Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Six of the Best 137

You probably saw yesterday's newspaper story about the "Olympic-sized" swimming pool built by Portsmouth City Council that is two inches too short. The Rambles of Neil Monnery reveals that it was nonsense and examines the motivation of the Tory councillor with whom the story started.

"Today's ruling by the European Court of Justice that insurance companies must not differentiate between men and women when setting prices for car insurance and other financial products is stupid and perverse," says Laura Spenceley.

Chris Atkins, writing on the Media Standards Trust blog, writes about the many hoax stories he has planted on media outlets and what his success tells us about the nature of modern journalism.

Biometrics in Schools blogs about a new report detailing "the lengths biometric vendors are going to, to market biometric technologies specifically at teachers and parents".

Shropshire Food Blog has the recipe for perfect flapjacks.

"Some films have London locations which assume a special importance - one of the most famous being Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blow Up. The most seductive and memorable scenes occur, not in the trendy city streets of Swinging London, but in a quiet municipal park in unglamorous Charlton, south east London." London Muse follows in the footsteps of David Hemmings and Iain Sinclair.

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