Category Archives: Humor

The Voyage of the Damned

A bit of storytelling of the Naval Blunders by Paul Charlton (aka Mighty Jingles) after reading the book of Geoffrey Regan. His story can be read back on Wikipedia and other places as well.
For the book:

From the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn’t steer straight, to the HMS Trinidad, a British cruiser that managed to torpedo itself, this copiously illustrated collection of incompetence on the high seas takes a serious if often entertaining look at the misjudgments of captains, fleet commanders, and ship designers from Roman times to the present day. Full of jaw-dropping anecdotes, Great Naval Blunders proves the old adage, “Worse things happen at sea.”[source]

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    Status van het recht op Demonstratie in NL


    Mag de politie zich bemoeien met de inhoud van demonstraties? Wat is er gebeurd met de vrijheid van meningsuiting in ons land?

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      Reddit 3016 unveiled

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      Reddit moderator Blair Erickson has unveiled a project that spent two years in the metaphorical oven — a Reddit twin that shows what he imagines the site will look like in 1,000 years. Reddit3016 is a fairly intricate project, as it’s covered in links to fake YouTube, Imgur, and Huffington Post spin-offs (MindTube, Hologer, and The Huffington Planet) that Erickson made himself.

      One of the best jokes is a link to a “Holoflix” (3016’s Netflix, presumably) trailer for the next three chapters in the Bible — “everything after Mormonism no longer canon. Boba Fett crossover in works.” Another links to a photo of SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule with the caption “check out my vintage ride!” [via]

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        NL Correspondents Dinner 2016


        Naar analogie van het Correspondents’ Dinner in de Verenigde Staten daagde daagde Twan Huys premier Mark Rutte uit voor een Nederlandse versie. Deze vindt plaats in de Beurs van Berlage. Na de toespraak van de premier is er een speech van Dolf Jansen. Vanzelfsprekend is er ook een exclusief diner. Het eerste deel van deze avond wordt ingeleid door Twan Huys. Premier Mark Rutte houdt een toespraak en Dolf Jansen zorgt voor een speech. Aanvankelijk zou Youp van ‘t Hek de speech doen, maar hij is om gezondheidsredenen verhinderd.

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