I am sure that some of you will remember a British TV show called “Whose Line Is It Anyway”. Basically, it was a comedy improvisation show that featured a number of American and/or Canadian comedians with a token Brit thrown in from time to time…you know, just to remind people that we have a sense of humour. It was hosted by Clive Anderson, but this didn’t stop it from being funny….
Anyway, the show regularly featured a segment called “Worlds Worst” where the “contestants” were given a topic and had to provide funny examples of the worlds worst version of it. Check it out for yourself:
So why am I mentioning this? Well, I stumbled across a news article with the headline “Smuggler who tied birds to legs awaits sentence”.
Now, let’s deal with first impressions.
Smuggler..ok, trying to get something that is illegal into another country. Fair enough.
Tied bird to legs..what the fuck? My initial thought was that he had tied some dead birds to his legs..some rare and protected species that would be sold for a small fortune on the black market in his travel destination. A not altogether smart move, especially if there are dogs around the customs area..but still – I guess it could work…maybe.
Then I click the link..and read that this future Darwin Award winner had actually tied 14..yes 14 LIVE birds to his legs and ankles. Here is the picture that proves it:
I mean, seriously, live birds? How in the blue hell did this idiot expect to get them through..are they Lesser Spotted Mutes or something? What next, a kangaroo for a jumper. Maybe a live crocodile strapped to each foot or an albatross on his back so that he could claim to have drunk too much Red Bull.
Would he say that the chirpy chirpy cheep cheep was his false hip squeaking or something? I am genuinely at a loss as to the thought process that went into this decision. There had to be some serious drugs involved and a 4am decision made.
In other news, Stephen Hawking believes that Aliens are out there but “may pose risks”…apparently.
I should think they bloody will, especially if they have been observing us for any length of time and tuned in to any films about Aliens.
Not to mention the possibility of extraterrestrial germs infecting us. You think bird flu is bad? Wait until Zargon374 Space Syphilis turns up and starts wipeing out the planet based on a cultural misunderstanding alone. Picture the scene, the UFO lands, Aliens get out (if they can avoid the redneck americans trying to shoot them) and the world leaders grab the Aliens by their 17 fingered right hand for the time honoured handshake photo opportunity…only to discover that Thralgor had stopped off at the brothel on Venus for a quick 5 minute backscuttle….and that the beings of Zargon374 have their sexual organs in the palm of their right hand-like appendage.
Governments will fall, wars will be raged and the price of penicillin will rocket to around ?2.3 billion per tablet…so yes Mr Hawking, I agree with you…these aliens are dangerous and I for one will be teaming up with as many shotgun wielding rednecks as I can find.
I don’t know about you, I am going to figure out how to hide these 200 coi carp on me for my next trip abroad and will probably be stocking up on Penicillin…a LOT of penicillin as, let’s face it, you never know.