The person who paid £10,000 for a water colour signed "A. Hitler 1910" last month, and the purchasers of a dozen similar watercolours at the auction, were stitched up royally. An alleged self portrait of the Führer shows a figure sitting on a bridge, which has been identified as Clapper Bridge on Dartmoor, which tends to suggest the picture is a fake. But an expert who still believes in it pointed out that Hitler is known to have spent time in Liverpool with his brother, and he could have taken a trip to Devon with his sketch pad.
Duckhouse of the August Moon
Bob Dylan is being hailed as a new phenomenon on the music scene, mainly because no one wants to be thought old enough to remember the last time he had a hit album. [New Morning, 1970] The current No. 1 hit, Together Through Life is No. 53 in Mr. Dylan's Personal Publishing Programme.
House of Celebs & Non-Politicians?
Wutherers of the Purple Sage by Zane Austen
One of our correspondents has brought to our attention, an interesting link to the Brutally Honest.org website.
The Wanstead & Snaresbrook police in east London are offering a "walk you home" service for people who make cash withdrawals from ATMs and post offices to make the neighbourhood safer and life more difficult for muggers.
Too humiliating for words
Sneak, Sneak, SPLAT!!
Sorry, we boobed!
21st Century Policing in Action!
Just A Thought, but . . .
"Do you suppose he knew something?"
Moral Compass asleep at the wheel?
Professor Neil Ferguson of the WHO was part of a team whose computer model got 8 million healthy farm animals killed, probably illegally, during the 2001 foot & mouth epidemic. His latest computer models predicts that 40% of the population of Britain will get Swine Flu.
The man who did for Lloyds TSB what Fred 'The Shred' Goodwin did for the Royal Bank of Scotland has abandoned the chairmanship of Lloyds Banking Group. Lloyds TSB had a reputation for being boring but reliable and successful bank until Labour crony Blank decided to do the prime minister a favour after a chat at a cocktail party.
Having achieved legendary status as a writer through 60 years as a journalist, novelist, playwright, etc., 'Keefy Waterho' is leaving a bi-weekly gap in the lives of all Daily Mail readers due to ill health. Although he left school with no qualifications at all (now quite common under new labour), he educated himself, wrote the smash hit book Billy Liar and the smash hit play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, and became an advisor on the teaching of English to the Thatcher government. He switched from the labour-supporting Daily Mirror to the Daily Mail after a row with the Mirror's crooked owner, Robert Maxwell, and thrived. He will be missed.
He established a reputation as a man with no grasp of the concept of impartiality, a man who felt entitled to send the Heavy Mob round to intimidate his critics and a man who saw the public purse as an extension of his own. He laboured mightily to suppress details of financial predations at the House of Commons (including his own) and wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayers' cash on doomed court actions.
While our Glorious Leader has been entirely scrupulous in his expenses claims, the same can't be said for other members of his party. The Home Sec., j. smith, is already notorious for claiming an 88p bath plug and her husband's TV porn films on her expenses. But 4 other ministers have warned their whips that they might have to resign for theft from the taxpayer if details of their expenses come out.
New Global Tax on the horizon
It's all relative, innit?
The more the merrier!
Calling Cards by Philip H. Turner
RLC authors have created a successful "weirdness" niche. They create characters who have a single extraordinary talent, which can enhance or destroy their lives. In this case, Joe Hunter is on the run from people who want to exploit his strange talent. But his compulsion to perform random good deeds does not make for easy anonymity.
Read about the Book on the Romiley Literary Circle website
Category : Late 20thC Speculative Fiction (published 1982)
A fire at the National Fire Service training college has destroyed 11 fire engines, which will cost the taxpayer £1.3 million to replace, and wrecked the building which housed them. The Fire Service is very good at telling the operators of large commercial buildings to install a sprinkler system but it appears to be crap at following its own advice and protecting the taxpayer's property.
"This spaghetti is more Al Capone than al dente!"
It's only taxpayers' cash
Work has started on a vaccine against Swine Flu and it should be ready for manufacture in 4 months' time and ready for general distribution for the Xmas shopping period. Suggestions that either the Swine Flu Pandemic will be over by then, or that everyone will be dead, should be ignored as black propaganda.
Over 200 MPs have put in claims for incapacity benefit this month on the grounds that they're morally crippled.
Honesty in politics, at long last!
A pair of German historians has spent a decade deciding that Vincent van Gogh didn't cut his own earlobe off, Paul Gaugin whipped the whole ear off with his sword during a brawl. Van Gogh said nothing about the self-mutilation and the only surviving record of the data is Gaugin's statement to the police, which the Germans reckon is full of porkies.
"It is right to restrict migration to our country in these times of economic peril caused by the recklessness of banking practices in other countries. And if we are unable to stop undesirables from entering our country under the strictures of EU law, then our only choice is to stop those people whose entry into Britain it is within our power to block.
Stop panicking and get a grip
Politics today a reader comments:
Selected Toughness with Scroungers or Boat-rocker Blasted!
If he can get in, anyone can!
The pay of MPs should be DOCKED for every day they DON'T attend Parliament.
All is not lost for our Glorious Leader. Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have calculated that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of rogue black holes wandering around our galaxy. Which means that there is a fair chance that one of them will swallow up our solar system and solve the problem of our economic Brown Hole in an instant. So we should just stop going on about it.
Huge libel damages for falsely shamed meteorite?
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The only pig in Afghanistan, a present to the zoo from the Chinese government after the locals ate all the animals, has been put in quarantine in case it gets swine flu. Which leaves us wondering how it's going to manage that in a country containing no other pigs and having no direct transport links to Mexico. [Other than by contact with some infected swine of a human being. Ed.]
The British Army has officially handed over the last of its bases in Iraq to the Americans, so the war is over and our Glorious Leader can claim total victory. The fact that British troops will be staying on in Iraq to 'mentor' the locals, possibly for a couple of decades or more (at vast expense to the British taxpayer) is neither here nor there.
The War is over Official! (And we won) II
Democracy only for those who deserve it!
You hear a lot about the world-wide web, but how come you never hear anything about the world-wide spider, which lives in it?
O'Bama is an alien II
WHO is that the World Hype Organization?
Coffin Nail Quota!
Last bastions crumbling
Business as usual in South Africa
Keep your spying eyes to yourself!
A robust attitude to attention-seekers
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