Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense that caught my eye this week.
If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!

A quiet week

I don’t know if it is the crises occurring in various parts of the world but there hasn’t been much to raise an eyebrow this week, so a shorter than usual Sunday Round-up.

Following on from the Robert Mueller action figure as reported last week, a Senator Kamala Harris figure has been launched as she enters the 2020 presidential race.

Stone me

A prehistoric stone circle in Aberdeenshire turns out to have been built in the 1990s by the former owner of the land.

Cross to bear

Which way do you draw the letter X? It isn’t something I’ve much thought to either but there are eight options in how you make those two little strokes. Apparently, I write mine as Americans do.

Porn wall

As the deadlock over the shutdown in America shows no sign of being broken, a Republican senator from Arizona wants internet porn to fund Trump’s wall. Meanwhile, the usually mild-mannered Senator Michael Bennet’s angry response to the Republican’s crocodile tears went viral.

Nothing really matters

In the latest leak from 10 Downing Street, Andy Serkis parodies the Brexit mess with his version of Bohemian Rhapsody which is even longer than the original!

Mistaken identity

Identity confusion is a regular occurrence on Twitter and the latest to suffer is a quantity surveyor from Kent who shares her name with Kansas Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford. As a result, she woke to abuse from angry fans after her namesake was blamed for costing his team a place in the Superbowl.

Brief Lives

The last Canadian veteran of the Dambusters raid Fred Sutherland; the CIA spy Tony Mendez who inspired the film Argo; footballer Emiliano Sala; actress Muriel Pavlow who starred in Reach for the Sky and Doctor at Large and; the doyen of sportswriting Hugh McIlvanney.

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1 comment… Add yours
  • Roger Green 31st January 2019

    lots of US news doesn’t interest me, because it’s mostly about 2020


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