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"Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice" - Adam Smith

And another thing...

Written by Junksmith | Wednesday 23 April 2008

According to Bloomberg, the Danes have developed an innovative new approach to caring for the elderly. Junksmith plans to retire there someday...

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Written by Junksmith | Thursday 24 April 2008

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Written by Junksmith | Friday 25 April 2008

Of course, all the presidential candidates seized on the pope's visit. And people are speculating which presidential candidate is most like the pope. And it's hard to say. I mean, you got John McCain, he's the old guy. He's closest to God. Barack Obama is the elitist. He's holier than thou. And, of course, Hillary who is married to Bill Clinton, and who has forgiven more sin than Hillary? How do you pick one?

Jay Leno

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Written by Junksmith | Saturday 26 April 2008

They put out these sinister adverts about what will happen if you don't pay your licence fee and then serve up a load of rubbish... What do viewers get for their money? Cookery programmes, Strictly Come Dancing and an unbelievable amount of repeats.

Ian Wright is not a big fan of the BBC

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Written by Junksmith | Tuesday 29 April 2008

Players at Harrowgate Cricket Club, North Yorkshire, have been banned from hitting sixes – on health and safety grounds. Harrowgate Borough Council made the ruling out of concern for local residents.

More here on the Daily Telegraph website.

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Written by Junksmith | Wednesday 30 April 2008

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction:

Police rushed out to an emergency call after a man mistook a black binbag in his sitting room for a wolf.

Drunken Lawrence Eaton, 50, armed himself with a knife and fled his house after seeing what appeared to him to be a wild animal crouched in the corner of his room.

The ex-lorry driver ran to a phone box and begged for police to come to help during a babbled emergency call.

Police raced to the scene with their own trained dogs ready to investigate the wolf report and came across Eaton still in the street carrying a kitchen knife.

But on searching his house they found only a black binbag and quickly realised that Eaton had got confused in his drunken state.

Instead, they charged him with possession of a knife...

From The Scotsman.

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Written by Junksmith | Saturday 03 May 2008

According to the Telegraph:

A French doctor is urging his countrymen to give free rein to flatulence, sweating and other bodily taboos to reduce the risk of cancer.

Frédéric Saldmann's book, Le Grand Ménage (Spring cleaning), claims that regular belching is the best way to avoid hiatal hernias and cancer of the oesophagus, and that male sweat "reduces stress in women" and is "potentially very attractive". Mmm....

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Written by Junksmith | Monday 05 May 2008

Boy, it is hard to keep up with all these crises we have in America. Remember last week, when everybody in America was obese? Remember that? This week there's a food shortage. What happened over the weekend? Did we pig out and eat all the food?

Jay Leno

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Written by Junksmith | Wednesday 14 May 2008

My credit card was stolen and the thief used it to buy flowers, hair restorer and books.

Police are looking for a sensitive, bald-headed bibliophile.
 

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Written by Junksmith | Thursday 15 May 2008

Another tale from the NHS:

Doctor: "Nurse, this patient is dead."
Patient: "No I’m not!"
Nurse: "Quiet please, Doctor knows best."

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