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Monday 7 September 2009

Funny cuckoo clock

A neighbour bought this silly cuckoo clock.

Decorated with badly-carved animals, it chimes at five to and twenty-five past the hour, loses seven minutes a day and finishes its routine with a comic rasping sound.

I think she paid £70 for it. But you can’t put a value on this kind of comedy.

Filed under: Fun,Strange,With video — GS @ 2:06 pm
Sunday 15 March 2009

How a fake descendent of the Russian Tsar fooled gay Manchester in 1991 (video)

An exclusive video clip that has never been published before.

It’s the evening of Monday 26th August 1991 and Manchester’s second ‘Carnival of Fun’ weekend is coming to a close. Of course, this is the forerunner of the current Manchester Pride.

In those days before the ‘no-money-left-for-charity’ scandal of 1999, the event attracted the support of some big names. Princess Diana sent a telegram wishing every success in 1991 and there was a buzz that someone important might make a surprise appearance on the final night. (more…)

Filed under: History,LGBT,Manchester,Strange,With video — GS @ 2:29 am
Monday 31 March 2008

Mysteries of Manchester City Council: part one in a series of ten billion billion

Tenants of Manchester City Council have a 13-digit tenancy reference number. Until recently this could be keyed into the City Council website to make a rent payment or taken along to the payments counter at the town hall. However this was obviously MUCH too easy for everybody.


Filed under: Manchester,Strange — GS @ 6:32 pm
Monday 21 May 2007

Strange grey blur and circles on photographs

These are three photographs that I took on 11 February 2004 at about 6pm. At the time I thought they were rather odd and sent them to a few friends. Now it seems that other people have experienced strange circles and ‘orbs’ on digital images, so I thought I would publish them with some information.


Filed under: Photography,Strange — GS @ 12:29 pm
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