Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

Shark Found on Golf Course

 
Live shark  found on the 12th tee  of San Juan Hills Golf Club in California..... 

(Tartan) Snakes On A Plane

Cabin crew at Glasgow airport found an 18 inch long snake underneath a row of seats......
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Superblog

The world of comics bows to cyberspace as Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet to blog & tweet

Monday, 22 October 2012

HandelFest

 
London gets ready to celebrate the man who opened the door to music and also shared a house with Jimi Hendrix (250 years apart)...

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Postman Pleb

 
Royal Mail may do away with 1st Class stamps...

Pleb Class Travel

 
Pleased to see Mr Osborne paid for his upgrade

Bloomin' Ada

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace ( 1815 –  1852),  commonly known as Ada Lovelace. 1st computer programmer forgotten by history books or plagiarising toff? Wikipedia reels as forgotten women of science are added en masse.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Starbucks Sucks


MPs to look into Starbuck's £1.2 billion unpaid UK tax bill

Utterley Butterley

 
Butterley Spillway, Marsden, makes it onto the Victorian Society's Top Ten Endangered Structures list

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Space Jump

 
Jump from the edge of  Space
Felix Baumgartner plummets to earth from record breaking height

Just a Slight Breeze


25th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987....Michael Fish's most famous weather report

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Giant Eyeball

 
 
Beach combers in Florida found a giant eyeball looking up at them . As big as a cricket ball, it probably popped from a giant squid's eye socket...

Friday, 12 October 2012

Old Soaks

 
 Alcohol Concern report found the cost of hospital admissions linked to heavy drinking 55 to 74-year-olds in 2010-11 was more than £825m. Steady on now, it's Friday night after all......
 

Baby Boomer Bender

 
More NHS money is spent treating alcohol-related illness in Baby Boomers than young people....

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Think Track, Think Train

 Scare tactics of the Pif (Public Info Film) are back. Alvin Stardust warned us in the 70s. There was "Think Once, Think Twice, Think (THUMP!) Bike" and now there's "Think Track, Think Train!"
See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy-sIfsW7tg&feature=youtu.be

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Tarzan of the Stem Cell Jungle

 
Congratulations to Sir John "Tarzan" Gurdon, Nobel Prize winner for his work on cloning and stem cells. His school report rsaid; " Gurdon has ideas about becoming a scientist....this is quite ridiculous- he can't learn simple biological facts"

Monday, 8 October 2012

Shaken not Stirred

 
James Bond is 50. Here's hoping he glams it up a bit for  more escapist jiggery pokery in Skylark. More Safari suits and camp villains in extict volcanos less  sweaty t-shirts and exploding oil rigs

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Ashes to Ashes

 
With apologies to Mr Bowie. Killer fungus is killing ash trees in Denmark, with fears the spores are already here in the UK. Horse chestnuts and oak are also victims. The tiny toadstools attack leaving  a tree skeleton....

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Friday, 5 October 2012

Grease Is The Word

 
Word is out that Olivia Neutron Bomb and John Travolta are cutting a disc. Think chestnuts roasting by an open fire, mistletoe and wine, a wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom...

Wella Wella Wella Huh

Travolta story coming up next..........

It Must Be Something I Ate

 
Milk of Magnesia has been withdrawn from Chemist shelves

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Doing a Shirley (Bassey)


 
Adele gets the Bond treatment with the new 007 theme tune, Skyfall. The song was leaked prior to its release, but no links I found worked, so here's one for  Shirl (Goldfinger):

Monday, 1 October 2012

Costermongers

Pearly Kings and Queens strutted their stuff yesterday at the Costermonger's Harvest Festival (Dahn Landan Tahn, me old China)