Predictions For The Year 1708

I have long considered the gross abuse of astrology in this kingdom, and upon debating the matter with myself, I could not possibly lay the fault upon the art, but upon those gross impostors who set up to be the artists. 


What I Found In My Pocket

Once when I was very young I met one of those men who have made the Empire what it is—a man in an astracan coat, with an astracan moustache—a tight, black, curly moustache.


Mary Poppins’ Hottentots

The age rating for the beloved children’s classic Mary Poppins has been raised from U to PG because, according to the British Board of Film Classification, the movie contains “discriminatory language”.

A single word is to blame: “hottentots”.


The Awful Fate Of Melpomenus Jones

Some people—not you nor I, because we are so awfully self-possessed—but some people, find great difficulty in saying good-bye when making a call or spending the evening. As the moment draws near when the visitor feels that he is fairly entitled to go away he rises and says abruptly, “Well, I think I….” Then the people say, “Oh, must you go now? Surely it’s early yet!” and a pitiful struggle ensues.


Aaron Bushnell, Man On Fire

On a lovely Sunday afternoon, 25-year-old Aaron Bushnell, an active-duty member of the United States Air Force, set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington DC, repeatedly shouting “Free Palestine!”


The Field Of Battle

“To see the damage done by the Germans in unfortified villages.”

This was the quest that first passed me into the zone of military operations, that first landed me on the field of battle, and gave me my first experience under fire.


Lewis Wetzel: Heroic Virginia Frontiersman And Implacable Enemy Of The Redskins

“Boys, watch your mother and grandfather for a few hours, because I am going out fishing. There is no danger of attack from redskins, for none have been seen for six months. If, however, any one comes to our cabin with news of prowling bands, shoot off your rifles three times. This will warn me of any danger to you, and I will hasten home.”


The Mime

The fundamental objection to actors, stripping the business of all mere sophistry and snobbery, is that they give away the idiotic vanity of the whole male sex.



One evening, when the court was assembled to hear Nero recite some of his poetry, a slave appeared.


Boris Johnson Wanted A Million Dollars From Tucker Carlson

Boris Johnson nowadays languishes in obscurity, and most people remember him as a hideous ape rather than a former prime minister.

Requesting a million dollars for an interview suggests that he’s desperate and broke – or maybe he’s just retarded.

Did Michael Bisping Say Something Homophobic?

The putrid New York Post reports:

Former UFC fighter Michael Bisping was caught on a hot mic making a homophobic remark at UFC 298.

But you can’t trust the New York Post, or the mainstream media in general – they suck dick.


R.I.P. Kagney

Famous pornstar Kagney Linn Karter took her own life at 36 after reportedly struggling with mental health for years.

It’s a sad story… and for me so surreal.