Unusual News Item O'de Day

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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:02 pm

Happy Birthday to the T of MnT. You've got LOWIDS of money so here's a couple of pressies you can buy yerslef.

I believe you like guns & Japan so here's a Hello Kitty automatic rifle - http://www.glamguns.com/hk47.jpg
Sick of DL-ing songs and music to a small device with a name beginning with a lower case 'i'? DL music directly to your aul joanna instead - classy! http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Con ... 00,00.html

I actually believe in swearing as a natural way way of expression within limits, (not that OTT attention & publicity seeking Cartman 'Tourette's' stuff.) AND it's good for you! I totally f*cking bleedin swear - no wanking sh*t! :lol: Try it today at work - walk up to your boss and 'say 'hello & how the f*ck are ya?'
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/afp/20071017/t ... bda_2.html
Swearing at work 'boosts team spirit, morale'

LONDON (AFP) - Regular swearing at work can help boost team spirit among staff, allowing them to express better their feelings as well as develop social relationships, according to a study by researchers.

Yehuda Baruch, a professor of management at the University of East Anglia, and graduate Stuart Jenkins studied the use of profanity in the workplace and assessed its implications for managers.

They assessed that swearing would become more common as traditional taboos are broken down, but the key appeared to be knowing when such language was appropriate and when to turn to blind eye.

The pair said swearing in front of senior staff or customers should be seriously discouraged or banned, but in other circumstances it helped foster solidarity among employees and express frustration, stress or other feelings.

"Employees use swearing on a continuous basis, but not necessarily in a negative, abusive manner," said Baruch, who works in the university's business school in Norwich.

Banning swear words and reprimanding staff might represent strong leadership, but could remove key links between staff and impact on morale and motivation, he said.

"We hope that this study will serve not only to acknowledge the part that swearing plays in our work and our lives, but also to indicate that leaders sometimes need to 'think differently' and be open to intriguing ideas.

"Managers need to understand how their staff feel about swearing. The challenge is to master the 'art' of knowing when to turn a blind eye to communication that does not meet their own standards."

The study, "Swearing at work and permissive leadership culture: when anti-social becomes social and incivility is acceptable", is published in the latest issue of the Leadership and Organisational Development Journal.
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby BRMBug » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:20 pm

:lol: What would it take, for you to walk into work, and say "Surprise cockfags, I'm here!"
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:44 pm

BRMBug wrote::lol: What would it take, for you to walk into work, and say "Surprise cockfags, I'm here!"

Really? Nothing - nada.

In another job I worked in many years ago I used to say to my boss, like a greeting - ''There ya are, ya big bastard. Here's your messages & post' So he'd laugh.

After a while, he replied 'So, you think I'm big?'

My answer - 'No ... like I said here's yer messages & post, ya bastard'

Good times, as youse Americans say.

And before you think or say or post it - nope, I was not fired.
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:01 am

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a pretty good comedy but don't expect to see any cuties in Philly! http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20071019/ ... 16c_1.html

Want more money for a film festival? Raise it yerselves ya lazy eejits!
Minister sees red at Trevi prank
Italy's Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli wants a new anti-vandalism law after a man threw a bucket of red dye into the Trevi fountain in Rome.

The man, who fled the scene, left the baroque fountain spouting red water before technicians could shut off the water supply.

Leaflets left nearby denounced the cost of the RomeFilmFest, which has just opened in the Italian capital.

Officials said the fountain had not suffered permanent damage.

Engineers shut down the fountain to allow the red dye to drain away, before restoring a supply of clear water.

The Trevi, a baroque landmark dating from the 18th Century, was popularised by films such as Federico Fellini's 1960 classic La Dolce Vita, in which Anita Ekberg frolics in its waters.

The protest leaflet was signed by an unknown group, ATM Azionefuturista 2007.

"You wanted just a red carpet - we want a city entirely in vermilion," it read, in an attack on the film festival's 15m-euro budget.

"We who are vulnerable, old, ill, students, workers, we come with vermilion to colour your greyness."

But Francesco Rutelli was unimpressed, calling the stunt "an unacceptable and irresponsible act of vandalism".

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/e ... 053908.stm

I saw Stardust at the weekend - disappointing. :( Great start & I love Neil Gaiman's books but the last 30-40 mins were almost painful & nothing to do with Gaiman's original story. In excellent news, South Africa are Rugby World Cup Champions. :D
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby BRMBug » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:24 am

Yahoo News UK & Ireland wrote:For unattractiveness, Philadelphia just beat out Washington DC and Dallas/Fort Worth for the bottom spot.

Ohhh, snaaaaap. :(
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:05 am

Awww-hhhh - aha. Ahem.

People. Who love - people. Are the luckiest people in the woooorld.

If only I could help who I fell in love with... like, my Dad ... or an 8 year old ... or a drug addict, or ... an 82 year old woman! Call me an aul cynic but I just could not have seen this one a-coming ...

Man, 24, loses 82-year-old wife
An 82-year-old Argentine woman who attracted media attention last month when she married a 24-year-old man has died as a result of heart problems.

Adelfa Volpes was admitted to hospital soon after she and her new husband, Reinaldo Waveqche, returned from their honeymoon in Brazil.

She died in a sanatorium in Santa Fe, the city where the couple were married.

Ms Volpes had rejected criticism over the age difference with the groom, who is the son of one of her best friends.

"I don't want to resign myself to the idea that I lost her," a disconsolate Mr Waveqche told EFE news agency.

The couple were married on 28 September in a civil service after several years of engagement, and later walked through a local church surrounded by reporters.

Their love is said to have blossomed when Mr Waveqche went to live with his future bride after his mother's death, when he was 15.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/a ... 056672.stm
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby swellman7 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:16 am

That's some funny sh!t right there.
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:05 am

Us Europeaners are totally bleedin maaaad!

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20071023/ ... c6f_1.html
Police told to stop brothel visits when on duty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Police patrolling the red-light district of the Belgian capital have been ordered to stop visiting brothels and drinking in bars when on duty.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20071023/ ... c6f_1.html
Elderly woman in wheelchair takes motorway shortcut

BERLIN (Reuters) - An 81-year-old German woman driving to a cemetery in her electric wheelchair decided to take a shortcut and drove the wrong way down a motorway.
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:14 am

Any parents who can read might enjoy reading this.
The Worst Swear Word
http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story ... 44,00.html

Here's a practical way to rid yourself of tangible heartbreak items and contribute to a bizarre but interesting exhibition.
Museum of Broken Relationships
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:31 pm

Hmmm... Really not sure about this (and it has Simon Pegg)... but still, hmmm...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... ace129.xml
MySpace, the movie! - kinda...well, not really at all.
Myspace helps unknown actors land film parts

Drumming up any publicity for a film project is becoming more annoying.
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:33 am

It's Halloween tomorrow so, naturally, we're long over due a 'cows try to kill man' story...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 068364.stm
Cows attack dog walker in field
A Sussex policeman has been discharged from hospital after an attack by about 50 cows left him with four broken ribs and a punctured lung.

I have a work appraisal this week, which I love, so I've been watching this for inspiration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn3nbFimBtc
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:21 am

Ooooh - scawee stowies... well, not really.. I lurve Halloween. Unless you're a student (I 'ate STEWdents!) or a parent (or possibly a paedo) Halloween in my part of the world is very much for kids. :( Lil bastards.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 068974.stm
Museum shows 116-year-old orange
A dried-up orange from the lunchbox of a miner fatally injured on the day he was due to eat it has gone on display in a Staffordshire museum.

The pips can be heard rattling when the orange is shaken.

The only way one should sharpen one's pencil (hehehe)

This man loves the dead too much...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071031/ap_ ... 66oAXtiBIF
Tech accused of abusing elderly corpse
TEANECK, N.J. - A Teaneck hospital lab technician has been jailed after being accused of sexually abusing the corpse of a 92-year-old woman, authorities say.

Maybe it looked like he was going to be attacked with blood so... y'know, scaweee... Till he found out he was going to be condiment-ed to death!!!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071030/od_ ... PfZAbtiBIF
Thieves ambush supermarket employee with ketchup
ATHENS (Reuters) - Two thieves armed only with ketchup ambushed a supermarket employee as he was taking cash to the bank, Greek police said on Tuesday.

"The thieves jumped out of the bushes and threw two big bags of ketchup on the front window to stop the car," said a police official who requested anonymity.

The man fought with his attackers who managed to flee on a motorcycle with only 400 euros (279 pounds) of the 140,000 euros he was carrying.
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:22 am

I love science me! Here's piece about truly bizarre & gruesome science experiments. Also, some quotes to entice to read the whole article:

- "It appears that the elephant is highly sensitive to the effects of LSD." (The elephant died within minutes of being given a massive dosage)

- "Just kidding about that emergency folks!" said the pilot a few minutes after announcing to a group of soldiers that their plane was going to have emergency/crash land in the ocean.

- "My fingernails taste terribly bitter" said the 'scientist' repeatedly to a group of sleeping boys to try and break their nail biting habit.

Elephant on acid, dog head grafts and a seesaw to revive the dead

One Friday in August 1962 Warren Thomas, director of Lincoln Park Zoo in Oklahoma City, raised his rifle and took aim at Tusko the elephant. With a squeeze of the trigger he scored a direct hit on the animal's rump, firing a cartridge full of the hallucinogenic drug LSD into the animal's bloodstream.

The dose was 3,000 times what a human might take for recreational purposes, and the results were extraordinary. Tusko charged around and trumpeted loudly for a few minutes before keeling over dead.
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:42 am

I've flown Singapore Airlines - most comfortable even in cheapo class. But this is pure kill-joy sh!te - c'mon! It's the new super plane - you should be able to do super things on it.

Airline bans A380 mile-high club

Singapore Airlines has taken the unusual step of publicly asking passengers on its new Airbus A380 plane not to engage in any sexual activities.

The potential problem has arisen because the first class area of its giant superjumbo contains 12 private suites complete with double beds.

They should have locked up the Crocodile Hunter when he was alive - feckin eejit going around manipulating & annoying animals into behaving a particular way for tv cameras. This one's probably still angry from a previous encounter with CH.

Australian crocodile kept in cell

Police in northern Australia kept a 2.4m (7ft 9in) saltwater crocodile in a cell overnight after it menaced local fishermen.

Officials in Nhulunbuy were left with "no other option" after capturing the crocodile late in the evening, Senior Constable Wade Marshall said.

He told the BBC News website that police had placed the reptile an unused cell in the town's police station.

Douglas Adams had a theory that white mice actually rule the world...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video ... supermouse
Scientists have bred a line of ‘mighty mice’ which can run for up to six hours, covering as many kilometres, without stopping
Link contains video footage
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Re: Unusual News Item O'de Day

Postby Keejit » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:47 am

So, what is the process for appointing a judge in the US? Flipping a coin?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071103/ap_ ... nzyj3tiBIF
RICHMOND, Va. - A judge who ordered a woman to drop her pants and decided a custody dispute by flipping a coin was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday. The decision against Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge James Michael Shull of Gate City was unanimous.

THIS is what happened to the underpants gnomes and the deer that used to 'haunt' the corridors of SPS...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071105/ap_ ... gW.uosQE4F
Prank leaves police overrun by gnomes
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A number of gnomes and other creatures have taken sanctuary at the Springfield police station.

As part of a prank, somebody stole 75 lawn ornaments from around town and placed them meticulously on and around the lawn of one house on Oct. 17, police said.

Among the figurines are plastic and porcelain geese, deer, frogs are gnomes.

Police took them back to the station to help find the rightful owners.

"We need to get them out of here," Capt. Richard Harrison said. "Every time I leave my office they're sitting in my chair, working on my computer. I can't seem to get rid of the darn things."

The figurines will be put out for public viewing on Tuesday.

"If they come here and they can identify it we're more than happy to let the gnome go home," Harrison said.

Figurines that aren't claimed will be sold at auction.

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