The mystery of Ireland’s worst driver

Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the country’s most reckless driver have emerged, the Irish Times reports.

He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores of speeding tickets and parking fines.However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade justice by giving a different address.

But then his cover was blown.It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police’s rank and file had been looking for – a Mr Prawo Jazdy – wasn’t exactly the sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer winning an award.

In fact he wasn’t even human…

Fantastic.

via BBC News – The mystery of Ireland’s worst driver.

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The faceless men

Interesting piece on a censored war artist by a war correspondent.

But it is an old man’s sentiment. The young are strangers to its undercurrent of regret and loss. In 1915, when the poet Rupert Brooke enlisted, he wrote to a friend that soldiering “is the only life for me now. The training is a bloody bore. But on service one has a great feeling of fellowship, and a fine thrill, like nothing else in the world. And I’d not be able to exist for torment, if I weren’t doing it. Not a bad place and time to die, Belgium in 1915? The world’ll be tame enough after the war. For those who see it. Come and die. It’ll be great fun.”

via BBC News – The faceless men.

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Panini Cheapskates

It’s World Cup time, which for many European kids means a time to fail to collect an entire book of stickers commemorating the event.  This couple have decided to draw the full set rather than pay for them, and the results are hilarious.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Here we go then! Brazil versus Croatia will kick things off this evening. As you can see from below, David Luiz can barely contain his excitement…

Panini Cheapskates | Drawing Every 2014 World Cup Panini Sticker.

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Moncton shooting suspect in police custody

The Moncton RCMP shootings has hardly been a banner event in our national reportage. Most of the photos provided were from Twitter or Facebook, most of the stories I read were descriptions of things happening on Twitter and Facebook, and almost all had egregious spelling errors on display.  The killer has been caught, but the terrible writing goes on:

She said he was wearing the same clothes he had been seen in Wednesday and was dripping wet, likely from the rain that was falling in Moncton at the time. 

via Justin Bourque, Moncton shooting suspect, in police custody – New Brunswick – CBC News.

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The Mason Jar Blender Trick

If you unscrew the base from your blender pitcher, you’ll see that the blade fits perfectly onto a standard (not wide-mouth) mason jar and the base screws on to hold it securely. Fit it onto the blender and blend away!

via The Mason Jar Blender Trick: Do You Know About This? — Tips from The Kitchn | The Kitchn.

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Chalk Art

Wonderful story, wonderful illustration, wonderful quotes.

A Couple Of Anonymous Students Sneak Into a Classroom Every Week And Blow Everyone’s Mind – The Meta Picture.

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Bearcats Baseball Post Game Shenanigans

I don’t care what their performance on the field is like, I would root for these guys.

Bearcats Baseball Post Game Shenanigans – YouTube.

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Nut Butters

When I eventually stop snickering at “nut butter”, I might try making one of these.  the Nutella, in particular, looks appealing.

How-to Make Homemade Nut Butters – Tasty Yummies.

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How a Spring Falls

 

21 GIFs That Will Teach You A Damn Thing For Once In Your Life - Imgur

21 GIFs That Will Teach You A Damn Thing For Once In Your Life – Imgur.

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Leafs vs. Habs

It’s the torch, le flambeau, that is tangibly passed from generation to generation of Habs greats, theirs to hold high. It works both literally and figuratively.

While Leaf front office types have grumbled for years that the Habs hijacked In Flanders Fields to get their hands on that torch, the Leafs have tried various copy-cat approaches. Most recently, they placed a boulder from the Canadian Shield outside their locker room to make the team feel “rock solid.” Get it?

Take Vincent Damphousse, the first French-Canadian draft pick by the Maple Leafs. The Montreal native came to the Leafs in 1986, a witness to the end of the Harold Ballard era, a time when captains were ridiculed by ownership, past Leaf greats were told to buy tickets if they wanted to see a game and the team was severed from its glorious past.

“The Ballard years were very tough,” says Damphousse. “The team was in a shambles when I played there. We had a committee of three general managers, a lot of different coaches. You could feel in the dressing room that you had no feel what direction the team wanted to go. There were no ex-players around the dressing room. There was no connection to the past. That’s very important. You’ve got to know where you come from.

“In Montreal, I used to see Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau, Guy Lafleur all the time. They would come in and say hi. The kids that come from Europe don’t have a clue what being a Montreal Canadien means, but they feel it when they get there.”

via The Leafs vs. Habs rivalry is over — and Montreal has won | Toronto Star.

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