If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!
Anniversary of the week: Hard to believe that this is my 100th Sunday Round-up and since I missed last week this one will be a mix of what happened over the holidays plus one or two look backs at 2017.
Beyond Satire: Starting with President Trump whose Twitter response to Kim Jong-un’s claim to have a nuclear button on his desk you really couldn’t make it up.
Paranoia: Of course, both of the above must be part of the ‘deep state’ conspiracy designed to bring down Tango Man. The Fire and Fury eh? Even Theresa didn’t claim to be both strong and stable and a genius? Sheesh.
And just when you think life can’t get weirder: Some bloke in Taiwan has Donald Trump’s face coverted into a hair tattoo.
What’s in a name: Quite a lot it seems. Companies House rejected fifty names last year that it deemed potentially offensive. including Blue Arsed Fly Designs Ltd and Fanny’s Kebabs Ltd.
The dangers of drink: A drunken man who took a New Year’s Eve taxi ride through three countries ended up with an 18,000 Kroner bill (£1.640 at pre-Brexit rates).
And speaking of Brexit: That is what Tory MPs have nicknamed their son after he was born when Article 50 was triggered.
Cashing in: Never let it be said that our public institutions are not commercially minded as the Post Office proved with its limited edition of Game of Thrones stamps.
No political pandering: According to papers released by the National Archives, Margaret Thatcher refused to share a plane with a giant panda. But at least she was in touch with the younger generation.
Coffee anyone? One of those logic puzzles that has us scratching our heads. But who gets the coffee first? Here’s a clue – there can only be one answer. But if you’d prefer to find out how philosophical a class of five to seven-year-olds can be, try this riddle.
Putting their foot down: Amazon has been ordered not to sell Birkenstock sandals to people who can’t spell Birkenstock.
Brief lives: Actress Heather Menzies-Urich who played Louisa Von Trapp in The Sound of Music; linguist Randolph Quirk who promoted Standard English; Heather North who was the voice of Daphne in Scooby-Doo; Rose Marie whose acting career spanned almost a century, notably in The Dick Van Dyke Show; Carmen Franco, only daughter of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco; actress Peggy Cummins who starred in the flim noir classic Gun Crazy; Bronwen, Lady Astor who played a part in the Profumo scandal and; Doreen Keogh who played Concepta Hewitt in Coronation Street.