Peculiarities

Cassius Skippy Clay Jr.

This is a little absurd, but I have recently been drawn into the dark underworld of kangaroos.

Following a highly intelligent discussion about the alleged aggressivity and boxing skills of Skippy, I, stupidly enough, proclaimed that I would be willing to put on my boxing gloves – if only I had a pair – and face such a creature anytime.

This in turn led me on to conduct some research on the topic, which I am happy to share with you: (more…)

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And the award…

…for the most obscure Facebook group goes to “I’m From Serbia, Not Siberia You Ignorant Fuck!

One member writes:

Once, while visiting relations on the other side of the family, a friend of the relatives came over and asked my mother and sister why they weren’t wearing headscarves. I was at loss for words at this lady’s ignorance. She had confused Serbia with Syria…

Apparently, it must be a bit of an issue; the group has grown to more than 800 members in a week.

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Nyw-Yrs-Ewe

Hah! I am going to spend NYE in a place called Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys. Good for the soul, great for my carbon footprint – how ethical indeed!

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Where is David Brent?

I am still trying to come to grips with this clip (-from the very newspaper that brought you the infamous Muhammad cartoons). Supposedly, in all sincerety, it is about an IT company deploying ‘untraditional’ means to boost its productivity and ‘well-being’, for example, by having James Bond themed days and making it obligatory for everyone to conform to their role.

I was always a cynic, but this is just too much of a toe-cringing gut-wrenching experience before noon.

Do not worry, you do not need to understand Danish to get the gist of it, in fact, it is likely to be even funnier with an added dash of anthropological strangeness.

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Who would have guessed…

…that beneath the primitive surface of this powerful man, there lies a stand up comedian in spe:

“In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country” [Reacting to laughter and jeers from the audience] In Iran we don’t have this phenomenon, I don’t know who you told this [sic].”

Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, quoted on BBC News.

If Borat did this, it would probably come across as too far-fetched….

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Russian North Pole Hoax

Allegedly, as part of the intensified ownership claims to the Arctic, the Russians recently reached the North Pole in a mini submarine, planting a titanium flag on the seabed in order to declare sovereignty.

However, the story of Mother Russia flexing her muscles took an interesting turn when a Finnish newspaper examined the pictorial evidence further and came to the conclusion that these were actually shots from a previous underwater search for Titanic (some even claim that the footage was stolen from the Hollywood movie).

In the end, it turns out that Reuters used the wrong pictures indeed – and forgot to mention it.

For a more heated discussion and pictures of this peculiar incident, please follow this link.

People who consider pictures to be facts always worried me.

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Barnagtigt


Kurts første opgave som marketing-trainee var at lancere et spændende nyt kødprodukt på det danske marked.

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