Saturday, 5 February 2011

Link Tank 05/02

Is it Saturday already?

There's an environmentalist in your dishwasher

Cheating the tax man, in a good cause, for £1.15 a day

Man's life saved by being hideously drunk

How the Irish play the tobacco game

Ogling women makes them worse at maths?

Denmark government approves an 18 mile underwater road tunnel to Germany

Hawaii moving to ban kids from buying toy guns

Americans are more stressed now than the average psychiatric patient in the 1950s

Economic theory as you've never seen (or heard) it before

The ten craziest plane landings caught on video


Dick the Prick said...

If the hideosly drunk stats are correct, well, zut alors & sacre bleur - that is one hideosly pissed dude. Coma is 150 so....phwwww - respect, that's weeks of constant hammering!

Angry Exile said...

Good for Hawaii. Kids shouldn't be playing with toy guns, they should be learning how to handle real ones safely and responsibly. Er... that is the idea, isn't it? ;-)

FrankC said...

Thank you for an interesting selection. Pity the "cheat the taxman" story wouldn't load. Maybe it's been blocked.

westcoast2 said...

The Landing of the Thompson Jet was really interesting.

Not only did you get to see the incident but also hear the Pilot/ATC comms.

All were very professional.

Jock Coats said...

Frank - it's back. I seem to have intermittent trouble with my server (often on a Saturday indeed!).

junican said...

I see from the newspapers today that a couple of airmen have been imprisoned for smuggling cigarettes. Several million fags I see.

I few years ago, I would have been disgusted at their behaviour, but not now. They are heroes!

Their sentences seem to be between 2 and 3 years. I wonder what sentence the thieving MP will get?

But, no doubt, while inside for 12 months or so, they will learn how to smuggle and not get caught.

By the way, I note that their haul went the the North East - no wonder that official smoking figures for the North East have fallen! Also, there are several ports in the North East..... If a couple of amateur airmen can do it, think about what the professionals can do.

And why? Because a packet of fags is almost as 'valuable' (at £6 - E8 in Ireland) as the headline cost of a flight to Prague. I am going there soon; the total cost of the flight is the equivalent of 200 fags.

Smuggling (of all sorts) is now an heroic activity as The Smoking Community see it. Another 'unintended consequence' promoted by ASH and co.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Dick: It's serious shanting, no doubt!

AE: Mischievous. ;)

Westcoast2: They were all interesting in their own way but that one also stood out for me when watching.

Junican: Amen to that. :)