Sunday Round-up

Inspired by Ramblin’ with Roger, I’ve decided to add a regular round-up of the previous week’s news and other stuff that caught my eye. This Sunday Round-up is day late which doesn’t bode well for my future contributions!

No More NamesConspiracy of the Week: Thanks to Roger for alerting me to the university professor who believes the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a plot to bring in gun-control, that the children never existed and that the parents were paid government stooges.

This one had passed me by and is bizarre even by conspiracy theorist standards. The professor has now been sacked by Florida Atlantic University.

Brief Lives: Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart, DJ and Crackerjack presenter; David Bowie, rock god and style icon; Alan Rickman, everyone’s favourite screen baddie, the Twitterati forcing Jon Snow to apologise for an ‘inappropriate’ joke.

At the risk of being accused of being inappropriate myself, below is a Simpsons clip featuring both Rickman and Bowie.


Counter-culture Quote of the week: Jeremy Clarkson on the Bowie’s death ‘At dinner on Monday I said I’d been more upset when Clarence Clemons died, and immediately there was a stunned silence. Even if I’d vomited in their food, the other guests couldn’t have been more horrified. “You can’t say that,” said one young woman after she’s been brought round with an adrenaline shot to her heart. But I can say that. And I did.’ (No link as The Sunday Times is subscription only)

Hatton Garden HeistCartoon of the week: Matt’s take on the conviction of the OAP Hatton Garden robbers who were made for the adage ‘thick as thieves’. See also the BBC3 programme (26 days left to view).

Poem of the Week: Strata by Yorkshire Pudding. Observations on rambling and mortality.

Worry of the Week: A ‘critical’ edition of Mein Kampf sold out instantly after going on sale in German bookshops for the first time since for seventy years.

And on the subject of tyrants, North Korea drops millions of propaganda leaflets on the South days after supposedly testing its hydrogen bomb.

Silliness of the Week: A puddle in Newcastle becomes an internet sensation.

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