Tag: Diversions

Why Should We Let Failures Decide Policy?

Grammar schools are popular, or so the prevailing wisdom goes. Moreover, the idea that parents want selection underpins the recent flurry of pro-grammar activity around the country. But I bet the ‘Guardian’ is here to tell you why that’s not…

”Words, don’t come easy, to me…”

Chris Elliott on the ‘Guardian’s’ lexicon: In The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy wrote: “That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.” That is a view shared by many Guardian readers. Looking at the…

Doodle Despair At The ‘Guardian’…

Phil Hoad on the Google Doodle: It’s not just that the doodle, the corporate-branding equivalent of dress-down Friday, has that naff novelty air about it: all those cute animated Thanksgiving turkeys, faux silent films and puzzle-piece Nietzsches. Or even that,…

/Golfclap For Haringey Council…

Signs reading ‘NO BALL GAMES’ have oppressed generations of children – but this is about to change. Haringey council is set to review all signs prohibiting sports like football and basketball as part of a new flab fighting alliance. Oh,…

When Art Goes Wrong…

It was supposed to be a temporary celebration of Snowdonia and its local sheep-farming communities. But a 100-foot mural of a poem painted onto a cliff face which was supposed to come off in the rain, has now been described…

What’s wrong in this picture?

Currently appearing on a new TV channel here in the lands of permanent crawling terror, and subject of a… well, it’s not so much spot the deliberate mistake as spot the WTF. Hot house those ankle biters and see if…

Puzzle Corner answer

As several people worked out or guessed Melbourne’s skateboarding rhino signs are to remind pedestrians to watch out for trams, though since most of the trams weigh well over 20 tonnes a rhino on a skateboard would be a hell…

Puzzle Corner

A bit busy for proper blogging so just out of curiosity I thought I’d ask both my readers (hi Mum) what they think this sign, which has recently begun appearing around Melbourne, might mean. Okay, I admit that I have…

Silly Week 2011 Aug 1-7

Man in a Shed’s Silly Week is upon us again and I’d urge all right thinking people to mosey on over [click pic or here] to join in the frivolity.

Arsene and the blame game

“I feel the players have had an outstanding attitude this season. They are not to blame. If somebody is to blame, it’s me. I pick the team.” © Mark Wadsworth, all rights reserved