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Illustration: the Boy Fitz Hammond AS I have mentioned before, Shepherd’s Bush Green Post Office is the worst place on Earth, the doorway to the underworld, populated by the shadowy creatures that can only exist in this netherworld. But I still keep going, partly for the entertainment value and partly so I can live-tweet my progress to the counter at #postofficequeuelive. Follow me at @Herring1967 and you get all kinds of irritating services including me RTing Richard Dawkins every time he RTs his own praise, commentating on QPR home games based solely on the noise I can hear from the […] Read more →
The world is split into two types of people – those who live by the clock (the boring ones) and those of us who are always, chronically late (the cool kids, obvs). Being late is not something people tend to have a lot of sympathy for, but as tardy types have been saying for years, it’s not our fault. And now, thanks to some very clever people at New York University, we finally have proof that we simply can’t help being late. Yes, apparently some people are just ‘born to be late’, and have a personality type that means they find […] Read more →
Hallelujah (Picture: Tom Chilvers) If you were expecting the second coming of Christ to be a grand spectacular, we’re afraid we have some bad news for you… Yes, it seems that Jesus C is not only alive and well, but has secured himself a job at sandwich chain Pret A Manger. The discovery was made by London-based poet Tom Chivers, who was shocked to see that he’d been served by none other than ‘Jesus C’ when he popped to PRET for a chicken Caesar & bacon on an artisan baguette. Talking to Metro.co.uk, the practising Roman Catholic exclaimed: ‘I didn’t realise […] Read more →
Hoovering? LOL (Picture: Getty) You used to have a clean house, clean clothes and clean hair. Then you had children. Your standards gradually slipped lower and lower and before you know it you are eating the remains of a rice cake off the floor to avoid having to walk to the bin. Not because you are lazy; but because some days, you are just too tired to care. Here are a few dirty secrets that only a tired parent will understand: 1. When I am vacuuming, I will stamp on an old biscuit to make it fit up the hoover pipe […] Read more →
Granddad James is perhaps an unlikely hero (Picture: CNN) Superheroes don’t always come wearing capes. Just ask Clark Kent. Aussie James Harrison may look like an average guy but he’s saved the lives of more than two million children. Now 78, he discovered his life-saving abilities after a major operation to remove a lung at the age of 14, in 1951. During the operation, he received 13 litres of blood donated by strangers. It inspired him to become a blood donor himself. Shortly after his first donation at the age of 18, he got a call from doctors that would […] Read more →
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