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things that go on

Post by Anonymous » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:41

here's a lovely story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7019998.stm

rather than conscription all single men of that age should have to do something similar

give a little bit back, boys

nice

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Post by Anonymous » Sun Sep 30, 2007 14:45

optometrist's letterbox stuffed full of budgies

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/h ... ?ID=139317

this occurred just up the road from me... apparently it happened twice last year too

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Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Sep 30, 2007 15:54

"Other birds found a second wind and managed to mate as they waited at the optometrists."

I like that they won't let being shoved through a letter box get in their way of a good feathery humping.

Go budgies!

Also, my grandmother had a parakeet and it was named Budgie, but I thought everyone was saying Blue G because it was blue, and I called it that, and no one ever corrected me. Then my dad caught a blue parakeet while we were out walking one time and it lived in our house after that and we very originally named it Blue G.
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Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Sun Sep 30, 2007 15:57

that's broxbourne for you

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Re: things that go on

Post by RalphWiggum » Mon Oct 01, 2007 07:29

andygrunt wrote:here's a lovely story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7019998.stm

rather than conscription all single men of that age should have to do something similar

give a little bit back, boys

nice
You can't have a Sunday roast without gravy..
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Post by RalphWiggum » Mon Oct 01, 2007 07:44

A former colleague of mine announced via her Facebook that she's bought a pair of jeans for £335 this weekend.

Fahk abaht.
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Post by elcondor » Thu Oct 04, 2007 03:58

some dudes put a mexican flag above an american flag and another dude went wild with a knife

http://www.krnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7162515

watch the video, you have to view it in explorer sadly
i am el condor and i don't sign for shit football clubs

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Post by RalphWiggum » Thu Oct 04, 2007 07:25

Leapfrogging mayor injures woman dressed as tomato

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The Lord Mayor of Belfast has apologised to a council worker left with back injuries after he tried to leapfrog her during a photoshoot.

Lorraine Mallon suffered a slipped disc when Jim Rodgers' knee accidently hit her head as he attempted to vault her.

Ms Mallon had been dressed as a tomato to launch a gourmet garden event in Botanic Gardens last month.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7026851.stm
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chicken lorry crash causes chaos

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Oct 11, 2007 16:48

Chickens roam free!
Major roads in central Scotland were brought to a standstill after a lorry containing 1,800 chickens crashed on the A80, leaving birds running loose.

The lorry jack-knifed on the southbound carriageway, near Haggs, at 0430 BST, leaving the 45-year-old driver with serious back injuries.

Central Scotland Police said about 400 chickens were killed in the incident.

The road, which serves as a main route to Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Dundee, was reopened by police at 1245 BST.

The birds were being transported by Noble Foods from a farm in Perthshire to an abattoir at Gainsborough in Lincolnshire when the crash happened.

It took police and specialist chicken handlers from Noble Foods nearly nine hours to clear the scene as hundreds of the birds ran free in the accident area.
It's actually quite sad because lots of them chickens died, but I like the idea of specialist chicken handlers chasing chickens all over the motorway.

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Post by soft revolution » Thu Oct 11, 2007 16:55

Its a good thing it wasn't a lorry of 1800 Roadrunners. That'd be a bugger to round them up.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by Contravene » Sun Oct 14, 2007 18:47

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/s ... 95,00.html

This optical illusion, nothing special, just kinda weird when iit changes direction in yer heid

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Post by Pablo » Thu Oct 25, 2007 20:35

Linus wrote:that's broxbourne for you
Having been there, I must say that I wouldn't have predicted these events
You and me could write a crap romance

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Post by JohaN » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:38

i like this story...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7081038.stm

and also - i thought it important to bring the following to squirrelboutique's attention:
In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on a Sunday could be jailed (6%)
they don't say anything about spelunking, but it might be worth finding out! (as an aside - i wonder if that applies to the armed forces too?)

as for the northerners here, it might be useful to bear the following in mind:
It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow

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Post by Elvistears » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:35

Quote from that flag stsory:

"I find it interesting that numerous state law enforcement agencies hide their head in the sand when it come to enforcing federal illegal immigration laws while on the other hand you are quick to cite federal regulation when it benefits Mexicans who go out of their way to affront American citizens by disrespecting designated protocol for display of our United States flag. Isn't it against the law to taunt people?

Are you going tell me that I can use my freedom of expression; freedom of speech to go out into the public and taunt people and you won't take any action against me just as you failed to do so with the Mexican establishment that degraded the American flag? "

So - flying a Mexican flag above the American flag "degrades" it? Interesting perspective.

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Re: chicken lorry crash causes chaos

Post by Elvistears » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:37

lynsosaurus wrote:Chickens roam free!

The birds were being transported by Noble Foods from a farm in Perthshire to an abattoir at Gainsborough in Lincolnshire when the crash happened.

It took police and specialist chicken handlers from Noble Foods nearly nine hours to clear the scene as hundreds of the birds ran free in the accident area.

It's actually quite sad because lots of them chickens died, but I like the idea of specialist chicken handlers chasing chickens all over the motorway.
Well, it is, but as they were going to an abattoir, that might have happened anyway. On the up side, at least they didn't end up in Gainsborough.

linus

Post by linus » Sat Dec 08, 2007 09:54

pigs brains fight back from beyond 'grave'

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hqae ... QD8TCRVQG0

the quote from the local union official at the end of the article is kind of ironical

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Post by JohaN » Thu Dec 20, 2007 16:42

is it very wrong of me to find this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... ors118.xml

a little bit funny? (in a hysterical, part crying, way, mind)

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Post by Contravene » Thu Dec 20, 2007 18:01

I like the way the police sneak away and pretend it didn't happen.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Jan 17, 2008 14:44

Rats found at Grimsby hospital

The reader comments are fantastic.

alongwalkhome

Post by alongwalkhome » Thu Jan 17, 2008 18:37

Mr Dick, of Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, went to the casualty department with his wife Joan after she got grit in her eye.

"While we were waiting I looked up and saw something running along the ceiling, behind the lights. I was flabbergasted.

"My wife thought it was a bat at first but then we saw it was a baby rat.
The entire scandal could be a case of mistaken identity by a woman half-blinded by grit!!!

*anxiously awaits the follow-up story in tomorrow's Grimsby Telegraph*

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