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Your favourite news headline of the day
« on: August 01, 2020, 08:14:35 AM »
From the BBC:

Bognor Regis man charged over major Twitter hack

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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 09:14:59 AM »
Well, that puts it in proportion, doesn't it?

My old editor used to giggle about a headline from a local paper in a one-horse town in Ireland in the early years of the 20th century - which is about as close to being nowhere as makes any difference.  Splashed across the front page was the banner:

The Skibbereen Eagle has its eye on Russia

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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 09:09:04 AM »
Original headline:
Ningaloo Reef: Second woman injured by whale at Australia tourist hotspot

Mark's headline:
Snorkelling Shiela, who stupidly got between a humpback and its calf, not injured when the whale did not attack.
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 09:21:29 AM »
Today I'm posting my least favourite headline. Note, this is not about handing them in for rehoming, this is about abandoning pets because they are suddenly (sometimes after many years) inconvenient.

Why the French are 'European champions' at abandoning pets

Between 100,000 and 200,000 pets are abandoned in France each year ... the figure is close to 16,000 in the UK.

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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 01:42:03 PM »
My husband can be inconvenient. My kids sure were in their teen years. I did not abandon them. And LC stayed with me until SHE left over the rainbow bridge. She was so depressed when I walked out of the room, I can't even imagine how she would have been if I had locked her out of my life.
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 07:23:35 AM »
The millions being made from cardboard theft

"To be honest, most of us don't care who takes it away, as long as it goes," says a shopkeeper in the bustling Chamartin district of central Madrid.

Behind him stand two of the Spanish capital's well-known blue municipal recycling bins, which until February of this year had been raided daily by one of the city's numerous recycled cardboard trafficking gangs.

The Spanish police released photographs of the alleged criminals climbing in and out of recycling bins
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 09:47:30 AM »
Cardboard traffickers?  I'm sorry, but I think they'll be left holding the coats when drug barons and people smugglers meet.

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 10:02:57 AM »
Makes you wonder about the mules employed to get the cardboard through customs.  :-\
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 11:16:41 AM »
My eldest will be delighted to hear about this.   She often teases me about the number of emptied and carefully flattened boxes I have stashed away in hidden corners.  Alma and I make models from them, or use them as play houses, or 'dens' in the garden.etc.  But I will, reluctantly, admit the supply is slowly and inexorable outstripping the need.

I have an occasional purge on green bin recycling day, which probably makes the bin men think someone else has recently moved in with me.

Now she will be able to tell people her dad is a secret cardboard trafficker, which does sound a bit more interesting than being a mere hoarder.

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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 02:53:20 PM »
Where is WB when you need her? Doesn't she work in the legal, legitimate cardboard world? Can you imagine being boss of the cardboard cartel? Wouldn't that be fun? I deal in cardboard.

Just as an aside: What in the hell do you do with stolen carloads of cardboard?
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 04:39:08 PM »
My cats usually get to play with any cardboard boxes that enter the house. Saves me the trouble of flattening them and/or taking them apart before I take them to the recycling container. And the cats have hours of fun, too.
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2020, 07:26:03 AM »
Crossbow death: Man in court on fraud charges

The cops are not as well educated in law as they used to be. Or maybe William Tell has been lying to us all these years.
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2020, 09:40:00 AM »
One from the archives: Commander-in-Chief flies back to Front

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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2020, 05:19:27 PM »
China restaurant apologises for weighing customers

I thought that maybe their chairs were not designed for fat Western asrses. But no ...

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The beef restaurant in the city of Changsha placed two large scales at its entrance this week.

It then asked diners to enter their measurements into an app that would then suggest menu items accordingly.

I guess the suggestions be something like: Extra dumplings for you, big-boy.
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2020, 11:42:23 PM »
Or else: Hey fatty, you get some birds' next soup and that's it.
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