24 Oct 2011


A great gadget and perfect for Halloween.

Being used to sleeping in silence, deaf folk require a bit of help waking up in the morning. (They) can't rely on your typical sound-based alarm clock, blaring out dull intermittent bleeping sounds.
(They) need an alarm clock with a vibrating pad that slots under the pillow to gently buzz (them) awake. But now in a brazen attempt to bring the sense of a low-budget horror film to (their) morning routine Connevans (specialist suppliers of equipment for the deaf and hard of hearing) have started selling the SONIC BOOM SKULL which promises to 'wake the dead' as well as the deaf and comes complete with a 'bone crushing' vibrating pad and, on opening your eyes, the piercing gaze of a red-eyed skull that most be pressed to turn on the snooze function. - Charlie Swinbourne, The Guardian (17/10/2011)

Only as old as you feel .....

PENSIONER FORCED TO ABANDON RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT. Peter Dowdeswell has broken more than 350 records for speed eating and drinking – but in the end, he was undone by a single beer.
The world-beater has been forced to retire after suffering back and shoulder injuries as he tried to sink a pint while being held upside down.
The 71-year-old, who once downed a pint of champagne in 3sec, was dropped twice by two men who were employed to hold his legs during the attempt. - Aidan Radnedge, The Metro (17/10/2011)

I've heard of Strip Poker BUT never Strip Scrabble.

SCRABBLE PLAYER DEMANDS STRIP SEARCH. This year's World Scrabble Championships almost became embroiled in controversy after one of the players demanded his opponent be strip-searched when England's Ed Martin was accused of hiding the letter 'G' during a game.
Mr Martin's opponent Chollapat Itthi-Aree made the accusation after the letter went missing during their game.
 The Thai player wanted tournament officials to take Mr Martin into the toilets to have a full strip search. However, his request was denied and Mr Martin proceeded to win the game in Warsaw, Poland, by a single point. - Aaron-Spencer Charles, The Metro (17/10/2011)

Oh dear!

DRIVER LEFT IN A TIGHT SPOT AFTER SATNAV BLUNDER. A lorry driver ended up with a face as red as the cab of his truck after a satnav blunder left him stuck in a narrow alley in the village of Bruton, Somerset.
The driver, who remains anonymous, was delivering soft drinks in the sleepy village and was searching for a parking space when his lorry became stuck between a house and an estate agents.
Thanks to the lane's steep incline, he was unable to reverse back up the street and had no choice but to stay put and endure the taunts of the locals, who found the whole incident much more amusing than his boss. - The Metro (20/10/2011)

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


Trac~ said...

Happy Monday my friend! Thanks for sharing all of today's tidbits! Definitely some funny ones today! :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Have a great day! xoxoxo

NRIGirl said...

What?! Just three? It's not fair... :(

joemmama said...

You got me with the strip scrabble ,,,I was gonna sign up!!

Kelly said...

You know, I had never really thought about trying to set an alarm for a deaf person. Interesting.

Man, that's some cut-throat Scrabble playing - demanding a strip search!

Suko said...

These are funny tidbits, as usual. I feel sorry for that lorry driver, who must have felt like Pooh Bear getting stuck in a compromising position!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

The scrabble strip search was pretty funny! Always wear the clean shorts! LOL

Monalisa said...

Its the Lorry driver that took me this time. Happy Monday (though its already tuesday here at this part of the world) Best wishes

anilkurup said...

The truck driver story is fascinating. Reliance on tech and too much of that , even to find one's way home ha , is the fashion.
The pensioner and his binge record stays next in my opinion. Alarm well no , I will go for a lullaby to wake me up.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

great tidbits!
LOL! thanks for the giggles indeed!

betty xx

naida said...

lol...now I want that sonic boom skull alarm. Maybe that will get me up early on mondays :P

Alexia561 said...

Love the idea of the sonic boom skull alarm! And the stuck lorry is just too funny! Poor guy. :D

A said...

Great ones. I don't know how I missed these. I don't think you posted on 31st