London Mayor and favourite for next Tory leader Boris Johnson has thrown himself into the Olympic spirit. This doesn't always go entirely to plan
, leaving the blond mop-head hanging around for a while this afternoon. Fortunately, the Internet knows exactly what to do
. From standing start to a country laughing its socks off - there's a #dangleboris hashtag - mere hours have passed.
Will it damage Boris' chances of taking over from the gaffe-prone David Cameron? Probably quite the opposite.
posted by Devonian
on Aug 1, 2012 -
Historic Bridges of the U.S.
This is the most complete database of historic bridges I've seen. The front page is blog style that seems to have an emphasis on preservation, and which links to a database that is actively being updated & expanded. You can search by state
or by county
, and look at each bridge's individual page,
including a wealth of stats, and a high-res photo
, when available. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher
on Aug 17, 2009 -
What's wrong with this teacher's comments?
A Pasadena HS teacher circulated a letter with his complaint that African American students at the school are the reason for bad behavior and low test scores. He's now suspended...rightly? More inside...hoping to keep this civil, too...(thanks to Jim Romenesko)
posted by serafinapekkala
on Oct 23, 2002 -
Commander Porn, at your service!
"...one of Canada's top naval commanders has been suspended from duty and humiliated in front-page headlines for accessing ''Penthouse-like sites'' on a portable computer provided to him by the military. "
Commodore Eric Lerhe, the 52-year-old chief of Canada's Pacific fleet, acknowledged to higher brass that he had on occasions downloaded images of naked women while off-duty and alone in officers' quarters during an assignment in the United States.
Isn't this overkill? A reprimand I could see, but does it make sense to punish this to this degree?
posted by revbrian
on Jun 26, 2001 -
First it was safety scissors. Now we can all sleep safer knowing we are safe from dangerous words
Weren't schools rewarding honor students at some point, or is my memory bad? (via obscurestore
posted by mrmorgan
on Mar 14, 2000 -