Tag Archives: The Art of Stating the Bleedin’ Obvious

BBC News – Sittingbourne ‘Carnaval’ error signs to be changed

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“Pam Griggs, from the association, said the signs would be replaced or changed.”

She added: “People will either think we are stupid and we can’t spell or they will have a good laugh.”

No, Pam, you were right on the first count. Does nobody proof read anything any more? Words, literally, fail me.

BBC News – Britain’s pupils are bad losers, survey suggests

Some 1,008 parents and 1,007 children aged eight to 16 were questioned for the survey by Opinion Matters.

Parents who were questioned described other parents as mocking the opposition and even using foul language with the referee or umpire.

Sulking, getting angry and crying were some of the commonest antics of sore losers – whether they were parents or children.

One child in the survey described how after they beat someone at squash, their opponent kicked the wall and broke two of their toes.

We are reaping what we sow…

BBC News – Swine flu offers ‘extraordinary super immunity’

People who recover from swine flu may be left with an extraordinary natural ability to fight off flu viruses, findings suggests.

In beating a bout of H1N1 the body makes antibodies that can kill many other flu strains, a study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows.

You see? It’s not all bad.

BBC News – Earth project aims to “simulate everything”

Nicknamed the Living Earth Simulator (LES), the project aims to advance the scientific understanding of what is taking place on the planet, encapsulating the human actions that shape societies and the environmental forces that define the physical world.

I can tell them the answer already. It’s forty-two.

BBC News – How best to drive in snow and ice?

Auntie helpfully reminds us how to drive in bad weather, in case we’d all forgotten in the last two weeks…

(Incidentally, my car will definitely stall if I try the pulling away in first gear without gas trick. I suspect most cars still do, unless they’re less than five years old, or automatic transmission.)

BBC News – Sports bodies back clocks campaign for extra daylight

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I don’t get this. It’ll still be dark in the winter. I mean, during the summer it’s light at around 4am, so why don’t people just get up earlier instead of tacking more “free” time on the end of the day?

My vote is to fix the time at GMT when the clocks go back. If you want more daylight, you sort your own day out.