13 Jan 2014

THE FIRST MEDIA MONDAY OF 2014.

 How did I miss this? .....

THE taxpayer-funded Tate Modern spent more than £200,000 last year on work from a Mexican artist whose “installations” included one made of Scottish sheep droppings. FULL ARTICLE
A builder grieving for his goldfish and a woman stunned after seeing a volcanic eruption on tv ...... just two of the ‘bizarre and flimsy’ excuses that received a £100 fine from HM Revenue and Customs officials for filing their tax returns late. FULL ARTICLE

And talking of goldfish .....

East Midlands Trains have posted a sign in its trains toilets requesting passengers do not flush away all of the usual offenders (nappies etc) and 'old phones, unpaid bills, junk mail, your ex's sweater, hopes, dreams or goldfish'. FULL ARTICLE

A 26 year old man from Hertfordshire visited 85 of its UK restaurants and  spent £1,000 trying to win Nando's for life before realising the competition had closed. FULL ARTICLE

Favourite articles from home .....

One new mother was left stunned when her baby couldn’t wait for the hospital bed and instead arrived into the leg of her onesie. The 21 year old from Streatham, London said ‘The onesie saved my baby’s life. If it hadn’t been for it little Kye would have popped right out and hit the pavement in the car park." FULL ARTICLE

..... And abroad .....

A woman in Kuwait has filed for divorce after only a week of marriage because she doesn't like the way her husband eats peas. FULL ARTICLE

Police converged on Prince of Wales Mansions in Harrogate, Yorkshire after a woman called 999, reporting three boys with an axe were stood over another boy who was covered in blood only to find four teenagers making a zombie film. FULL ARTCLE

Who said romance was dead! But at least this singleton, who is parading around London with a sign appealing for romance, is taking matters into his own hands as he canvasses for applicants to date him. FULL ARTICLE

Believed to date from 1875 and situated just a short walk from picturesque Bushy Park in the London suburb of Teddington its the garden which has caught the attention of potential would-be internet buyers as the sellers announce ‘It is important to note that the previous owners’ last wishes were to be buried in this garden, which is where both currently rest,’ FULL ARTICLE

The headline that had me shouting 'What?'........

Woman tries to sue lawyers because they failed to tell her a divorce settlement would end her marriage. FULL ARTICLE

A handbag filled with red, white or rose and featuring a pouring funnel that can be tucked away for discreet drinking is available for the price of £29.99. The downside? As the bag is filled with wine other objects cannot be carried in it. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE


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12 comments:

Alyce said...

Wow, there are some good ones there. I was curious what a onesie was in the UK, because in the U.S. that refers to baby t-shirts that snap at the bottom (like a leotard). It was comical to think of an adult wearing one, so I wasn't surprised to see that it was referring to something different. :) The divorce articles were something else. I really wonder if peas were the true reason? And then if they were just how weird his eating style was. I've seen some people who are horrendous to watch while they eat, but you'd think you'd know that before you marry someone (unless it was an arranged marriage).

chitra said...
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chitra said...

really scary to imagine what would have happened to the little one. God saved ..onesie saved..:)
Tomorrow we are celebrating Pongal festival here. it is harvest festival.

Kelly said...

Interesting assortment of items folks have evidently tried to flush away on the train.

I guess that purse would be handy for wine drinkers in some situations, but I'd think that spigot on the side would be cumbersome....and certainly keep it from being discreet!

Suko said...

What a collection of news you've gathered! I've heard of the Princess and the Pea, but not the (ex)Husband and the Pea(s)! So many great stories here in this first MM post of the New Year. Here's to a wonderful 2014!

carol said...

The news can be amazing can't it. I don't think I'd like knowing two people were buried in my garden.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Okay, can't get "popped right out" out of my head. :p At least she wore a onesie. LOL

Alexia561 said...

Thanks for the giggles! Sad that some people flush their hopes & dreams away on the train. lol

Brian Joseph said...

I love that handbag. If they came out with a version for men, perhaps a briefcase, I would want it! I wonder how many they will sell.

anilkurup said...

Fascinating items that people choose to flush down the toilet.
Flimsy excuses are fine but the ones here for late filing of Tax returns well took things a bit too far.

Literary Feline said...

These are hilarious, Tracy! The headline that had you shouting "What?" got the same reaction out of me. That's crazy.

I think my favorite though was the emergency call that led police to the teens making the zombie film only because there are so many stories today about passersby not doing anything at all. It's good to know someone thought to call when they saw something suspicious--and even better that it wasn't anything serious.

Lindsay said...

I saw the marriage divorce one, argh! Eeek at the previous owners buried in the garden! Another great collection Tracy.