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PostPosted: 25-01-2003 18:29    Post subject: Fortean Headlines Reply with quote

In the last week, there have been two great headlines in my local papers The South Wales Echo and Western Mail:

HUNT FOR CURRY-EATING PARROT

and

BRIDEGROOM ARRESTED OVER "VOODOO" BLAZE

The first story is simply about a missing pet parrot with a penchant for kebabs and take-aways but the second story is quite Fortean - apparently, the night after his wedding, a man set fire to his house believeing it to be "cursed".
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PostPosted: 25-01-2003 18:39    Post subject: headlines "are cool" Reply with quote

It might be fun to take current Headlines, and everyone . "write their own" headline to said article. I bet alot would be very good indeed! (especially with the wit on this MB.Cool
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PostPosted: 26-01-2003 14:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

round jubilee time, we hadf a local advertizing paper saying "Gladys treasures the Queen's buns"
which i found funny.
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PostPosted: 15-01-2006 22:42    Post subject: Strange Headlines Reply with quote

These crop up almost daily, and are usually good for a chuckle.

But I for one am relieved to hear that
Ministers lose sex offender power
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4614662.stm

I don't want any ministers round here exercising their power as sex offenders! Shocked

And I'm not sure what to make of this:
Police force is top gay employer
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1985953,00.html

or this:
Dormouse picked for vital role
WMN

Plucking hell
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/woman/story/0,16929,1684090,00.html

It's over to you!
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 15-01-2006 23:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is a bit funny:

Ohio High School Porn Homework Canceled

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/01/13/D8F41B9O3.html
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PostPosted: 16-01-2006 00:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a link as it appeared in the Oxford Mail several years ago but has stuck in my mind...

Tigger Killed By Travelling Bandage

In case you're wondering, Tigger was a highly-strung horse who apparently died of fright when a box containing spare leg bandages fell over as he was being taken to the racecourse.

The same newspaper is also prone to the "Man Attacked By Church" (naughty church!) and "Woman Molested By River" (evil river!) type headlines Very Happy

Jane.
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PostPosted: 05-02-2006 02:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060203/ap_on_sc/nasa_investigation

Report: NASA Inspector General Probed
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PostPosted: 18-02-2006 09:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tory trio rebuild Atlantic bridges

I didn't know they'd fallen down!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/britain
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PostPosted: 18-02-2006 09:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also don't have a quote as this was in the local Ellesmere Port paper in the late eighties. A family of Vietnamese "Boat People" had come to live in the town, and when they'd been there a few months, the paper ran a story on how they were getting on.

The headline read "Boat People Settle In Well"
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PostPosted: 18-02-2006 10:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Racing Post, via Private Eye:

8-13 Campbell hardens after Hughes admits gay tendencies
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PostPosted: 18-02-2006 22:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

stuneville wrote:
From the Racing Post, via Private Eye:

8-13 Campbell hardens after Hughes admits gay tendencies

Now I'm not a racing man, but I think I understand the first half of this quote - it's the second half that has me baffled!
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PostPosted: 20-02-2006 22:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
British women curlers knocked out

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/winter_sports/4734114.stm

Shades of Coronation street, or what?
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PostPosted: 26-02-2006 17:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Philippines marine head removed
Shocked

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4752118.stm
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PostPosted: 28-02-2006 20:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as interesting as it sounds:

"Youngsters to get free after-school sex help"
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PostPosted: 02-03-2006 14:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREGORY'S GIGGLES: NBCNEWS WHITE HOUSE REPORTER CALLS SHOW WHILE 'DRUNK'

http://www.drudgereport.com/flash2dg.htm

pretty funny!! Laughing
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