Saturday, January 21, 2006

Opus doosie

Catholic group Opus Dei want the film version of The Da Vinci Code given an adult rating.

A spokesman said: "Any adult can distinguish reality from fiction. But you cannot expect a child to make proper judgements."

Following the logic that kids can't handle fiction, the Bible should be given an 18 rating, and the Church prevented from peddling their God stuff to impressionable childen.

Monday, January 16, 2006

South Tyneside Road Rage

South Tyneside Council have consulted fringe raging road lobby group the Association of British Drivers (ABD) over the borough's new road safety policy. The ABD group wants higher speeds on our roads, categorises South Tyneside's 20mph home zones as having "unreasonably low speed limits", and has spent years claiming that speeding doesn’t cause accidents.

It's easy to come to the conclusion that asking the ABD's opinions on road safety is like consulting the BNP on racial harmony.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Fog lamps

It seems odd that so many folk driving around don't seem to know that fog lamps are for when the weather is foggy. Are they ignorant of the fact that fog lamps burn the retinas of oncoming drivers, or is a sport amongst the more stupid of our road users? Perhaps the poor souls don't know how to switch their fog lamps off, like BMW drivers who don't seem to know where the indicator stalk is.