Sunday Round-up

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

Bah humbug: One for the Scrooges amongst you – an Anti-Advent Calendar filled with misfortune cookies guaranteed to spread festive gloom. And the black wheat pastry cookies are vegan to boot.

Tasteless: But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – we haven’t reached Halloween yet and the first prize for most tasteless costume comes from the online store forced to remove the Anne Frank costume from its online store.

Trump horrors: Trending online is #Trumpkin as people prepare Donald Trump themed pumpkins ready for Halloween. Meanwhile, a bakery chain in Dundee has also been cashing in with their Angry Orange Biscuits.

And on the Trump theme, the latest conspiracy circulating on the web is that Melania has been replaced by a body-double.

Tex-Mex heist: A Texas man has been charged with stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

Do you feel lucky? Click to enlarge the image on the right to see if you can spot thirteen unlucky omens. You can find the answers here.

Trigger warning: The publishers of a nursing textbook have been forced to withdraw it after a section intended to help nurses deal with cultural diversity was itself deemed racist by the wider world.

Disgraced: An eagle-eyed military historian has spotted that Captain Birdseye has been demoted to lieutenant, presumably after a secret court-martial.

Brief lives: Veteran actor Roy Dotrice; comedian and Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captain Sean Hughes; Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and; appropriately as we near Halloween, Raymond Buckland who popularised Wicca and witchcraft in the US.

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.

4 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 22nd October 2017

    It is surprising that you failed to remark upon the footballing highlight of the week – Hull City beating Barnsley at Oakwell – our first away victory in over a year. As you know, I am the biggest fan of “Sunday Round Up”, but my enthusiasm is eroded by such blatant oversights.

    • Mr Parrot 22nd October 2017

      My apologies – it had entirely escaped my notice that you had been from Hull and back 🙂

  • Yorkshire Pudding 22nd October 2017

    Anne Frank costumes may have been withdrawn but I hope you will still be able to rent out the Harold Shipman costume you reserved for The Stockport Rotary Club annual Halloween Fancy Dress Party. Is Mrs Parrot still going as Rose West?

  • Steve 25th October 2017

    I like the Trump bikkies! And I am gobsmacked by the nursing textbook. I mean, cultural sensitivity is one thing, but since when is wholesale generalizing and stereotyping sensitive? Crazy!


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