Sat Mar 25, 2017 London
X

What is Lorem Ipsum?
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Why do we use it?
It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

Where can I get some?
There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don't look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn't anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

THE FOG

The economy, politics and current affairs Money, power and its guiding forces

Trumping Christmas

President-elect Donald Trump stoops to flogging Christmas tat

 

Everyone gets given Christmas gifts they don’t like by, amongst others, well meaning grannies and aunts with bad taste. They end up at the back of a cupboard or re-gifted (sometimes embarrassingly to the very person they came from) but now Donald Trump is offering the chance for you to share something especially naff.

 

In an email from some devotee named Alex, who describes herself as the “Trump Store Manager”, “friends” are offered “just the gift for you and every President-elect Trump fan on your Christmas list” in the form of a “collectible Make America Great Again Christmas ornament in the shape of the classic red MAGA hat, finished with 14k gold”.

 

Utterly hideous and created because “President-elect Trump loves Christmas and makes a point of proudly saying ‘Merry Christmas’ every chance he gets”, this tawdry piece of tat will set you back £120 ($149, €141 or درهم547‎‎). We’d rather be given a comedy jumper.

 

Trumping Christmas – Donald Trump Christmas red cap bauble Trumping Christmas – Donald Trump Christmas red cap bauble

Comments

1 comment on “Trumping Christmas”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *