Following on from the pine cone embedded in the tree yesterday, a reader offers this:
A pine tree, which blew over, had a spoon embedded in it. "We liked it so much, we put it on a plinth," he says.
Age has been catching up with Zimbabwe's President for a while but 91-year-old Robert Mugabe had one of his more doddery mishaps yesterday, reading the wrong speech at the opening of a new session of Parliament. The veteran leader read the 25-minute speech through to the end, apparently unaware that he was delivering the same text he presented during his state of the nation address last month. "The error is sincerely regretted and corrective measures are being considered," said presidential spokesman George Charamba. Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader, this year fell down the steps leading from a podium. He was unhurt, but video of the fall went viral on social media.
Hollywood gender shock
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney rewrote their new movie Our Brand is Crisis to put a woman instead of a man in the lead role (see page 38). Here are 10 more well-known movies that could benefit from a gender flip:
1. Ghostbusters (Okay, so this one's already happening.)
2. Die Hard
3. The next Bond film
4. Star Wars
5. Alien vs Predator
6. Ocean's 11 (or Ocean's 14?)
7. The Fast and the Furious
8. Brokeback Mountain
9. Mr Bean - The Movie
10. Twelve Angry Men
(Source Daily Telegraph)
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