Islands for sale on ebay
The Falkland Islands are for sale on ebay.
In a referendum, islanders voted to put an end once and for all
to the tensions between Great Britain and Argentina and simply put
the disputed territory up for auction on ebay.
"We've had enough" said one islander. We're tired of
all this crap. We don't care anymore. The place is a toilet anyway."
Moon moving further away
The moon is moving further away and will cause the end of life
as we know it, say boffins.
Scientists have long known that the universe is accelerating. Following
the Big Bang, the universe expanded at a tremendous rate and, to
the bafflement of boffins, shows no sign of slowing down. In fact,
the space between planets, stars, galaxies and the other stuff,
so-called “dark stuff”, is increasing.
John Scott, technical director at The Institute Of the Moon, says,
“Given what we have observed, it is no surprise that we now
see the moon is getting further away. It’s heavy duty.”
His assertions, however, are disputed by others of the science
community who claim that the moon is still where it used to be but
that it is planet Earth which is moving further away from the moon.
“If you imagine our solar system to be in a straight line”,
says Dr David Coyle, “the Earth has moved about eight or nine
miles to the right. Mars is also moving to the right, but at a much
slower rate than we are. This means that within a relatively short
time, we can seriously plan travel to Mars because the distance
between the two planets is decreasing.”
While Mars explorers will be winners, there will of course be losers.
Tidal changes will cause the erosion of coastlines and problems
for surfers. And as the moon grows smaller in our skies, no-one
can anticipate the consequences for romantics and werewolves.
Drug users none the wiser
A report by right-wing think tank Freedom to Punish suggests that
drug use In Scotland has fallen by 6% while rising by 18%.
The number of users of heroin has fallen by 2% but the number of
cocaine users has risen by 4% among 22% of those in the 18-25 yearold
40% of new non-cocaine users reported that their drug of choice
had changed from an average of 60% heroin per calender week to 41%
mephodrone and 12% MDMA.
Almost 10 % of respondents in a poll of 500 drug users reported
that their daily expenditure on drugs was between 10% and 12.5%
higher than the national average - a figures estimated to be between
60 -70% of the voting age population.
In the past year, a total of 15, 303 new clients were assessed
as to their suitability to be included in national averages of Class
A drug use dependencies (based on the EU GDU Statistical Line).
Of those, 22% claimed to be among the 48% of unincluded respondents
who abstained from the concept of demographic-led percentages.
Brendan Parker of FreedomTo Punish said, "These figures clearly
show that more than 75 % of news stories are being written by a
small percentage of journalists whose agenda is broader then the
majority of right thinking people and whose jouranlistic style resembles
that of an algebra victim. All the anecdotal evidence from right
thinking people suggests clearlythat something needs to be done."
Paralysed Man Can Tap
A 24 year old man, paralysed in both legs since a traffic accident
ten years ago, has been fitted with bionic “Jazz Legs”
which allow him to tap dance. Scot Darren Connell is said to be
delighted at his new found mobility.
The Jazz Legs were originally designed as normal bionic limbs
but were considered too powerful for normal walking, sitting and
other leg-based movements.
“We were working on neural-control prosthetics and as part
of that process, we had built these prototypes” said Doctor
Jamie Dalgleish. “They were never intended for use, simply
as stage four in the development process. However, when we found
out that Darren is a massive jazz fan, we decided that rather
than throwing them in the bin we may as well stick them on to
New legs owner Connell said, “To me they’re just
perfect. I get great reaction when I go into the shop to buy milk
or something. Or if I’m waiting on a bus. And if you think
about it, Sammy Davis Junior was an excellent tap dancer and he
had a false eye.”
MSPs in stooshie
by Martin McCallister
Tensions amongst rival MSPs have been high following
SNP member Joan McAlpine’s accusation that the Unionist
parties’ leadership are “anti-Scottish”.
Tensions overflowed in a stooshie last night in
The World’s End Pub in Edinburgh, when a show of extreme
Scottishness broke out amongst the main parties at Holyrood. The
SNP members reportedly started the nationalist pride argument
when they accused their unionist counterparts of being ashamed
of their Scottishness.
All five SNP MSPs demonstrated that they had tartan
upon their person, in the form of a woolen tie, a tammy, a hankie,
a pair of royal stewart breeks, and underpants. A whisky drinking
challenge was issued by a Liberal Democrat and bevvy-based carnage
A Labour politician threatened the SNP spokesperson
with “a good doing”. Then the SNP member accused him
of associating Scottish-ness with mindless violence, to which
the Glaswegian responded with a punch in the mouth. Blood spurted
over the nationalist coupon, preventing him from eating his Cock-a-leekie
The younger of the two Tory members stepped to
his nearby Old Town flat, returning in full family tartan, and
armed with bagpipes. The Liberal politician, who comprises 20%
of the party’s representation at Holyrood, ran to a nearby
gift shop returning with bars of Highland Toffee which he doled
out to the drinkers. A ScotNat poured a pint of heavy over a Unionist’s
heid who responded by boaking all over his attacker’s tunic.
The Nat called him a “Dunderheid Sassenach”
and skelped him against the windae. Auld Reekie had never seen
By now, the SNP strategy was to use as many Scottish
words as possible, a policy they have often used through the years.
The stramash ended when all elected representatives were ejected
and ordered hame to their respective scratchers. The SNP MSPs
stoated off up High Street in the general direction of the castle
and the unionists sauntered down towards Holyrood.
As of this morning, none of the MSPs involved were
available for comment and their bedroom blinds were drawn.