Wednesday, April 25, 2007

13 strange headlines from the BBC

I now use NetNews Wire as my RSS feed handler. I have the BBC and the CNN news feeds on there, and everyday I get a giggle out of the headlines on the BBC feed.

Take a look at 13 headings that could mean something rather different than what they actually do:

  1. Unisex Toilets to Tackle Bullies - Can you imagine being the guy with the ball when that back line came thundering (hehe thundering) down the field at you. No way would I want to take that hit!
  2. Lords back Sex shop License Ban - Well this isn't out of a Regency Historical, is it now? No way those gentlemen would have been shutting down the doxyshop!
  3. Malicious Code Rise Driven by Web - well damn, I knew the web was out to get me!
  4. World Cup winner Ball dies at 61 - That ball's been around 61 years? Damn that piece of leather must be tired of being kicked around!
  5. Anti-terror Raids - 6 questioned -- I know I shouldn't poke fun at this one, but there's some sloppy terrorists out there if the police can't even decided if they were terrorist raids or not!
  6. Football: Ransom in Man City bid - Good God! There's a place called Man City and they have a football team taking bids - can they do that sort of thing? I thought the Chippendale's had that kind of thing all sewn up?
  7. Review of Toddler Fight Sentences - Is this what we're reduced to? Kids that no longer bash each other with tonka trucks in the sandpit, instead cutting each other scathingly with pithy put downs?
  8. Blair Rejects Leak Inquiry Call - Now, Now Mr Blair, thats no way to be treating Downing Street! Imagine how that plumber feels after being rejected.
  9. Demonstrations for BBC's Johnston - Okay, I know it's one letter away from being truely funny, but still...snigger... they had to get a demonstration on how to use it!
  10. Doctor Training Security Lapse - Sooooo... they aren't supposed to get any training then huh? Well crap, all those years and all that money, all for nothing?
  11. Secret Filming Teacher Defended - I knew it. I knew those in captivity teachers wouldn't procreate if we filmed them!
  12. Final Week Poll Push for Parties - hell yeah! Sign me up for the Party Poll!Paaartaaee!!
  13. Cricket: Australia into World Final - this just isn't funny y'all... boooo, hissss! (They smacked down the Kiwis to get there).


17 comments:

Wylie Kinson said...

Hilarious!!! That was as entertaining as Jay Leno's Monday night 'Headlines'!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Those were great! What's sad is that a lot of those would tempt me to click on them and see what they are really about!

Janet said...

Did you actually post anything? I was a bit .. um .. distracted by the pictures on your sidebar ;-)

spyscribbler said...

I hope Twinkle and Meaowmies settle in together! I'm with Janet. What post? There was a post?

All I see is that man!

Happy TT!

Missy said...

Great list! You can always rely on the BBC to inspire a grin or two. ;)

Nicole Austin said...

Great list. I sometimes wonder if anyone reads the headlines before they're posted.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

these are great! i always find the out of context stuff hysterically funny. PS - i posted banner for Three on my blog, replacing the old one.

Anne Douglas said...

Ohh, thankies Rhian!

It's funny comparing the two feeds - just as in what news they headline. Not much about the rest of the world in the CNN feed, thats for sure.

gabriella hewitt said...

Cool list, but as someone else pointed out, the hunk in the bowtie and muscles made me forget most of what you were saying! LOL!

Happy TT Day!

jenny said...

hehehe...great news! it's entertaining...lol!

Tempest Knight said...

Unisex toilets to stop bullies? *blinks* Gosh, I'm a dumb brunnette 'coz like I don't see how. Duh...

Robyn Mills said...

You are kidding me, the Aussies knocked out the Kiwis and I was so enjoying your post..... sigh!

Crazy Working Mom said...

I loved the Man City Ransom one! That was too funny. 8)
Great list.
Happy TT.

FRIGGA said...

I can't even guess what some of those staries might have been about, is it all serious news, or news of the weird stuff?
Oh well, Happy TT13!

Shiloh Walker said...

Weird headlines.... I love weird headlines. I dunno if I like the Chippendale dude though.

dylan said...

can't really see why these are funny at all...
i guess you are not from the uk huh?

Anne Douglas said...

New Zealand actually