Category Archives: Strictly for bitter laughter

Merry Xmas! And do try that sausage roll

Via the New York Times: A British bakery chain apologized for creating a Nativity scene in which the baby Jesus, surrounded by three wise men, was replaced by a sausage roll.

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Is this a typo or not? You decide

I lived in a well-managed large building with a number of elderly residents. One feature of management is an online bulletin board, on which people post stuff they want to sell, stuff they want to give away, and requests for … Continue reading

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Today’s laugh: Hotel architecture (in fiction, anyway)

The ‘Mace and Sceptre’ is a large and quite hideous hotel which stands in the very centre of Oxford and which embodies, without apparent shame, almost every architectural style devised since the times of primitive man. Against this initial disadvantage … Continue reading

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