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Oddly Named Gym in Jicin, Hradec Region: Bastard’s

Great customer service, I hear.

Thanks to Scott Lee H. for the photo!

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Oddly Named Herna Bar in Prague 8-Karlin: M*A*S*H

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Because who wouldn’t want to spend the night in a mobile army surgical hospital?

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The Surprising Location of the Facebook Team That Reviews Czech-Language Hate Speech

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Irish eyes: Dublin is home to Facebook’s Czech “Community Operations” team (Credit: Jmckinley)

Every now and then, comes across a Czech-language comment on Facebook so offensive, I feel the need to report it.

And more often than not, Facebook will reject my complaint, usually along the lines of, “We’ve looked over the comment, and although it doesn’t go against any of our specific Community Standards, we understand that it may still be offensive to you and others…”

I began to wonder how Facey goes about monitoring this stuff. Does it have a team in the Czech Republic? And if so, how does it work?

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Shocking Infographic (Satire)

These 10 companies control everything you buy... ...and Andrej Babis owns them all

Just how far does Babis’s influence spread? 😉

(With apologies to Oxfam.)

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Photo: Karlelj (Wikimedia Commons)

Peace on Earth and goodwill to all! (Really!)

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20 Years in Prague, 20 Questions

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Why is there a photo of potatoes here? I’m afraid you’re just going to have to read the article.’s Supreme Commander Sam Beckwith recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his arrival in the the Czech capital. (A quiet night in with an aspic babovka and a bottle of Branik.)

He’s learnt a lot in that time but there are still a few things he doesn’t understand about living in Prague.

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Star Trek: The Herna Bar

Photo of a herna bar called Star Trek in Kladno, Central Bohemia suspects that this gambling bar in Kladno, Central Bohemia isn’t officially licensed by CBS Studios Inc.

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Unintentionally Rude-Sounding Slogan for Czech Skiing App: “Touch Your Mountain”

Photo of iSki phone app billboard with slogan "touch your mountain"

But please don’t touch it in public.

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Big List: Kvety Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful Places Still to Be Discovered in the Czech Republic

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The Malovany sklep in Satov (25)

After a few years, it can seem like you’ve done all the out-of-town trips that the Czech Republic has to offer. But Kvety, the “magazine for the whole family with a TV supplement”, begs to differ, listing 50 Czech attractions they think don’t get the attention they deserve.

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