Photo-op! People actually walk ducks? I thought it was just dogs. Architect Sam Jacob snapped this picture while he was out jogging in Peckham yesterday afternoon. It’s now gone viral on Twitter.
There are three reasons why I don’t keep ducks. First one: There’s no way I’d get up at the quack of dawn (sorry) to walk a pair of ducks. Second one: I’d probably sit them in front of the TV then go about my daily routine and ignore their asses. Third one: I have a cat and she’d probably eat the ducks, then she’d be a duck-filled-fatty-pus. (sorry again)
You’ll never catch me feeding the ducks. Mike D.W spent the day at the park, feeding the ducks….. boring.
Just kidding. I’d love to keep ducks.
Y’know, this does seem the perfect excuse to pull this video out from the archives.
PEOPLE say that one of the causes of the financial crash back in 2008 was the subprime mortgage market in America. Those guys made loans to buyers who were most unlikely to ever meet their repayment obligations.
Ever since then the system for granting people mortgages has – quite rightly – been tightened up. Mortgages are now harder to come by. Next weekend you will see a new level of caution being applied as a result of new regulations which have come into force following the Mortgage Market Review.
You may have heard this mentioned on local radio. Under these new regulations mortgage applicants will have to answer a whole bunch of questions about their monthly outgoings and overheads.
These questions are designed to help the lender establish if an applicant will be able to pay a mortgage after putting food on the table, paying the bills and remunerating whoever takes them to work.
Many experts are not convinced by these new rules and say they are not strictly necessary because most applicants already have to answer detailed questions about their outgoings.
Others believe this is simply another attempt by corporate Britain to monitor people’s lifestyle as even their off-licence bills or payments to their bookmakers will be coming under scrutiny.
Like it wasn’t already hard enough for young couples to find themselves a home today, now they’re expected them to have a crystal ball in their pockets because under these new regulations there will also be questions about their future plans, having a family and their job prospects for example.
There is now a clear and present danger that very soon it will become simply too difficult to think about a new home, let alone buy one.
The financial process is not helped by the burden of stamp duty, estate agents’ fees and legal costs. For many these are the real deal breakers.
We don’t want a housing market that is out of control but we certainly don’t want one that is hamstrung either.
Next week we will discuss the best way to set about buying your home. And about the best ways to obtain a mortgage!
So far it’s proving to be an awful month for birds and their admirers. Today, my heart was broken into a million pieces after reading (in the Huffington Post - don’t click unless you want your day completely ruined) about the senseless murder of four elegant swans.
The bodies of four graceful swans are now swimming on heaven’s crystal lagoon. They are in complete darkness and have no clue as to which way they are going. And that’s because last week persons unknown skipped hand-in-hand with Lucifer before……slicing off the swan’s heads off with a rusty blade.
This story has everything you’ll ever need to make you hiss with horror! Seriously, I want to measure myself up for a suicide face right now because this is the kind of murderess mess my worst nightmares are made of.
Huffpo UK says that Steven Cooper, a fisheries officer and secretary of the Beacon Angling Club was the one to make the gruesome discovery next to the Mount Farm lake in Milton Keynes. He is now is urging the RSPCA to find the evil-doers behind the heinous crime.
“We have found four heads, and only one of them had the body close by it. That was near the Inn on the Lake pub, so the person may have been disturbed while doing it. As fisheries officer, I found them all, with bailiffs on the lake, over the last three weeks.
I have tended to find them early in the morning. There is an area of the lake that is currently out of bounds for fishing, and I have found them in that area, which is quiet. The swans are friendly, and an easy target. I’m beginning to think that people are doing it for food.
It doesn’t look like it was done by an animal, it was a blade that took the heads off. I have seen animal kill, and it does not look like that.”
And what about Her Majesty the Queen? Naturally it is she that owns all the beautiful swans that live in England and Wales. They are royal birds. What kind of a facial expression will she be pulling when they tell her these birds of supreme elegance have now ascended to heaven and are lost to the nation forever?
If the Queen is anything like me (she isn’t) then she’ll need to pump herself full of a numbing agent in order to calm down before declaring Milton Keynes a human free zone.
Now, lets cheer ourselves up by watching four black swans who have learned to surf.
Because it’s another slow-ass news day lets talk about the interesting part about being a Jedi knight. The everyday stuff. The things the movie never really explains. What would happen if Luke Skywalker ever killed his wife or if Hans Solo and Chewbacca ran from a restaurant without paying the bill. What could possibly go wrong?
They’d get their mug-shots taken and become prisoners is what would go wrong.
This story, originally from the Daily Express has kinda wrecked the whole movie franchise for me because I didn’t know that a Jedi Knight in prison isn’t allowed to follow his religion. Until I read Dion Dassanayake’s article I had no clue that a group of Jedi Knight convicts are now planning to sue the prison service for discrimination because they refuse to recognise that the Jedism faith even exists.
Apparently the Star Wars religion is the UK’s seventh most popular and there are at least 50 Jedi knights in UK jails who claim that their Jediism beliefs are being treated as a “joke” by the prison authorities. So they intend to sue the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) in an attempt to have Jediism added to the list of 18 religions which are officially recognised.
A number of Jedi Knights have contacted the Jedi Knight Society and Temple of the Jedi Order and requested their financial backing (legal aid?) in order to cover their legal costs. Jedi expert and lawyer Ob8 says that he will happy to represent the incarsarated Jedis in their legal fight.
Here’s what he had to say:
“There are at least 50 Jedi warriors in prison in the UK and they are not being fairly treated.
We have contacted The Jedi Knight Society and the Temple of the Jedi Order to try and get some more backing to sue the prison service for discrimination, but it will be a long fight.
The most recent PSI has included Quakerism and Rastafarianism – and already includes Paganism – so we must ask ‘Why not Jediism when it is more popular than most of the other religions’?”
Despite Jediism being recognised as an official religion in the 2001 census a spokesman for the Prison Service refused to comment on ‘individual cases’.
I know they’re Jedi and all but why don’t these guys just use the force to delete all the prisons from the World’s archives. They could use their light sabres or bounce around the walls, anything to show those prison guards that the force is something beyond the physical. Yes they could demonstrate the awesome power of their minds by deflecting lasers from that floating ball which Luke used in the first film.
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