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Peter Davison as Alfred Campion

Enid Blyton crossed with the Prisoner of Zenda and Indiana Jones

1 October 2014 , , ,
Sweet Danger, Margery Allingham's 1933 thriller featuring her detective and gentleman adventurer Alfred Campion, is rather like Enid Blyton crossed with the Prisoner of Zenda and Indiana Jones.

Breakdancing cats

26 September 2014
This should become a thing.

More interesting than you’d expect

25 September 2014
This should be boring. But it isn't.
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared - DVD cover

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

23 September 2014 ,
The film The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, based on Jonas Jonasson’s very successful novel, was a very pleasant surprise when I caught it by chance. Think Forrest Gump crossed with Swedish road movie, with an adding helping of gangsters, an elephant and famous 20th century dictators. It’s about the comic […]
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Forget the cute videos of cats and dogs getting along; we need more of this stuff

22 September 2014
Cat fights dog. Now that's more like it.
Chocolate bathroom

9.4 million calories for a new bathroom? That’ll do nicely

20 September 2014
Willy Wonka would be proud to own this bathroom set. Made entirely of solid Belgian chocolate, it’s currently for sale in the UK, retailing for about $133,000.
Grammar page from a dictionary

Please help me: start abbreviating your words

19 September 2014
Random abbreviation of words is starting to grate on me nearly as much as the use of “going forward” and “opening a thought corridor”.
San Francisco's Bushman lays in wait

A really weird way to earn a living in San Francisco

18 September 2014
Welcome to the Bushman, who sits behind a portable bush and every now and again shouts and appears from behind it, trying to scare passers-by.
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There’s an epidemic sweeping our country

17 September 2014
If you’re going to do it, do it safely.
Grocery store waiting sign. Image courtesy of http://imgur.com/gallery/kwVO6NB - some rights reserved

This is a better way of getting people to wait in the right place

17 September 2014
A grocery store teaches you the waltz while you're waiting for your prescription.