Tag Archives: comedy

The Artless Dodger

Comedian Jimmy Carr says he has “made a terrible error of judgement” over using a tax avoidance scheme. In a statement on his Twitter account, Mr Carr said he was no longer involved in the K2 tax shelter. Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday called Mr Carr’s use of the scheme “morally wrong”. The tax […]

Massive Staines

The Surrey town of Staines has officially changed its name to Staines-upon-Thames in an attempt to boost its riverside image. Councillors voted for the change last year after the town became synonymous with Sacha Baron Cohen’s spoof rapper Ali G. The name officially changed at 14:00 BST and followed a day of celebrations, including a regatta, […]

This bloke is really funny

A friend and I went to see magician and comic Pete Firman on the weekend (part of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival). I don’t usually have a great deal of time for magicians, in part because they so often take themselves so bloody seriously, when you and I know that the whole caper is a scam […]

The magic of the word

When I was studying medieval Celtic history, I read somewhere that the early Irish believed that writing something down was a kind of magic, and various stories feature inscriptions in ogham, which assist the writers to find people, mark things as owned by a particular person, and to send magical messages. The early Irish were […]

The Pachelbel Canon

There’s a lot of it, and it’s all the same tune. Pray that nobody owns the copyright or the modern music industry will collapse. Comedian Rob Paravonian does the Pachelbel Rant. He’s following you too…