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Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:57 pm
by Disembodied
Only Immanuel Kant’s famously difficult Critique of Pure Reason registers a more challenging readability score than Facebook’s privacy policy

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:25 pm
by Cody
I thought Farcebook's privacy policy was staightforward: all your data belong to us!

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:31 pm
by Cody
Finnish radio is ending its long-running weekly news bulletin in Latin.
Shame - 'twas a great idea!

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:42 pm
by spud42
Et tu Finn Radio ??

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:26 pm
by Cody
<sniggers>

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:20 am
by RockDoctor
Cody wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:31 pm
Finnish radio is ending its long-running weekly news bulletin in Latin.
I guess they just couldn't compete with the endless stream of surreal comedy coming out of the Vatican. They couldn't top the script-writing they did for the Monty Python team.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:11 am
by Cody
RockDoctor wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:20 am
I guess they just couldn't compete with the endless stream of surreal comedy coming out of the Vatican. They couldn't top the script-writing they did for the Monty Python team.
That deserves another snigger!

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:26 pm
by Disembodied
Kelly Brook's ex-Gladiator boyfriend pleads guilty to crashing van full of dead badgers into bus stop while working as driver in government cull
This is apparently 5 years old, so hardly counts as "of the week". But it is the first I've heard of it, so …

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:54 pm
by Cody
This was voted the funniest gag at the Edinburgh Fringe:
"I keep randomly shouting out 'Broccoli' and 'Cauliflower' - I think I might have florets".
I thought this gag was funnier:
"A cowboy asked me if I could help him round up 18 cows. I said, 'Yes, of course. - That's 20 cows'".

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:55 pm
by Disembodied
Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:15 pm
by Cody
Money that glows in the dark?

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:12 pm
by Cody
A group of metal detectorists had to go to hospital after unknowingly eating cakes apparently spiked with cannabis in a village called High Melton.
<sniggers>

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:48 am
by Cody
Mathematicians have finally cracked the sum-of-three-cubes problem for the geek-friendly number 42.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:33 am
by Disembodied
The Government is also determined to invest in the energy sources of the future, providing energy security and lower prices. That’s why we’ve announced plans to design, develop and build a fusion power plant by 2040, to provide clean energy and position the UK as the leading nation of this exciting new technology.

Re: Quote of the week!

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:50 am
by spud42
good luck with that, seeing as no fusion project yet has achieved a net gain...