A Little Light Weirdness

First up is a story I have been trying to track down for over a week. Chichester Town Council in the UK were unable to remove a garbage bin that had been illegally dumped in a four-inch deep stream, because they did not have anyone qualified to use wellington boots (Chichester Observer).

The three man crew of a specially eco-refitted yacht, had to be rescued from hurricane force gales on the outward leg of a voyage billed as the "Carbon Neutral Expedition" and designed to raise awareness of green issues. Their rescuer? An oil-tanker delivering 680,000 barrels of crude (The Guardian).

The CEO of the company that supplies and installs most of the speed cameras for the UK Highways Agency has been banned from driving for six months after he was caught speeding at over 100 mph (The Times).

Sikhs serving in the UK police force are looking to develop a bulletproof turban so that they can meet the requirement to wear protective headgear of the force's armed response units without having to break their religious prohibition not to remove them (The Telegraph).

Finally, plans for a Berlin Monument of National Unity, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, had to be scrapped after the spoilsport jury rejected all the entries as too weird. Not one of the 538 submissions from members of the public, which included a 30 meter high gilded banana, a German version of the Statue of Liberty holding a Rubik's cube, a group of Smurfs dancing on a recreation of a section of the wall, and a giant statue of a man pushing a shopping trolley, was accepted. The jury has now invited contributions from selected professional artists (The National).
     Posted By: Dumbfounded - Tue May 12, 2009
     Category: Art | Government | Regulations | Oceans and Maritime Pursuits | Religion





Comments
wellingtons- british gov = screwball

oil tanker- so take that and stick it in your carbon footprint!

ceo- he's about as smart as our bank ceos over here.

turban- so wrap it around your helmet dude. duh!

germany- yeah lets celebrate, cuz you know, germany accomplishes so much when united! :ohh:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/12/09 at 07:37 PM
ethel, my response was funny how some people don't think. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/12/09 at 07:39 PM
expat :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/13/09 at 04:36 AM
"Page turning instructions continue at the bottom of the next page."

That's about the level. I occasionally have to write documentation sets for the support guys on how to install and configure some new product, these are supplied as HTML pages in a standard format. On the home page there is always a link labelled "How to view HTML pages."
:blank:
Posted by Dumbfounded on 05/13/09 at 07:03 AM
Expat47, it has come to our attention that you have, in at least one instance, encouraged the utilization of a form of print medium without first requiring the usage of protective gloves and eyewear to protect against grade 1 thru 3 papercuts. As you are no doubt aware, this is grounds for immediate dismissal. Instructions for proper desk and/or locker clearance will be provided to you.
Posted by Jmonkeh on 05/13/09 at 08:09 AM
Damned! Thwarted by unions again! Mark my words, I will return! As soon as I file the appropriate paperwork!!! 🧛
Posted by Jmonkeh on 05/13/09 at 04:17 PM
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