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Monday, April 18th, 2011
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BRITAINS LIKE TO DO IT BEFORE BEDTIME (Laura)
Britain’s 30million Facebook users are being deprived of their sleep because of their addiction to the social networking site. In a recent survey, it was found that users spend an average of one week every year using Facebook whilst in bed at an average of 21 minutes per person per day. One in five users also suggested that checking Facebook was the last thing they did before going to sleep – even more than those who kiss their partner good night. These figures show just how big Facebook has become, as it has infiltrated not only our waking activities but now also affects our sleeping patterns and many Facebook users are often woken with sms social media updates. So its now good night grandma, good night Johnboy, good night Facebook!
GLASTO’S GOLDEN OLDIES (Adrian)
Now that all of the ticket returns and cancellations have been bought back up by hungry music fans, the organisers of the Glastonbury festival have finally unveiled the final line up for this year’s event. And while a plethora of young music lovers will descend on Somerset for the extravaganza, it seems that many of the big name acts will be from far older generations. Paul Simon, Morrissey, Don McLean, B.B King and Deacon Blue have all been unveiled on the line-up – presumably to a lot of quizzical looks and head-scratching among teenagers who think that Beyonce is getting on a bit these days…
ATLANTIC FANTASTIC (Andrea)
So far, Sky Atlantic has proven pretty popular with its viewers. First we were blown away with Boardwalk Empire, then amazed by Blue Bloods, and of course dazzled with Bored to Death. Tonight, it’s the crème de la crème – Game of Thrones. This review might be bias because it’s written by the people who are broadcasting it, but it gives a lovely taste of what’s to come tonight. Get salivating.
IS BRITISH BANKING LITTLE MORE THAN A SORDID (BUT SANCTIONED) PYRAMID SCHEME? (Scott)
The extent of the con trick being pulled on the British people by financial institutions is breathtaking. This blog post – and the follow- up article – perfectly capture the teeth-grinding frustration of the situation. Read it both pieces, then wonder again at the £7.7m bonus proposed fir the boss of RBS.
MAD COW JUMPING (Andrea)
A German girl whose parents wouldn’t buy her a horse has trained a cow to show jump. Yes, that’s right, a girl put a saddle and reigns on Luna the cow and has spent the last two years training her to jump over fences. You’d think her parents would give her access to a local stable, at least. Words escape me.