Monthly Archives: January 2012

1) They threw their expenses-fiddling politicians in the chokey – for MORE than one night:

2) They cajoled the head of a bailed-out bank out of his bonus.

3) They’ve just taken a knighthood off Sir Fred Goodwin, former boss of RBS.


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Just-released teaser images of the first Lord Of The Rings Lego minifigs. The actual construction kits will be available from June.

Versions of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and There And Back Again closer to the release of the first film in December.

Oh my.

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(Hat tip: Graeme McStabby)

Photoshop prince James M Chimney writes:

You’ve often wondered what would happen if Scottish grumpster Lloyd Cole teamed up with Kid Creole’s Coconuts haven’t you? Well, wonder no more.

Locals noticed that, over the last 10 days, there appeared to be a “dark spot” on the village’s Main Street.

Ten.

Days.

30ft Lamp Post Stolen In Village (Irish Times)

Thanks Barry H

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL8OAQkW_d4

“Why are you personally supporting the extradition of British citizen Richard O’Dwyer for solely linking to copyright-infringing works using an extradition treaty designed to combat terrorism and to bring terrorists to judgment in the USA?” Mozart asked.

The president replied: “I’m not personally doing anything; I want to make sure everybody understands. One of the ways our system works is that the president doesn’t get involved with prosecution decisions or extradition decisions and this has been a decision by the justice department.”

Obama spoke in greater depth on the contentious issue of internet piracy and copyright law, saying his administration was trying to “make sure that intellectual property is protected; we want to make sure that the creative works of people in this country aren’t expropriated but we want to do it in a way that’s consistent with internet freedom”.

O’Dwyer’s mother, Julia, said Obama had given a “typical politician’s response” but she was glad the question had been asked because it drew attention to the case.

 

Barack Obama Faces Pressure Over TVShack Extradition Case (Guardian)

Tish.