I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Nick Helm – winner of the award for the best joke at the Edinbugh Fringe, 2011.

For a list of the runners up see here. (I think my personal favourite is number three though – “People say ‘I’m taking it one day at a time’. You know what? So is everybody. That’s how time works.”)

like pictures of leaping blonde a-level students?

Then visit sexyalevels.tumblr.com:


The Platonic Ideal for an A-Level Results Day story photograph involves the following in the order named:

1) Blonde…

2) Twins…

3) Going to Oxbridge…

4) Leaping for joy…

5) Holding aloft their results…

6) …But not so high as to obscure a glimpse decolletage.

I find it also helps to imagine Derek Jameson leering, sweaty browed and panting, as he approves the layout. But that’s just me. 

that’s quite enough.

Well, I’m not going to say too much about the past week, as others have done so much more intelligently and eloquently than I ever could (try here, and here). Instead here are some brilliant images and moments that I’ve seen around, which sum up just how far a sense of humour and a good cup of tea can go to keep spirits up and bring people together.

Can we have our streets back now please?

Firstly, I think this sums up what a lot of us were thinking:

(via Twitter)

A nice bit of pictorial satire:

(via Twitter)

Tea goes a long way in keeping us going – like the fantastic organised brew of #OperationCupOfTea and this great image of a couple making tea for weary coppers (read the full story here):

And of course, being a very British riot, we then got involved with the clean-up the next morning. Here’s a pic from Clapham Junction (via BBC News).

And finally, possibly my favourite Twitter stream ever, from the Dolphin Pub in Hackney – right in the centre of it all on Monday night: