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I am Sure There is Nothing to Worry About

Hang on, I just have to break a window!

Hang on, I just have to break a window!

Oh dear, Lambeth Council you are a trifle incompetent. Hmm, seems the council in south London have released a list of 800 empty properties to The Advisory Service for Squatters (dear god they have one?) because it was a Freedom of Information request (oh crap!).The issue it seems is some friggin fool published a list of all properties in the appendix of a council document. Bingo, info in public domain, no choice but to cough it up. But don’t fret, I am sure the squatters are just curious and wouldn’t dream of using that information for their own gain! Did my nose just grow?

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Shame, Shame, Shame.

If you want justice, don’t live in Western Australia. Lock yourself in people, don’t go out after dark, don’t play cricket on the beach, don’t have a night out with the boys, don’t become a police officer and for goodness sakes don’t expect the court system to deliver justice. After a string of acquittals and outrageously lenient sentencing in WA, for some of the most atrocious of crimes, you wonder what it has to take to get these people off the streets. Why would the public expect the police to protect them, when THEY can’t be protected by the judicial system that is suppose to protect us all from thugs, bullies and killers. Police Constable Matthew Butcher was jumped from behind trying to break up a brawl outside a pub. He was knocked unconscious and spent more than a week in a coma. He still remains partially paralyzed.
Here is the footage of the incident. Wanna know the verdict? NOT GUILTY. Wanna know why? Police acted with excessive force. Hmm, just remember the police didn’t start this fight, these thugs were at it well before they arrived. The public expects the police to use whatever force necessary to stop this type of behavior. If you chose to be anti-social, face the friggin consequences! Imagine the uproar if the police stood back and watched someone get seriously injured?

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Prawo Jazdy We Are On To You

Now Mr Jazdy do you know why we pulled you over?

Now Mr Jazdy do you know why we pulled you over?

Oh no, Irish police have been left a little red faced after they discovered that the mysterious traffic offender Prawo Jazdy, who had clocked up over 50 traffic violations, was in fact not a person at all. Hmm, seems the Irish traffic cops, when pulling over traffic offenders with Polish driver’s licenses, were writing out tickets to “Prawo Jazdy” the name which appeared on the top right hand corner of the license, believing it to to the first and surname of the card holder.A memo circulating to Irish cops states “Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish words for driving license and not the first and surname on the license”.Oh to be sure to be sure.

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Take the Flag Down You Racist

Ah,like Braveheart, Paul Steele is proud of his heritage, that’s why he has a Saltire Scottish Flag as his curtain (well instead of one) in East Wemyss, a small English village. But the Fife Council thinks it’s racist and want it removed. What’s a man with a Saltire to do ? Bruce Combes from Fife Council’s customer services department did an inspection of his living room where the offending flag hangs and requested it be removed, despite a tricolour flag flying in his son’s window (that, it appears, isn’t racists). In all fairness the council says “It was not because we considered the flag racist.We have had complaints about this property — including the flag and its prominence.” Hmm

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Signs of the Times

Councils, you gotta love them. If you wandered down to Newmarket racecourse in Suffolk England, you maybe forgiven for not noticing a road signed named after one of Britain’s most successful jockeys. That’s because they spelt his friggin name wrong. Yep, Periman Close is named after flat race champion Dick Perryman. Oh and the council is refusing to change it because that would mean a change of address for the residents. It wouldn’t have been so bad had this not been the second time Suffolk had messed up with the spelling of a street name, the Forest Heath District Council named Beavorbrook Road after racing patron Lady Beaverbrook.

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Kent Council Hopes To See You dead

The Kent Council “We hope to see you dead soon” campaign probably sounded like a good idea at the time. That was, until the public saw it and were appalled. Oh well. The objective of the £85,000 campaign was to persuade people to slow down but it seems the satirical approach has provoked road rage instead.  One of the ads features an undertaker saying “We hope to see you dead soon.”and another has town hall workers standing around the coffin smiling and holding balloons.Hmm, lets see, the ad campaign has so far been  described as “sick and crass”, “tasteless”, “insensitive” and “unacceptable” (nice selection of adjectives). Lisa Caleno was given the task of defending the council’s creative decisions by saying “Rather than adopt a preaching tone, the commercial takes a satirical angle. Its aim is to change people’s attitudes by getting them to engage their senses and to pay more attention while on the road.” ( isn’t it more like enraged their senses). Oh they are so going to be doing preaching tone commercials next time don’t you think?

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Photo of Murdered Child Used as Prop on a Soap Opera

What the? General Hospital has made a soap opera out of it’s soap opera. The controversy in question can be found in the “Night Shift” episode in which a hospital worker (played by Billy Dee Williams) receives a letter and photograph from a son he apparently abandoned. The only problem is the photograph is actual of a real child, 6 year old Christopher Barrios, who in 2007 was kidnapped, raped and murdered then dumped in a garbage bin by a convicted child molester. And how do we know this ? The photo was the same one handed out to media outlets when Christopher actually went missing.Whoops! A statement released by the ABC network read in part “We offer our deepest condolences to the Barrios family for their loss and our sincerest apologies for any pain caused by our mistake,”. No one has been able to explain how the photo got on the set in the first place, because normal policy is to use an image of a child actor. The boy’s grandmother Sue Rodriquez told SoapNET “First, who gave them permission to use his picture? Second, I’m glad I don’t watch this kind of mess,soap operas,because if I had seen Christopher’s picture on there, I would have gone nuts,”. Ewh what a unlucky mess to get into and get out of!

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This Is As Good As It Gets

The Future of Mankind

The Future of Mankind

Good news and bad news story alert!  Bad news first. According to  Professor Steve Jones, of University College London  we  have come to the end of the evolution line. We are not going to be evolving into any superhuman beings anytime soon. In fact bets are this as good as it is gonna get.  Hmm good news, at least we aren’t going to unevolve . And for all you racists out there, it seems that the future of man is brown. Yes, as the world becomes one big global mass  and the world interbreeds with other ethnic groups odds are the population will be just one color, brown! Ah but at least it will be varying shades of brown.
But don’t get too depressed, spare a thought for the other animals of this planet,  their future looks rather bleak. A survey has revealed a quarter of the world’s mammals face extinction.Scientists have determined that about  5,487 species of mammals are on the hit list as we (the unevolving homosapiens) destroy their habitats and hunt them down. Feel like breeding much?

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Just Messing With Ya

A Wyoming police officer ran for his life after being called out to remove a pesky cat from a woman’s porch. The cat it seems was none other than a sleepy old mountain lion. Mrs Beverley Hood rang the 911 after the lion hissed at her, but failed to mention the that the putty cat was in fact a 90lb cougar, telling the dispatcher it was a very big house cat.

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Officers Blow Up Dying Whale

OMG, do you have to use explosive to put a dying Humpback whale out of its misery? That’s what wildlife officers did in Jurien Bay, Western Australia. The dying 2 year old humpback had been in distress for several days when wildlife officers decided to put it down. Explosives were detonated on the whale  in an attempted to end its misery but that failed, so officers tried to shoot it, when that failed they tried blowing it up again. All in all it took nearly 20 minutes for the whale to die.  I haven’t a clue how you put down a 15 tonne mammal but I am sure there must be kinder methods. This is going to be a PR nightmare, especially considering Australia’s stance on Japanese “scientific” whale slaughter. RIP gentle giant.

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