Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense from the last days.
If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!‘

A shorter than usual Sunday Round-up – either I’m losing my sense of humour or the world is getting far too serious.

But is it art? A Turin-based artist has spent months sculpting a life-size Fiat 500 car out of a 15-tonne block of white marble that he sees as a critique of today’s consumerist, throw-away society.

Living Dead: Authorities in Lake Worth, Florida, worried residents when they included a zombie warning during a recent power outage.

Outtake: Such a joyous occasion last weekend, but here is how it might have looked if all hadn’t gone to plan.

Goal! There have been some strange and stunning goal-scoring this week (sorry Liverpool) but none stranger than Louis MacLachlan’s straight from the kick-off in the U-14s Scottish Cup final on the right.

Grammar tip of the week: ‘A double negative is a complete no-no.’ – Kathy Lette.

An airside air: La Guardia Airport has two writers-in-residence who will compose poems tailored for passengers passing through with only the time of the flight to complete and then texted when they land. And its free.

Brief lives: Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth; Broadway musical star Patricia Morison; Chinese museum curator Zhao Kangmin who unearthed the Terracotta Army and; Cheyanne star Clint Walker;

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

5 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 27th May 2018

    If you ever passed through La Guardia, you might end up with this:-
    There is a young chap called Rhodes
    A cracker of secret codes
    No puzzle he’s met
    Has defeated him yet
    Though his brainbox often explodes.

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  • rhymeswithplague 28th May 2018

    There is a young Parrot named Shooting
    Whose blogposts are quite high-falooting
    The ones he writes Sundays
    Should be read twice on Mondays
    To start your week off rooting-tooting.

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  • rhymeswithplague 28th May 2018

    There is a young Parrot named Shooting
    Whose blogposts are quite high-falooting
    The ones he writes Sundays
    Should be read twice on Mondays
    To start your week off rooting-tooting.

    Reply
  • rhymeswithplague 28th May 2018

    Ditto for the comments.

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  • Roger O Green 31st May 2018

    I didn’t know Clint Walker died. I used to watch Cheyenne.

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