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. Read more ›››
Brexit means.. er.. whatever you want it to
There hasn’t been much to smile about as we watched the slow-motion car crash that is Brexit so even more politically cynical Sunday Round-up than usual.
But I did spot this Brexit UncertainTEA cup and saucer which you can use to predict how things might eventually shake out by reading the tea leaves. Read more ›››
A UK-based design shop has made it easier to visualise the development of different genres of popular music by creating ‘blueprints’ of acid house, alternative, hip-hop and electronic music.
The holiday has fizzled out and we are faced with that familiar problem – how to dispose of the Christmas tree? One option is to eat it. Read more ›››
Tesco announced in 2015 that they would operate sweet-free checkouts to avoid tempting children so you can imagine how they were mocked when this mountain of chocs turned up at their Kingston store.
Six hundred surfing Santas took to the waves to raise money for charity. Read more ›››
Father Christmas has been reimagined for the modern era based on an open survey in the US and UK and then voted on by 4,000 people in the same countries.
Who’s a cheeky boy
An African grey parrot has been using his owner’s Amazon Alexa to play his favorite music, tell jokes and even order snacks. Read more ›››
Deck the halls
For an unusual piece of house bling, try the giant inflatable and illuminated bottle of Ranch dressing. And for your tree, this seasonal Star Wars Death Star tree topper.
It’s a cracker
The annual Christmas cracker joke competition winner is: ‘What does Donald Trump do after he pulls a cracker? – Pays her off’ Read more ›››
The Seven Bro7thers Brewery in Salford is using cornflakes rejected by the nearby Kellogg’s factory to make Throw Away Ale and so cut down on food waste.
Not annoying at all
Parents of young children in America are about to be driven mad by the latest craze for cuddly singing sharks. Read more ›››
Dreaming of a White House Christmas
Melania Trump has decorated the White House in typically understated style but what on earth are the red trees about? It looks like a weird Dr Who set.
Two lost episodes of the Morecambe and Wise from 1968 have turned up in a derelict cinema in Sierra Leone. Read more ›››