Nigel Farage is a #@!$


I suppose this might be the nearest that this blog ever comes to being a UK Election Special, but yes this is a rather topical post. Given that election fever is rising here in our little country I thought I had to pass on some interesting information.


Nigel Farage is the racist, bigoted, Daily Mail reading leader of the UK Independence Party, a.k.a UKIP. Yes I know that most of you knew that bit, but did you know that  the Malay word for vagina
is ‘faraj’ and pronounced ‘farage’, as in the same way Nigel pronounces his surname? (Thank you to those wonderful people at Popbitch for bringing this to my attention). Now I just hope there is a language somewhere in the world where Cameron means knobhead or arsehole!



Want to pop my cherry? Knot a chance!


How many of you are fans of Twin Peaks? I certainly am. Do you remember the scene where Sherilynn Fenn‘s character Audrey Horne is trying to get a job in a brothel? She appears to tie a knot in a cherry stem with her tongue. I hate to dispel many pervy dreams but she was actually unable to perform the trick. The writer Harley Peyton had once seen a friend do the knotting a cherry stem trick at a party.


Let’s JFDI shall we?


You are probably all familiar with Nike’s famous advertising slogan, ‘Just Do It‘. Did you know that the inspiration came from the last words of murderer Gary Gilmore before he was executed in the 70s? Apparently advertising executive Dan Wieden coined Nike’s famous catchphrase after thinking of Gilmore’s last words as he faced the firing squad in 1977. Gilmore said simply, ‘Let’s Do It!’


This also gives me an excuse to play the Adverts timeless punk classic “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes“. Some of you may be aware that I write more than one blog and just to introduce you to at least one other in my blog family this post will be simultaneously made in two of them; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem and With Just A Hint Of Learning, albeit with a different title in each. Fell free to visit the one that you haven’t visited before!

CIApuccino or Black Ops Americano anyone?


Did you know that the CIA’s Langley Headquarters has a Starbucks outlet? Not only does it have one but it is also possibly the only one where customers are not asked for their name in order that it can be written on their beverage receptacle.


Apparently the thought of giving ones name made some of the CIA’s undercover agents very nervous. Apparently many of the staff at the Langley complex refer to the coffee outlet as Stealthy Starbucks! I wonder if James Bond drinks Starbucks?


A Molarccino please barista!


Apparently drinking strong black coffee can help keep your teeth clean and strong. There are chemicals in coffee,called polyphenols, that attack  the biofilm bacteria that causes tooth decay. Obviously having milk and sugar in your coffee would negate that effect. I understand that this has all been scientifically proven. I would like to add my ‘research’ to those scientific studies. I had to have quite a few fillings in my teeth when I was younger. I haven’t had a filling for many years and before you ask I don’t have false teeth…..yet! I never drank coffee as a child, in fact I probably didn’t start drinking a lot of coffee until I was in my twenties. I get through up to six large black Americanos a day now. So is that why my teeth are so healthy? Maybe it is, but it is probably the reason I am so wired and don’t need much sleep! You can’t win them all can you? Maybe Dentists should replace those minty mouthwashes with a coffee flavoured version though.


octopuses, octopi, or octopodes – this is a stick up……. or is it!


Have you ever wondered why the Octopus never gets itself all tangled and stuck together? It’s something that has bothered me for most of my life. Actually it’s never bothered me, I just added that last line for dramatic effect. Anyway the reason is that one of the few things that the suckers on an Octopus tentacle don’t stick to is Octopus skin! Is it the same for a squid? Does anyone know? Does anyone care? Anyway to read the story about how sticky a tentacle sucker is click here. The whole experiment comes across as a little gory as it reveals that amputated tentacles can survive for up to an hour after being cut off! That’s like the undersea equivalent of the headless chicken isn’t it?



We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of dog!


Did you know that the actors who played the Munchkins in the classic 1939 film ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ were paid less than the dog that played Toto? Actually there was probably more than one dog playing Toto I suspect. The Munchkins should have got the wicked witch to run their Trade Union and use her flying monkeys as flying pickets! Or maybe they should have just fitted Toto with concrete shoes and leave him to swim with the fishes. OK animal lovers I was only joking!


By the way if you’re wondering why Toto has a bigger picture in this post, it’s because he paid me more than the Munchkins!

This is the longest game of hide the sausage I have ever played!


There is a small shrew-like animal from Australia called the Antechinus. These little animals probably have one of the best sex lives in the animal kingdom. The male Antechinus has so much sex that they disintegrate and die from exhaustion. Sometimes a single session can last for twelve hours! Are you listening Mr Tantric Sex a.k.a Sting? Surely you have to feel sorry for the lady Antechinus as well don’t you? They need to learn how to develop a headache!



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It’s not easy being beige

Kermit the frog

Kermit the Frog is now around 60 years old. He is famous for liking a bit of bacon and for saying that it isn’t easy being green. But did you know that in his first incarnation he was beige? That original beige version was made from Muppet creator Jim Henson’s mothers coat. I can only assume that it was an old coat!


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