February 14, 2008

Pun Haters, Look Away Now

From BBC NEWS | UK: Olympic boycott has "no purpose"
[British Olympics minister Tessa] Jowell told The Times newspaper: "The world has known for the last seven years that Beijing would host the Olympics.

"Most progressive governments accept that there are wholly unacceptable aspects of Chinese policy but that did not stop the International Olympics Committee (IOC) awarding them the Games.

"A call for a boycott doesn't serve any purpose."
Bravo! I'm glad to see the British establishment taking a sensible line on this issue, especially following my post yesterday that expressed a similar opinion. I feel like I'm really standing cheek by Jowell with the government on this one.

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Also from BBC News: 'Happy slap' attack girl guilty
A 15-year-old girl has admitted filming the death of a man on her mobile phone in a so-called "happy slapping" attack...

A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said: "Judith Naylor, crown advocate and junior counsel in this case, made a landmark decision when she advised that the female defendant be charged in respect of her actions, namely for the recording the attack which led to the death of Gavin Waterhouse on a mobile phone."
Gavin Waterhouse is, of course, famous for living on a tin of beans for a week. He didn't fall off once.

COPYEDITING, people!

1 comment:

Mal said...

It's like porn. Copyediting porn.

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