2 Jan 2012

THE 1ST MEDIA MONDAY POST OF 2012........

........ Even though all of the stories are articles from the last week of 2011.

Hate your name? How about this ..........

WOMAN RENAMES  HERSELF PINK SPARKLY AND ALL THINGS NICE.  Beauty therapist Charlotte Price has changed her name to Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice in a bid to promote her business.
The Nottingham mother of three, who goes by the shortened version of her name, Pink Nice, is just one of 100,000 Brits who decided to change their name in 2011. - The Metro (26/12/2011)

Not a joke found inside a Christmas cracker I can assure you.

What do a tarantula in a glass case, a 6ft stuffed bear and a coffin have in common? Answer: They were amongst the items handed in at a recycling plant in Oxfordshire over the last year. - The Telegraph (27/12/2011)

And so from tarantulas to .....

Pigeons who are causing havoc at a pharmaceutical company's new headquarters after working out how to use the electronic revolving door. - The Telegraph (27/12/2011)

And onto .........

FACE OF JESUS SEEN IN A SOCK. A woman claims she can see the face of Jesus in the creases of a drying sock.
Sarah Crane, 38, said she was stunned when she saw a bearded man staring back at her from the laundry line.
They (Sarah and her boyfriend) even talked about creating a shrine to the sock but then the face was lost when they moved it. - The Metro (28/12/2011)

And now for my final article of 2011 (and another case of political correctness gone mad).


GREEN MAN TO BE REPLACED. The green man has been helping Britons cross the road for decades, but one council has now decided to offer a gender-neutral alternative.
Lincolnshire County Council is rolling out new signs at pelican crossings in Boston, and walkers are being asked to wait for the green figure before they cross.
The authority says the signs are helping to keep the streets as safe as possible, but critics have questioned whether the change has been motivated by political correctness.
- The Telegraph (31/12/2011)


PS As always 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.

14 comments:

Vivienne said...

That sock is freakily weird and very accurate.

I might change my name to Serendipity Reviews this year!

John McElveen said...

Great stuff! Glad that wasn't the sock the Dryer Monster ate!!!

J

joan said...

thanks for those, some people are so unbeliveable, they will do anything to get their name in print ha ha

anilkurup said...

Pity where Jesus found himself finally!!

As for the Traffic Man, now I understand why women run across the street not caring for the Green man

Kelly said...

Ummm - I hope the coffin was empty when it was turned in for recycling!

I can see the face in the sock! (but had to laugh at them losing it when trying to preserve it)

Patti said...

That's quite a name change. There's a basketball player that changed his name to Metta World Peace and he even has Word Peace written on the back of his jersey. Crazy.

naida said...

lol about Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice...I've noticed people renaming themselves more and more...especially sports players.

and lol about the green figure and the sock too :P

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I so need to change my name, but now that Pink Sparkly is taken, what do I choose? LOL

Suko said...

I may change my name to Odd and Hairy Items Recycled, and from now on, I'll dry my hosiery by hanging it up! Humor-full Monday post of tidbits--thanks!

Alexia561 said...

Wonder what Pink's family thinks about her new name? And the face in the drying sock is just silly. Love your Monday Media posts, as they always make me smile! :)

Jen said...

Green figure could be anything. The green circle? Green square? I'm confused. How am I going to know when to cross the street now?

kavita said...

But it does look like Jesus :)Hope you are having a great start of 2012 .Wish you good health and happiness :)

Dizzy C said...

Oh dear, pc gone too far...green figure!

Happy New Year!

carol

Jenners said...

The idea of pigeons using a revolving door cracks me up! Too bad Sock Jesus disappeared! And that name … UGH!