Fri 30th March, 2012 will be… Take A Walk In The Park Day

this is for remora….

Stretch your legs and breath some fresh, outdoor air for Take A Walk In The Park Day! Why not visit a local park, have a picnic and stroll by the river?

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T*urd Reich

Hitler toilet roll CEN

A cheeky artist has been torn off a strip in Germany – after creating a loo roll with Adolf Hitler’s face on each sheet.

The paper – designed by student Georg Buchrucker, 32, from Bonn – shows Hitler without his trademark moustache and invites buyers to “add a brown one” when they use it.

“I am getting e-mails now and orders from as far afield as America and Australia. I’m just really pleased that my idea was so popular but I wish some people who are attacking me would loosen up a bit,” he said.

Critics claim the paper – marketed as ‘Draw Your Own Sh*tler’ at £3 per roll – trivialises the crimes of Hitler and Germany’s Third Reich.

But Buchrucker explained: “My toilet paper is not just practical, it is making a point with humour. Which moustache-wearing man in history would deserve this treatment more than Hitler?”

by The Punjapit Alliance
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British Toilet Association Launches Loo of the Year Contest

The British Toilet Association has kicked off its annual Loo of the Year contest.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the contest recognizes the best public restroom in the United Kingdom. Trophies for the winning entries in 58 different categories will be presented at a special 25th anniversary awards presentation event to be hosted December 7 at the St. John’s Hotel in Solihull, United Kingdom.

For more information on the Loo of the Year contest and details on how to enter, click here.

http://www.issa.com/?m=news&event=view&id=5325&lg=

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Balls expose ‘gaping hole’ ….

Great Headline moment…..

 

this story is about Ed “crazy” Balls British shadow chancellor

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financevideo/9171784/Ed-Balls-GDP-figures-expose-gaping-hole-in-George-Osbornes-economic-plan.html

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Rolls Royce Phantom hearse

Rolls Royce hearse Rex

Talk about going out in style – a company have made the world’s most luxurious and expensive hearse.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse B12 is made entirely from aluminium and stretches seven metres-long (23 feet) – three feet longer than the normal model.

Built by Italian custom builder Biemme Special Cars, the four-door is powered by a Rolls-Royce 6.75-litre V12 engine and composed of over 600 assembled parts and 200 metres of wielding.

And because heading for the grave shouldn’t be a dark experience, the coffin compartment features high luminescence LEDs to illuminate the casket.

Biemme have not announced a price tag for the unique model but it is expected too cost over ?500,000 (£417,000).

Company spokesman Dario Andreotto says: “For some time Biemme Special Cars have been wanting to make something extraordinary, something that didn’t pass unnoticed and could not be matched by anyone else.

“We created the Phantom Hearse B12 with the sole intent of being the world’s most luxurious hearse. It’s not easy to pass near the B12 and remain unmoved.”

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/rolls_royce_phantom_hearse

by Arthur Furrowfield

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Wed 28th March, 2012 will be… Weed Appreciation Day

 

What’s wrong with weeds? Natural environments, gardens, parks and public places are home to huge varieties of plants and flowers, and weeds are an important part of that ecosystem. On Weed Appreciation Day, consider how much fun you had with dandelions as a child before you pull them up; and consider how many of these weeds are in fact edible (make sure to check it’s safe!), and unsurprisingly very easy to grow!

by Arthur Furrowfield

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Great Moments in Poetry #4: John Donne

“..in rank itchy lust, desire and love, the nakedness and bareness to enjoy, of thy plump muddy whore or prostitute boy”.

In 16th century London sex outside marriage was widespread. Young men of well to do families were sent off to Italy to receive their “education” and bring back a variety of pornographic books. One of the most famous ones is one by the poet Aretino, who wrote a series of pornographic sonnets. To stimulate further the reader’s imagination, the book was illustrated showing various sexual positions. There were plenty of English books with advice on the subject, such as Turner’s Herbal, which contained many tips on the use of certain herbs for the purposes of evoking the lustful urges of man and woman. Talking of artichokes he says, “…this herb provoketh lust in women so it abateththe same in men”, while saffron boiled in wine , except for repelling moths “keeps a man from drunkenness, but also encourageth into procreation of life” and leeks and onions were also said to stimulate the sexual appetite.
Shakespeare’s plays are filled with cryptic references to sex. For example, in Henry V, while Katharine is doing her English lesson, she pronounces the word ‘neck’ as ‘nick’, which in those days held a very obscene meaning to it.

Prostitution of course was also very popular and as men have always been prepared to pay extra for having a virgin, the Elizabethans came up with a liquid, which once applied would draw the muscles / tissue very closely together and stiffen them up, thus giving the ‘client’ the impression of virginity. Henry VIII had closed all brothels in 1546 but his son Edward VI later had them re-opened. The South Bank was the most popular place for brothels, but they could also be found in poverty-stricken areas of Westminster and Shoreditch – even to this day parts of Shoreditch carry on this legacy.

Homosexuality however, was punished by death as it was thought to violate all natural laws. Those expected to be involved in this kind of activity were the Catholic priests,(take note remora!!) actors and performers of all kinds and of course the local Satanist, who would also profess to having achieved this act with a number of evil spirits…

via: http://fascinatinghistory.blogspot.com.au/2005/04/sex-in-elizabethan-london.html

by Arthur Furrowfield

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