No kid wants to be bullied in school, and rolling up in a goddamn tank is the best way to ensure that your fellow students give you the respect that you deserve. Britain’s Nick Mead has two sons, 130 military vehicles worth over two million pounds, and what we’re sure is the biggest penis the Commonwealth has ever seen. He drives his kids to school in a tank every day, because what’s the point of getting an education if you aren’t striking fear into the hearts of your enemies? You would assume this was illegal on the grounds of the longstanding legal precedent established in Terrified Civilians v. Holy Shit, a Goddamn Tank. But as long as the treads are modified to prevent road damage, you and your friends can roll up to 7-11 for a Slurpee in enough hardware to overthrow a banana republic, and no one can say a thing.

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My favourite British-African Celebs

Models, singers and actresses I grew up with and like now

Malaika Firth (British-Kenyan)

Sophie Okonedo (British-Nigerian/Ashkenazi Jew)

Thandie Newton (British- Zimbabwean/English)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (British South-African/English)

Wunmi Mosaku (British-Nigerian)

Ashley Madekwe (British-Nigerian/English)

Freema Agyeman (British-Ghanaian/Iranian)

Laila Abdesselam (British-Moroccan/Indian)

June Brown (British-Algerian/ Irish, Scottish, Italian)

Dame Shirley Bassey (British-Nigerian/Welsh)

Betty Adewole (British-Nigerian)


Down with BGP (British Government Property)?

Since Derek wrote awhile back about the broad arrow and its connection to British military (and prison) goods, I’ve been generally on the lookout for interesting items, vintage and otherwise, bearing the design. The latest: this Mark McNairy print buttondown collar shirt. Guessing McNairy’s going for the milsurp rather than Australian prisoner connotation.

The broad arrow has been used to mark militaria as belonging to the British Commonwealth since the 16th century. McNairy and other designers borrowing the broad arrow better watch out; they may be in violation of the Public Stores Act of 1875, which says the broad arrow marks Her Majesty’s property and it’s illegal to apply such marks without authority. Caveat: I am not wearing a wig/am not a British lawyer.



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