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by Laura Berry

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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TOILET TROUBLES (Aimee)

A recent piece written by funny British satirical site Dailymash, offers a funny take on the confusion caused by some rather unusual public toilet door signs.  It claims that experts have called for them to be banned due to the rise in people urinating into their hats and handbags because they cannot decide whether they are a “sock” or “can of peaches.”  Spurned on by this I decided to see what unusual signs I could find on google and I’m pretty sure these pictures put up by Oddee will keep you amused.

http://www.oddee.com/item_96744.aspx

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/abstract-toilet-door-signs-creating-nothing-but-embarrassment-201108234225

WHEN SAYING SORRY ISN’T ENOUGH (Scott)

Singer Chris Brown seems to have been rehabilitated in the public mind after his shameful battering of then girlfriend, the  R&B star Rihanna. So he was quick to take umbrage when a TV presenter used Twitter to remind the world of Brown’s unpleasant antics. After being berated the TV presenter issued this on air ‘apology’. Which just goes to show that sometimes ‘sorry’ isn’t as simply as it seems. Very funny.

http://themediablog.typepad.com/the-media-blog/2011/08/chris-brown-apology.html

MAN INFLATED DURING ROUTINE ELECTRICTY CHECK (Pamela)

An electrician almost died while wiring a caravan factory when a pipe carrying compressed air shot up his backside. Hospital scans revealed that he had suffered a six inch tear in his bowel.  After undergoing emergency surgery dad of one Gareth Durant has been fitted with a stoma bag to  collect bodily waste – and the inflation meant that some of his clothes no longer fit him. Read the full article here.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8719851/Electrician-inflated-by-pressurised-air-which-shot-up-his-bottom-in-bizarre-factory-accident.html

HEALTH AND SAFTEY GONE TOO FAR? (Laura)

We all like a good bit of fun every now and again, but it seems that health and safety officials are keen to get in the way of this fun by stamping bans on everything from Dodgem cars to sack races. The article in the Daily Mail lists the top ten daftest health and safety rules, which include tennis fans being banned from Murray Mount in the rain for fear of them slipping and footballs banned on a playground unless they are made of sponge so they don’t hurt if kids are hit with them. I’m all for safe fun – but some of these rules are a little bit over the top. Kids way back when weren’t wrapped up in cotton wool so why should they be now?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029404/Health-safety-bans-end-Chris-Graylings-10-barmy-diktats.html

LAWYER’S ‘ADDICTION’ LEAVES CAREER IN TATTERS (Scott)

Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t believe that console games are ‘addictive’ – at least not in the same way as crack cocaine, nicotine … or Twitter. However, such games clearly had a dreadful hold on this Pennsylvania lawyer. He’s now been barred from practicing for the next three years after at least 17 of his clients saw their cases botched as a result of his overpowering gaming habit (the word you are now grasping for is ‘tool’).

http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/PubArticleDBR.jsp?id=1202511947420&Lawyers_addiction_to_video_games_leads_to_year_suspension&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1

 

 

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