Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/27/comments/

Flaming squirrel nicked for blatant forgeries

While plods drop trousers, fine barmaid for breast extravaganza

By Robin Lettice

Posted in Letters, 27th October 2007 12:02 GMT

Comments A suicide squirrel, possibly trained by the sciurine arm of Al-Qaeda, dove into and destroyed a Toyota Camry. The critter bit through a powerline and was set alight, causing it to plummet onto the car. It then slid into the engine compartment and caused an explosion that did for the vehicle. In anticipation of Halloween, the house happened to have a tiny gravestone on the lawn, which the owners are considering dedicating to the tiny terrorist.

Surely an urn would be more appropriate?

Michael H.F. Wilkinson


I'm telling ya', either these squirrels are being mind controlled or the little buggers are suicidal. I'm sure these stories are more frequent now.

Back home they would wait in the trees on the roadside, and as a car came they'd dive for the wheels. Is forest life that stressful?

Edward Rose


Once, a pelican exploded outside my place of employment, blacking out the power to our building, and setting fire to some scrubland near a drainage pond.

From what we could tell, the unsuspecting avian had landed on a power line, had himself a big stretch, and touched two cables with his wings. The resulting short flashed his fluids to steam, blew his guts open and sprayed roasted pelican intestines for metres around, while he fell, burning, to end up draped over a low fence among tall grass below the power line.

Interesting morning, that was.

His pelican girlfriend was still over in the pond, alone and sad. Those birds mate for life, I'm told.

Michael Fletcher


The squirrels on the campus where I went to Uni would pelt students on the walkways with nuts from the safety of the branches. The squirrels on campus are so famous that one of the dorm buildings has a Squirrelfest celebration annually and uses pictures of squirrels on hats and tee-shirts as mascots.

Anonymous Coward


Hampshire plods have been shamed in a bus-crotch rear-end pipe misplacement shocker. A new ad on the backs of buses failed to consider the impact of the exhaust pipe on the image, leading to a bit of definite immodesty. But you lot shouldn't be in the bus lane to look at it anyway.

looks like someone's given him the pinkie finger.

BTW, what are the correct el reg units to use in this situation?

nickj

Lengths (at this scale at least) are measured in EU standard linguine. See the ever-handy Reg standards guide for more details. And sheep.


I can see "Copper's tailpipe" making it into the next edition of "Roger's Profanisaurus".

TeeCee


What, no mention of the phrase "policeman's helmet" in this? My word, standards *are* slipping...

Graham Bartlett


"Would you popping this pipe into your mouth, madam, and 'blow'ing?"

Anonymous Coward


It could have been worse. The designer might have reversed the picture.

...Mine's the grey leather, thanks...!

Mike Moyle

An Australian bar maid has been fined A$1,000 dollars (£439) for entertaining customers by "crushing beer cans between her bare breasts", as well as "hanging spoons from her nipples". A lady of many talents indeed. Exception was taken to non-use of a standard Regicism, and the rest of you slathered for pictures:

Chesticles? What happened to Bulgarian Airbags?

Bubble


This is useless without pics. After all, without pictures how could be possibly decide if the law was justified? Depending on the state of them, they might have been doing the crowd a favour making her keep them under wraps.

Andy Worth


So does that mean that we can have "Australian can crushers" as an alternative to Bulgarian airbags?

Mike Smith


When I was a lot younger and at college we would while away our spare time eyeing-up the females. We came up with clasification for mam sizes.

1) Titties.

2) Boobies.

3) Breasts.

4) Jugs.

5) Gazongas.

Then some one chucked in "Anything more than a handful is a waste", at which point we all looked at our hands and realised we all had different sized hands. The solution was we invented the BSH that's the British Standard Handful. (34C, slightly bigger than my hand). Someone also said "Anything more than a mouthful is a waste" but that could apply other things as well, so it got binned

Joe Stalin


Oz barmaid adored for crushing beer cans between jubs

Oz barmaid rewarded for crushing beer cans between jubs

Oz barmaid celebrated for crushing beer cans between jubs

All seem to make more sense to me - poor girl was doing her bit to reduce the transportation volume of empty beer cans on their way to recycling (or to take less landfill space - your choice) and tried to retain her modesty with teaspoons so as not to offend.

I also vote for the 'oi Lester, where's the pic, then?' icon

Cliff


A fiendish gang of master criminals are in front of the beak, charged with forging £1,000 and £500,000 banknotes. The fact that one of these tightly controlled and in extremely short supply, while the other never even existed is just further evidence of their alleged duplicity. The total value of the forged notes was £28bn, nearly three quarters of the £39bn actually in circulation.

Let's see. The forgeries weren't very good. One of the denominations never existed. The other was carefully accounted for, as you would expect of notes that valuable. The only denomination that was ever issued has now expired and could only be exchanged by the Bank itself as a favour and, therefore, subjected to closer scrutiny than would normally be expected of a note

So, is this some strange use of the word "audacious" of which the rest of us have yet to be advised? My Thesaurus fails to list it as a synonym for "mind-numbingly incompetant". A terrible oversight.

No doubt at some point they'll be describing the ringleader as a "mastermind", a synonym for "fuckwit" as any fule kno.


I've tried, I really have, but I fail to see the mental processes behind this:

Person A: "Let's print some 500,000 pound notes and go into a bank and try to exchange them."

Person B: "Brilliant! How can it possibly fail...?"

John Stag


Seriously, for stupid crimes like this the guilty should be placed on public display in stocks for a few weeks, where the general public are allowed to mock and assault them with rotten fruit.

Anonymous Coward


Looks real enough to me, but then again i'm a bit stoopid!!!!

Anonymous Coward


I heard somewhere they were caught because they put Paris Hilton's picture on the notes.

Anonymous John

Well, she is multi-talented, easily recognisable, and very regal in conduct. When you consider what some royals got up to in the past, anyway... ®