Category Archives: Fun

Pythonomics (3) – The Spanish Imposition

Dateline: Madrid, Friday 22nd June 2012 with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in Mardrid, in Spain. “When we said we wanted a bailout, we didn’t expect the Spanish Imposition” [Cue Music – Duh, duh, Daaaaah ] Lagarde and the IMF team … Continue reading

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Pythonomics (2): What did the Euro ever do for us ?

Revolution ! Rex is addressing a room of masked Greek MEPs beneath the European Parliament in 2015 … Rex: We get in through the underground heating system here … up through to the main audience chamber here … and the President’s wife’s bedroom is here. … Continue reading

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The Dead Euro Sketch

The cast: Mr. PRALINO  – Panagiotos Pikrammenis;  BANK OWNER – Mario Drahgi The Sketch: A customer enters a bank.   Mr. Pralino: ‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint. (The bank owner does not respond.)   Mr. Pralino: ‘Ello, Miss? Banker: What … Continue reading

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Wonders of the Sockiverse (1): The Single Sock Problem

Chapter 4: The Single Sock Problem (extracts) Faced by the aged-old conundrum of the “missing sock” (see photo of daughters’ single-sock array) I’m drawn to listing some plausible reasons for unisockness. In no particular order… 1) The Washing Machine Ate It … Continue reading

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Galactic Mornington Crescent – A Brief History of Mine

I have just started a game of Galactic Mornington Crescent on Twitter under #GalacticMorningtonCrescent. The origins of this variant of everyone’s favourite parlour game are steeped in myth, but it is suggested that during a normal game (Rules here), on BBC … Continue reading

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Happy Winter Solstice 2011

I case you hadn’t realised, it’s the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere today. In fact it’s already happened , at 05.30 UK this morning, so the Sun has already started to processing southwards and the days will start to become imperceptably … Continue reading

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Systems of Scale: Underground Caverns

Having had a response from Dr. Alice Roberts on Twitter (@DrAliceRoberts) regarding her visit to a new London sewer, I’m drawn to the common use of ecclesiastical buildings to represent the size of underground cavernous spaces. We often hear of … Continue reading

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