17 Jan 2011

AND NOW FOR SOME WHEELY GOOD ARTICLES.

THE TELEGRAPH.

It was awful, he couldn't eat, he couldn't sleep but hurrah!!!! now Husband dearest can relax, safe in the knowledge that ........

PALACE KILLJOYS HAVE THROWN IN THE TOWEL AND  OVERTURNED THE ROYAL WEDDING TEACLOTH BAN. Deemed as too 'disposable' and therefore unsuitable it seems that Royal Wedding teacloths will now be available in the gift shops of the Royal palaces at the princely sum of eight pounds. - Harry Wallop (11/01/2011)

"Hello, my name is ...... and I hog the duvet."

COUPLE DREAM UP DEVICE TO END DUVET WARS. Trying to find the perfect temperature for a good night's kip is an age-old problem that makes sleep-deprived couples wake up frazzled day after day. A spokesman for E.ON said 'We would always urge customers who think their bills may be too low to contact us rather than to have a surprise such as this.' - (15/01/2011)

However, duvet wars could be a thing of the past with the invention of a bed cover that allows people to adjust the amount of layering on either side of the bed. (yes, but an extra layer is not the answer when X is only freezing because Y has all the covers.) - Laura Roberts (15/01/2011)

Wow, this must have come as a shock ......

Shopkeeper, Mark Allen, 48, received an electricity bill for £18,446 from energy giant, E.ON after the wrong digits were read on an electricity meter ..... for four years.
He telephoned electricity bosses saying they must have got it wrong but was told he owed the money after a bungle by a meter reader (who had) noted down just five digits on his six digit meter by accident.

THE GUARDIAN.

Talk about seeing in the new year with a bang. 

SHOT MAN SNEEZED BULLET OUT OF NOSE. Hit in the temple by a stray bullet Italian Darco Sangermano, 28, was rushed to hospital in the first few minutes of the new year. But while waiting to be seen by a doctor, the patient astonished doctors by sneezing and propelling the bullet out through his right nostril. - Alexandra Topping (12/01/2011)

THE SUN.

I was so happy with Madge (my electric wheelchair for those of you yet to be introduced) until I saw this.....


The only trouble being ....

JIM STARR'S SOUPED UP WHEELCHAIR NEEDS A TANK LICENCE. Jim, 36, was hoping to use the monster machine which boasts caterpillar treads in place of wheels to play with his two kids.
The tank chair can take him through snow, sand and surf at up to 8mph but the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority) ruled it cannot be classed as an invalid buggy because it is 8 inches too wide and 15 stone too heavy. - John Coles (15/01/2011).

See Jim in action.

PLEASE NOTE - I Will always endeavour to bring you the links to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.

14 comments:

Su said...

What, only 15 stone too heavy? Sheesh, they are so picky at the DVLA! ;)

Arti said...

Well sneezing a bullet through a nostril, first time I have heard anything like it!!
And that chair... It seems like it has to used in some war or something...
Have a wonderful day:-)

Misha said...

Like always, I love your entertaining post!
I wonder if it's actually possible to sneeze a bullet out of your nostril! :D

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Ewwwwwwww. He sneezed it out his nose? How gross and freaky is that?! What are you going to tell your friends? "Oh, I got shot today, but it's okay, I sneezed the bullet out."

Nezzy said...

Ewwwww...out his nose???

That chair is somethin' else and here I thought this Ozark Farm Chick had done gone and seen it all. It look like some kinda moon rover....just sayin'....

God bless ya and have a marvelous week! :o)

naida said...

the souped up wheechair looks kinda robot like and scary.

the bullet through the nose thing is unreal! lol
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Alexia561 said...

That wheelchair looks awesome! You could probably go anywhere with it! Boo on the DVLA!

And so glad the tea towel controversy is over! I really, really need a tea towel with William and Kate's picture! ;)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

OK - ha ha things are never dull over here and always good for a laugh!

GMR said...

Of all the crazy things to happen....that electricity bill would have probably had me flat on the floor passed out. O_O

Kelly said...

I think I would have to contest that energy bill seeing as it was their error in reading the meter all that time!

How bizarre about the bullet!!

A said...

Awesome. Sneezing the bullet out...

A very good compilation.

We need your posts to brighten up our otherwise mundane Mondays.

Jenners said...

Whew ... I'm so happy about the teacloths!!

And that is some tank there!

purplume said...

OMG, I hope they make an exception for that wheelchair. Real life is fascinating. XD

dr.antony said...

That wheel chair looks interesting.