, link to YouTube clip

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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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Sweden’s Pirate Party wins EU seat.

Sweden’s Pirate Party wins EU seat.

The Pirate Party, which wants to legalise internet file-sharing, has won one of Sweden’s 18 seats in the European parliament. AFP reports that the Pirate Party won 7.1% of votes with ballots in 5,659 constituencies out of 5,664 counted. Source

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French Rugby World Cup 2007 survival guide

French Rugby World Cup 2007 survival guide

Contains supposedly useful phrases, however "Who's your father referee?" (scroll down to #44) and "Scottish kiss" seem to be missing. From book: – 'Le coup d’envoi est à 15 heures' The kick-off is at 3pm – 'Où en est le match?' What’s the score? – 'On prend une bière?' How about a beer? – 'C’est(…)

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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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Happy 40th Monty Python

Happy 40th Monty Python

Monty Python was first aired on British television screens on October 5 1969. Famous for the ministry of silly walks and the dead parrot sketch, the legacy of the series lives on.

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Intelligent design vs. million year old tooth

Intelligent design vs. million year old tooth

Spanish researchers on Friday said they had unearthed a human tooth more than one million years old, which they estimated to be the oldest human fossil remain ever discovered in western Europe. Link to article

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