SAMIZDATA IS USUALLY A SOBER, SERIOUS Blog, which looks at The Big Issues Of The Day from a reserved, carefully controlled point of view. Which makes their rare attempts at humor all the more enjoyable.
Such as this post, which states that “dozens of speed cameras [in England] are to be replaced with electronic signs that display a frowning face when a driver is speeding but do not result in fines or penalty points”.
Oh wait, they’re not kidding? England is actually doing that? Smiley or frowny faces depending upon your speed limit. Really?!