A Load of Rubbish and Other Stuff...
Posted by John K on May 13, 2020, 10:35 am
Genuine Newspaper Headlines.... |
MILK DRINKERS ARE TURNING TO POWDER.
MARCH PLANNED FOR NEXT AUGUST
NEW HOUSING FOR ELDERLY NOT YET DEAD
WOMAN ATTACKED BY TRAIN STATION
MAN GORED BY BULL IN INTENSIVE CARE
COPS QUIZ VICTIM IN FATAL SHOOTING
DRUGS FINE FOR BUSINESSMAN
What they did before becoming famous....
Paul O’Grady - Social worker.
Hugh Grant - Advertising account executive.
George Clooney - Sold insurance door to door.
Russell Crowe - Bingo caller.
Liam Neeson - Forklift driver at the Guinness brewery in Belfast.
Madonna - worked in Burger King; also as a lift operator.
Ozzy Osborne - Slaughterhouse labourer.
You couldn’t make it up…
Marlene Dietrich lost a pearl and gold earring while riding Blackpool’s Big Dipper roller coaster in 1934. It was found 73 tears later in 2007, by workmen draining the lake under the Dipper. They also found three sets of false teeth, a glass eye, a bedraggled toupee, three dolls, a bra and £85 in small change. (One can understand how most of these items might have flown off during a white-knuckle roller coaster ride - but how did the bra get there?
An Irish ghost story…
This story happened a while ago in Dublin, and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, I am told it is true...
John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night in the midst of a storm. The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stop. John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door.... Only to realise there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn’t going. The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road ahead and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then, just before the car hit the curve, a hand appeared out of nowhere through the open window, and turned the wheel. John, paralysed with fear, watched as the hand came through the window, but never touched or harmed him. Shortly thereafter, John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road, so, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to it. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience he had just had. A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realised, he was crying... and wasn’t drunk. Suddenly, the door opened, and two other people walked in from the dark and stormy night. They, like John, were also soaked and out of breath. Looking around, and seeing John Bradford sobbing at the bar, one said to the other, “Look Paddy, there’s that idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it.