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PostPosted: 06-10-2013 23:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronson8 wrote:
And of course most politicians are comedians.


Dennis Skinner was always good. When John Major rose to make his first speech as PM, Skinner shouted out: Resign! The place cracked up, especially Major.
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PostPosted: 08-10-2013 07:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Packet has corrected the 'Toby' Robinson story:

Time to meet historian Tony Robinson in Truro
11:00am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News .

Actor, author and historian is Sir Tony Robinson is coming to Truro to inspire people to investigate their family history.

Sir Tony, who found fame in comedy series Blackadder, has spent his latter years studying the history of the UK presenting programmes such as Time Team.

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/10718947.Time_to_meet_historian_Tony_Robinson_in_Truro/?ref=mr

But they missed the picture caption, which still reads:
"Time to meet historian Toby Robinson in Truro"
Well, B is next to N on the keyboard! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 11-10-2013 06:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess this fits here:

Misprint swaps Bridget Jones and David Jason book text

A printing mix up led to early copies of the latest Bridget Jones book having a chunk of Sir David Jason's memoirs in the middle.
About 40 pages of Sir David's My Life were printed in Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, both of which came out on the same day.

"The printers have had a Bridget moment," said publishers Vintage.
It said it was recalling the misprinted copies and replacing them with correct versions.
"A printing error has been detected in some of the very early copies of Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy," said a Vintage spokesman.
"Copies printed on one day have given readers an accidental preview of David Jason's autobiography."

Both Fielding and Sir David's book were published on what the publishing world has dubbed "Super Thursday", when publishing houses put out some of their highest-priority titles for the Christmas market.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24479822
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PostPosted: 11-10-2013 11:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

But this is a classic!

Vatican pulls papal medal which misspelt name of Jesus

The Vatican has withdrawn from sale 6,000 copies of a new papal medal on which the name of Jesus was misspelt.
In an inscription around the edge of the coin, Jesus was spelt with an L instead of a J.

Keen-eyed experts snapped up a handful of the coins, which were struck in gold, silver and bronze by the Italian mint, before the mistake was noticed.
Vatican coins and medals bearing the face of Pope Francis are bought by collectors all over the world.
A few collectors may make a fortune because of the scarcity value of the flawed medals, the BBC's David Willey reports from Rome.

New medals are struck when every new pope is elected and they provide a useful source of income for the Vatican, which is undergoing a major spending review under the leadership of Pope Francis, our correspondent says.

As news of the mistake travelled, social media users cracked jokes about this new religious figure, "Lesus" Christ. "I blame the Lesuits," went one tweet while another had "Let us prey Lesus".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24489512

After 2000 years, they still can't spell it correctly? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 11-10-2013 16:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

More recent reports claim a total of 4 'Lesus' medals were purchased before the Vatican recalled the lot.
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PostPosted: 11-10-2013 16:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for a Sappho of Jesbos medal. Smile
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PostPosted: 12-10-2013 12:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamesWhitehead wrote:
I'm waiting for a Sappho of Jesbos medal. Smile

Are you? I can't imagine what you think you've done to deserve it!
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PostPosted: 16-10-2013 07:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Grauniad gets worse:

"Huge numbers of goats, cows and even camels will be slaughtered in Pakistani on Wednesday homes to mark the Islamic holy day of Eid al-Adha."

The first paragraph of this story. Confused
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PostPosted: 16-10-2013 13:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fukushima Industries new mascot, Fukuppy.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/16/fukuppy-five-marketing-fails-japanese-company
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PostPosted: 18-10-2013 18:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is always hilarious, courtesy on this occasion of the YEP

Quote:
Man, 86, jailed for historic sex offences against schoolgirl


Oh dear. Shocked
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PostPosted: 20-10-2013 08:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falmouth's thirty years of growing friendship with French town town

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/fpfalmouth/10741762.Falmouth_s_thirty_years_of_growing_friendship_with_French_town_town/

Cool
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PostPosted: 22-10-2013 08:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bristol Post strikes yet again...

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/garbaldisham/BEPknickerthief_zps59600ef7.jpg

They can just do this stuff effortlessly!
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PostPosted: 22-10-2013 08:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one! Laughing
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PostPosted: 23-10-2013 09:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Packet's speciality is getting typos in headlines:

Poor form in Septemeber helped bring players together, says Helston captain Jamie Thomson

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/sport/10755651.Poor_form_in_Septemeber_helped_bring_players_together__says_Helston_captain_Jamie_Thomson/?ref=la
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PostPosted: 25-10-2013 17:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a particularly recent effort but it tickled me.

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A JURY was shown a black and red bondage harness said to have been used by a dominatrix to tie up a naked fetish fantasist before his house was allegedly robbed by her boyfriend.

Leeds mum-of-two Rebecca McDonald - who advertised herself as "Mistress Pain" on a fetish and bondage website - told Bradford Crown Court she had used the velcro shackles to tie his hands and feet.

The jury was also shown a blue silk tie with which the victim blindfolded himself as instructed, before the arrival of the woman he had arranged a "tying and teasing" session with over the internet.

The court was told McDonald trussed him up then she and boyfriend Jason Whale stole thousands of pounds of jewellery and electrical equipment while the man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - lay bound and gagged on his bed.


I wonder if that was a quote from the guy who was bound and gagged? Laughing
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