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This is the sort of thing that makes me quite pleased to be English...
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Today is World Vegan Day, apparently.

So what do I get?
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In fact I think I may already be asleep and having a peculiar dream. About porcupines.

I'm reading this - or more particularly the comments that follow it, and am wondering as I read whether someone, somewhere is spamming the BBC website tonight. One of the comments is this:

All I can say is send all the porcupines up here. All we have is seals and polar bears to eat. Porcupines would make a nice change.
Steven Seagal, Inuit Native Alaska
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...just how *will* I be able to travel to work in 5 years time?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4112360.stm

Grrrr.

Jun. 19th, 2005 12:51 pm
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Lennart Johansson's comments this week are a prefect illustration of how sexism is viewed as the acceptable face of descrimination and prejudice. It would be interesting to see what would have happened if he'd made some sort of comparable comment on black players.

Sucker!

Jun. 16th, 2005 04:45 pm
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/4100220.stm

This one made me laugh.

Of course, it's the aligator I feel sorry for. It's not as if it's done anything that it deserves to have its private life disclosed for...

Yawn

Jun. 15th, 2005 07:44 am
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It's a horrile dull grey morning, but reading the words -

Baroness Thatcher is under doctors' orders not to speak publicly.

on the BBC website can never fail but give me the sense of warmth and inner peace as any reference to Archer's prisoner number whilst he was behind bars...
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Yet another article about a potential crackdown on the sale of replica guns (mostly airsoft), focusing on how similar the replicas are to the real thing - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4072244.stm - included the paragraphs:

Staring down the barrel of a replica gun, it is easy to understand how terrifying these "toys" can be.

The number of firearms offences involving imitations rose 66% in 2004, while the use of real shotguns, handguns and rifles fell markedly.

Police officers believe that criminals who might previously have used knives in robberies are now choosing replica guns instead, while many youths see them as a status symbol.


Is is just me, or if you were the victim of an armed robery, would you prefer the assailant to be packing a replica weapon rather than a real gun or a knife???
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Parents warned that ill-fitting shoes can damage children

Apparently, parents should be making sure their chidren's shoes fit properly, and have their feet measured regularly - as children are, allegedly, *growing*.

Parenting licence. You know it makes sense...
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From the BBC news website. Deborah Fermor, manager of John O'Groats Ferries, disputes the "tourist trap" label given to john O'Groats by the new edition of the Lonely Planet guide.

Ms Fermor said: "I wouldn't say it was a seedy tourist trap, we have shops here like the Woollen Mill and souvenirs too.
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I don't know if any of you have heard the Territorial Army adverts that have been on commercial radio recently. Basically the script goes along the lines of two soldiers saying technical soldiery things to one another, and then the voice-over kicks in with: So, which soldier is from the Territorial Army? Can't tell?

And I always think to myself - of *course* I can't bloody tell - it's a *radio* advert! How can I see which one's got the 'tache???

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