Belt & Braces

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"Chinese officials accused the US of inciting countries "to attack China", while the US said China had "arrived intent on grandstanding".   Relations between the two superpowers are at their most strained for years."

Radio Pinocchio..

Apparently they have this really great wall you can just hop along.

Anyhoos tis the Equinox and that means Bossy Boots gets to choose this years destination....

OOh how about Bristol? Birmingham? Blackpool? Baghdad?

Beunos Aries...

Best not mention the Dead Cat Bounce.

Ah, So ... The Buck Inn.

That will do...;-)



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The Jovian System

"“Entertainment,” he says, “has one function: to entertain. Whether something is filled with hope, is incredibly nihilistic, frightening or moving, I just want to be entertained. Superhero stuff rises to the challenge. And every year, they are trying something new – which is why it’s thriving.”"

Ah, So ...

"“These figures are largely due to the high number of lower paid male employees undertaking traditional council roles such as cleansing, refuse collection, outdoor leisure and parks.”"

Insert your own.. ;-0

Keep Busy.

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Daily Dilemmas...

"UK farmers have expressed concern that they could be undercut by cheap imports."

"The microwave boiler uses the exact same principles as a microwave oven. Using radio frequencies to heat water in the same way that microwave ovens heat food; the rapidly changing electromagnetic fields cause polar molecules to rotate rapidly.

"Trade agreements also aim to remove quotas - which are limits on the amount of goods which can be traded."

I particularly liked this bit : -)

"It gives UK professionals including architects, scientists, researchers, lawyers and accountants access to Australian work visas without being subject to Australia's skilled occupation list."

"Some people don’t know how to appreciate what we have in a way that’s acceptable to those who live here and pay a price to live here.”


An Auto Cue

"There was a pause. And then a shrug. Actually, he didn’t really give a shit about the leadership contest. He was too busy having fun. And plotting his comeback. It would be someone else’s job to worry about inflation, energy prices, the cost of living crisis and the collapse of public services."

"He left the chamber with only the echoes to keep him company."

"Adrift from reality. Who couldn’t even read an autocue. Who only had two randomised expressions. Dim. And very dim."

Hmmm ...

"There are two giant pandas here at Edinburgh Zoo - Yang Guang and Tian Tian. Yang Guang is our male panda whose name means Sunshine in Mandarin and Tian Tian is our female panda whose name means Sweetie. Both pandas were born in August 2003 and turned 18 years old in 2021."


“I saw 700 auditions. It’s amazing how many amazing, beautiful, talented actresses of all ethnicities and backgrounds can’t say lines like: ‘You are the most appalling excuse for an anthropomorphic personification on this or any other plane!’ and make it convincing.”

"These should be discussed alongside the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Rhodes as mythical objets d’art that were tragically lost to mankind."

"In English law the burden of proof falls on the person who made the defamatory claim."

"Trivial, but it does not need to be important to meet the sting of libel…"

"It conceded that its couchette carriages are quite old (there was never any air-con, apparently) and that the company is working on a technical solution to improve."

Awwe ..