Showing posts with label redemption. Show all posts
Showing posts with label redemption. Show all posts

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Patten of greed: Dorries Dahn Unda: U-Turn Cam says EU can wait: Lord of the aisles: Hotel Hell: Isa going to pray for rain: and Redemption coupons.

Lack of cold stuff, not a whimsy of atmospheric movement, even less solar stuff and loads of condensed skywater at the Castle this morn, still putting coloured stuff on the study walls, still collecting stuff for the “recycling centre”, still knackered, still nursing the left hip, still wishing that I never started decorating.

Chris (what recession) Patten is apparently under a smidge of pressure to bugger orf after it has emerged that he has more than one or two other jobs paying him an extra pile of cash a year on top of his £110,000 stipend from our license fee for three or four days a week.
Allegedly he gets nearly £80,000 a year as an adviser to oil giant BP for two meeting and advice, plus up to £40,000 from energy company EDF for four meetings. 

The BBC said: “Lord Patten is absolutely committed to sorting out the BBC’s problems. This is taking up the vast majority of his time at the moment. A number of his other roles only require two to three days a year.”

Yeah right....


Last night it was my pleasure to watch Nadger Dorries munching away on a lambs testicle and other savouries such as an ostrich anus.
It seems that Nadine entered the jungle promising to bring serious political debate to the masses and claimed that it would provide her with a platform for discussing political issues, including her desire to see the abortion limit reduced to 20 weeks and her support for Boris Johnson.

Life’s a bollock isn’t it Nadine (I would like to point out that I only watch the “Bush tucker trials” containing darling Dorries, not the rest of the baarmy crap, ITV 9.30pm)


The Prime Monster has yet again postponed his EU referendum pledge he originally planned to deliver it as a 2015 election manifesto promise at October’s Tory conference, along with a vow to win back key powers.

Senior No10 sources last night admitted the PM’s EU speech may slip to January next year — but no later.

And his reason for his procrastination-it would upset other European leaders ahead of a budget showdown.

Maybe it was one of his balls Nadine munched on....


A United Airlines flight from Denver has landed safely in Washington, D.C., after its crew reported an emergency because a passenger began praying in an aisle.
KUSA-TV reports the plane was escorted by military jets after the crew declared the emergency. The plane landed Thursday at Dulles International Airport.
The Denver TV station reports that the crew made the decision because a male passenger started praying in the middle of an aisle. 

And the reason for all this panic?

United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says a passenger wasn't following flight attendant instructions for landing.

Wing and a prayer?

There is a place where for $30 a night you can expect sod all:

Its website warns guests that: “The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel has been proudly disappointing travellers for forty years. Boasting levels of comfort comparable to a minimum-security prison, the Hans Brinker also offers some plumbing and an intermittently open canteen serving a wide range of dishes based on runny eggs”.

They are advised that a park bench may be a better option, and not to expect fresh air, any space, or luxuries like a large bed, TV or swimming pool.

The owners have called its broken elevators and lack of hot water “eco-friendly” and the hotel is also helping to save the planet by making guests dry themselves off with the curtains, saving washing of towels.

And "GUESTS book here at their own risk and will not hold the hotel liable for food poisoning, mental breakdowns, terminal illness, lost limbs, radiation poisoning, certain diseases associated with the 18th century, plague, and etcetera."

Amenities include:

- A basement bar with limited light and no fresh air.
- A concrete courtyard where you can relax and enjoy whatever sunshine is able to pass the high buildings on either side on the extremely infrequent days when it’s actually sunny.
- An elevator that almost never breaks down between floors.
- A bar serving slightly watered down beer.
- Amusing witticisms and speculations about former guests’ sexual preferences scrawled on most surfaces.
- The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam Luxury Ambassadorial Suite (featuring the Hans Brinker’s one and only bathtub).
- Doors that lock.

Sounds like somewhere Dorries would enjoy.



It's been hot and dry in Mt Isa lately. Extra hot and extra dry, in fact, the northwest Queensland mining city has been so hot and dry that locals have taken to their knees to pray for rain.

“I've got callouses on my knees I've been praying that hard," Mt Isa mayor Tony McGrady told today.

Mayor McGrady has spent much of the week urging locals to attend today's official "Prayer for Rain" community meeting.

Now in its ninth year, the event got off to the best possible start in 2003 when 25mm of rain fell the night after the rain prayers, breaking one of the town's longest ever dry spells.

Things are almost as bad this year. Just 20mm of rain has fallen in Mt Isa in the last six months, and the Leichhardt River is bone dry.

If they want to pop over here with a bucket I could sell them a drop or two...

And finally:


A Russian coupon site is offering a 50% Discount on Redemption just in time for the Mayan Apocalypse.
And more than a few Numptys have taken up the offer; over 100 people have bought the coupon.
According to the offer posted on Russian site Kupon Klub, it’s just 500 roubles ($16) for indulgences offered by an Italian Catholic church that has offered to pray for the forgiveness of your sins at half price.

All someone has to do is buy this holy coupon and send its unique number to an email address mentioned on site. No matter how much you’ve sinned over the years, you can buy just one coupon for yourself, but you can get as many as you want to have your loved-ones’ sins forgiven as well.

According to, the organizers of this campaign believe the number of sold coupons will be in the millions, but with 37 days to go to expiry, only 110 people have bought the discounted indulgence vouchers.

How much is $16 in proper money?


And today’s thought:
Anyone seen my rear exit?