26 Jan 2015


Warning: Whilst I endeavour to keep Media monday family friendly I feel it only right to point out that some of the articles featured do contain links to articles that may contain more adult content. TT

A five year old boy from Cornwall was given an 'no-show' invoice for £15.95, his parents threatened with court action, after missing his friends birthday party.

A 79 year old woman flying to Fuerteventura was knocked unconscious when a shoe fell from an overhead locker.

A traffic warden has been accused of 'bizarre behaviour' after slapping a £30 parking ticket  ..... on a wheelie bin left parked on double yellow lines in Carmarthen town centre.

Whoops!  Essex pizza lovers were surprised to be offered indigenous Australians as a vegetarian option after a typing error on a takeaway menu saw the word aubergines replaced by the word aborigines.

Having heard a theory which claims that on average it takes thirteen dates to find love a Norwich bachelor is trying to raise £1,300 to help him find his true love.

An unofficial, unlicensed app based on the Disney film, Frozen, is proving controversial. Claiming to pick up where the film left off, nine months after Anna is thought to have married her love interest Kristoff, the iTunes app allows users to perform a C-Section on the now pregnant princess.

And finally in the news from abroad ....

Forget paratrooper Barbie, lifeguard Barbie and paleontologist Barbie as they make way for .... serial killer Barbie as portrayed by a Canadian photographer.


Anilkumar Kurup said...

Here, back long last!

Keep the Monday post on .

Kelly said...

I know I have a dark sense of humor, but I love the serial killer Barbie. Someone went to a lot of trouble to set up all those scenes.

The C-Section Frozen thing was just a little too bizarre. It begs the question "why??".

Tracy Terry said...

It was the woman hit by the shoe that had me really laughing. Probably not something I should have done but hey-ho.

Brandi Kosiner said...

Oh gosh, a shoe knocking unconscious.

Lindsay said...

Fab to see your media links post again Tracy, thanks for sharing these. I always worry about those overhead lockers! Though I haven't flown for some years. The wheelie bin getting a ticket??!! Oh dear!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I can't think when I have chuckled so much over your bizarre collection of Monday stories!

I have of course heard about the party no show invoice - who in the UK could have failed to have come across this story - all rather pathetic don't you think?

The over zealous traffic warden doesn't really surprise me at all - they deserve all the grief they get from people - it has to be the most 'jobsworth' occupation in the country!

Favourite story is definitely the serial killer Barbie. Ken really is a bit of a jerk, so seeing him annihilated in a couple of nasty scenarios is quite funny. NOT one for young children though - it could scar them for life :)

Thanks for sharing and have a good week.


Suko said...

Oh, my goodness! These stories are hilarious! I think the pizza story is my favorite (the last one is so gory!).

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Serial killer barbie? Who didn't see that coming? LOL

I have to say that the failed app would fail. C-section? Not in a Disney film. Don't they usually just skip that part. :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Hi Tracy, those certainly were bizarre! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. You can visit my blog to learn more about it.

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

I still haven't seen Frozen, so I don't think the app is for me. :)

Serial Killer Barbie- what a twist!

Always fascinating to see the variety of news stories.

Brian Joseph said...

The serial killer Barbie just made my day!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello greetings.

Very hilarious post. I enjoyed it.

Best wishes

Stephanie Faris said...

Did the 79-year-old woman sue the shoe?

Naida said...

Hi Tracee, I've missed your fun Monday Media posts :)
lol about the aborigines pizza.
Enjoy your week.
On another note, I'm slowly getting back to blogging.

Aunt Mary said...

I liked the second story about the old woman and the shoe :)Really very interesting :)

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Alexia561 said...

Love your Media Monday posts, as they always make me smile! Serial Killer Barbie made my day! Yes, I was a twisted sense of humor. :)

Claudine G. said...

Nooo ... aborigine pizza? That serial killer Barbie idea sounds terrible.