Hamilton Nolan · 02/27/13 03:48PM

The average British person is too drunk to know how drunk he is.

Double Dip Recession Arrives in the UK

Hamilton Nolan · 04/25/12 09:00AM

While we've all been wringing our hands while trapped over here on this "side of the pond" (Atlantic Ocean) worrying about if and when the second dip of the Double Dip Recession With No Fucking Sprinkles™ would arrive, that clever old recession was slinking "across the pond" (Atlantic Ocean) to rear its ugly, stupid, money-sucking head in "Jolly" (not so jolly now I bet, ha) Olde Englande. From the NYT:

Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress to Be on Display at Buckingham Palace

Brian Moylan · 06/06/11 11:25AM

The dead horse beaters of the British Royal Family decided to put the dress Kate Middleton wore for her wedding to Prince William on display. It will be on view to the public at Buckingham Palace this summer starting July 23. You, too, can see the Alexander McQueen gown, tiara, shows, and jewelry the newly-minted Duchess of Cambridge wore for the $29 entrance fee. It's a good thing they put up this exhibit, because no one has seen the dress and there are so few pictures taken of it.

This, Ladies and Gentlemen, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Rapping

Brian Moylan · 05/18/11 04:24PM

Last week, the GOOP-itrix herself, Gwyneth Paltrow, appeared on the Graham Norton Show (which is like The Tonight Show if Jay Leno was Irish, gay, and actually funny). She rapped. Yes, she did the first few lines of the NWA classic "Straight out of Compton."

British Con Men Exempt From AIG Tax

John Cook · 03/19/09 03:09PM

The House just passed a bill to return most of the ill-gotten AIG bonus money to taxpayers. But the most guilty villains are in London, immune from our silly laws, laughing at us.

Another Brit Joins Top Of WSJ Masthead

Hamilton Nolan · 11/12/08 11:49AM

Wall Street Journal editor Robert Thomson is continuing to reshape the post-Murdoch version of the paper in his own image. In the wake of an early October reshuffling of editors, Thomson sent another top editor to lead the London bureau a few weeks ago, in a clear push to try to expand the paper's international prestige. And today Thomson told the staff that Gerard Baker is the new Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the WSJ and Dow Jones—and, like Thomson himself, Baker is veteran of the Times of London and the FT. Taste the international flavor. The full memo introducing Baker to the staff is below: