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!‘

Packet in: The Royal Mail has been forced to issue a plea for people to stop posting crisp packets back to the manufacturers in protest at their un-recyclability.

Lightweights: Weight Watchers has rebranded itself as WW but say that it doesn’t stand for weight watchers. So for what then? Wasted Wonga? Why oh Why? Or perhaps the unfortunate ‘Double You, Double You’ when spoken aloud.

Dictator democracy: Hitler and Lenin find themselves in a race to win the hearts and minds of the electorate as the next mayor of the Peruvian town of Yungar.

Lost for words: A further three hundred words have been added to the official Scrabble lexicon including twerk, sheeple and, my favourite, qapik which is a unit of currency in Azerbaijan.

Name game: Heinz has backtracked on its decision to rebrand its Salad Cream as Sandwich Cream after a public outcry.

Outside the box: Psychologist Andrey Zhelvetro is burying his patients alive in shallow graves as part of their therapy ‘to encourage and intensify just what it feels like to truly be alive. ‘ But it could be good practise if you’re planning to enter the Fright Fest 30-Hour Coffin Challenge at the Six Flags amusement park.

Word of the week: With the news that one of the Skripal suspects is not a civilian but a GRU officer, that word is ‘Vranyo‘ – Russian for telling a barefaced lie which you do not expect anyone to believe.

Nature bites back: A kayaker in New Zealand got a shock when a seal slapped him in the face with an octopus.

Speaking of a slap in the face: A gym is offering a Brexit workout that includes exercises like pummeling punchbags bearing photographs Boris Johnson, the Theresa May Sack Race, Jacob Rees-Logg lifts and slamming medicine balls on to pictures of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.

Brief lives: Actor Peter Benson who I best remember for his Henry VI on the BBC in 1983; former Bolton Wanderers owner Eddie Davies; Morecambe and Wise choreographer Ernest Maxin and; creator of Postman Pat John Cunliffe.

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.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 30th September 2018

    Perhaps a “vranyist” is someone who is guilty of “vranyo”. If so B.Johnson is one of the top vranyists in the land. I would rather pummel him than his image on a punchbag. Effectively and single-handedly, he pushed the Brexit pendulum into the “Leave” zone with his focus solely and selfishly upon his own political ambitions. I would rather have Postman Pat as PM.

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  • Kate 30th September 2018

    Thanks to you, I am seriously thinking of starting a ‘post chippie packets back to maker’ campaign here in NZ. So if you hear about it, you know it was your responsibility (ha ha)
    I love another q word that doesn’t need a U.
    And of course, all kinds of other exciting things happen in New Zealand. You can stay here at Visible Dog Manor and I even have two kayaks!

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  • Roger O Green 3rd October 2018

    Maybe WW means Wonder Woman?

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