Saturday, 29 June 2013

Aggressive Fruit?

Sometimes I'm unsure whether some people have much of a concept of today's case the award for overly-cautious-health-and-safety-hazard-spotting goes to the Royal Mail who have refused to deliver to a house due to it's aggressive raspberry plants.

I'll pause there to let you reflect...

Raspberry plants.
Not triffids.
Not giant Venus flytraps.


The bushes' retired owner is quoted in the article:
"The Royal Mail say it is dangerous. They came round and told me they were aggressive raspberries. It was a visit out of the blue....I have got a fierce growth apparently and the postmen are intimidated and threatened by it....But they haven't got any thorns on them and they are not like nasty brambles so I don't see what the problem is.'"

Royal Mail certainly get my vote for overzealous claim of the year so far...intimidated by raspberries.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Barbie uncovers an evil plot

This week there was a house fire...I think I can spot the arsonist from the photos posted in the news story about it..

This little chap was found in the wardrobe (I know it says closet in the article but I'm not American so it's a damned wardrobe!)   Look at that face....I think he was definitely cursing that his master plan had been rumbled...

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Like a Rollercoaster

No Its not a cryptic title, it's actually a post about roller coasters...

I love roller coasters...They scare the life out of me but that's exactly what I love about it.  The news today contained a rather chilling story of Rameses Revenge at Chessington World of Adventures getting stuck after the electronics failed and the ride  came to a controlled stop just a few seconds in.  Sitting up there for four hours not really knowing what was happening sounds pretty scary in itself but I'd have at least been glad they were the right way up when it happened!

Amazing that a very still ride can probably be far more scary that when it's moving!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Spoiler Alert...or not

Anyone who has access to a TV or the internet over the last couple of weeks has probably seen something about the most wonderful Game of Thrones.  A recent episode sent shudders throughout the series' fan base and set the media alight....two days after its showing on UK TV however the free newspaper Metro published a story about the episode, which detailed the event that caused so much controversy.  (I was lucky enough to have watched the episode already so wasn't bothered myself!)

I guess they had a vast number of complaints however as the next day they published this article. It amused me, seeming to be a tongue in cheek not-quite-apology to hit back at the complaints.

But this does raise a valid long to leave it until you can reveal a storyline without getting hassle?  Personally if its on TV then its fair game to discuss it openly in the same week...I'm a heavy Sky+ user but if I'm really taken with a show I'll keep up to date!  Movies are a bit harder to gauge...I remember a friend of mine reveling the ending of the movie Armageddon as he returned from seeing it at the cinema - I was livid as I was planning to see it myself a few days later...I didn't bother to watch that movie until fairly recently when it was being shown on TV!