FFF – The $7 Donation

If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest news in the wonderful world of Donald J. Trump, you may have missed the news that the Trump Foundation, the ‘philanthropic’ side to Trump’s personality, has been shut down due to continued and gross illegality in the use of the charity’s funds. The most egregious example is a $25,000 donation to the re-election campaign of Florida … Continue reading FFF – The $7 Donation

FFF – Non potes tangere

DISCLAIMER: This FFF is inspired by (completely ripped off from) the fortnightly ‘About the House’ newsletter of the Australian House of Representatives. This week’s question comes in the wake of a rare event in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, in which Member for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, picked up the Mace and attempted to remove it from the Chamber. This prompted quite a few … Continue reading FFF – Non potes tangere

FFF – The Olympic Torch

This includes two facts, one about Nazi’s and another about planes. The sacred tradition of the Olympic Torch, now ubiquitous with the opening ceremony and an amazing struggle from the ruins of Athens to the home nation, does not have the same rosy origin story as you’d expect. The Olympic Torch ceremony began in 1936 for the Berlin Olympic Games, sold as an old Greek … Continue reading FFF – The Olympic Torch

FFF – Black and White TV still reigns

In the UK every TV must be covered with a TV license by the government to allow someone to watch or record content and to watch BBC on iPlayer or any device. Thus, the government is able to tell how many people have TVs and how many TVs of each kind of still around. Weirdly, this revealed that despite half of the UK’s TVs having … Continue reading FFF – Black and White TV still reigns

FFF – The Great Gatsby

If you ever read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby you’ll notice there’s a small epigraph by a man called Thomas Parke D’Invilliers. The epigraph reads as follows: Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry “lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!” The quote fits so perfectly into … Continue reading FFF – The Great Gatsby