The Miraculous Disapearing Watch

Tip to graphic designers and others who doctor photos: When you try to hide the fact that the moral leader of millions wears a watch worth €30,000, you should remove the reflection too. Patriarch Kirill’s press office was perfectly correct to call this a “ridiculous mistake“. The Patriarch is, of course, the moral leader of millions.


Water Pistols vs Guns

The Republican National Convention is being held this year in Tampa, Florida. The area around the convention will be a “clean zone” in which potentially dangerous items will be banned:

Hoping to head off violent protesters during the Republican National Convention, Mayor Bob Buckhorn has proposed a litany of items that will be considered security threats during the week-long event.


The list runs from air pistols to water pistols and also includes items such as masks, plastic or metal pipe and string more than six inches long.

However, Florida state law says that local governments are unable to put restrictions on handguns, which produces an interesting anomaly.