Just saw this old boy going to vote in West Norwood. He is awesome. If you meet anyone today who says they aren’t going to vote do show them this. ps yes we did ask if he needed any help, three times, he said he was fine.
Remarkable wordsmith, king of the twist-in-the-tale, not to mention all-round good egg Roald Dahl undoubtedly spent a little time in crafting his final words. He thoughtfully reassured his family that he wasn’t afraid, his only regret being “… just that I will miss you all so much…” as he drifted into unconsciousness. At that the nurse gave him a final dose of morphine, the jab being just enough to shock him back into this world. “Ow Fuck!” he finally proclaimed.
Anna Fisher, First Mother in Space, 1985… all round awesome lady.
A young woman in a silent and somehow blissful sleep as noisy miniature planes soar overhead.
Continuing in our ‘Manners of the British’ series a quick lesson in what to do if greeted by a pack of peckish natives in Papua New Guinea. via the good ship reddit
via the ever so good Reddit