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Want to listen to weird 999 calls? Why didn’t you say so?

PA 809819 Want to listen to weird 999 calls? Why didnt you say so?

999 is not a number to be trifled with. If you use the number to horse around, chances are, EVERYONE IS GOING TO DIE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET THROUGH.

Possibly.

Either way, the London Fire Brigade have decided to shame some simpletons who haven’t quite grasped what the number is for. One lady called the Fire Brigade because she threw a glass of water at fighting dogs, but forgot her false teeth were in the glass. Number of fires in that incident – 0.

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Posted: 11th, October 2013 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC debunks BBC reporter Victoria Derbyshire’s scare story on an ‘army of drunk children’

victoria derbyshire 010 BBC debunks BBC reporter Victoria Derbyshires scare story on an army of drunk children

THE story about hundreds of drunk children in A&E departments was a front-page shocker. And it was, as we noted, balls. The story was created by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire. It was bad that another BBC show sought to explain what utter nonsense it was, a scare story created from dodgy figures, a fear of youth and stocked by the therapy industry.

You can listen to the BBC undoing the BBC in this link: drunk kids

Posted: 11th, October 2013 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool sisters stole funeral wreaths to sell on to the grieving

 Liverpool sisters stole funeral wreaths to sell on to the grieving

SISTERS Marion Hill, 41, and Lyndsay Millett, 37, removed flowers left in tribute to a dead man at Liverpool’s Springwood crematorium. They said the flowers were for their mum’s grave at Allerton cemetery.

Police thought it an idea to visit their home in Almeda Road, Speke. here, they found blank condolence cards, wreath stands, “wreath-making paraphernalia” and seven wreaths, including one to “DAD”. Two wreaths to MUM” and “NAN” had vanished from the crematorium on the evening of May 7, having been left in tribute to Bridget Jannet.

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Posted: 11th, October 2013 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Ron Paul use the The Guardian to change the world, and other views on leaking

PA 17865375 Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Ron Paul use the The Guardian to change the world, and other views on leakingWHAT do we make of the Guardian’s decision to publish Edward Snowden’s leaks?

MI5 chief Andrew Parker: ”The gift to evade us and strike at will’”

David Aaronovitch in the Times:

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Posted: 11th, October 2013 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Racism in Mexico: Health centre makes Indian women gives birth outside on the grass

irma lopez1 Racism in Mexico: Health centre makes Indian women gives birth outside on the grass

TO Mexico, where Mexican paper La Razon says Irma Lopez, 29, was forced to give birth on the lawn in front of a medical centre in Oaxaca, Mexico, which had refused to admit her.

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Court Artist Priscilla Coleman is first artist to sketch inside an English courtroom during a hearing

PA 17871951 Court Artist Priscilla Coleman is first artist to sketch inside an English courtroom during a hearing

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


West Sussex local news special: triple-ladder saves trapped mum and daughter

 West Sussex local news special: triple ladder saves trapped mum and daughter LOCAL news story of the week was found in the West Sussex County Times. Reporter DW Nye enlarges in the headline:

“Mother and daughter freed from Horsham bathroom”

A mother and daughter have been freed from their own bathroom after becoming locked in this morning (Tuesday October 8).

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Sexy Two Air Hostesses in Uniform: BA investigates this unerotic staff video

bah steward naked Sexy Two Air Hostesses in Uniform: BA investigates this unerotic staff video

A VIDEO has appear online starring two women in British Airways uniforms. Weirdly, while clothed, they decide to have a shower. That’s right. A shower with your clothes on.

Of course, being dripping wet and covered in soap, one of the ladies decides to awkwardly strip off, throwing her cabin services manager’s uniform in the shower with her.

The video is called Sexy Two Air Hostesses in Uniform and British Airways are launching an investigation into the video and want to know the identity of the two women.

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Jack Kerouac’s original sketch for On The Road (and all the book’s covers)

JACK Kerouac was so unimpressed by the cover his publishers stuck on The Town and the City, he sketched the one he wanted for OneThe Road.

TownAndTheCity Jack Kerouacs original sketch for On The Road (and all the books covers)

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: Books, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amanda Knox: ‘Foxy’ Cara Delevingne, unforgiving Patrick Lamumba and Cartwheels of joy

PA 5324719 1 Amanda Knox: Foxy Cara Delevingne, unforgiving Patrick Lamumba and Cartwheels of joy

MEREDITH Kercher is not yet at peace. The retrial of Amanda Knox in Perugia, Italy, for Kercher’s murder is underway. Knox and her then lover Raffaelle Sollecito were convicted and then acquitted. This time, however, Knox won’t be in the courtroom, opting to remain in the US.

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1981 STASH cologne for men attracted women as well as police and their dogs

DRIVING home I was stopped by the police. One copper leaned in the window and said he could smell marijuana. I told him was mistaken, which he must have been: there was never any weed in the Peugeot, officer. He ordered me from my car and the usual nonsense followed before I was sent on my way. Which all leads to this question: can the smell of marijuana attract member of the opposite sex as well as the police? In 1981, the makers of Stash perfume thought so:

stash cologne In 1981 STASH cologne for men attracted women as well as police and their dogs

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hitler worked as a chef, a professor and a Nazi-next-door in Western Canada

WOULD you know Hitler is he were living in Canada? In November 1944, the Free Press Weekly Prairie Farmer asked is readers:

“Would You Know Der Fuehrer’s Face If He Settled In Western Canada?”

It’s all about the facial hair. In 1940s’ Western Canada, chef’s were buttoned-up, militaristic and waxed-tipped; all men of letters wore glasses and went for a centre-parting; the Hobos dress like Slavs; and the guy next door looks like a Nazi.

hitler in canada Hitler worked as a chef, a professor and a Nazi next door in Western Canada

 

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Naked easyJet passenger who challenged captain to a fight tasered at Manchester airport

 

Easyjet stripper Naked easyJet passenger who challenged captain to a fight tasered at Manchester airport
“HE must have been drunk because when he came off the plane, he took his top off and shouted ‘come on then’ in a Manchester accent and was trying to get the captain to fight him,” Says an eyewitness to events on an easyJet flight arrived at Manchester Airport from Malta. “Then he carried on taking all his clothes off. I have no idea why. The woman he was with gave him a slap for it. He’d had an altercation with other passengers and the captain had come down the plane to calm him down.”

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shake Your Booty Club dancer stabbed boyfriend in the eye after he refused her offer of a threesome

La Crystal King Woolfork Shake Your Booty Club dancer stabbed boyfriend in the eye after he refused her offer of a threesome
WHEN 28-year-old La Crystal King-Woolfork’s lover refused her request for a threesome, she, allegedly, stabbed him in the eye.
King-Woolfork, of Gifford, Florida, has been arrested on an attempted murder charge.
The boyfriend says it was 4am on on Sept. 26 when King-Woolfork returned home from a night at the Shake Your Booty Club. She was with a friend. The pair began to perform “sex acts” on one another.

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Posted: 10th, October 2013 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great records: Praise-R-Cise is your musical Christian Aerobics weight-loss plan

 Great records: Praise R Cise is your musical Christian Aerobics weight loss plan

 

 

CHRISTIAN Aerobics was not like other aerobics (notably Muslim aerobics, Jewish aerobics and the Sikh aerobic, which is, as we know, glorified rhythmic gymnastics).

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Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drunk Jack Kerouac debates ‘hippie” and its meaning with a pompous William F. Buckley – Fernanda Pivano just gets it

jack kerouac buckley Drunk Jack Kerouac debates hippie and its meaning with a pompous William F. Buckley   Fernanda Pivano just gets it

JACK Kerouac, author of the classic, On the Road liked a drink or three.

In this video, Kerouac talks with writer Fernanda Pivano. He is three sheets to the wind:

In 1965, Kerouac was on the magic box again. William F. Buckley was in the chair, whose pomposity and self-regard is hilarious.

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Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Books, Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The TV adverts schoolchildren loved to quote

THE Associated Press journeys to Vernon Center Middle School Connecticut middle school. Students are screaming “HUMP DAY”. It’s distracting the teachers.

The news report is here:

It’s all a remarkable non-news story. But it got us wondering what adverts we quoted in our youth. A poll of Anorak Towers revealed these gems:

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Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Flashback, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dewsbury man ordered to remove ‘Polite Notice’to burglars from outside home

notice Dewsbury man ordered to remove Polite Noticeto burglars from outside home
SHOULD Graham Jagger removed the sign from outside his home in Dewsbury, West Yorks? The legend reads:
“Polite Notice: There is nothing of value left on our premises… It’s already been taken… By Thieving F*cking Bastards.”
Police say they will arrest Mr Jagger unless he removes the sign. He;’s been bugled 10 times in the past four years.

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Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: an entertaining libel and Danie Krugel

MADELEINE McCann: a look at today’s media coverage of the missing child.

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The Star (front page): “MADDIE: Mums begs court: Let me clear my name.”

“Mum” is, of course, Kate McCann. That she should have to prove her innocence is absurd.

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Posted: 9th, October 2013 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kevin Pietersen wins libel damages against Specsavers after they implied he was a cheat

kevin cheat specsavers Kevin Pietersen wins libel damages against Specsavers after they implied he was a cheat

ENGLAND batsman and general talented poser, Kevin Pietersen, has accepted a large but undisclosed amount of money for libel damages after a Specsavers advert implied he may have tampered with his bat during this summer’s Ashes series against Australia.

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Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Over 40% of Americans don’t know Carbon Dioxide warms the planet

THE Pew Research Center wanted to establish how much American adults know about science.

Question 1. “What gas do most scientists believe causes temperatures in the atmosphere to rise?”

Correct answer: Carbon Dioxide.

pew Over 40% of Americans dont know Carbon Dioxide warms the planet

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Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: Global Warming | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are you a lady driver? Careful of your ovaries in Saudi Arabia

PA 17341304 Are you a lady driver? Careful of your ovaries in Saudi Arabia

WOMEN drivers come in for a lot of flack, mainly because they accidentally inspired that awful Sheila’s Wheels advert. However, someone more deserving of the mockery is Saudi cleric, Sheikh Saleh al-Luhaydan.

He’s warned, with a completely straight face, that driving will affect women’s ovaries and bring “clinical disorders” upon their poor unfortunate children.

Yes, you read that correctly.

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Posted: 8th, October 2013 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0