* Posts by Andrew Macdonald

12 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Oct 2008

Bloke uses nail clippers to go roundhead

Andrew Macdonald


New keyboards, please. A Darwin Award winner in the making?

El Reg commentards offered extra iconography

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"yeah but what about an [insert demand] icon?"

And where, pray, is the ODFO icon?

Weary locals scratch Butt Hole Road

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Along the road from here

is Slut's Hole Lane (from the Dutch apparently), and right in the heart of Norwich the equally attractive Upper Goat Lane

Spy boss damns government's culture of fear

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@ Jason

Shred 'em, burn 'em, put 'em in the cat's dirt tray.

And purely in the interests of accuracy, should we be referring to Wacqui Jacqui or Wacky Jacky or indeed some other spelling (possibly beginning with f and ending with t)? Just asking.

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Info chief slaps Met on CCTV in pubs

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Hurrah for the ICO

Hurrah for the ICO. Saw this in the Grauniad last week and wept. And worse, Nick Gibson's MP, Emily Thornberry (Lab), seemed to think plod's scheme was a splendid idea because of "anti social behaviour in the area." Surely the answer to anti social behaviour is not to spend billions on ID cards we neither need nor want, useless and intrusive databases and CCTV (and worse again, get private citizens to pay for and install the CCTV for you), but to spend a tiny fraction of the money on putting more plod on the streets so they can give the little scrotes a good clip round the ear and send them home. Worked when I were a lad, but probably not so well today when all the little scrotes seem to be armed and dangerous. I'm not going to pursue this one.

Brits find accommodation a little uncomfortable

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Not just the spelling

It isn't just the spelling, it's its and it's. And am I not bored with this, not bored of it?

And for fricking hell's sake, what is "I should of...." supposed to mean?

Quick spellcheck and off to a darkened room with the Daily Telegraph.

Father of Playmobil dies at 79

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Flags to half mast,

Break out the black bombazine and beat the drum slow.

Sarah, we worship the ground you walk upon, but please let us have an ODFO icon.

Council to crack down on Cracknuts Lane

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re Tim

Phew, thought the council had renamed Sluts Hole Lane - glad to her it's still there. Comes from the Dutch, apparently. And don't forget in Norwich, Upper Goat Lane.

El Reg seeks top net neologism

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Got to be




w00t, no idea what it means



oh, and nearly forgot, twatdangle.

And that's quite enough.

Watchdog snarls at Commando Krav Maga

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Moni Azik

versus Optimus Prime - Playmobil time I think.

Reg reader completely loses the plot

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@ Spelling

I think you meant apostrophe?

Virgin rejects $1m space sex offer

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Just one word....