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Article Archive for February 2009

Loo are the air beneath my wings
February 28, 2009 – 11:29 pm | No Comment
Loo are the air beneath my wings

O’Leary said there would be strict penalties for anyone taking more than their fair share and that they would be particularly hard on asthmatics who had been cheating other passengers for years.

Military confused by things in general
February 27, 2009 – 5:56 pm | No Comment
Military confused by things in general

Some are already drawing up a plan for regime change in Mexico which produces 4.8% of the world’s oil but continues to have a horrendous human rights record on guacamole.

TV Channel naming.
February 26, 2009 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

UKTV History has become Yesterday and Dave’s catch-up channel (+1) has be renamed, wait for it, Dave ja vu. What will the marketing experts come up with next in branding our TV viewing? Will BBC2 become …

Latin scholar wins Uni Challenge, and she’s a girl!
February 26, 2009 – 6:08 pm | No Comment
Latin scholar wins Uni Challenge, and she’s a girl!

Super-brainy Latin scholar Gail Trimble has almost single-handedly swept to victory in the BBC’s University Challenge competition, outscoring all her team mates put together to take the title.

Sir Fred to eat his cake and have it
February 26, 2009 – 11:15 am | One Comment
Sir Fred to eat his cake and have it

Sir Fred, said by many to be the complete banker, was known to colleagues as Fred the Garlic Bread because of his ruthless cutting of loafs from the RBS budget and replacing them with cheaper focaccia.

Branson eyes up broo bonanza
February 24, 2009 – 5:05 pm | No Comment
Branson eyes up broo bonanza

Among expected bidders for the benefit mail is ‘Sir’ Richard Branson. He intends to rebrand it as Virgin DSS although it is thought that this concept might cause particular confusion in Dundee.

Call for fair share of Slumdog profits
February 23, 2009 – 10:41 pm | No Comment
Call for fair share of Slumdog profits

Mr Tarrant says he too used to be a millionaire before his former wife took it all away as redress for him being a total carrot.

Escape to Victory
February 23, 2009 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
Escape to Victory

Now let me explain why I’m watching a film that is some 28 years old. As I suspect is true of most parents, I’m living vicariously through my children. From visiting lower league football grounds to watching …

Unexpected bonus for bankers
February 19, 2009 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

RBS bonuses from STVnews.
It is  a bit dull to start with so you might want to fast forward till about 1.50 in.

Duffy’s a daddy’s girl
February 19, 2009 – 3:16 pm | 4 Comments
Duffy’s a daddy’s girl

“My dad really knows his music,” said Duffy, “Even though the closest he got to being in the biz was when he was in a Right Said Fred tribute band.