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Pet Lookalike


More to come. If you look like your pet, please send me a photo.

Album Cover of the Week

Welcome to a new feature. It’s the “album cover of the week”. Just click for a larger pic.

Amusing Headline

Recent headline in The Telegraph:
Countryside Is Unsafe Claims Man Mistaken For Fox

Banana – ‘I Don’t Want To be Labelled’


I’ve never understood why they put labels on fruit, announcing what the fruit is. It’s like putting a label on your cat saying ‘cat’, just in case you mistake it for a sheep. I also don’t entirely get the point of these (real) safety labels…
Warning: may cause drowsiness (Nytol Sleeping Tablets)
For indoor and outdoor use only (Christmas Tree Lights)
Product will be hot after heating (M&S Bread Pudding)
Do not iron clothes on body (Rowenta Iron)
Not to be used for the other use (Japanese Food Processor)
and
Do not attempt to stop the chain with hands or genitals (Some Husqvarna Chainsaws)

Noise Pollution

A company director from Derbyshire England was recently convicted after threatening a bell-ringer. He lived near a church and claimed the bell-ringing was driving him mad and preventing his children from revising. As I write, a ghastly little man is drilling at the bottom of my garden and has been for several hours. I now have a hellish headache and my rabbits have run for cover. If he fell off his nasty aluminium ladder and became impaled on his Black-and-Decker, I, for one, would not rush to his assistance. Church bells are slightly less irritating than drills, but it’s odd that we’re so tolerant of bell-ringing practice sessions. Imagine the uproar in Middle England if our twee-and-tweedy campanologists were replaced by muezzins. I was once listening to Radio 3 in my house in Cambridge when the Salvation Army turned up outside and started blasting hymns at the front door. It reminded me of US troops using rock music to drive Norriega out of his palace. So…I ran out and told them to stop abusing me with their tubas and to inflict their hymns on someone else. They looked rather crestfallen, but I feel God was on my side. I’m sure He prefers John Tavener to Onward Christian Soldiers. Drillman has now stopped. He doesn’t appear to have actually drilled a hole at all. Perhaps he’s sponsored by Neurofen.