[ by Charles Cameron — for our bizarre humor section, and featuring the word beer-goggled ]
These two headlines from today’s findings struck me as painting a dark picture of the dangers hidden in even the brightest of kitchens these days:
I’ll have to admit that I was torn, though — that penis and toaster headline cried out to be paired with another — illustrate illustrating between them the follies prevalent in my country of origin, and the necessity of parental guidance for its denizens:
The Atlantic Wire, Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks The Guardian, Do try not to get your penis stuck NBC News, Drunken Brits fall foul of a pigeon
My own roots are Scottish, so I was particularly proud to see the paras in the Drunk Brits piece which read:
The video showed a clip from security cameras at Scotland’s Edinburgh Waverley station in which two men dressed in kilts – possibly supporters of Scotland’s rugby or football teams – on a platform.
One tries to kick out at a pigeon but misses and his momentum causes him to fall onto the tracks in front of a stationary train.
“The pigeon will always win when you are beer-goggled,” the caption says, using a slang term for the altered perceptions of a drunk.
I even learned a new hyphenated word in all this mad kerfuffle: will wonders never cease?