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1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – I & J

On April 29, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Welcome to the I’s and J’s from Francis Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. A dictionary written in 1811 to describe the way poor people spoke. It’s as relevant today as it was...

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Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow: Turkmenistan’s New Dictator

On April 28, 2013 by Lazer Horse

I wrote a post recently about Saparmurat Niyazov, one of the craziest despots in living memory. His reign over Turkmenistan was cut short by an eagerly awaited heart attack in 2006. His successor Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has spent...

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X-Ray: Brazilian Fires Harpoon Into His Eye, Survives

On April 26, 2013 by Lazer Horse

This Brazilian PhD student called Bruno Coutinho from Petropolis decided to fire a 12 inch fishing harpoon into his eye. I say ‘decided’ but I’m pretty sure it must have been an accident. He arrived...

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Jack The Balancing Dog

On April 25, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Here’s a working pooch from the outback that can balance things on it’s head. Maybe it’s not ground breaking world news, maybe it won’t even raise a laugh, maybe it’s vacuous and pointless....

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Meteorite Hits Argentina

On April 24, 2013 by Lazer Horse

It’s not caused as much of a big fuss as the recent Russian meteorite, but another one smashed down over Argentina this Sunday. It wasn’t filmed from as many angles either unfortunately, the...

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Regional Japanese Flags Look Awesome

On April 24, 2013 by Lazer Horse

I did a post about flags of the world last week and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. So I went on a hunt for regional flags and came across some doozies. Japan has individual...

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News Anchor Swears Live On His Debut TV Appearance

On April 23, 2013 by Lazer Horse

First days at a new job are pretty terrifying, that’s a given, there’s no real way around it. Some things in life are just scary. So you have to give newbies a bit...

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Amazing Rare Pictures From 19th Century India

On April 23, 2013 by Lazer Horse

BBC News recently published this collection by 19th Century photographer Raja Deen Dyal (first picture below). In Punjabi his name looks like this: ਲਾਲਾ ਦੀਨ ਦਯਾਲ awesome, huh? He began his career in the 1870’s...

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Conservative Councillor Resigns Over Racist Ramble

On April 22, 2013 by Lazer Horse

I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy a political debarcle, especially when it’s both blatant and retarded. I don’t suppose it’s any surprise to anyone that there are old school bigots in the...

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Russian Police – As Smashed As The Rest Of Them

On April 22, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Here’s yet another charming piece of footage courtesy of our Russian neighbours in the frozen, slippery North. I watched this video this yesterday, and it was a Monday, so I was in a...

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