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Posted by sean on 22/02/2018 at 7:26 am in Have I Got News For You with No Comments


Donald Trump’s proposal to reduce gun attacks in schools… introduce more guns into schools.

Posted by sean on 13/02/2018 at 7:44 pm in Animals, Have I Got News For You, Life In Bath with No Comments


As I didn’t blog yesterday, I am making amends, by blogging twice today. You’ve already had my post on the joys of online shopping. My second entry is about animals in the news.

There have been two recent stories, involving wildlife in my local newspaper, The Bath Chronicle. The first should really be one of my worst fears, but I just found it a bit weird. A woman claims that she bought a bunch of bananas from the supermarket, only to find it contained a nest of baby spiders. When she rang up to complain, she was asked “What would you like me to do about it?”

I don’t know what such an experience would have on me. At best, I would be a little peeved and would write a blog about my annoyance. At worst, I would burn the house down in fear. In reality, considering mother spider did not seem to be present, I think it would be somewhere in between the two.

My favourite line from the whole story was from the upset woman “In the meantime, I’ve got spiders crawling all over the house. Well, not all over the house, but they crawled out of the cocoon and onto the cake stand and I don’t know where else they might have crawled.”

Me thinks someone was after compensation and was disappointed when she didn’t get a £40 Sainsbury’s Gift Card. I’m hardly one to criticise her – especially after everything I’ve scabbed from Amazon and Tesco over the years, after their crap service.

The second story in my local rag involved a woman feeding seagulls, inadvertently recreating a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, while causing furious outrage amongst Batholians. As if the locals haven’t had enough to put up with, what with the council changing the bin collection to once a fortnight!

Like with the banana spider babies, the seagull story had some amazing quotes…

“She had carrier bags full of crusts!”
CRUSTS! Not CRUSTS! When will this madness end? Will someone please think of the children?

“Hundreds of birds gathered”
Somebody call the police!

“This madness must stop, especially in the lead-up to the nesting season.”
Forget that! GET THE SODDING ARMY OUT!

The final animal story involves lions. Unsurprisingly, this wasn’t in the Bath Chronicle, as lions don’t live in Bath. I was pleased to read a heart-warming story of a poacher being killed and eaten by a pride of lions, in Africa.

I’m not somebody to wish death upon a fellow human, but if you’re that much of a C-U-Next-Tuesday, that you enjoy illegally murdering beautiful wild animals, then forgive me if I take a wry smile if the beasts fight back.

According to the story, only the poacher’s head was left. I hope he tasted nice and that the lions enjoyed their meal.

P-P-P-Pick up a Poacher!

Posted by sean on 09/02/2018 at 10:30 pm in Hamster, Have I Got News For You with No Comments


There have been lots of hamsters in the news lately. Yesterday, I blogged about the hamster who came back from the dead (in a bin). This evening, I have read about an emotional support hamster, who got flushed down the toilet by its owner.

I will never find out if my old hamster, Dennis Wise, was really dead when I put him in the dustbin. One thing I am certain of is, that he was never flushed down the lavatory.

Posted by sean on 08/02/2018 at 11:21 pm in Hamster, Have I Got News For You with No Comments


This story has me worried now. My own pet hamster, Dennis Wise, died in 2010. As I lived in a flat and was unable to bury him, I put his body in the bin. Maybe he wasn’t dead at all!

Posted by sean on 07/02/2018 at 11:00 pm in Have I Got News For You with No Comments


I don’t normally get involved in topics like this on my blog, but after today learning of Jon Venables being sent to prison again, I wanted to say my bit.

I am the same age as Venables and his fellow murderer, Robert Thompson, who both killed James Bulger in 1993. Despite only being 10, I remember the story well. You couldn’t avoid it – it was everywhere.

The sentence handed out to Jamie’s killers was arguably too short. However, this is not the purpose of this blog…

Venables was today found guilty of possessing indecent images of children and sentenced to 40 months in prison. He also owned a paedophile manual (what the Hell is that, and what kind of person would own such a thing?). This is not his first conviction, after being released following his sentence for murder.

Given the fact Venables keeps reoffending – especially given the serious nature of his crimes – it has to be asked if he should ever be released from prison. I don’t believe so.

Venables has had so many chances, it is obvious he is beyond rehabilitation. I am strongly against the death penalty, but for the safety of children, I now think that he should be locked up for the rest of his life. He is a very dangerous individual.

When he is released in 40 months time, what evidence is there to say he won’t offend again? Would the judge who gave Venables his latest short sentence be so lenient if he or she knew that the child killer and sex offended, would be living on the same street as their kids?

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