Give or take a couple of grand town houses and ambitious parks, nineteenth-century London was essentially a giant shit-smeared refuse heap beer-battered in coal dust.
More good news from England, everyone! Not only is the Duchess Kate about to have a baby, but Fatberg, a 10-ton mass of lumpy fat globules and the bloated and soiled remains of wet wipes, has been removed from a Chelsea sewer...which it had just broken.
Last night on the Late Show, Reese Witherspoon explained to David Letterman that when she was in Paris with her kids, she took her daughter to the Eiffel Tower and the Musée D'Orsay, but her son really wanted to visit the sewer system. Reese claimed she was "very busy working" and couldn't take her son to the sewer,…