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April 21, 2014

By ‘eck!

by NobblySan

Leeds is ablaze.

City council leaders were quick to show their appreciation for how the local community came together and united behind a common cause when there was a suggestion of starting a fund for those disadvantaged by the fire.

The people showed true Yorkshire spirit” claimed Cllr. Albert Heckmondwyke “The response was immediate and unanimous. Every single person who was approached replied:-

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April 20, 2014

RIP, Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

by NobblySan

Once a successful middleweight boxer, Carter was wrongly convicted on the basis of evidence from two known criminals. After many years in prison, one of the prosecution witnesses recanted his testimony, and Carter was freed. However, the witness later stated that he wished to reinstate his original testimony, and Carter was retried and convicted a second time, only for a further judge to later overturn this conviction.

His case, and the racially motivated miscarriage(s) of justice that he suffered with amazing dignity  were brought to the attention of a worldwide audience courtesy of the song ‘Hurricane’ on Bob Dylan’s ‘Desire’ album.

We touched on this case in a recent post about the sorry state of justice in the USA.

Last night, Carter died in his sleep in his new adopted home of Canada. Who can blame him for wishing to live anywhere other than the USA.

 

 

April 20, 2014

Looking a Gift Horse . . .

by The Madhatters

Lawn_mower180Some folk don’t know how lucky they are

If some guy cut my grass, I’d thank him – not call the cops

http://tinyurl.com/lvwc4uw

April 18, 2014

More about stupid children

by NobblySan

Hard on the heels of the story about the foolish child who thought it was funny to make a threat of terrorism against a major airline, we get this….

April 18, 2014

Pic of the week

by NobblySan

This one arrived by Email yesterday.

Capture

The title of the email…….?

April 16, 2014

Bloody infuriating

by NobblySan

Here’s a thoroughly addictive and annoying maths/logic puzzle that No1 son sent to me.

Just use the arrow keys to shift all the numbers as far as they’ll go in any direction. Like numbers combine. Try to double them up to 2048.

http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/

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April 16, 2014

No Porn Here, Honest !

by The Madhatters

sexyoldfart180Pensioners Ann Hayward, 72 and her husband Ron, 75 are in dispute with Virgin over a £900 bill for watching porn

The couple insist they have not downloaded any pay-per-view adult films.

They said the same back in 2009 and 2012, when they refused to pay demands for £190 and then £500 for adult movies – http://tinyurl.com/olsdmxg

P.S. alzheimer’s is a terrible thing, innit?

P.P.S. perhaps the Haywards should password protect their wireless connection?

April 15, 2014

North Korean Hair Force launch strike on London

by NobblySan

Officials from the North Korean embassy in London paid a visit to a local hairdressers earlier today.

They got in a bit of a lather, were given short shrift, and after being cut down to size, left in a bit of  a strop.

Whether or not they were offered ‘something for the weekend’ is not yet known.

April 14, 2014

Nesting time for cats

by NobblySan

It’s that time of year again, when spring has sprung, and the local cats build their nests and hatch their eggs.

This wildlife action took place in my front garden earlier this morning – luckily I had my camera to hand.

 

 

April 14, 2014

Pic of the week

by NobblySan

Last week?

This week?

Who knows?

Who cares?

Sorry it’s late, again.

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