Saturday 24 November 2012

Link Tank 24/11

150th edition. Tasteful commemorative gilded plate offer to follow.

Suspend your sense of humour and don't even think of mentioning Savile

Great news for those who worry about 'McJobs', robots will do them in the future

Contrary to righteous opinion, Heineken probably wasted £45 million on their Skyfall placement

Food is too cheap and too expensive?

Santa Monica bans nativity scenes

Why we are wrong to favour white turkey meat over dark

Homeless to require a licence in Nevada

Heroes of Science action figures idea prompts a superhuman level of politically-correct agonising

Now you can find a porn star who looks like someone you know

Lazily-created animals


Lysistrata Eleftheria said...

No-one ever comments on your Saturday link thread posts. Congratulations on your 150th, DP. Can I claim my gilded plate now?

nisakiman said...

Sign me up for half a dozen of those gilded plates, DP. They will, I'm sure, make for a very much appreciated Christmas gift...

theprog said...

Er, this will be one of those limited edition offers with a monthly payment plan, complete with a promise that this tasteful and superbly crafted commemorative plate will undoubtedly become a highly collectable item in the years ahead and therefore represents an excellent long term investment opportunity.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Yes ;)

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Oh absolutely ... but which will end up at a boot sale for 50p and a free soft toy.

SadButMadLad said...

That story about the Heros of Science and the lack of female and minority representation reminds me of a story in The Register (on phone so can't easily link) where a conference in Manchester on the computer language Ruby was cancelled after someone in California on twitter noted that the line up of speakers was all white males. What is it with progressives wanting every single event in the world to have full representation of minorities.

JonathanBagley said...

Presume Savile article was about the Durham students. Very funny. Link is broken. My niece was in those halls last year. Don't know whether it was the same party, but she was recently voted as having the longest legs. Shouldn't they have just measured them? Anyhow, she doesn't seem too traumatised by being objectified in this way.

Single Acts of Tyranny said...

On the Saville thing, what mechanism does the University have to enforce the fines and community service? Could (should) the students not just tell 'em to fuck off and die?