Morning Links In Brief(s).

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Scottish comedian Limmy comes under fire from Tory MP Louise Mensch for his Thatcher comments on Twitter, (Mensch is the same MP who’s in favour of fox hunting and wants to shut down Twitter and Facebook at the slightest hint of social unrest) – (Telegraph)

We love this story. The guy who runs I Heart Chaos helps out a young 13 year-old gamer who had his copy of Skyrim stolen right out of his hands as he left Game Stop – (I Heart Chaos)

Graphic Novellist Frank Miller calls the ‘Occupy’ protestors¬† ‘pond scum, thieves, louts and rapists’ and in doing so has enraged a lot of his fans –¬† (Frank Miller Ink)

The Western Black Rhino of Africa is now officially extinct and two more rhino species are set to follow – (CBS News)

3,000 policemen storm Rio De Janeiro’s biggest slum – (CNN)

Some of the requests the Foreign Office has received throughout the years have been downright bizarre – (BBC News)

Amazon reassures buyers that the Kindle Fire can compete with the best – (The Atlantic Wire)


Morning Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Russell Brand’s online article about the Occupy Wall Street protests – (Official Site)

New photographs emerge which may show the iceberg which sunk the Titanic – (WWTDD)

Why do UFOs simply vanish after being sighted – (Mysterious Universe)

Adam Levine tells Fox News to stop playing Maroon 5’s music.

Social media shoes. Shoes designed around your favourite social media site – (Lumen Bigott)

Earth is heating up and it has nothing to do with our natural sexiness – (BBC News)

Fed up residents of Tiajin, (China), have covered open man holes with giant green hands – (Metro)

We need Saints Row The Third In our lives. Now!

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Celebrities with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tattoos on their nostrils are all the rage – (Buzzfeed)

There is going to be a Top Gun 2 and the writers behind Thor are penning the script – (Film Drunk)

Ex-Brookside soap actor was a getaway driver for a hit-man who gunned down a father of four – (Daily Mail)

Canadian stabbed man in Glasgow because he thought he was a ‘zombie’ – (BBC Scotland)

It’s been the question on everyone’s lips since it was released. Will the iPhone 4S blend?

Staying with Apple. A ceremony involving 40 people was held in Penang to reserruct Steve Jobs – (Asia One)

A new book claims Hitler and Eva Braun survived the war and escaped to Argentina – (Sky News)

Maratho runner given running medal after race rival caught a bus – (BBC Scotland)

The Grand National Claims Another Two Horses.

via (Daily Mail)

Yesterday was Grand National day at Aintree, one of the biggest horse racing meets in the world. Most bookmakers were run off their feet taking bets from regulars and legions of non-regulars who fancied a flutter on the occasion in the vain hope their horse, (expertly selected either by the colour of the jockey’s uniform or the horse’s name), would cross the line first and net them some cash.

Usually horses will jump 30 fences in the Grand National but for the very first time in the history of the race competitors only jumped 28. This was because two horses had fallen first time around the course and had died instantly. Racing staff were only able to cover the bodies of the horses in canvas sheeting and guide the jockeys around the fences where they had fallen. Thirty three horses have now died since 2000 at the Aintree spring festival alone.

via (Daily Mail)

The BBC News website states:

Ornais and Dooneys Gate were fatally injured after their falls at the fourth and sixth fences, respectively.

This led to two of the 30 fences being bypassed for the first time in the race’s history as runners were sent around the obstacles on the second circuit.

Those who owned, looked after, trained and rode those two horses will be heartbroken.

Their deaths come after a National Hunt season which has seen high-quality chasers die, including Twist Magic and Pride of Dulcote.

Although if it wasn’t for horse racing we would never had been treated to this slice of genius:


R.I.P. News

The BBC are reporting that Greggs, Britain’s largest baker, is to start selling croissants and pains au chocolat as part of their ever expanding ‘breakfast range’. I know, I too had to find a chair and slip an extra teaspoon of sugar into my tea, but after a short while the feeling came back into my legs and I was able to ascend my stairs and lie down for a while. If you would like to know more about this comprehensive news item chart a course for HERE.