Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Fun

First up, what else but Oddbox. This week, a bungie-jumping granny, a zombie proposing marriage, the American Beard Festival and killer Turkeys.

The BBC is awash with oddness this week. First up, a man in the Philippines has had plastic surgery to look like Superman. and the tale of Zombies getting hurt in Canada.

One of the strangest stories, for me anyway, was the announcement of a new literary prize to compete with the Booker Prize. Why? According to these leading literary individuals, the Booker Prize "now prioritises a notion of 'readability' over artistic achievement". Maybe I'm being dense here, but shouldn't ALL books be readable?

Finally, did you know that all bananas are Radioactive?


How to slash unemployment figures? Remove mothers. There is also a new way to reduce overcrowing on trains and increase capacity at the same time. Cuddle a commuter.

In other news David Bowie's Laughing Gnome has died...after a short illness, while in ecological news there are plans afoot to make water 'green'.

Headlines: 'Master baker's secret bread recipes kept on a knead to know basis'; 'Man with date of birth tattooed on his arm, fears he is beginning to show his age'; 'Thames flood barrier inventor dies - tributaries flood in'.

From the blogsphere, DRC has written about how NOT to name your characters using real life examples, and from the inky fool, the real meaning of 'lurch'.

To end the week, how about a couple of pictures.

Have a great weekend.


DRC said...

David Bowie's gnome dies after a short illness? Gee, there's not much hope for me. I apparently suffer with 'Duck's Disease'. Everytime I step into a road I hit my back-side on the curb...nyah nyah nyah...

Thanks for the mention...x

E. Arroyo said...

Thanks for the info. I love the quotes.

Martin Willoughby said...

E: You're welcome. Have a great weekend.

jnxwil said...

"...but shouldn't ALL books be readable?"

Yes, but you just ruled out James Joyce. Actually, that is fine with me.


Martin Willoughby said...

jnx: Fine by me too.