Medic!

This week, on another episode of “Ow, my balls.” I shouldn’t really find humor in other people’s pain, but these are pretty funny. Lots of the mishaps happened on the football pitch. I’ve always wondered why FIFA can’t pony up for a decent stretcher to haul injured players off the field.

Little Shafts of Light

A bastard classic! From Letters of Note

At the height of World War II on April 6th, 1943, the British Ambassador to Moscow, Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, wrote a letter to Foreign Office minister Lord Reginald Pembroke in an effort to simply brighten up his day–a letter which has since become a classic piece of correspondence for reasons that will soon become obvious. The letter is indeed hilarious, and proof, if it were needed, that nameĀ­-based punnery and mild xenophobia did a roaring trade long before the Internet was fired up.

In this photo, Kerr is fourth from left in the pinstripe suit.