It’s that time of the week again, yes what web wonders burrowed into my brain and left a lasting impression.
Well undoubtedly the news of the week was the senseless violence and criminality when some Britain’s youth went doolally-tapp and decided that best things in life are free – even if you have to smash your way through glass to get it.
I’ve foregone the grim glimpses of English humanity at its worse – those shots of the Malaysian student getting mugged by ‘Samaritans’ aren’t going to leave me in a hurry. Instead i’ve plumped for the gallows humour that sprung out of the horror.
A laugh riot
Horrific, scary scenes somehow seemed easier to cope with, thanks to the following.
Honest sign on the door of Subway Manchester
Quote (via @example) Waterstone’s employee just said on the news: “we’ll stay open, if they steal some books they might learn something”
London comes up with a truly brilliant response to the rioters – taking a Maple Leaf out of Canada’s book
From Karl Minns: Tottenham Hale. Brixton. Walthamstow. Lewisham. These riots are just a very violent version of ‘Mornington Crescent’
And, of course: Photoshoplooter
The plot against veg growers
Risky business this veg growing as BoingBoing illustrated with this report on Nanny of the Month: the veg garden forbidder
Just plain depressing
Depressing. Hard to describe a bookcase in a shop as ‘futuristic’
Fact of the week
Thanks to Qikipedia for this one:
At Old Trafford in 1863, team of one-armed cricketers played team of one-legged cricketers. The one-legged team won
If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I sell stuff with them too? Welcome to Mashable’s Box Office of the Future
How to choose your password
Because we all need cheering up – Star Wars Cupcakes
Date for the diary
Earworm and viral funny all in one…