Thursday, 9 July 2009

And Finally...

Maybe it’s because it’s summer and people are getting a bit hot and bothered, but the world of news seems to have gone a little bonkers just recently. While the front pages are dominated by Michael Jackson’s death and the swine flu epidemic, and the back pages are plastered with Aussies and the Ashes, take a read of the inside pages of any paper and you’ll find some extremely weird stories.

The Daily Express has now started an ‘odd news’ section on its website that gathers together all the ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster’ type headlines into one place. And speaking of hamsters, a good example of the type of story making the nationals at present includes ‘Police, Help: My Hamster Got Out of Its Cage’ from Saturday. Then there’s ‘Shopper Who Wanted Slippers Gets Bondage Catalogue Too’, ‘Passenger Fixes Stranded Holiday Jet’, ‘Sex Swap Soldiers to Get New Medals’ and my personal favourite, ‘Wallabies With The Wobblies’.

A Wallaby: Stoner?The latter is a story about mysterious crop circles appearing in poppy fields in Tasmania. After investigation it was discovered that, far from being caused by aliens from Mars, it is in fact wallabies eating the poppy flowers, getting stoned on the opiates and then hopping round in circles that are causing them! Worthy of news in a national British newspaper? Someone at The Express thinks so…

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