5 Dec 2011


Talk about barking mad!

WOMAN SPENDS £100,000 on her ........ DOG. In the seven years she’s had her diva dog, Lola, Louise Harris has splashed out more than £100,000 on all sorts of extravagant treats.
Lola is the proud owner of a £5,000 hand-made designer bed and her own jewellery collection. She also has hundreds of hand-made dresses, costing up to £400 each.
In fact, the fashion-conscious dog now has so many clothes she needs her own adult-size walk-in wardrobe and her own chest of drawers at Louise’s home near Stansted, Essex. - Sue Crawford, The Mirror (28/11/2011)

Thank Hovis .......

LOAF OF BREAD SAVED MY LIFE. Car crash victim Liz Douglas has said that she is still alive thanks to a loaf of bread which acted as an air bag when she flipped her car on to its roof.
The white sliced loaf flew out of her shopping bag on the back seat and became wedged between her head and the roof of the car after she hit a telegraph pole and lost control.
The £1.15 Hovis Soft White was still in place when firefighters arrived to cut her from the wreckage an hour later. - Emily Hewett, The Metro (28/11/2011)

And talking of bread ....... Marmite, love it or hate it, surely it's better spread on bread rather than all over a road.

 23.5 TONNES OF MARMITE SPILLED ON MOTORWAY.  A large-scale clean-up operation was launched after a tanker carrying more than 20 tonnes of yeast extract - believed to be Marmite - overturned on the busy M1 motorway in SouthYorkshire near Sheffield. - Andy Bloxham, The Telegraph ( 29/11/2011)*

Staying with food, how about .........

A TUB OF YOGHURT COMPLETE WITH A ROTTEN TOOTH? 43-year-old David Casey was sitting comfortably in front of the TV eating the fudge-flavoured snack when he bit down on something hard and was disgusted to find the object was a tooth — complete with filling.
The furious ex-squaddie put the tooth in a bag and drove straight to the Tesco superstore at Coventry's Arena Park shopping centre, where he bought the yoghurt pot, to complain and was given a 68p refund. - Bella Battle, The Sun (28/11/2011) I hope he kept the tooth to put under his pillow for the Tooth Fairy, I'm sure it would have fetched more than his meagre 68p refund.

And so onto two car related articles, both from the 29th of November 2011, the first appeared in The Telegraph, the second in The Metro.

BMW SHOWROOM TO PROVIDE UMBRELLAS. A BMW showroom was forced to provide umbrellas to customers because of an "aerial bombardment" from seagulls attracted to a nearby waste site.
The gulls have been blamed for peppering the cars and customers with droppings, dive-bombing staff and even dropping leftover chicken carcasses.
The problem has got so bad, bosses at the Vines dealership in Guildford, Surrey, are now handing customers brollies and telling them to beware of the gulls.

YOU DID SAY A FLOATING CAR? Conditions in the Bristol Channel today present moderate to good visibility with some showers – and the chance of spotting a floating Vauxhall Corsa.
Authorities in the region are asking ships to keep an eye out for the car, after it was submerged after being parked on a slipway near Swansea yesterday afternoon.
A spokesman for the Swansea Coastguard said: 'We broadcast navigation warnings every four hours, and in that broadcast today we have asked vessels to look out for a silver Vauxhall Corsa.
'It is possible it could be anywhere in the Bristol Channel.'

"He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!" went the words of that well known Christmas song, SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN and according to the Coco-Cola truck's 'bad' Santa .........

 BROOKE RARITY IS ON THE NAUGHTY LIST. The magic of Christmas was ruined for one little girl – after Santa Claus told her she was on his Naughty List.
Four-year-old Brooke Rarity was thrilled to be meeting Father Christmas on the famous Coca-Cola truck and was going to ask him for “anything pink”.
But, just like in a scene from the hit 2003 film BAD SANTA starring Billy Bob Thornton, he reduced her to tears. - Steve White, The Mirror (02/12/2011). In pretty bad taste I know but what can I say except I'm a Brit with a typical warped sense of humour.

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.

*PS I'm loving these marmite puns ......
  • "Did it affect the yeastbound carriageway?"
  • "My mum's driving down the M1 to see me. I'm worried marmite be late."
  • "At least the holdup was caused by marmite and not the usual traffic jam."


Vivienne said...

I can't believe someone would be daft enough to spend that much on a dog. I mean, I love dogs, but that is ridiculous!

All that Marmite gone to waste. Sigh.

Mamakucingbooks said...

This is a good post. Hmmm amazing ...the flying loaf of bread. Blessing indisguise :)

Monalisa said...

That was a nice monday post .. Flying loaf of bread- the final destination !

And God, the floating car!

chitra said...

I wonder how people splurge so much a dog. When people are starving elsewhere. But the doggy is really lucky.

Suko said...

I thought my pets were spoiled! You are all over the place this Monday but they are all funny true stories!

R. Ramesh said...

ya nice funny true stories...haha i found the seagulls anecdote hilarious..good to be here friend..keep the cheers,,wishes always

Jenners said...

I kind of feel sorry for that dog.

Nina said...

That's one lucky dog! lol. :)

Instead of spending it all on her dog, she could have given it away to people who actually needed it. ugh.

Mama Zen said...

How do you spend that much money on a dog? HOW?

Kelly said...

Geez.... the dog AND the tooth story. Both equally disgusting in different ways!! Ugh!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I used to laugh at people dressing their dogs. Now my dog needs to have a coat because it gets so cold here and he needs the warmth. HOWEVER, I'm still not going to go that far... LOL

The tooth one... oooo gross!

A said...

SO funnnnyyyyyyyy. I so enjoy these Monday media posts. :))) SO much money spent on a dog.....

StarTraci said...

Love the marmite puns!

I don't have 100K dollars much less pounds to spend on my dog. I can't imagine needing a walk-in closet for dog clothes!

And thank goodness for the bread. Maybe we should all install a loaf in our cars!


GMR said...

Umm, is it sad to say that if we had that kind of money, our dogs (the Yorkie's specifically) would probably me that spoiled by my Mom too? 0-0 Yup. As it is they have an extensive wardrobe....

John McElveen said...

Love the new HYBRID Water Car!


Alexia561 said...

Great post! I'm flabbergasted that anyone would spend that much money on a dog! I loved all of my furbabies, but they ate pet food and didn't wear clothes!

The tooth in the yogurt is disgusting, but I was thrilled when you said he took it back to Tesco for a refund instead of sueing everyone in sight. Too many lawsuits these days!

On a side note, I don't think you'll enjoy the rest of Lee Child's books if you didn't like Tripwire. I've found that you either love Reacher or you don't, so it sounds like he might not be your cup of tea. If you want to give him another chance, try Killing Floor or 61 Hours.

Take care!