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Toilet art?

Times Online

A public lavatory that looks like Darth Vader’s spaceship has been shortlisted for the best new building in Britain award by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

April 26, 2008 Posted by | Art? | Comments Off on Toilet art?

r u redy 2 go?

Wots happng?

Tauranga [New Zealand} police were soon on to the pair when security alarms went off about midnight on Wednesday at a scrap metal yard.

Police arrived to find one of the men inside the yard perimeter fence, said Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter. During the arrest a text message came through on the man’s mobile phone.

“It was from his mate waiting down the road in a getaway car wanting to know if he had finished,” Mr Hunter said. “The message read, to the effect, “wots happng, r u redy 2 go’.”

Police grabbed the phone and sent a reply – ‘yep cum now we r redy 2 go.’ Within minutes the second offender duly appeared – and walked into the arms of the waiting law.

April 26, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on r u redy 2 go?

So — What’s your handicap? Ever had a hole-in-one?


While relatively new to the game, Frank Peter has become a familiar presence at city golf courses. One aspect of the game that has eluded him, however, was the coveted hole-in-one.

All that changed last week when he aced the 139-yard, Par 3 14th hole on the Battlefield course at Legends on the Niagara.

“I have always dreamed of getting a hole-in-one. I grabbed the flag stick and yelled out a big, ‘woo hoo,’ ” Peter said with a laugh.FIRST TO OFFER

What makes his accomplishment all the more rewarding is the fact the 41-year-old Niagara Falls man is a paraplegic and uses a specially designed golf cart to play his new-found favourite game.

April 26, 2008 Posted by | People | , , | Comments Off on So — What’s your handicap? Ever had a hole-in-one?

$300,000 Watch tells you if it is day or night…no, really.


A $300,000 watch? Luxury. A $300,000 watch that doesn’t tell time — and that sells out? Pure genius.

According to several news reports flagged by my friends at Luxist, Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome just launched the “Day&Night” watch. The watch won’t tell you what time it is. That’s so yesterday. But it does tell you whether it’s day or night — helpful, I guess, for billionaire types who can’t afford windows.

As the company’s Web site boasts: “With no display for the hours, minutes or seconds, the Day&Night offers a new way of measuring time, splitting the universe of time into two fundamentally opposing sections: day versus night.”


And splitting its’ new owner from $300,000. What sort of moron would buy this thing?

April 26, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People, Strange | , , | 2 Comments

Disgruntled chef: Chop Chop!!

The Daily Record

A crazed Chinese chef challenged the boss who had just sacked him to a duel – with meat cleavers. Xian Ming Wang grabbed the knives after arguing with takeway owner Tat Chung Cheung over a work permit.

Wang placed a cleaver on the counter of the busy shop and screamed: “One for me and one for you.” He then vowed to chop Mr Cheung up, adding: “I have already chopped up a man – and I will do the same to you.”

Wang, 37, was jailed for seven months at Dumbarton Sheriff Court yesterday.

April 26, 2008 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Stuff, People | , , , | Comments Off on Disgruntled chef: Chop Chop!!