'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 108

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  • roz123 14 Feb 2013 12:05:29 7,113 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    This news story arguably deserves its own thread
    I agree, its a news story involving sex, guns, south africa, a hot blonde and an angry superfast cripple. What more do you need?
  • cubbymoore 14 Feb 2013 12:06:31 36,504 posts
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    A one armed man?
  • roz123 14 Feb 2013 12:21:42 7,113 posts
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    Fair enough
  • nickthegun 14 Feb 2013 12:30:27 61,270 posts
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    Im going to stick a tenner on with Paddy Power that this was some roid rage shit.

    Its going to be a perfect doping storm.

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  • Ziz0u 14 Feb 2013 12:52:04 8,647 posts
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    Court appearance delayed till tomorrow.
  • Razz 14 Feb 2013 13:14:08 61,650 posts
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    Oscar's GF last tweet:
    https://twitter.com/reevasteenkamp/status/301656335106310144

    "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay"

    First response today:

    "Should we guess? I'll take a shot in the dark. RT @reevasteenkamp What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #ValentinesDay"

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  • Razz 14 Feb 2013 13:16:04 61,650 posts
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    And from Frankie Boyle:

    Frankie Boyle ‏@frankieboyle The tragedy is that if Oscar Pistorius had no arms, this would never have happened

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  • Load_2.0 14 Feb 2013 13:17:57 19,652 posts
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    So Oscar your defense will be that you thought you were being robbed by a 6 foot blonde female model?

    Yes.

    I see.
  • Fab4 14 Feb 2013 13:19:13 6,216 posts
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    Going for an insanity plea-bargin...obviously.
  • Razz 14 Feb 2013 13:20:13 61,650 posts
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    Exactly! He doesn't have a leg to stand on in court, how he will ever walk away from this tragedy.

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  • Mola_Ram 14 Feb 2013 13:21:22 8,245 posts
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    It's a shame he wasn't 'armless.
  • Megapocalypse 14 Feb 2013 13:28:04 5,511 posts
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    I guess he just didn't see the funny side of her giving him a pair of socks for valentines day.
  • cubbymoore 14 Feb 2013 13:29:08 36,504 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    It's a shame he wasn't 'armless.
  • Ziz0u 14 Feb 2013 15:56:45 8,647 posts
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    Can't link on my phone but John Cleese is in hot water after breaking his month long Twitter silence to make a Oscar Pistorius joke. Something about Oscar's best defense is that he was absolutely legless at the time of the shooting.

    Perhaps this does deserve its own thread. First appearance tomorrow and funny business is looking likely.
  • TheSaint 15 Feb 2013 09:50:22 14,826 posts
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    A good example of how dumbed down modern news has become is this story:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21461779

    Every single report I've heard as felt the need to tell us that Heinz are famous for beans and ketchup. What kind of person wouldn't know this?
  • Psychotext 15 Feb 2013 11:46:21 55,031 posts
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    I'd have flat out shit myself if I was that car driver.
  • magicpanda 15 Feb 2013 11:56:01 13,469 posts
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    Check out the Astronomy thread for unreal sonic boom vids of that Meteor.

    This is my favourite so far.



    Edited by magicpanda at 11:58:55 15-02-2013
  • nickthegun 15 Feb 2013 12:00:38 61,270 posts
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    Its the same thing that happened in tunguska, fact fans. A meteor falls and then explodes before it hits the ground.

    Apparently, it happens more than you would think, at least once a year.

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  • Rusty_M 15 Feb 2013 12:23:28 4,916 posts
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    I thought Tunguska was caused by Tesla's super-weapon :p

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  • jellyhead 15 Feb 2013 12:27:28 24,350 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Its the same thing that happened in tunguska, fact fans. A meteor falls and then explodes before it hits the ground.

    Apparently, it happens more than you would think, at least once a year.
    Yeah, the Tunguska airburst was quite a special one though wasn't it? Lots of fragments at high-speed detonating in the air.

    The video on the Sun page shot from the car is crazy.

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  • mal 15 Feb 2013 13:18:20 22,826 posts
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    Hmm, I'd assumed the 'explosions' here were actually the reverse sonic booms as the now fragmented meteor parts decelerated through the sound barrier. But on the news just now they reported that it was unsure whether the damage was caused by the meteor exploding, or it hitting the ground - no mention of sonic booms at all.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

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    Chubby Checker sues over penis app.
  • mal 15 Feb 2013 18:52:19 22,826 posts
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    On seeing that headline, I wondered for a moment what the famous manufacturers of brown sauce had done to upset Mr Checker :)

    In other news, a slimy Tory lord who got done for fiddling his expenses successfully sued the police for a separate arrest related to other expenses dubiousness, and wins. I don't know the full details of this, but my first instinct is that it smells awful dodgy to me.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • riceNpea 15 Feb 2013 18:58:02 592 posts
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    i wouldn't want to be in Oscar's shoes right now
  • fletch7100 16 Feb 2013 04:36:32 7,446 posts
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    http://www.examiner.com/article/the-pope-seeks-immunity-the-end-of-the-vatican-could-be-near
  • Deleted user 16 February 2013 04:51:41
    Isn't the ITCCS the equivalent of an internet petition? They've also tried to put the Queen on the stand of their non-existent court.
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