John Oliver’s assessment of Boris Johnson

still shot from video

Supporter or loather of the current UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, you should watch this:

 

Donald Trump is apparently a big fan of Mr Johnson, perhaps because the UK Prime Minister is in favour of Mr Trump buying Notre Dame in Paris and turning it into a hotel. Not all details in this report may be correct though.

Please follow and like us:
error

Greenland is not for sale

Trump

As a followup to my earlier story that Trump perhaps wants to buy Greenland I think it’s important to record that aghast people of the land have replied categorically that the island is NOT for sale.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/16/greenland-not-for-sale-trump-interest-in-purchasing

Perhaps Donald Trump should really consider buying Notre Dame and turning it into a hotel… hahahaha.

Donald Trump meets Macron and Johnson

Please follow and like us:
error

Trump wants to buy Greenland?

Greenland

Okay, so yesterday I wrote about a Notre Dame design competition where one of the entries (not the winner) proposed a waterway over the roof of the cathedral. What seems a long time ago now (although in fact only a few months) I did a joke about Trump wanting to buy Notre Dame and turn it into a hotel with a swimming pool on the roof.

But today, an apparently genuine story has emerged about Trump wanting to buy Greenland from Denmark…

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/donald-trump-greenland-purchase-denmark

Please follow and like us:
error

There were some very strange entries in a design competition

waterway

Okay so the French parliament has said that Notre Dame should be rebuilt as before but that hasn’t discouraged some people from putting  some very strange entries in a design competition

One entry wanted a waterway across the roof, although the submitter clearly doesn’t understand how water works, especially downhill.

Still it’s a nice graphic.

https://www.attractionsmanagement.com/index.cfm?pagetype=news&codeID=342747

Please follow and like us:
error

Millions for restoring Notre Dame but what about ebola?

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is in its 12th month, mirroring the the West African Ebola outbreak that ravaged Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon in 2014. Then, it took years for the World Health Organization to raise enough money to end the outbreak.

Comparatively, within days of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in France there was nearly $1 million in donations for the rebuild.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bismack-biyombo-why-is-millions-raised-for-notre-dame-but-not-africans-dying-of-ebola-in-congo-143224203.html

Please follow and like us:
error

Sometimes there is something truly bad

Candles
Photo: MGN Online

Not about Notre Dame today and certainly not a joke.

There have been two mass shootings in the USA overnight.

At least 20 people have been killed at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and at least 9 people are dead in Dayton, Ohio. Only a single but different and unconnected male was responsible for each incident. The shooter in Dayton was killed by police while the El Paso shooter gave himself up after the carnage.

This is not the world we should be living in.

Please follow and like us:
error

If you use voice with Google…

you should now be able to say “Okay Google talk to restoring Notre Dame” and get an answer. Maybe then say “what is the update today?” and get a response.

https://assistant.google.com/services/a/uid/000000d2d3111666?hl=en

It’s the first public release so things might not work quite right or you may not be able to do what you want. Leave a comment and that gives us some things to work for in a next release.

Please follow and like us:
error

Tour De France 2109 finishes in Paris

The winning team The winner with his Ineos team.

For the first time, a Colombian (on a British team) is the winner.

As the riders entered the capital city, the race crossed the river Seine via Le Pont Neuf, close to the medieval cathedral of Notre Dame – French television chose not to show the building that was ravaged by fire in April.

https://dbpost.com/tour-de-france-2019-egan-bernal-comes-out-winner/

Please follow and like us:
error

The next UK Prime Minister

Johnson and sausages

The next UK Prime Minister has been announced as Boris Johnson, provided that the Queen gives her assent tomorrow.

This is not a joke although perhaps it should be, like when I thought Mr Johnson would be in favour of turning Notre Dame into a hotel and the roof into a swimming pool. This is a joke. At least I think it is…

Donald Trump meets Macron and Johnson

Please follow and like us:
error