19 Aug 2008


Quilly's reflection pictures are here

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Retired British matador returns

Frank Evans quit in 2005 but has been lured back
A British matador who has come out of retirement has taken part in a bullfight in Spain.
He intends to resume his 40-year bullfighting career after three years away due to health problems. Speaking after the bout, he said being in a bullfighting ring "felt fantastic" and added: "It is where I am happiest". I wish the bull good luck and Mr. Matador an even happier stay in his coffin.

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Man buys Chevy with small change

An Ohio man with a hatred of paper money slapped down $8,000 in coins at a car dealership to buy a Chevrolet pick-up - then paid the rest by cheque. James Jones, 70, produced 16 coffee cans full of coins to buy his new Chevrolet Silverado and staff spent 90 minutes counting it.
The coins included "dimes, quarters, half-dollars, silver and Susan B Anthony dollars".
The new owner of the Chevy says he does not trust banks or paper money. I hope the car seller has offered him a big piggy bank for saving for his next car !

Chewing gum weight loss warning

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Sorbitol in "sugar-free" chewing gum is a laxative. Too much "sugar-free" chewing gum can lead to severe weight loss and diarrhoea, doctors warn. The cause is sorbitol, a widely used sweetener in chewing gum and sweets, which acts as a laxative. That's the ideal medication for people who suffer constipation and overweight ! Just chew the whole day and in a week you will be as slim as Madonna for her 50th birthday !

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Assasin's guns hidden in a pram

ARMED police examine an “assassin’s kit” they found in a car boot (trunk) — hidden in a pram.
Police swooped on a grey VW Golf after being told that a CCTV camera had picked up a rifle on the passenger seat. Cops retrieved a AK47, along with a Desert Eagle self-loading pistol, a Glock 17 pistol, a revolver and an air rifle. Why did he put the pram in the boot ? Walking around as an innocent grandpa pushing a pram would have been far more efficient and without risk, unless somebody wants to admire the baby !

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Boots are made for crawling

BEN the 80-year-old tortoise has had a set of shoes made specially for him to protect his feet.
Ben suffers from arthritis and can't lift his legs sufficiently to walk causing painful abrasions and sores to his feet.They are not the most stylish footwear but Ben thinks they are boot-iful. I think so too !

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THE Queen’s bodyguards at Balmoral are going green by swapping Range Rovers for bicycles.
Cops protecting Her Majesty at her Scottish estate are being urged to patrol it on mountain bikes rather than gas-guzzling 4x4s. The move is designed to save fuel and provide a more eco-friendly way of guarding the Royals on their summer break. Very good ! I approve, it's far more healthy on a mountain bike to move around then sitting in a car the whole day ! I tell you ! this queen thinks about the well being of her employees !


eastcoastlife said...

How cool! An 80-yr-old tortoise in boots!

Does the Queen needs info on preventing colon cancer? hehe....

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a good idea to make boots for that tortoise.

Why does the Queen wear such awful hats? In fact, why wear a hat at all...no one else does, unless it's a sunhat.

Webradio said...

Le vin rouge a l'air d'ĂȘtre bob !
Et la reine ne vieillit pas !

ChrisB said...

I love the little boots for the tortoise. We have so much rain here maybe my tortoises need wellington boots!

Maribeth said...

You at least have to love her majesty's hat! LOL!

Melli said...

I've collected coins in coffee cans before -- MY coffee cans have never held more than a few hundred dollars! If that man had $8,000 in 16 coffee cans they must have been some BIG coffee cans! WOW! I wouldn't worry about his next car - at 70 years old and having drunk THAT much coffee, I'm sure he's going to keel over any time now!

I LOVE the Queen's hat!

Charlotte said...

I was interested in reading about the matador. I went to a couple of bull fights in Tijuana, Mexico way back in the 1950s. I hated it. I felt sorry for the bulls. I didn't think they were given a fair chance.

Liz said...

In the same post you talk about someone who wants to kill others and someone who bothers to make shoes for a tortoise. We are such a varied people.

It's even possible that the one who wants to kill other people would be very kind to a tortoise. We humans are strange.

The sooner bull-fighting is banned everywhere the better!