Monthly Archives: July 2010

Yours Truly appears on satirical image viral on Demotywatory.pl


The image here shows my 1 November 2009 appearance on the popular Polish daytime TV show “Dzien Dobry TVN”.  In fact what the caption says has nothing to do with what I said (you can see the original interview here under the “Goldlist Methodology” section) but they must have found the image on YT and used it to make an alternative caption making a joke about the, well, daytime-TV-ishness of the programme, and the blithe way it vacillates between the important and the trivial.

The caption says

“So, that was how I saved a person’s life”

“OK… in that case, let’s go and see what Kasia Cichopek is cooking up for us today”

I feel quite honoured to have my image used for a funny piece like that, and hope it goes viral. The original can be found here. There quite a few other things there to enjoy also.

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What is Ushi.cn?

It’s a great business network for anyone interested in China.

It’s like Linked In, but for China.

Enjoy.

“Packed lunches not safe” – latest UK Gov-no advice.


A UK Gov-no Quango, the oxymoronically named “School Food Trust”, in the person of its chairperson Mr Rob “Daylight” Rees, has been quoted in today’s online Torygrass as saying that parents “are hampering efforts to cut obesity in children by sending them to school with packed lunches”.  Mr Daylight said “the best solution would be the parents to pay for their children to eat healthy hot meals and canteens rather than giving them lunchboxes”. He also wants to give schools the right to open packed lunch boxes at the school gates and ensure that inappropriate content is not allowed onto school premises. Apparently he wants sophisticated entry controls at school gates similar to those at airports, with students being asked if they packed their satchels all by themselves, and mineral water only being allowed on board if it is bought in the airside shops and has high enough fluoride levels in it to control all risks of explosions or independent thought. Read the rest of this entry

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