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Paul Yarrow: The best thing on the news

Paul Yarrow — star of BBC1, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News and even the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network — has appeared on television more than 100 times this year. The only problem is that the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News and Al Jazeera don’t want him to be there.

What they want is for their TV reporters to be left in peace. What they don’t want is Yarrow — a balding, fat man who often wears a wrinkled white sweater — popping up behind their star correspondents, distracting viewers from the Very Important News that they are trying to deliver.

via Paul Yarrow: ‘The news raider’ man behind news Fidgetwith | Mail Online.

Mr. Yarrow has pretty much clinched the idea that “reporters” get their news from a police scanner. How else would he be able to be on the scene of 100 live reports?

July 29, 2010 Posted by | cool people, cool stuff, Fun stuff | | Comments Off on Paul Yarrow: The best thing on the news

Zedonk Baby picture. Wait. Zedonk??

A zedonk, an unusual cross between a donkey and a zebra, is attracting attention at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega after being born there about a week ago.

The animal, which has a zebra father and donkey mother, has black stripes prominently displayed on her legs and face.

via Zedonk hybrid born at Ga. wildlife preserve.

July 29, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Zedonk Baby picture. Wait. Zedonk??

56 Years old, 64 miles. Not just another swim.

Mum-of-two Jackie, 56, took 28 hours, 44 minutes to reach Calais from Dover after tides took her off course – swimming 64 MILES instead of the usual 21.

With husband David, 59, in a nearby boat, she beat Henry Sullivan’s 1923 record of 26 hours, 50 minutes.

via She’s not ferry fast | The Sun |News.

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Yesterday’s Thunder Storm…One Half Hour, One Inch Of Rain

July 28, 2010. Video and copyright by Al Robbins

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