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Mark Twain

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March 26, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mark Twain

Deer me!

Sioux City Journal
Customers at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant got more than they bargained for when a deer crashed through the restaurant. The deer jumped through the window at the pizza restaurant at Southern Hills Mall on Sunday. No one was hurt, said Kris Walter, a mall spokeswoman.

She said a couple of guys jumped on top on the deer and held it down until officials from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources arrived. The deer was injured but was able to be taken out of town and turned loose, Walter said

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Your most important asset is an alert staff

The Sun via Ananova
A man travelled up and down the same train line for six hours before staff realised he was dead.

Ferdinando Borelli, 85, had a fatal heart attack, but other passengers assumed he was asleep, reports The Sun. He completed the route – from Savona to Turin in northern Italy – three times before cleaners tried to wake him at the company’s depot.

He was returning from holiday and died shortly after boarding the train.

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“A” for effort but “F” for smart

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convict.jpg A 25-year-old [ Queensland ] man will [ appear in ] court next month after allegedly breaking into a police station overnight at Palmwoods.

Police allege the man broke in…by climbing through a window…The man is accused of stealing back property that police had seized from him earlier in the day. The 25-year-old allegedly took the stolen property back to his home where police arrested him about an hour later.

March 26, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on “A” for effort but “F” for smart

It is pretty dangerous, you know.

More of this nonsense at the Daily Mail
How many BBC staff does it take to change a lightbulb? Just the one, it seems – but it must be a safety accredited workman called out at £10 a visit.

The corporation’s stringent health and safety regulations apparently ban the average employee from performing the simple task themselves.

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Uncle Joe is watching you, comrade. And that ain’t good.

More at Ananova
stalin.jpg A heating company in Ukraine has cleared thousands of unpaid bills by using the image of Stalin to demand settlement. Posters of the Soviet dictator have gone up all around the city of Donetsk with the words: “Comrades! This not the cinema, this is real life. Anyone who does not pay their heating bill will be punished.”

Bosses from the state-owned Donetsk Heating Company said: “It was the nearest we could get to intimidating people without sending round the heavy mob, and it has worked.”

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Would you spell that, please?

Ananova
A website devoted to part of a Welsh village features in a list of the longest internet addresses in Europe.

A Birmingham man registered the 63-character address named after Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Anglesey.

The address – http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochuchaf.eu – actually refers to the upper part of the Welsh-speaking village. It is the maximum number of characters allowed and is recognised as the longest valid internet name in the world.

Keith Wood registered the domain name with EURid, the group managing the new European .eu domain.

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There is also an alternative URL registered for those who aren’t quite up to llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochuchaf.eu. Try http://www.llanfair.wales.com.

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