Daniel Radcliffe Helps Out

Daniel Radcliffe spends a few minutes as a receptionist and finds out that real work isn’t that easy for him.

Basically Harry Potter sucks at being a receptionist, he can’t even use a phone correctly.




Harry Potter

Austerity Protests 2015

I’m not sure if you are aware but the UK government is due to make devastating cuts to welfare benefits that could see hundreds of thousands living on the streets.   Although the government have informed the press about two billion in cuts, there will be an additional ten billion that will be cut from the welfare budget during 2015.  This will leave people with no option but to protest on mass against the cuts.

Of course the government have already planned ahead for mass protests.  During 2014 the go ahead was given for UK police forces to be allowed to use water cannon to prevent any large protest from turning into riot situations. Although the government tried to play out that previous riots were the reason for giving permission, the actual paperwork stated that the police forces needed to have water cannon permission due to the austerity cuts that were due in 2015.

We can assume that the austerity cuts will be devastating to people on benefits in Britain, and we can also assume that many people will rise up against the government and fight the cuts.

Twenty fifteen looks like being the year people revolt against an unfair and unjust government, with protests that will shake the very foundations of a class based democracy like never before.


Fox Hunting Planned to Return to UK

British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed that if he triumphed at the 2015 elections and became Prime minister for a second term, then he will put forwards a free vote for making fox hunting in the UK legal.

The Prime Minister stated on the Countryside Alliance website (the statement page has now been removed) that “I have always been a strong supporter of country sports. It is my firm belief that people should have the freedom to hunt, so I share the frustration that many people feel about the Hunting Act.”  The free vote will give the Tory MP’s the chance of repealing the legislation and allow fox hunting with packs of dogs to be lawful again in  the UK.  Even though the majority of people in the UK are against this terrible sport it is thought that the bill will pass through parliament without a problem.

A keep countryside sport enthusiast the Prime minister, a member of the Heythrop Hunt in Oxfordshire, also enjoys shooting deer as a pastime.  The repeal of fox hunting has probably more to do with him being a part of the UK’s upper classes than anything to do with controlling the fox population. Foxes are a part of the wildlife system in Britain and hunting the poor creatures is nothing to do with control.  It is however a game played by people that get excitement and satisfaction from seeing an animal killed in the most horrific way possible.

If you feel that hunting foxes with a pack of dogs is wrong then please sign the petition against David Cameron’s making fox hunting in the UK legal. You will find the petition at > https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-mp-keep-the-ban-on-fox-hunting-2


If you like foxes then you are going to love this video of a pet fox :-)




Pet Fox

Best Card Trick in the World…

This card trick will shock and amaze you…

I have no idea how this trick is done but the results are amazing.   I am a skeptical person and also analyse everything within my sight to make sure that I fully understand what, when, why and HOW things work, so imagine my amazement when I watch this video of a magician doing a card trick.   I deliberately picked a random card, and then deliberately changed the card, so I was sure that there was no way the card trick was going to work…Imagine the shock when the guy flicks up the very card I was thinking of…This has to be the best card trick in the world!  In fact if it isn’t then it should be the best card trick in the world.  Watch the video yourself and be amazed…If this isn’t the best card trick in the world then please send me a link to the best card trick in the world to prove your point.

Prepare to be amazed…







The Piratefox blog aims to bring a little interest and inspiration to your life on those boring times that seem to fill everyone’s time every now and again.  The block isn’t about pirates and has nothing at all to do with foxes.


Why Amazon Drone Delivery Will Never Work

Whoever came up with the idea of Amazon drone deliveries must be in cloud cuckoo land.

I am not and do not confess to be an expert on drone technology but using them to deliver anything at all just seems to be plain crazy and something that will never happen.  In my opinion I just think that Amazon are using the idea as a public relations stunt.  If people thought the idea through they might just seen the flaws that delivering anything through the use of a flying frizzby is just not feasible.  Let’s take a look at a few issues that Amazon seem to never mention…

  • How will the drone find the correct address?
    Has anyone at Amazon ever used a sat nav to find an address?  Sometimes they work great but at other times they completely lose the plot altogether and end up taking you round in circles. They are also not accurate enough to find the house number, many times the sat nav will take you to the rear of the property, or nowhere near if the address is in an area with bad GPRS reception.
  • Where will the drone land?
    Looking out of my bedroom window there is a mismash of telephone and electricity cables waiting to trip up anything that would want to land on the street.  Even if the technology allowed the drone to weave through the wiring then there is still the question of where it will land to deliver the goods.  Maybe Amazon think that people the drone will land in peoples gardens, if that is the case then what about those who live in flats or apartments where there is no garden?
  • What if it’s raining?
    Drones don’t fly in bad weather and even if they did, would you really want your 50″ HD TV delivering in the rain?
  • What about large items?
    How will a plastic drone deliver a 50″ HD TV to your home?  I guess the best answer is to use a larger drone but then would you really want a massive drone carrying large TVs flying through the air?
  • Safety
    With all of the Amazon drones buzzing around the place there is certainly going to be issues with how safe they will be. Even if the drone is small there must be issues with them crashing from the sky, hitting people, animals and vehicles.  The amount of legal damage claims would see Amazon’s profits drop like a brick from a drone.
  • Theft
    Wondering how Amazon will protect your valuable purchase from being stolen during transit?  I guess this must be one of the biggest flaws in the idea.  There is no doubt that thieves will have a field day shooting the drones from the sky and running off with the goods and the expensive drone.  And how will Amazon protect the goods theft after they have been dumped on your property by the drone?  (something that Amazon don’t seem to have thought about)

Let’s be realistic about this once and for all. The whole idea is a logistical and legal nightmare.  Amazon drone delivery is just a PR stunt and nothing more.

If you are still not convinced then watch the video below or leave a reply at the bottom of the page

Karma Cat

Revenge of the cat

Don’t kick the cat or he may kick back.  Watch the video below and see how this cat kicks back at his owner for pushing him off his comfy chair.  They say karma gets you eventually, in this case the cat owner gets his karma within a few seconds.   #very funny cat video   #karmacat


Test Your Attention

Skoda UK have produced a fantastic advert to launch their new 2015 Skoda Fabia model.  Just watch at the advert below and see what you think to it.


Personally I was amazed at just how lapse my attention is.

Isn’t it strange how your attention to an object can block out other things that are occurring at the moment in time.  Focusing your attention on an object is something that magicians do on a regular basis, it doesn’t need to be your eyes that are looking in the right direction.  This advert focuses your attention on the blue car by telling you about the benefits and uses words to influence your attention by describing what is aesthetically pleasing about the car.

The advert certainly has done its job. Several million people have watched the ad and they will, as you will, probably know that Skoda have released a new version of the Fabia range of cars.

Be honest,  did you spot the changes the first time you watched?


Funniest Animals Ever

This video has to be the funniest animal compilation video ever!


What Colour is this Dress?

Some say it is blue and black, while others state it is gold and white.  Take a look yourself and then ask a friend what colour they think it is?

Color dress


Freezing Child Experiment

As a society we always think that it is someone else’s problem.  If we see a fight break out then most people turn a blind eye and walk away, if we see a beggar then we tend to walk past and ignore them.  But, what would happen if you came across a child that was begging?  My guess is that you would walk straight past and ignore them, you’re too busy? right?  or, it’s not your problem? right?

It’s amazing that if you come across a starving animal then the first thing you would do is look in your pockets or bag for some food so you could stop it suffering.  It’s a shame that you won’t do the same for a human being, don’t you think?

Society needs to change its attitude and we all need to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. The kid in this video could be your child!  Now your going thinking… ‘I would never…bla..bla..bla……….Honestly, change your attitude!  I’m sure if you thought long and hard enough then you could come up with a scenario that would fit.  Would you stop and help this kid?  Watch the video and see how many people do.

Would would you do if you came across this kid in the street.  Walk past?



Piratefox begging child