Sideswipe: August 21: Yeah right

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Small town miffed. This sign has gone up at the entrance to Thames after Seven Sharp last month screened a story suggesting the town was full of oldies and was dying.

Girls get the Libra treatment
"I wish I didn't have to mention this in 2014," writes Catherine. "But the latest Libra ad on the loo doors at the Rialto cinema [they should know better] tells me that Libra pads 'Absorb way more than you did in maths class'. Guess that's why I still only earn $9 for every $10 a man earns, my fuzzy girl brain just can't figure out the difference. Still, luckily I can go horse riding and wear white pants."

Movies still to be made
Top Dirty Politics movie titles as suggested on Twitter
1. Tweet. Prey. Shove.
2. You've Got Everyone's Mail
3. From Lusk Till Dawn
4. Whale Oil Rider
5. The Remains Of At The End Of The Day
6. Reservoir Blogs
7. All About Ede
8. Once Were Bloggers
9. Moby Dickhead
(Via #dirtypoliticsmovies )

Toy chopper loses load
A remote-controlled helicopter carrying a box of mobile phones has reportedly landed inside the grounds of a jail near the central Greek town of Larissa. The toy was soon spotted by a guard when it landed in a patch of open space inside the prison. It was handed over to bomb disposal experts, who found five mobile phones inside a cardboard box strapped to it. But even though the prison's security was alerted immediately, guards didn't find anybody in the surrounding area that could have been controlling the helicopter. (Source: BBC's News from Elsewhere)

Then there's the gold-plated spark plugs
A reader checked the receipt from a well-known home call-out car-servicing company in Auckland after his retired parents used the company to service their cars for a Warrant of Fitness. "The ageing Daihatsu Terios needed spark plugs. At $24 + GST. It needed 4, totalling $96. One phone call to another nationwide parts retailer and they were priced at $4.12 each, total $16.48! The first outfit responded with, 'oh, they were premium spark plugs'. The cheaper outfit claimed there is no such thing, but A for effort in [deceiving] your customer."


Nice try, mate. (Source: Bad Newspaper)

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