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That Was The Week That Was

More gems from the interweb

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

Tech talk

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

Creating a Collaborative Image of the City

How to choose your password

XKCD on passwords


Because we all need cheering up – Star Wars Cupcakes

Date for the diary

Open Science Summit 2011

And finally

Earworm and viral funny all in one…


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