The Environment Agency has amended its advice on the best way to deal with the looming thaw after conceding that urging everyone to build a snowman would probably do little to lessen the risk of flooding.
Political dissident, anti-corruption activist and arranger of sunflowers – you’d be forgiven for thinking an evening at Ai Wei Wei’s house was less than a barrel of LOLs. But the Chinese artist revealed his funny bone when he offered his own take on Psy’s work, called Grass Mud Horse Style (a subversive phrase of defiance against the state in China), even waving around a pair of handcuffs in reference to his arrest in 2011. By far the best sendup of the bunch.
We know we’re putting ourselves up for ridicule here, but in celebration of a new book detailing the crime de la creme of typographical errors, from hotel brochures advertising a “French widow in every bedroom” to Tea Party signs declaring President Obama’s “crisis of competnce”, here are some of the finest!
Photograph: Sceptre. The city of South Bend, Indiana, extols the benefits of their educational establishments
The digital revolution may have brought us instant communication and easy textual gratification, but it hasn’t exactly been a boon for romance. Nor, intriguingly, has it done much for clarity. While students of English literature may have spent centuries trying to decode the meaning of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 128 (hint: it’s filth, sheer filth), Generation Text is left with the equally demanding challenge of intuiting meaning from a string of abbreviated characters. An online industry has emerged to assist stressed paramours in demystifying those ambiguous texts received the morning after a romantic liaison. The leader in the field is hit website HeTexted.com.