Who Really Made Money In Expenses-Gate?

June 13, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Not being a reader of the Grauniad I’m grateful for a nod in the direction of this article by Peter Wilby: “The Telegraph group, by my calculations, probably sold an average 60,000 full-price papers a day (including Sundays) that it would not otherwise have sold, taking into account that, on […]

Her Majesty And D-Day : Fact Checking

June 7, 2009 at 10:21 am

Whilst it is disgraceful that Her Majesty was not invited to the commemorations in Normandy to honour the heroes of “Obama Beach”, it is interesting to note one fact-ette. The Queen is constantly being referred to as the only current head of state who was in uniform and served during […]

No Tea Allowed At A Tea Party

February 28, 2009 at 3:54 am

In 1773 a bunch of Boston Yanks decided to raid a perfectly legitimate trading vessel and offloaded its expensive cargo into the harbour. Shareholders were presumably not happy. This became a trigger for some further minor grumblings in the colonies, but rest assured that we will bring them back into […]

Making A Grave Mistake

February 20, 2009 at 4:18 pm

As odd suicide bids go, this one is rather impressive. Milo Bogisic, 52, walked in to a funeral parlour in Podgorica, Montenegro, and paid cash for a coffin. Staff looked on bemused as he sat down and wrote his own obituary, but they weren’t expecting him to climb in to […]

Don’t Pick Up The Soap

February 12, 2009 at 11:28 am

Is there no end to the mindless stupidity of the people who live around us? Sometimes they manage to breathe and talk at the same time but that’s about their limit. And they are allowed to vote, too. For example, who could believe that the library at HMP Erlestoke near […]

Anyone Want To Buy A Golliwog?

February 8, 2009 at 9:04 am

The dhimmification of the United Kingdom procedes apace, with news that as of next month, Asda will sell a £24.99 ‘Muslim Doll’ to teach Quranic Arabic to immigrant children. It’s going to be piloted in the Bradford store. Go on, insert obvious comments here and save me the effort. If […]

World Cup With A Difference But Predictable Result

January 4, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Not exactly hot-off-the-press but in the first week of November, Melbourne, Australia hosted the 6th Annual Homeless World Cup, bringing homeless people from 56 countries for a 4-a-side street soccer tournament. Afghanistan ultimately prevailed 5-4 over Russia in the men’s final while Zambia won the inaugural women’s final 7-1. Newly […]

How To Inflame Old Tensions

December 27, 2008 at 8:28 am

In an exercise in what might be regarded as rather poor taste, Estonia has published a 2009 calendar of WW2 recruitment posters for the the 20th (1st Estonian) Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS. The calendar sold out in three days and had to be reprinted. It has 12 reproductions […]

Soul Trader

December 19, 2008 at 6:26 pm

As a non-corporeal being TheEye cannot have committed a sin. However, as the picture shows, souls have been literally weighed for purity in the past. With a newly-found and certain nervousness about one’s lack of physical being, TheEye is worried that eBay has now banned the selling of one’s soul. […]

Spear Chuckers With Prams

December 18, 2008 at 7:29 pm

TheEye has no sympathy for the politically correct thought-police who now seem to rule our lives. However a small amount of pity can be found for the desk-bound cretin who has to work this tricky one out: what do you do with a “lesbian Asian bus driver” sacked now by […]