'We laughed until our laughter stopped': the story of the sketch comedy group that predicted the …

‘We laughed until our laughter stopped’: the story of the sketch comedy group that predicted the …

On 9 May 1981, six friends from Sarajevo got their big break on Bosnian radio. They promptly used t…
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‘Trying to be Liverpool but failing badly’: M Shed shares amusing reviews

The team behind M Shed have shown their sense of humour by sharing some very mixed reviews of the Harbourside museum. M Shed, on Princes Wharf, is celebrating its 10th birthday with 10 days of talks and activities — and it has used the milestone as an opportunity to share some amusing observations. The museum tweeted: “We read all our reviews — and clearly we're a bit like Marmite for some — enjoy some of the good, the bad and the ugly that we've picked out for #MShed10.” READ MORE:In pictures – Ashton Gate's Sporting Quarter and new South Bristol suburb The thread started with a five-star review alongside the comment: “Good way to spend an hour to prepare yourself for cake.” The second appraisal was less complimentary, giving one star. It read: “This is not a collection, this is the testament of a mad hoarder… It's as if Bristol is trying desperately to convince you: I'm important! Look at meeeee!!!” A four-review observed: “On the second floor was an exhibition of how cantankerous and discontent Bristolians can be.” There was a one-star verdict from a visitor who wrote: “It might be enjoyable, if you've been lobotomised.” Another commented: “More like some weird socialist exhibition of bits they found lying around in the back of a cupboard.” There was a five-star recommendation which said simply: “Bangingggggggg place.” Though its four stars suggested a positive sentiment, another review read: “I suggest barring all children as they are loud and downright offensive.” A two-star review branded M Shed “probably the most boring museum of all time”, while another went with the putdown: “Trying to be Liverpool but failing badly.” The thread ended on a five-star note: “Without a shadow of a doubt simply the best museum that I've ever visited.” M Shed tell the history of Bristol with exhibits in a 1950s dockside transit shed. Its website details how it offers “stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people and Bristol’s connections with the wider world”. Here are the events still to be held as part of its 10th anniversary: The museum is also home to Edward Colston's statue until September 5, hosting a display to allow conversation about the future of the slave trader's bronze figure, which was toppled last year during a Black Lives Matter protest.
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International Yoga Day 2021: Meet some of the biggest Yoga Gurus from India

Swami Sivananda – He is a doctor by profession as well as a saint. He was popularly known for his humour. He wrote a song describing the 18 …
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