May 27, 2008

Nicholas Kollerstrom

Nicholas Kollerstrom was a Research Fellow in UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies who published on the history of astronomy. UCL seemed quite tolerant of his sideline in writing nonsense about astrology, but it was his scientific articles for The Committee for Open Debate on The Holocaust that caused UCL to terminate his Honorary Research Fellowship. What would Jeremy Bentham, who wrote 'As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends', have to say about that? Shame on UCL. Now the good news, under new rules for consumer protection, astrologers will be forced to say their services are for 'entertainment only'.
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:48 PM

May 26, 2008

Cannabis blunder at Tokyo airport

'An unwitting passenger arriving at Japan's Narita airport has received 142g of cannabis after a customs test went awry, officials say.'
BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Cannabis blunder at Tokyo airport
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:02 PM

May 25, 2008

Obama Confuses America with Heinz

YouTube - Obama Claims He's Visited 57 States
Posted by Martin Sewell at 10:06 AM

The Saudi woman who wants a divorce - because her husband tried to sneak one look at her face after 30 years of marriage

The Saudi woman who wants a divorce - because her husband tried to sneak one look at her face after 30 years of marriage
Mail Online
Posted by Martin Sewell at 10:01 AM

May 18, 2008

Female Train Conductor Leaves Mic On

La conductrice qui jouit
Link thanks to Cliff.
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:11 AM

May 15, 2008

Police Battle Rioting Rangers Fans

Sky News Video Player
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:38 PM

May 13, 2008

London: Join in Dalai-China handshake

'On Thursday 22nd May, we will mount a unique creative event through the streets of central London - a 3-mile-long "human chain handshake" from the Dalai Lama at the Royal Albert Hall to the Chinese Embassy.'
Avaaz.org - The World in Action
Posted by Martin Sewell at 10:56 AM

May 12, 2008

Ferrari gives it large in NYC

Posted by Martin Sewell at 8:52 PM