9 Mar 2015

NOT THE FIZZIEST DRINKS IN THE FRIDGE.

Warning: Whilst I endeavour to keep Media Monday family friendly I feel it only right to point out that some of the newspapers featured do have links to articles of a more adult nature. TT

Funniest news videos of the week?


A would be thief from Drogheda, Ireland was trying to break into a car when the brick he was using bounced back, knocking him out.

Charging into battle at full speed to the sound of a Sparta-style war cry a paintballer from Plymouth knocked himself out on a metal oil drum and had to be taken to hospital before a single shot was fire.

An unsuspecting taxi driver was conned out of a£140 fare by passengers travelling from Brighton to London when having dropped two of them off he was told their 'sleeping friend', who turned out to be a fully clothed mannequin, would settle the bill when he reached the address given by the men.

A dim-witted robber posted a comment on FaceBook boasting about his intention to raid a supermarket when fifteen minutes later Norfolk police were alerted by a member of the public to the man demanding cash.

15 comments:

Kelly said...

I know I shouldn't laugh at some of these, but I can't help myself...especially the first two.

That last fellow, well...what can I say?

Barbara Fisher said...

The man with the brick got rather more than he bargained for– and a jolly good job too! As for the thief at Tesco, he got what he asked for – serve him right for boasting. But I feel for the paintballer, he looked in a sorry state. Excellent selection Tracy, thanks for sharing them.

Tracy Terry said...

So glad you have been able to see the videos. I had worried that those outside of the UK might not have been able to.

Lindsay said...

Love the car thief brick incident! Shame for the taxi driver really.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, the poor taxi driver! Some people...it's crazy.

Brandi Kosiner said...

Oh gosh, knocking himself out with brick makes me snicker

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I like the moniker the paper gave the brick thrower in Ireland "Thick with a brick". They don't really say if he was in fact an Irishman, or he then might have been "Mick with a brick". Either way, he does rather epitomise the saying "As thick as a brick" ... Sorry, I couldn't resist :)

Great post, as ever!

Yvonne

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I have that brick scenario in my head and I keep laughing. I can totally see it!

Suko said...

Tracy, thank you for this amusing Monday Media post! This week, the mannequin story is my favorite. :)

So many books, so little time said...

Howling, some of them are hillar!

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Anilkumar Kurup said...

Ha ha , I throw up my hand sat the ingenuity of the passengers who coned the taxi driver.

Brian Joseph said...

These are awesome stories! ThoughI really should not laugh at the paintball player.

Glad to see that a little justice was served by that brick.

Literary Feline said...

Thank you for the laugh this morning. :-) Always a great way to start the day.

LL Cool Joe said...

The joys of Facebook. I'm so glad I don't have it.

Alexia561 said...

Thank you for always making me smile with these posts! :)