things that go on

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Re: things that go on

Post by humblebee » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:19 pm

linus wrote:Blunkett attacked by cow
Another example of life imitating The Day Today.

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Re: things that go on

Post by linus » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:20 pm

it's an odd hobby to have, admittedly, but:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/8124059.stm

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Re: things that go on

Post by SophieC » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:41 pm

merging your nigerian state owned power company with mighty russian energy supplier Gazprom? hmm, what to call such amalgamation? how's about not this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8118721.stm


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Re: things that go on

Post by cuppie » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:45 pm

Holy hell. I can't stop laughing!

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Re: things that go on

Post by SophieC » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:50 pm

i hear it was a toss up between that and Fritzlcorp. oh dear.
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Re: things that go on

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:42 am

I really, actually did a genuine LOL just then. GREAT. Imagine news readers having to say thast on the telly. awesomes.
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Re: things that go on

Post by RITH » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:04 pm

Loch Ness monster on Google Earth:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... Earth.html
This image of Loch Ness can be seen by entering coordinates Latitude 57°12'52.13"N, Longitude 4°34'14.16"W in Google Earth. The image, which can be seen on the satellite mapping program, depicts a large object resembling a sea creature clearly visible beneath the surface of the water.

Jason Cooke told The Sun he spotted "Nessie" while browsing the website's satellite photos. Mr Cooke, 25, of Nottingham, said: "I couldn't believe it. It's just like the descriptions of Nessie."

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Re: things that go on

Post by linus » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:27 pm

I enjoy the credulity displayed in that article, no journalistic investigation to provide possible explanations just what jason told the sun and what other nessie experts (nessperts?) have to say or have said previously

it's a sort of blank reporting that says 'we know this is bollocks, such utter bollocks we can't even bring ourselves to comment or spend even another second thinking about what we're writing here, we just don't care'

'a large object resembling a sea creature'

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Re: things that go on

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Re: things that go on

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:34 pm

As if camping miles from anywhere in the middle of thousands of over-excited cunts wasn't bad enough...

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090902/tod ... 0a197.html

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Re: things that go on

Post by this clump of trees » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:56 pm

that looks like a whale of a clean-up job!

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Re: things that go on

Post by bend sinister » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:21 pm

blank.

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Re: things that go on

Post by linus » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:30 pm

surely 'man from the fall in supermarket dirty sanchez outrage' would have been a better come on for that link?

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Re: things that go on

Post by this clump of trees » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:34 pm

"We were astonished to find that nearly 100% of cockroaches avoid shelters treated with whole body extracts. Something in the extract was overriding any attractive chemicals," says Prof Rollo.

"We initiated extensive work to figure out what could be so important to make all these insects go away."

After eliminating a host of other possibilities, such as cockroaches producing alarm signals, they considered the idea that a specific chemical is released by the insects upon death.

"A search of the literature turned up a very old article by famous sociologist and ecologist E. O. Wilson," says Prof Rollo.

"Wilson found that ants removed the dead from their nest and dumped them in a cemetery. Moreover, he identified the active signal as oleic acid."

"The famous story goes that Wilson found that a drop of oleic acid on a perfectly healthy ant resulted in her being carried kicking and screaming to the cemetery. Ants can't scream, but you get the picture."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_ne ... 232607.stm

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Re: things that go on

Post by Big Nose » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:53 pm

Erm. Yeah. Black hair dye and masking tape, a definite improvement over paint should you wish to disguise a white donkey as a zebra.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle ... 297812.stm
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Re: things that go on

Post by linus » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:18 pm

face of knicker thief mayor probably the sort of mental image one might have of what a knicker thief mayor might look like:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lanc ... 501032.stm

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Re: things that go on

Post by Big Nose » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:27 pm

Journalism is poo, purely because I need to know what "a sex act" actually is.

When I were a lad my mates mum was having her knickers stolen, and I remember his dad basically camped out nightly with a cricket bat ready to stave the knicker thiefs skull in. He caught him eventually. All I remember is that he wore bifocal lenses and smelt. And that he got a good battering.

Without knicker thieves we wouldn't have tumble driers. Thats a FACT.
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Re: things that go on

Post by this clump of trees » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:36 pm

Sgt. Joshua Tabor of Yelm is accused of holding his 4-year-old daughter's head underwater because she wouldn't recite her ABC's.

Police in Yelm responded to a report of a drunk man wearing a Kevlar helmet and threatening to bust residents' windows.

Yelm Police Chief Todd Stancil said the focus quickly shifted when the soldier's live-in girlfriend told investigators Tabor beat his 4-year-old daughter. Investigators detained Tabor and coaxed his young daughter out of the bathroom at 2 a.m.

"She had locked herself into the bathroom for fear of her dad," Stancil said last week.

The girl was covered in bruises from her ears to her legs, according to police. Tabor admitted bruising could have been the result of her child tried to fight off her punishment for not reciting the alphabet.

Police claim Tabor, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, acted as if that were an acceptable form of punishment.

"He openly admitted to a portion of it," said Stancil. "He would fill a kitchen sink full of water, put her on her back on the counter and hold her head into the water right until it would get up to eyes, right at the eye line. He would do this because she would not say her ABC's and also because she was deathly afraid of water."
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/415448_water16.html

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Re: things that go on

Post by humblebee » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:03 am

This is amazing!

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/The ... 6179775.jp

A bloke from Huddersfield has taken stunning pictures of the Earth from space after spending tuppence-ha'penny on a camera and a balloon.

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Re: things that go on

Post by Uncle Ants » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:12 am

humblebee wrote:This is amazing!

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/The ... 6179775.jp

A bloke from Huddersfield has taken stunning pictures of the Earth from space after spending tuppence-ha'penny on a camera and a balloon.
Wow! that's brilliant.

I love the bit where the commentator says "Robert claims to know nothing about electronics, but it's amazing what you can learn from the internet"
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