There wasn’t much feedback on yesterday’s ‘blog, indeed it received no ‘likes’, making it about as popular as a Nandos is to a vegetarian – although I think vegetarians should actively seek to eat Nandos. Let’s be honest, their excuse for not doing so is pretty poultry…
Perhaps the reason for the lack of comments was because all the Australians were too busy being cultured and going to the theatre. I’m not sure which their favourite part of a theatrical performance is – but I’m guessing it was the interval where they were able to sink about 10 pints of lager…
Anyhow, it’s time to move onto today’s ‘blog and it’s nice to see that the South African police force are keeping themselves out of the news, the last thing they’d need is for them to be seen handcuffing a taxi driver from Mozambique to a police van and then for them to drive through the streets with him in tow.
They’ve only gone and handcuffed a taxi driver from Mozambique to a police van and then driven him through the streets.
Still at least is hasn’t been video and if it has, at least the video hasn’t been leaked.
Well, that’s not the best news for the South African police force is it? What with the whole Oscar Pistorius case, which has now been thrown into more controversy after it was revealed that the brother of Pistorius is also on a murder charge – is there anyone connected to the Pistorius case that isn’t alleged to have killed anyone?
Anyhow, today’s ‘blog is being shortened as I’m in London this weekend… so I’m glad that I’m in a place where they don’t have a violent police force…
The route of the new high-speed train network linking Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds is announced
The transport secretary has announced the route which apparently stop at 5 stations. The route was actually supposed to be announced a couple of weeks ago but instead the announcement was delayed due to a shortage of staff, it was then cancelled until further notice and then they decided to do the announcement on a replacement bus service instead. There has been a lot of criticism of the proposed route due to the fact it cuts through the picturesque country side – by this we don’t think they are referring to Birmingham. The Department For Transport has claimed the new high-speed rail will reduce journey times by half which is good because that means we will only be stuck on the platform for half an hour rather than a full hour.
French troops have taken control of Timbuktu airport in Mali
French led troops who are fighting in Mali against Islamist rebels have taken control of the airport in key city Timbuktu. This is quite an achievement as we have always been led to believe Timbuktu was impossible to get to. Imagine the instructions to the troops. “You must get from here to Timbuktu”. That particular phrase has commonly been used in the past to describe a very, very far away location, virtually impossible to get to. So the fact that the troops have managed it is great. Although the fact that there is an airport in Timbuktu probably suggest that it’s not that impossible to get to and perhaps they should re-work the phrase. Possibly to “from here down to the next junction on the M62” would nowadays be a more appropriate phrase as the M62 is more impossible to conquer in terms of travel.
Iran claims it has sent a monkey into space
Iran is claiming that it has successfully flown a monkey into space and back and takes Iran one step closer to achieving a manned space flight. Obviously Iran is quite far behind the likes of the US and Russia but it is a great achievement for them. In comparison to our British achievements Iran sending to a monkey into space is about the same as the UK’s David Beckham finally learning how to tie his shoe laces or David Cameron remembering to take his young daughter home from the pub. The last achievement for the UK involving a primate and space was quite recently when Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney volleyed a shot over the crossbar out of Old Trafford and into space which hit a man called Felix who was stargazing, this resulted in Felix losing his balance who then fell 20 odd miles from his rocket.
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Waste of Web Space and been going through the newspapers this week….
The Daily Mail is reporting today that two crane drivers are the luckiest men in Britain. They should have been in the crane above a sky scraper when a helicopter crashed into it, however they overslept… They might think they are lucky but now they have a lot more work to do on the building. Obviously the moral of the story is stay in bed and be late for work every single day.
The Sun is reporting on Katie Price’s third marriage. Here at Waste of Web Space we are looking forward to the Philip Schofield and Fern Britton presented All Star Mr & Mrs on ITV and the episode featuring Katie Price. Its going to be called “Mr & Mr & Mr and Mrs”
The Mirror Newspaper is reporting on the decline of Blockbuster video rental.Waste of Web Space has heard that the Administrators of Blockbuster have announced plans to make a film about its demise . We wouldn’t mind renting that out when it’s released. The other issue of course for Blockbuster was the erotic film and porn industry which has seen its industry flourish online. The problem for Blockbuster was that short bald men just couldn’t reach the top shelf. Failing to move the DVDs down a shelf or two has probably cost it millions.
Several newspapers are also reporting on Lance Armstrong and the TV interview in which he comes clean about using performing enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career, it is believed that he wants to return to cycling competitions – We suppose that if they don’t let him return to competitive cycling then he should probably look to try another Sport? One that is perhaps clean of scandals such as drug use…perhaps Horseracing?
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