Fainting goats. I kid you not!
"Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice" - Adam Smith
'Idiots and lunatics' may be allowed to stand for Parliament. Where's the story?
"Toilet signs that require a PhD in semiotics to comprehend": it's a sign of The Times.
It seems that the Kiwi’s really are stretching the boundaries of imagination with the names for their children. A recent case saw a child being made a ward court due to being named: Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. Yes that’s her actual name.
It is also alarming to read the names that have been blocked: Yeah Detroit; Stallion; Twisty Poi; Keenan Got Lucy; Sex Fruit; Fat Boy; Cinderella Beauty Blossom; Fish and Chips (twins). Even more alarming are those that have been allowed: Violence; Number 16 Bus Shelter; Midnight Chardonnay; Benson and Hedges (twins).
Still in this day age parents should be allowed to name their children what they like. But children should be allowed to change their names when they realise how idiotic the parents have been. Maybe with compensation thrown in for the years of suffering the parents caused!!
After receiving a £30 fine for smoking in the workplace (on his own in a privately insured van), Gordon Williams of Llanafan said:
"I was just having a cigarette and causing no bother to anyone else. But this is like Big Brother is watching you."