The contentious sexually-charged video turned into an English lesson

Weird Al Yankovic parody of Robin Thicke’s raunchy Blurred Lines teaches proper English

“Weird Al” Yankovic parody of Robin Thicke’s raunchy Blurred Lines teaches proper English.

Weird Al Yankovic - Word CrimesThe satirist’s latest release ‘Word Crimes’ is a spoof on Al’s pet peeve – poor grammar. Yankovic says he chose a theme which was deliberately contrary to the contentious sexually-charged video which accompanies Robin Thicke’s 2013 single ‘Blurred Lines’.

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Mob Football, a Forerunner of Modern Football

“Mob football” was popular in medieval England. It involved an unlimited number of players, a pig’s bladder and very few rules. Due to its destructive nature, it was banned by King Edward II in 1314: “There is great noise in the city caused by hustling over large balls…we forbid… on pain of imprisonment, such game to be used in the city in the future.”

Mob football in England

Mob football is the name given to some varieties of Medieval football, which emerged in Europe during the Middle Ages. Mob football was a local tradition in some places, and was often an annual event. Typically there were an unlimited number of players and very few rules. By some accounts, in some such events any means could be used to move the ball towards the goal, as long as it did not lead to manslaughter or murder. READ MORE

Identity of the two tongues – belladonna

Beautiful lady or deadly poison?


Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. Today, he is probably best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devil’s Dictionary. Born June 24, 1842, died December 26, 1913 (age 71) READ MORE

Will YOLO Become More Popular Than SELFIE?

YOLO, you only live once, Verbalisti

YOLO is an acronym for the phrase ‘You only live once.’ Similar to carpe diem or memento mori, it implies that one should enjoy life, even if that entails taking risks.

It’s grown in popularity over the last few years, gaining particular prominence in youth culture. Some view it as a ‘seize the day” mentality, others as an excuse for reckless behavior.

What do you think, will YOLO become more popular than SELFIE?