Thursday, 26 May 2016

A Brexit reader

All of the links below are worth clicking on. Some are pretty short.

1. Let's start with something lighthearted. These photographs of the rubbishy EU model theme park tell a story: "I've got a picture of me at home being hugged by this giant tortoise with a big EU logo on it."

More substantial matters are below the break.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The ways of the criminal mastermind

You know those telephone calls that are "recorded for training or monitoring purposes"? From time to time, my work involves reading through transcripts of them. None, however, is as good as this one, from the recording of an imprisoned drug dealer:

‘Listen, you little idiot,’ said the mastermind, his patience at its end. ‘These phone calls are recorded, so we speak in code. A “car” is the code word for a fucking kilo of heroin. Didn’t anybody tell you that?’

‘Ah, yes,’ said the Little Idiot. ‘I remember now. Sorry.’

The whole article is worth a read: I like the CCTV story and the Kinder Egg detail too.