24 Jun 2013

CONTAINING THE HEADLINE I NEVER THOUGHT TO SEE.

Remember Socks the Shetland pony from last week's Media Monday post? Well, in a shock announcement it has been revealed that the dancing pony is NOT the father of Scamp. MORE*

Still in the grips of a nasty chest infection hat makes it difficult for me to breathe if I'm laughing, this headline had me reaching for the inhaler .... Thief steals fish tank from pet shop then returns to buy goldfish to go in it. MORE

A couple almost missed their ferry to Spain after their sat nav led them to a river ferry instead. MORE*

Dog owners wanting to give their pampered pooch a treat this summer are being offered the chance to send them on a luxury break to the exclusive Paw Seasons Hotel where the upper class canine will be whisked away in a limousine to the Grade II listed cottage in Bristol in order to relax and stretch their paws on a holiday which normally costs £47,000. MORE

A bungling robber who used a see-through carrier bag as a disguise when he raided a petrol station has been jailed for two years. MORE (Hmm, obviously not the fizziest drink in the fridge. PW)

Most bizarre article of the week ..... 
It took 10 years and an elite unit from America's navy seals to hunt down Osama bin Laden. Now the technology used to track the most elusive terrorist in history is at the centre of another mission to help to enhance the life of cakes in British bakeries as Strathclyde University has been awarded a grant to examine how the imaging used on the helicopters might be used to perfect cupcakes, Victoria sponges and a host of other staples of the British diet. MORE

The headline I never thought to see? 
Woman dressed as a vagina stops ‘attack’ on man in penis costume. MORE 

A long term unemployed man has turned down a job in a bakery because the hat he'd have to wear would ruin his curly hair. MORE *

And the news from abroad?
Women tired of men staring at their legs this summer can now deflect any
unwanted attention with a pair of these hairy stockings which are proving such a hit in China. MORE (Picture courtesy of FaceBook)

Because of changes to this newspaper's website these links may not always be live, my apologies. PW.

16 comments:

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

Those stockings are very disturbing lol!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ha, those stockings made the news in the US too ;-)

Kelly said...

Well, you're right about that not being a headline you'd ever expect to see!

You just have to wonder what is going through the mind of someone as dumb as that fishtank thief. Duh!

Brian Joseph said...

Where can I get a pair of those hairy stocking?

Feel better!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe those stockings are real! HAH!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I guess that the unemployed worker who refused to wear a hat if he was given the job in the bakery, just wanted to 'have his cake and eat it'!! SORRY!

A great post for a few belly laughs, as usual. I hope that you are feeling back on par very soon.

Yvonne

Mama Zen said...

Yeah, that's my first vagina / penis costume headline, too!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

So many jokes about that penis/vagina story. LOL

Oh and the hairy legs. Unfortunately it wouldn't stop the truly perverted. :P

Suko said...

I don't know what to say--there are many hilarious stories here. I think the strange headline, and the hairy stockings, both win the prize this week!

Cherie Reich said...

I laughed out loud in the library when I read the one about the pet shop thief! And I'm still shuddering over the hairy-legged stockings!

Blond Duck said...

That puppy holiday costs as much as the master's degree I want in creative writing at Vermont!

Aunt Mary said...

Wow! it is really a good idea of looking bad with those socks :)
I think that is helpful for women to save themselves from the unwanted attention :)

anilkurup said...

The hairy legs - uch are repulsive.

Betty Manousos said...

as always-funny stories
oh my gosh, the hairy-legged stockings- they're so disturbing!!

xx

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Those stockings could be helpful at night! Sounds like there are puppies going on better vacations than me! Thanks for sharing these entertaining stories.

Naida said...

"Socks the Shetland Pony loses out in paternity battle"...interesting stuff!
And those hairy stocking! ewwwww!
Happy weekend :)