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    Re: Funny/Abstract/Strange/Different news stories.

    Post by Jess on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:17 pm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8153387.stm


    ...Well, I guess that was a bit of a blow.
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    Post by Steff on Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:55 am

    Happy Camel wrote:bit of a blow.

    lol'd
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    Post by Cap'n Lee on Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:07 pm

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    Post by lightowler on Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:12 pm

    Bit off more than he could chew?

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    very very amusing
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    Post by Cap'n Lee on Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:05 pm

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    Post by Steff on Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:48 pm

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    Post by Jess on Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:53 am

    Cap'n Lee wrote:

    Ii kinda looks like that shark is having a mega piss into the sea!
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    Post by Cap'n Lee on Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:56 am

    it does, how the hell did i never notice that
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    Post by lightowler on Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:59 pm

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    Post by Cap'n Lee on Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:10 pm

    the whole transformers part of that story is bullshit, gizmodo started it off by joking about it and it looks like other papers are now citing the transformers link as fact.

    he just likes the smell and taste of petrol.

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    Post by Steff on Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:35 pm

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    Post by scottus86 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:21 am

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    Post by The Amazing Fletch on Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:25 pm

    I love the PETA disclaimer at the end. Vicious bastards those badgers.
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    Post by NotRich on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:05 pm

    haha. brilliant.

    I want me a badgerbail
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    Post by lightowler on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:12 pm

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6739615.ece

    tl:dr kid gets beaten to death at a internet adiction camp
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    Post by Cap'n Lee on Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:37 pm

    any dig at the daily mail is good in my books

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    Post by Parg on Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:14 pm

    Cats prevent cancer! Shocked
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    Post by Peeky on Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:30 pm



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    Post by NotRich on Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:20 pm

    Despite the fact that the girl in question was clearly dimmer than....Dimmers, the Daily Mail (as usual) are focusing entirely on the wrong aspect of the story.

    The operator at the end of the phone should certainly have clarified what the girl wanted. Cab is a well recognised term for a taxi, and the error in my opinion is entirely the directory enquiry operator's fault.

    If it had been an American tourist using the term cab in that situation, and not a 'youth' that speaks 'like Ali G', the story would've been given an entirely different spin.

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    Post by Cap'n Lee on Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:26 pm

    it was because of the "cab, innit" thing, say it, it is the same as cabinet.

    the exchange as written in the article is completely logical and i'd likely have come to the same conclusion, you wouldn't give a taxi a name like joe baxi, but i can imagine ikea calling a cabinet that.
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    Post by iamemmao on Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:40 pm

    Very true... I have a ikea chair in my room which they've called Jeff... made me laugh when I saw it.
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    Post by NotRich on Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:01 pm

    I love ikea.

    I just think it's doing the usual thing of making the youth of today out to be complete illiterate morons, and laying all of the blame on the stupid girl in question.

    Yes, ok, asking for a 'cab, innit' could be misunderstood, but there was other dialogue involved. Were I working as a phone operator i'd clarify what my customer wanted before putting them through to somebody that sells cabinets or provides taxis. It's not as if the word "innit" hasn't become widely used in the modern English language.

    It's a stupid story, and everyone involved has reached a new personal level of idiocy, but the Mail have focused entirely on the teenage girl.
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    Post by lightowler on Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:03 pm

    the compleataly literate and well schooled youth in question was beeing a dick, the operater probably did this to piss them off more than anything.

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    Post by The Amazing Fletch on Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:46 pm

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Sky-News-Archive/Article/20080641288310

    A bit morbid but quite interesting.

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    Re: Funny/Abstract/Strange/Different news stories.

    Post by Parg on Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:24 am

    http://www.jacksonville.com/news/metro/crime/2009-08-12/story/mrs_jesus_arrested_at_car_dealership_charged_with_fraud

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