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When TV goes wrong…

Excessive pizza toppings transform Tibet's spiritual leader

Ever told a joke that fell completely flat? Happens to me all the time.

But at least I haven’t done it on live television.

Ever wondered what you’d say to the Dalai Lama if you met him? Well, here’s a tip. Don’t copy this guy coming up.

And have you ever mixed up a work colleague with a leading Nazi? That was a rhetorical question by the way. Obviously we’ve all done that. But probably not on Continue reading

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Bad memories

I joined our village’s Remembrance Sunday parade and service this morning. Though I have an instinctive uneasiness about people in uniform marching through my community – a hangover from growing up in Northern Ireland – this is one of the few such occasions of which I am proud for my family to be a part.

There is nothing grand about our Continue reading

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The biter bit (or when political interviews turn nasty)

Blues Brothers remake - in Jordan. As seen on the My Treasure blog at kinziblogs.wordpress.com (She writes about abuse, families and Jordanian life.) Or click on the pic for the original fail site

Politicians are in the firing line in the UK. The general election campaign is underway so some are just weeks away from being fired. (Except for those sneaky quitters who are retiring, thus denying us voters the chance of kicking them out. Drat them.)

Respect for politicians is so low that other disdained groups might think they’re in the clear. Not so.

Here’s a ferocious clip in which the biter gets bitten… Continue reading

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The future exclusively revealed today…

Jesse Schell - juggler, Disney veteran, comedian, game maker, mime artist.

Soothsayers, clairvoyants, prophets and other charlatans – eat your heart out. Here comes the future for real. This is what the world is going to be like.

Coming uphow social media and games will invade your real life – your cereal box, how you brush your teeth, your journey to work and the legacy you leave your children.

And – how GIANT SNAILS are to be integrated into London’s public transport system. (Not an April fool. Check out the date, and the photographic evidence below.)

But first – whether you like it or not – this man (that’s him up there snacking on plastic) is telling you how your life is going to be transformed. Continue reading

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