Friday, 7 October 2011

Bank bonus: 2,000 Sacked-but only for three months: Text neck: Jumbo jam: Bridge not over troubled water: Cat in a cup: and this is the road to a cell.

Tis bright, calm and bloody cold at the Castle this morn, the study is almost empty of misbehaving electronic boxes and the butler is out collecting fat teenagers for the furnace. 
I see that the old lady of Threadneedle Street has decided to give the banks £75 Billion to add to the £200 billion already in the W Bankers pockets to “buy” assets such as government bonds, in an attempt to boost lending by commercial banks. 

Didn’t work last time, so why try it again?

Snag is Auntie’s keeper Mark Thompson immediately struck a deal with unions to allow departing employees to return as freelances after three months.
The announcement that 2,000 jobs are to go across the corporation was undermined by the National Union of Journalists, which sent an email to staff confirming that it had secured an agreement that those who left under the cuts programme would be free to “return to the BBC on a freelance or casual basis after three months from their departure date”.
£205 million of savings will be found from programming budgets, including sweeping cuts to BBC Two’s daytime programming and fewer panel shows.
About £145 million will be redirected into a fund for high-quality content such as Panorama, children’s programming and BBC One’s prime-time schedule, as well as ensuring that Radio 4’s programming budget is not touched.

So F1 will go part time but the “good” news is that they will be keeping Strictly come bleedin dancing......


The affliction, caused by flexing the neck for extended periods of time, can be a forerunner of permanent arthritic damage if it goes without treatment.
Cases of the repetitive strain injury are on the rise as smart phones and tablet computers such as the iPad become increasingly popular, experts said.
In severe cases the muscles can eventually adapt to fit the flexed position, making it painful to straighten the neck out properly.
One chiropractor said her company had treated thousands of patients for the condition, which can also result in headaches and shoulder, arm and wrist pain.
Rachael Lancaster, of Freedom Back Clinics in Leeds, said: "Text neck is caused by the neck being flexed for a prolonged period of time.
Simple answer-turn the bloody things orf......

An Elephant named Five decided to take a nap in the middle of the road at a West Midlands safari park, causing a “huge” traffic jam.
The 20-year-old African elephant laid across one of the roads at the safari park, much to the amazement of park visitors who were forced to sit in their cars until Five was ready to move.
The out-of-season warm October temperatures are believed to be the main cause of Five's relaxation stunt. However it was not too long until the elephant, weighing in at 11,000Ibs, went on his way to find somewhere less gravelly to rest.

Just a temporary Jumbo Jam then.

Police in Pennsylvania are investigating the case of a stolen bridge, presumably dismantled to be sold as scrap metal.
The North Beaver Township bridge, made of corrugated steel and valued at about $100,000, was stolen sometime between Sept. 27 and Wednesday, the Ellwood City (Pa.) Ledger reported Thursday.
The 50-foot-long, 20-foot-wide bridge was near a railroad line in a wooded area not owned by the township. Its owner's name was not released.

Picture is of the South Beaver Township bridge.... couldn’t find one of the North Beaver bridge because someone has nicked it.....

Coffee shop worker Mary Sullivan really got the jitters when the latte she was making turned into a Casper-cino.
She had just poured frothy milk into the cup when the apparition formed in the foam.
'It was very scary, I was petrified,' said the 51-year-old. 'It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. It was one of a kind - I don’t think it'll ever happen again.'
She served it to Gary Breton, 48, a customer in Atlantic Coffee, Cardiff.

Nah-not Caspar it’s a cat.....

And finally:

A pensioner who led police on a 27 mile low-speed chase at 10mph finally stopped after an officer tapped on her window while running alongside the car.
Caroline Turner, 76, ignored blue flashing lights, but eventually stopped when an officer ran alongside her on a dual carriageway and tapped on her window.
He asked her to stop and she said: "Why, what have I done?" a court heard.
The officer explained that her driving was unacceptable. She replied: "There is nothing to discuss, I'm going home."
She was detained in a police cell overnight on Tuesday (4 October) because officers feared her driving could lead to a fatal accident.
Turner sparked the major police operation after she drove the wrong way round a roundabout in Thorpe, Essex.
She veered onto the opposite side of the road into oncoming vehicles, then refused to stop as cops pursued her along the A12.
She was followed by an unmarked police car from Thorpe to Weeley to the A120 and on to the A12.
Her speed varied from 10mph to 20mph on the 27-mile "chase".
An officer left his vehicle, ran alongside her Ford Fiesta, tapped on the window and asked her to pull over after Turner ignored emergency flashing lights.

Police formed a rolling road block and closed the A12 when she refused to pull over. She was eventually pulled over at Marks Tey - eight miles after entering the dual carriageway.

 Nutty old fart....I'm amazed they could find a woodentop that can run at 10mph...

 That’s it: I’m orf to look for a quaternary rainbow-maybe somewhere over......... 

And today’s thought: Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
- Frank Dane.



James Higham said...

Flexineck - LOL

Hgh said...

British bank bonus row flared into a new life, in a report Wednesday, the head of the British saved Lloyds will take a bonus of £ 2,000,000 in collision with a government promise to halt withdrawals.