THE DUCK HOUSE is a satirical play written by Dan Patterson (Mock the Week) and Colin Swash (Have I Got News For You/ Private Eye) about the MP's expenses scandal. The cast is headed-up by funny-man Ben Miller, alongside Nancy Carroll, Debbie Chazen, James Musgrave, Simon Shepherd and Diana Vickers. The show runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from November 2013. Tickets --> http://www.allgigs.co.uk/click/theduckhouse/
US Government Shutdown Could Have Serious Implications For Global Economy
Once again Europeans may be forgiven for looking on baffled at the bizarre maneuverings of Washington's political class this week as the US government careers towards a shutdown. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, remains the President’s signature legislative achievement, having made its torturous journey through Congress in 2010, emerging with the promise of finally providing coverage for an additional 30 million people that had been cast adrift by the country’s…
SNL Obamacare skit predicted website would only get 6 users on 1st day
It’s been said that every joke has some truth behind it - but even the cast of 'Saturday Night Live' could not know how close they came to the truth in last week's skit lampooning the Obamacare website... "Millions of Americans are visiting healthcare.gov, which is great news,’ McKinnon said. ‘Unfortunately, the site was only designed to handle six users at a time.’"