Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Very Unusual Charity: Eton College

Eton College is the principal fee paying school in Britain. Surprisingly, it’s also a charity. As a result, those who attend Eton are subsidised by the taxpayer.  Charities in Britain have a number of finanacial advantages reflecting their charitable work: … Continue reading

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Raising Academic Standards: a statistical joke

Jim moved from Cambridge to Oxford and raised the academic standards of both universities. (Chris)

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Happiness

I’ll try anything to be happy- Cartoons, romcoms, disco nights, Gambling, drinking, driving maniacally, Flirting at work, flirting with strangers. Church- going, volunteering Being pleasantly aloof and unthreatening, Buying clothes, shoes, presents, Looking sad, looking jolly, looking ill. What more … Continue reading

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The Hackney Saga

Bob Beavis, my senior carpenter, was a great asset to me in that within his apprenticeship he had been taught how to become more than just a carpenter but a skilled joiner he used to overcome any technical problems. For … Continue reading

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Town Hall Mouse

“Well I declare”, said the Mayor with a stare – “There’s a mouse, just a sitting right there on my chair”. The Deputy Mayor looked over and said, “My goodness you’re right and its made it his bed”. The Mace … Continue reading

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Marriage Guidance: Australian Style

Jim went to see a marriage guidance counsellor and said, “My wife won’t speak to me. I want a divorce.” “Well it sounds pretty good to me. I’d think again if I were you.” (Chris)

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Overseas Aid: Britain 1948

David Cameron’s coalition government set a target for overseas aid in 2010, which is the central motif of his government’s humanitarian policy. His plan is to budget 0.7% of GDP annually and maintain that in a growing economy. Consequently the … Continue reading

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Lenin* on Promiscuity

Thirsty people don’t drink out of gutters. *The first leader of the Soviet Union, 1917- 24

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The Grand- children of the Holocaust: Israel 2014

The grand- children of the Holocaust Learned the wrong lesson from Churchill They learned the wrong lesson from Operation Barbarossa They learned the wrong lesson from Dresden and Hiroshima. They have been maliciously captured by simplicities Fuelling a hunger for … Continue reading

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ROAST OX CRISPS

Originally posted on AVERAGE FOOD BLOG:
Mmm. Ox-y. People generally don’t like to be reminded of the reality of what they eat. It is for this reasons that veal is not marketed as ‘cute baby cow’, and eggs are not…

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