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BritNews RoundUp: Drag Queens' Revenge

Only enough time for a quick round-up this morning:

Hopefully you didn't miss this story about the two "women" set upon by two men on a street in downtown Swansea, Wales. It turned out that the "women" were men in drag. In fact, they were cage fighters out for the night in "fancy dress" (British men do this a lot) and they quickly dispatched their assailants. It was all captured on CCTV. Wrote the Daily Mail: "The cage fighters were then seen teetering away in their high heels, stopping only to pick up a clutch bag they dropped during the melee."

Turning to the bedroom: Jenny Chapman has been named Britain's loudest snorer. It's quite possible that if you've ever visited England you've heard her yourself. Her snore has been measured at 111 decibels, louder than a low-flying jet.

In legal news: Tony Allen was fed up with speeding cars crashing into his garden wall. So he fabricated a fake speed camera and put it up in his front yard. Now police in Lincolnshire have ordered him to take it down. It's too much of a distraction. Police spokesman James Newell told the Daily Mail: "If there's a serious crash there and someone claims they were distracted by the speed camera, he could be liable for civil action. I believe our officers gave him a word of warning."

Moving to Australia: An Aussie beer company has raised the ire of the Disney Co. for an ad campaign featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarves as you've never seen them before. The ads are for Jamieson's Raspberry Ale, which the company says is "anything but sweet." According to the Telegraph, in the ads: "Snow White has been renamed Ho White, while the loveable dwarves Sleepy, Happy and Doc are rebranded Filthy, Smarmy and Randy - supposedly to represent different types of drinkers."

Speaking of Disney, I wonder what Thumper would think of a new fuel that's heating homes in Sweden. According to the BBC, "The bodies of thousands of rabbits are fueling a heating plant in central Sweden." The bunnies are an invasive species that infest Stockholm's parks. "They are a very big problem," bunny-hunter Tommy Tuvunger said. "Once culled, the rabbits are frozen and when we have enough, a contractor comes and takes them away." The frozen rabbits are then taken to a heating plant in Karlskoga which incinerates them to heat homes.

Bundle up. Winter's on its way.

By John Kelly  |  October 16, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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Stockholm needs to import some coyotes to handle the bunnies.

Of course, then the coyotes might get out of control, and they'd need to get some roadrunners.

Posted by: Epigon | October 16, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

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