Doing things in the proper order

Life as a recovering newsaholic can be difficult.

I caught this story about Ali Dizaei, the senior policeman recently jailed for perverting the course of justice. He had been assaulted in prison; a fellow inmate had poured a slop bucket over his head before punching him unconscious.

My first thought: “That doesn’t sound very hygienic.”

My second thought: “Surely it would have been better to punch him unconscious BEFORE pouring the slop bucket over him?”

I’m an improver. Almost a perfectionist. But nothing could improve the perfection of one man’s stupidity: He ate a winning scratchcard, depriving himself of ten thousand Euros.

Links that scream ‘don’t click me’

You know those websites that will shorten URLs for you? Here’s the exact opposite: a website that will generate links for you that look scary and dangerous. Try it. It’s fun at least once.


lol-we-met-bruno-on-chatrouletteHave you heard about Chatroulette? Some of the resulting carnage has been preserved as screenshots. Click on Bruno if you want to see more.

A friend asked me “What is the most offensive thing you could be doing at the moment a complete stranger connected to your webcam?”

I sketched out a couple of possibilities so gratuitously unpleasant as to make the SAW movies look like documentaries about the best ways to care for your Gran. I really disturbed myself. I used to play ‘which would you rather‘ at a world-class level, and I think it’s warped my mind.

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