Tag Archives: Europe

1981: Bobby Sands dies from hunger strike

I remember this happening 40 years ago since we didn’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Midwest. St. Patrick’s Day is the Midwest’s preferred binge-drinking holiday. Sands’ death was a tragic event and in its immediacy, more fighting and killing … Continue reading

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Nein! (German D’oh!)

Dave Attell once said he never wanted to take up jogging because joggers are always the ones who find the dead bodies. Well, this German jogger thought they found a dud grenade from WWII in a bag. The police-bomb squad … Continue reading

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It’s true, smoking does stunt your growth

I guess Patkowski took the job with the Polish cabinet after not landing the lead role in Home Alone 5.

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Stupidity crosses the Atlantic

When Jeremy alerted me to the rioting in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam and Urk I concluded that either American Idiocy has become our number one export or the Dutch failed to get all their morons to emigrate to the States. … Continue reading

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Austrian town changing its name for obvious reasons

Now this place makes the news‽ If you watch the movie below you’ll see my point and there’s a clincher at the end. Go ahead, I’ll wait…  …OK, get a little chuckle? I know I was baffled, soooooo… Google … Continue reading

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Chocolate snow!!!

Not everything has been crappy for 2020, as per this story from The Guardian, a “happy” accident occurred in Switzerland. As cool as chocolate snow would be, I can’t recommend it around Austin due to the stifling hot weather we have. … Continue reading

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Dolls/Robots are getting a little too real?

Earlier this week, a Dutch road inspector thought he spotted a dead body in the bushes (your browser may offer to have Google translate intervene). Fortunately, it was just a sex doll somebody ditched. The doll was removed and hopefully … Continue reading

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1860: The beginning of modern Italy via Giuseppe Garibaldi

One hundred and sixty years ago Garibaldi left Genoa with 1000 volunteers to invade the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. In Garibaldi’s defense, the kingdom was an absolute monarchy and its ruler King Francis II, a Bourbon (blech!), wasn’t very … Continue reading

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1920: The Dutch refuse to give up the Kaiser

A century ago, the Dutch told the winners of WWI to screw off. These days I highly doubt the Netherlands would take such a stand nor let a warmonger within their borders. More details are at this link. I’m not … Continue reading

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My MLK joke doesn’t translate to Europeans

As much as I love getting a paid-holiday off/on from work, I’m always annoyed by my country’s obsession with commercializing the day. There’s always sales set around the Fourth of July, Presidents’ Day (it covers at least two), Memorial Day, … Continue reading

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The UK is so screwed

Last night, the UK decided that they want to give another dictator a go, quickly forgetting the damage caused by St. Thatcher, the racist Churchill or the murderous Cromwell. Buffoon Johnson has such a bulletproof majority, for now, he’ll obviously … Continue reading

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Notre Dame (cathedral) burns

The only person who was happy to see this happen would be the embattled, inept and “farts higher than his own ass,” French president Emmanuel Macron. It distracts the French public, including the large number of Atheists, from his failed … Continue reading

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The UK and its inept gov’t get an extension

In short, the people of the UK are so screwed. If they think their has-been empire will rebound from all they’re going to lose trading with the rest of Europe, they’re also delusional. According to On the Media, some of the … Continue reading

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