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A London 2012 volunteer points the way but the pink and purple Olympic uniforms would struggle to win any medals. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP "We are too big a country to be embarrassed by it," said the Indian press attaché, Harpal Singh Bedi, after folks realised that the woman in the turquoise pants marching in the opening ceremony alongside India's athletes was not supposed to be there.
London 2012 has suffered a series of embarrassing security problems including at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Paul McFegan/Sportsphoto/Allstar Among the many influential people overlooked by the London Games' opening ceremony was the novelist and essayist George Orwell – although NBC and Twitter paid him appropriate homage on Monday by suspending the account of the Independent journalist Guy Adams for tweeting criticism of the network's dire coverage. But perhaps it is for the best that London avoided any reference to surveillance society. Their security situation has been yet another embarrassment during these appalling Olympics.
Let us now return to pointing it at Greece The nation of malodorous collaborators was condemned after just under one in five of them expressed views held by at least one in five people in England. Marine Le Pen, leader of the extreme right wing National Front, took 18 percent of the vote in the presidential election, causing Britain to reach for its large, foam pointing finger. Using the big finger to type its editorial, the Daily Telegraph said: “France is once again teeming with Hitlers. According to our calculations that now means that everyone in Europe is a Nazi. Bad thing.
There has been a great deal of negative feedback to Samantha Brick’s Daily Mail article “Why Women Hate Me For Being Beautiful”. I don’t understand why. I completely empathise with Samantha’s plight, for I too have the burden of incredible attractiveness to bear. I’ll give you an example.
NEW YORK—Peering down from their 15th-floor boardroom onto the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, executives at the financial services firm Wittinger Group reportedly placed bets Monday on which protester would be arrested next. According to sources, the bankers had gathered around the large picture window in a mahogany-paneled conference room after an exhausting morning of foreclosing on more than 9,000 homes. "Five-thousand bucks says it's V For Vendetta Guy," bank vice chairman Malcolm Grant said in reference to a protester wearing the stylized Guy Fawkes mask popularized by the 2006 film.
Bowser est le principal ennemi du célèbre plombier Mario / Muaddib "Finies les pauses cigarettes, place à la pause Post-it !" Les messages de ce genre fleurissent sur les forums dédiés aux jeux vidéo. Pour égayer leur mois de juillet, des salariés se sont lancés dans un gigantesque concours : faire fleurir sur les fenêtres de leur entreprise des personnages de jeux vidéo formés de Post-it multicolores. Les Inrocks retracent l'histoire de cette "guerre" , née dans des bureaux de Montreuil et qui "s'étend désormais à tous les open-space d'Ile-de-France".
If you're in a hurry, the traditional standby for stories about hacking is a picture of hands typing on a keyboard. Since you won't have a relevant caption to go with it, stuff in some engaging statistics about the prevalence of hacking and software piracy. The best way to protect a computer from network intrusion is to wrap it in chains and place a physical lock on it. Particularly advanced computers are provided with a "security" key to offer immediate protection from hackers.
[Originally published July 21, 2011.] Hey, how’s it going? Mind if I sidle up? I saw you over here sitting alone and I thought, that’s fine. A woman should be able to self-sustain. In fact a lot of women are choosing to stay alone, what with advances in salary equitability and maternity extensions, and I think it’s an important and compelling trend.
A quite spectacular picture mix up is still going strong on the Mirror website this morning, despite having been outed late last night. Here’s a screengrab, because the page is surely going to change back into its proper civilian clothes any minute now. Elsewhere on the site there appears to be a story about the superhero with no image, which just might give us a clue as to what’s happened here. (hat tip: the Media Blog , via Gareth Winchester and Dick Mandrake ).
More of the best obnoxious responses to misspellings on Facebook. posted 03/01/2012 Are you someone whose day can be ruined by witnessing clumsy spelling all over the world's largest social network?
Tourism chiefs have commissioned a £10m campaign based around the slogan 'You'll wish you were dead' As the latest Lonely Planet guide dismissed the country as overpriced and uninspiring, tourism authority Visit Britain asked the publishers not to forget it is also bastard freezing most of the time too. They have now requested that the cover for the UK guide be a photograph of a teenager being listlessly fingered in a Carlisle bus depot and for the prose to be re-written by a provincial insurance salesman. A Visit Britain spokesman said: “We’ll discourage every last fat, rucksack-wearing shit from strolling along the train platform while I’m trying to get to cocking work, even if it means raising the prices at Tussaud’s to £300 to look at a replica Alan Titchmarsh.
Does your rutting pass the Battenburg test? The former headmistress and Neighbourhood Watch organiser has already started work on a new leaflet for sex disease clinics entitled I Know What Filth Like You Gets Up To And I Think It’s Repulsive , from her cluttered yet immaculately tidy home in Guildford. Gerving said: “First order of business is her from number 36. No ring on her finger, two kids and neither of the dads to be seen.
TOPEKA, KS—Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday the grand opening of its long-planned $8 billion Abortionplex, a sprawling abortion facility that will allow the organization to terminate unborn lives with an efficiency never before thought possible. During a press conference, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told reporters that the new state-of-the-art fetus-killing facility located in the nation's heartland offers quick, easy, in-and-out abortions to all women, and represents a bold reinvention of the group's long-standing mission and values. "Although we've traditionally dedicated 97 percent of our resources to other important services such as contraception distribution, cancer screening, and STD testing, this new complex allows us to devote our full attention to what has always been our true passion: abortion," said Richards, standing under a banner emblazoned with Planned Parenthood's new slogan, "No Life Is Sacred."
One of the longest winters on record has drawn to a close.
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