27 Sep 2010

MORE LIKE MR BEAN ......

A post in which I normally bring you the news in the week-end's papers but I couldn't resist including this article which featured in Thursday night's (Newcastle) Evening Chronicle.

A modern-day Romeo failed to win back (the fair hand of) his Juliet after a bungled romantic gesture landed him in court.
In a scene likened to the William Shakespeare classic, heartbroken Lee Kinson climbed up the drain-pipe (surely that should be stood under the balcony) to his former girlfriend's home in an attempt to win back her heart.
BUT as he leaned over to knock on Sarah Davison's bedroom window, the drain-pipe snapped and he fell into her neighbours garden.
(Obviously without a romantic bone in their bodies) the police arrested Kinson who was later fined for criminal damage, with the district judge commenting that rather than a scene from Romeo And Juliet this was more like a scene from Mr Bean (pictured above).

Then in Friday night's Daily Telegraph were these two articles.

Forget all those anti-aging creams, face lifts, botox injections etc - the answer to aging it seems is a ground-floor flat or bungalow.

Proving one of EINSTEINS THEORIES OF RELATIVITY, researchers found that the further away from the Earth you are, the faster time passes. This means, though the differences are minuscule, you will age quicker if you live in a top-floor flat than a bungalow. - Richard Alleyne (click HERE  for full article.)

I know they say that if one is ever confronted by a shark you should smack it on it's nose but what about a bear? Well, if it was Paddington, that marmalade loving bear, I suppose one could always offer a sandwich but otherwise I'm not too sure, however ........

(This) woman fended off a bear attack with a courgette.
The 200lb black bear attacked one of the woman's dogs on the porch of her home (and she) reached for the nearest object to hand - a courgette she had harvested from her garden.
The woman threw the courgette at the bear which fled.

With more and more parents having to work and childcare places often expensive, it is falling more and more to relatives to fill the gap. Enough is enough!

A call has gone out for grandparents around Spain to down tools this Wednesday and go on strike. - Giles Tremlett, the Guardian. (click HERE for full story.)

And so onto Saturday's papers with these two articles from the Daily Telegraph.

(Talk about singing for one's supper) The world's leading karaoke singers have flown to Russia to compete for a top prize of  ........... one million Siberian dumplings.

Police send police search and rescue helicopter AND five cars to look for lost police dog.

A spokesman for North Wales police said 'A training exercise took place involving the dog section. On the same day an off-duty police dog, that was not involved or played any part in the exercise, got away from it's handler and was missing for around about 20 minutes.'

19 comments:

Arti said...

Cant really say which one tickled me more!
Each one is equally amusing and fun to read :D

R. Ramesh said...

Mr Bean atkinson..he is a genius and i am his fan...btw..hey buddy..u scared me with this post ya- "you will age quicker if you live in a top-floor flat than a bungalow." omg..i was staying on a top floor for years..hehe..

budh.aaah said...

I love to feel the ground under my feet anyway so no fear there :) and me and my daughter love Mr. bean (even if he drives me crazy at times with his antics)

SG said...

Thanks for the inteeresting news. Police searching for the police dog is very funny.

Melissa Gill said...

I love these articles from the UK. So fun to hear what's going on over there. I had to look up what a courgette is (we call it a zucchini). I guess that would be an okay thing to hit a bear with. But as they say, size is everything.

I have to disagree with the ground floor assessment though. I've lived in a ground floor apartment for 8 years, which have gone so fast it feels like eight months. My life is rushing by me so fast, I feel like I'm on Star Trek and I've been infected with some aging gene.

Anyway...I always enjoy these articles.

Jenners said...

You've gotta love a romantic gesture in any form .. even it is more Mr. Bean than Romeo & Juliet1

Nina said...

That first one is hilarious, but seriousley I should not laugh. That guy, ah! :) Great post.

GMR said...

Aww, poor guy! Sounds like he TRIED at least....silly neighbors... *shakes head* Not so certain on the "age quicker" article...sounds kind a fishy.....and really one million dumplings? Good grief! Hope the winner is HUNGRY! Thanks for the smiles....happy reading!

Jennifer McLean said...

Awww, the mister Bean guy is just sad. Cops should have patted him on the back and sympathized. And I KNEW there was a reason Iliked bungalows!! Hey, stay young any way you can!!

Hope everything is wonderful with you, hubby and family.
Hugs,
Jenn

Vivienne said...

A courgette! Really! A bear! Really! The world amazes me.

Kelly said...

I just love these "newsy" posts!! My favorite was the first story... poor guy!

Thanks for Melissa for clearing up what a "courgette" was for me. Sounds like a good weapon to me.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

I know this may sound strange...but heck, I'd sing for one million Siberian dumplings...dumplings are AWESOME.

Bonnie said...

Ah, the genius that is Mr. Bean! What a bunch of kooky stories. BTW, please pass the dumplings!

Have a great week, Bonnie

PS - had to google courgette. Oh, it's a zucchini!

kavita said...

Oh,the famous Mr. Bean... my daughter loved the show so much that i was scared what if she takes him as a role model(lol).
Poor man,i feel sorry for him.
Ground floor is good news for me but now i am worried about one of the aunt of my hubby who lives on 6th floor and splurges a lot on all kind of anti-wrinkle creams.
Interesting post..i enjoyed reading it !

Lily said...

I once took a FB quiz, "How British Are You?" because, though I have never been there, I have a number of friends from England. My result (which I did not understand) had my friends rolling. I was told I was a Mr. Bean! Should I have said that out loud? I still have never seen the guy...

Alyce said...

Fun articles! Thanks for sharing!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I so love Mr Bean...
and those were very funny!

Big hgs!

B xx

NRIGirl said...

Cool... thanks for the interesting mixture of news...

~ NRIGirl

purplume said...

Thanks you. I am now all happified.