I caught a piece on the radio this morning explaining that we’re getting an extra pip at midnight when an extra second is added to this year – a “leap second” if you will.
I have to admit to being half-asleep and a teensy bit hungover, so it didn’t make a great deal of sense, particularly when they tried to explain that the pips “had escaped” earlier in the year (which sounded frankly terrifying in a boring, sciencey kind of a way), so I’ll leave it to someone a bit more coherent than me to explain it…
Happy New Year :-)
No, not either of the shitwits in this picture but Muntadhar al-Zaidi – justifiably outraged Iraqi journo, phantom shoe-flinger and deservedly popular hero around the world.
Nice article by Richard Herring here…
I only hope that any of the fuckers who harm a hair on his head while he’s incarcerated get their just desserts too.
Source: The Guardian
When climate camp protesters descended on the site of the Kingsnorth power station for a week-long summer demonstration, the scale of the police operation to cope with them was enormous. Police were accused of using aggressive tactics, but ministers justified what they called the “proportionate” £5.9m cost of the operation, pointing out that 70 officers had been injured in the course of their duties.
But data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act puts a rather different slant on the nature of those injuries, disclosing that NOT ONE was sustained in clashes with demonstrators.
The Home Office has now admitted that the protesters had not been responsible for any injuries.
Enjoy the following…
“stung on finger by possible wasp”
“officer injured sitting in car”
“officer succumbed to sun and heat”
“officer used leg to open door and next day had pain in lower back”
And to think that the government finds the electorate to be cynical…
One final twist in the ludicrous “Hamilton in a Mercedes racing a man on a bicycle” event at this year’s Race of Champions…
It didn’t happen due to the track being a bit damp and oily.
Who could possibly have predicted that an open-air motorsports event in the middle of December might lead to a damp and oily track?
Is ‘publicity stunt’ rhyming slang?