Saturday, May 26, 2012

Small Scale Skip Hire

Simpsons Skip Hire - for when you need a little man to come round on a scooter and take away something quite small indeed. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

That's just vong

Found on a menu in a Thai/Italian restaurant in San Paolo 

Salmon with leek in a bourbon source? 

That really is just completely vong.. 

Saturday, May 07, 2011

You Gotta Love Italian Politics!

Where else could you find a paragraph in a newspaper as bizzarre as this one (from The Guardian, May 7, 2011) ? 

"(Ms) Minetti, a former dancer who qualified as a dental hygienist, met the prime minister during his dental surgery to repair the injuries he suffered in December 2009 when he was hit in the face by a mentally unstable assailant. She subsequently became a candidate for his Freedom People party and holds a seat in the Lombardy regional assembly."

The only way you could make this sound any more strange would be, say, if Berlusconi had been "hit in the face by a tourist souvenir replica of the Cathedral in Milan thrown by a mentally unstable assailant " 


That is actually true as well....

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Pigs, Bacon and Breakfast

Why is Bacon so fundamentally associated with Breakfast? Its a tasty meat, always popular - but all around the world it's only seen at breakfast time.

Do pigs all around the world breathe a collective sigh of relief around 9am every morning once they realise they are safe for another day?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nice to pour ...

I'm really not sure what Fany Milk is, but I know I won't like it in my tea. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A lucky escape...

I was staying across the road...

Friday, October 22, 2010

How low is America's view of the French?

This is a coffee cup from Tennessee. It has "warning, this is HOT!!!" on it.

 Ignoring for a moment the implications of half-wittedness that such awarning makes about the general population of coffee drinkers in the region where it is on offer, lets consider for a moment the use of space, and how it has been prioritized.

Firstly, the warning is in English (fair enough one might say. It patronizes the intelligence of almost everyone locally),

Secondly it is in Spanish (again, reasonable given demographics in the Southern US. If you are to patronize the English speakers patronize the second biggest ethnic group too. After all, thats only fair - get them all!)

So, whats the third choice of language?


Because the nearest French Speakers live in Canada ....? Like, if you lived in a place where outdoor pursuits are obligatory, where the air is fresh and clear and you live on a diet of seafood plucked from the ocean less than 20 minutes ago, and where you abhor all things American.....of course you'd drive 29 hours cross country to go on holiday in a state notable for its humid climate, lack of mountains and diet of excessively processed and deep fried food ?

I think not.

Because the staunchly Republican gun toting South wants to make sure that they are doing all they can to be creeping up the preferred holiday destination list for visitors from one of the gastronomic heartlands of Old Europe, and a "Don't burn yourself Francois!" note on a plastic cup will compensate for the lack of nouvelle cuisine, great wines, well preserved, sophisticated pencil-thin ulra-stylish middle aged women and collections of great art and 16th century architecture??

I suspect not.

Because for most anyone living in this part of the USA, France is the only foreign country they have ever fricking heard of, so they assume that the entire rest of the "furriners" out there in the world probably speak French as well...?

That gets my vote!

Viva Las Starbucks...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

American Car Magazines

Clearly anyone claiming to do a review in which a Ford Mustang is even remotely worthy of being discussed in the same breath as a 3-series Beemer is utterly incompetent, however this magazine demonstrates a masterfully spectacular ignorance (or maybe a knowing, subtle and ironic awareness) of Cockney Rhyming Slang in its cover caption ....

Compared to a 3-series, a 'Stang is indeed a "pony" car.