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  1. Yithian

    Yithian Parish Watch Staff Member

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    To be honest, I only really zoomed in on the fact that it's imminent this weekend when I logged on and found that CNN had a whole section with daily updates devoted to it!

    That said, I do enjoy the pageantry and in this hard and cynical world I'm perfectly happy to wish them well and enjoy the spectacle. Prince Harry is transparently a good egg and his wife is going to need all the luck in the world to run the gauntlet of the British media and come out on top.
     
  2. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    The story's not as interesting as the headline

    http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer...idents-lose-battle-to-keep-knockin-shop-open/
     
  3. AlchoPwn

    AlchoPwn Abominable Snowman

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    I too don't wish the kids any ill, but I have little time for monarchy. I view the media as the necessary punishment for privilege.
     
  4. kamalktk

    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    Headline from my local paper: "Westlake businessman killed by deputy told cops he was being chased by three witches"

    it's also a strange death, a successful businessman with no apparent history of issues crashed his car on the highway, attacked good samaritans who stopped to help him, wasn't stopped by multiple stun gun shots, gets shot in the chest with a policeman's gun, and tries to get up from that before the policeman repeatedly kicks him back down. He died later at a hospital

    https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/05/westlake_businessman_killed_by.html
     
  5. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    PCP. It's nasty stuff.
     
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    AlchoPwn Abominable Snowman

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    Actually this takes on a new dimension of unusual. Most people are unaware of the fact that tasers (stun guns) were designed specifically with the intention of stopping people who had overdosed on PCP, where firearms had repeatedly failed, with often lethal consequences to both the overdose victim and police. Shrugging off a taser is extremely unusual unless none of the shots actually connected properly, but the notion of multiple shots, suggests that they hit and did very little. Now, was Brett Luengo wearing a carbon fibre suit? That will stop a taser. I also suggest that perhaps a person whose brain was experiencing a powerful episode of epilepsy might be unaffected by further electrical stimulation, though such people are normally on the ground already. I wonder what the poor guy's autopsy said?
     
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    Wreckless Junior Acolyte

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    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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  9. Shady

    Shady WHOOOOOOO ARE YOU?

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    This is what I am getting dear
     
  10. kamalktk

    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    The fortean part, or amusing part I guess.
    "A Council Bluffs man who has pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated after police said they found him next to his upside-down car will be sentenced in July.

    Benjamin Beer, 21, was arrested March 16 about a month before his birthday."
     
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    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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  13. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Bishop Brennan Kicked Up the Arse.
     
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    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    The Fortean headline we've all been waiting for
    Read more at: https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.u...led-due-to-unforeseen-circumstances-1-9246474
     
  15. stuneville

    stuneville Amministratore principale Staff Member

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    a) this bloke lives up the road from me
    b) as a piece of incisive journalism, this is the Bristol Post at its glorious best


    Former porn star and election candidate Johnny Rockard fundraising to pay for a 6ft penis-shaped coffin for his funeral


    ..and he wants it to be hydraulic so it will rise up during the service, as it were. So far, so good. But here the narrative becomes fabulous:
    ..eh? and better yet..
    Is that really how he came into the world? Strewth.
     
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    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    I dread to think what the grave is going to look like.
     
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    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Or the headstone! Begging for grafitti. But what would be appropriate without looking superfluous?
     
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    stuneville Amministratore principale Staff Member

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    I shall report progress. Might not be for a while yet though - as he said himself, he's been diagnosed with a chronic lung condition which means his demise could be imminent at any time, not that he's expecting it, of course, it will be quite some way off.

    So that clears that up.
     
  19. Yithian

    Yithian Parish Watch Staff Member

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    Pornstar?

    Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 03.07.55.png

    Not a Coronation Street extra?
     
  20. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    When was he a 'porn star'? Back in the 50s?
     
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    stuneville Amministratore principale Staff Member

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    Quite recently. He lives in the same block of flats as a friend of mine and was threatened with eviction for breaches of his tenancy conditions.
     
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    Not really a headline but fortean enough I think (couldn't find better place):
    https://twitter.com/OpenTechLabChan/status/1017068661884977152

    3/ In the end they installed a microwave link shown in the picture. Now, in the UK a metal pole set into concrete requires planning permission. Wheras a wooden pole can be installed without.

    4/ Recently we have been experiencing a heat wave, which has caused the pole to warp, which moved the antenna causing the link to fail. Their solution is to reallign the antenna... which will fix everything... until the rain comes and the poles goes back to its original shape.
     
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    AlchoPwn Abominable Snowman

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    As an addendum to this, apparently there is a new drug that matches this profile. It is called Flakka.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone
     
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    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    As we say in Scotland, Aye right :)

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/...-during-sausage-theft-interview-37140818.html
     
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  26. AlchoPwn

    AlchoPwn Abominable Snowman

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    Cop this awful screen shot banner:
    Awful Headline1.PNG
     
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    Tribble Furry Idiot

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    Followup :

    The report said Iga was trying to capitalise on its history as home to ninjas by building a new museum focused on the warriors, but was struggling to hire staff, including ninja performers.

    In its reporting, NPR said ninja performers in Japan can earn anywhere between US$23,000-US$85,000 (S$31,000-S$115,000) a year.

    But a number of copycat reports by other media or viral sites went with less nuanced headlines such as: "This town in Japan will pay you an US$85,000 salary to train as a ninja".

    By Wednesday, at least 115 aspiring assassins had contacted the city and its local tourism association, puzzled Iga officials said.

    Would-be warriors from at least 14 countries had been in touch, they added.


    http://www.asiaone.com/asia/wannabe-ninjas-plague-japan-town-after-viral-mix
     
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