Saturday, August 18, 2007

You Couldn't Make It Up !!

I'm heading off to Hellthrow for a 24 hour flight back to Sydney. Leave you these gems to warm your cockles in the meantime.

i) A 58 year-old American is suing IBM for $5 million in a wrongful dismissal case after he was fired for visiting adult internet chat rooms while at work. James Pacenza says he was addicted to online chat rooms and that IBM should have offered him sympathy and treatment instead of firing him. He says that his psychological problems as a result of the Vietnam War have left him addicted to sex, especially adult internet chat rooms.

ii) A man who put his genitals in a mousetrap is suing Jackass star, Johnnie Knoxville for $12 million. The stunt went wrong and Caravello "was severely injured when the trap literally went on his manhood".

iii) UK heath and safety officials are terrified about dodgy ladders. They are demanding a 'ladder amnesty".

iv) Barney Baloney, the clown, was prevented from blowing up balloons by a supermarket’s health and safety rules following one child once having a reaction to the latex in balloons.

v) "Doctors and health workers in Scotland have been banned from eating lunch at their desks during Ramadan in case it offends their Muslim colleagues.

vi) The MoD has banned pin-ups on RAF jets in case they offend women and Muslims.

God Bless them all.