Goblins to Bathetic Experts

In Zimbabwe the beheading of an overly demanding goblin went awry, producing an explosion which destroyed a house and killed five people.

In other Zimbabwe news, six women were arrested after a bag they had stolen attracted the attention of a crowd by talking.

Zimbabwe used to look like this, back when it was called Rhodesia and run by evil racists.

I've joked about Whitby falling into the sea, now Whitby is falling into the sea.

Painter Georg Baselitz reminds me of a Bernhard character.

Sad news from Timmanakumeri, where Ramakrishna Acharya drowned while bathing in a stream. Research indicates nothing else has ever happened in Timmanakumeri.

Children in Catterick Garrison, have been reading to dogs to boost their confidence, the Northern Echo reports. Why the dogs lack confidence the article does not say.

Stanley drivers can check if their child car seats are fitted correctly at clinics sponsored by the Good Egg Campaign. An "expert in child car seats" will be present at the clinics. Even if you don't have small children you might want to attend just to experience that.


  1. 'Reading Walser is unbearable. I call him "the bubble of Lake Constance"' - Yes. I call him that, too.

  2. I see in the first story that the insistent imp implicated in the incendiary incident is identified as a "money-spinning goblin".

    Did he, perchance, look anything like this?


    1. Ha ha. While there are photos of American money spinning goblins, the closest I could find to a physical description of the African money spinning goblin was "fiery".

  3. No wonder Zim is falling apart if people there are importing goblins. The goblin trade needs tighter regulation, in accordance with international standards. Can't the WTO sort this one out?


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