21 Feb 2011


Yes, naked man on bench, that got your attention didn't it?


BEING DRIVEN MAD BY THAT ALARM? Driven to distraction by a neighbour's incessantly ringing burglar alarm, Peter Shalson climbed over the fence, smashed down the back door and blasted the alarm to bits with a machine gun.
Sadly for Shelson, the affair did not end well as, having pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause criminal damage, he is now awaiting sentencing.
Elsewhere, Edmund Done (67) and Jim Curtis (73) have become something close to folk heroes after they disabled a burglar alarm in an abandoned house that had been ringing for ...... 8 weeks. - Leo Benedictus.

BRITISH ART SHOW OPENS IN LONDON. (Yes, you are right) that is indeed a naked young man sitting on a park bench watching a fire go out.
Seen by some visitors to the seventh British Art Show, he will not be there all the time and most people will have to make do with looking at the bench.
The work is by Roger Hiorns, one of 39 artists chosen to take part in what is intended as a showcase of the best contemporary art from the last five years. - Mark Brown.


LARRY THE CAT HELPS WITH MOUSE PROBLEM. Prime minister David Cameron has welcomed a new resident to 10 Downing Street.
Larry (pictured blow), is the latest in a line of Downing Street cats but the first official rat-catcher since Humphrey who retired in 1997 and was recruited after a rodent was twice spotted scuttling past cameras . - 15/02/2011.

You remember last week my telling you of the train delayed because the drivers seat was wet, well, this week it's because ........

TRAIN DRIVER IS ATTACKED BY SEAGULL. The driver of the 8.15am train from Hastings to London yesterday morning was walking along the platform when a seagull flew down and struck his head.  He was checked over by first-aiders following the attack and resumed his duties around 15 minutes later. - 18/02/2011.


Garden gnomes left their hide-outs to take a trip to Tyneside.
Thousands of statues crossed the Tyne Bridge to celebrate the release of the animated blockbuster Gnomeo And Juliet (previewed below.)
A spokesman said "Members of the public are invited to Give A Gnome A Home by simply picking one up and putting it in their bags and taking it home
They are no trouble at all and need very little looking after.


WIFE SUES HUSBAND despite being "happily married"
Helen Hutchinson, 46, claims her husband John reneged on an agreement to pay her £3,000 a month as manager of his dental practice.
The mother of three quit and launched legal proceedings but lost. She said: "There is absolutely no animosity between my husband and I." (Hmm, I wonder what kind of a reference he would give her?)

A bit of a grizzly bear myself, it also takes me ages to wake up and woe-betide any one who tries to wake me.

BEARS TAKE ALMOST A MONTH TO WAKE UP. Scientists have discovered that it takes bears three weeks to get back to normal after hibernation.
Bears reduce their metabolism by as much as three-quarters to conserve energy while they sleep for up to six months. They emerge in good physical condition but are grumpy and sluggish. - Richard Alleyne.


DUBBED SISTER INTERNET A Spanish nun has been kicked out by the religious order to which she has belonged for 35 years after spending too much time on the social networking site FaceBook.
Maria Jesus Galan announced on her FB page that she had been asked to leave the convent after disagreements over her online activity. - Fiona Govan.

A Mexican teenager is staging a hunger strike outside the British embassy in Mexico city in an attempt to secure an invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Estibalis Chavez, 19, who is camped in a tent near the gates of the embassy, said she had not eaten for eight days and was living on just water.
"Are they going to let me die just because they wouldn't give me an invitation to the royal wedding?" Miss Chavez wrote on one of the flyers she has plastered near the entrance to the colonial-style building.

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.


Vivienne said...

We had a teacher at school who was repeatedly targetted by the seagulls. It would always swoop down at him when he went outside. He had tried to save a baby seagull and the mother had took offence.

Nina said...

Why do people want to watch a naked person on a park bench. And they say it's art! Really? I call it people with too much free time. :) I feel sorry for that nun! lol.

Misha said...

I suppose a naked person on a bench is considered art?? Lol
I feel sorry for the poor husband. Wives can be cruel sometimes :D

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great week!

Arti said...

Very interesting... The cat looks cute... I remember you had told that sea gulls are your nightmare in one of my post, this story probably does justice to that!!!
Have a wonderful day:-)

A said...

Love your Monday Morning doze of humor/strange news clippings....Always good.

naida said...

aww...I like gnomes! I've actually recently crocheted a little one and will be posting pics on my blog this week.
The naked guy on the bench is just plain odd...lol.

Suko said...

Petty, you really do find the funniest bits of news to share! Thank you for yet another amusing post. :)

Kelly said...

All of these were fun, as usual.

As far as the bench, with or without the naked man, I have trouble seeing the artistic merit. Then again, I'm more of a fan of the "old masters".

Dorte H said...

They emerge in good physical condition but are grumpy and sluggish.

Sadly, I am not even in good physical condition after my hibernation :(

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I keep looking at that guy thinking that he is going to have a tattoo of that bench on his butt... lol

Oddyoddyo13 said...

I think the one about the nun and facebook was the best-who would've guessed?

NRIGirl said...

Keeps me wonder what the seagull might have had against the train driver...

GMR said...

LOL on the alarm clock stories....OMG, is there really much worse than having one ring incessantly? *-* As for the art show...um, yeah...interesting. ^_^ Congrats to the kitty on the official position! Hmm...I don't know about those gnomes....may be sneaking away to party like the movie...lol. Thanks for the smiles!

Anonymous said...

I must be part bear. XD

Karen said...

I love these posts! Always make me laugh - thank you :-))

raji said...

Hi petty ,this news was interesting!ahem ahem..well ,even i would try visiting every monday:)

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Delightful man and the naked man must be quite careful not to singe his manly parts.
Thank you, Petty Wit.

iamjenai said...

for the nun - hmmm i wonder about the posts? hmm i see nothing wrong with the fb thingy since they have it inside the convent, poor nun. id like to be friend her. . . do u know her email addy? ;)