Friday, December 16, 2005

Friday, Chickens, Gigs & Christmas USA style.

Irish police issue chicken crossing hazard alert to motorists
DUBLIN (AFP) - Irish police issued a traffic hazard alert warning motorists to be beware of chickens crossing the road.

Drivers were asked to use "extreme caution" near Ballinagh, County Cavan in the north Midlands after a truck carrying 6,500 chickens overturned and shed its load.

AA Roadwatch also warned rush-hour traffic in the area to be extra vigilant because of chickens flying loose. On RTE state radio the owner of the chickens said a team of about 20 employees had been sent to the scene and it was hoped they would be able to catch all the feathered escapees in about four hours.

Asked about reports that there was an added hazard of a slippery surface on the road as a result of some panicked chickens laying eggs he said: "That's what chickens do."

Events on Friday in West Dorset & South Somerset
Dynamo's Rhthym Aces @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
The Repercussion @ The Old George, Dorchester
Dozer, Instill, Gu MedicineThe Quiller Memorandum @ Flicks Bar, Yeovil
Joe Santiago @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Storm @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Karl Weber @ Quicksilver Mail
Tom Toomey @ Yarcombe Inn, Yarcombe
Acoustic Night @ Cheese & Grain, Frome
Rhythm Junkies @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Real Deal @ Ship Inn, Chard

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Dynamo's Rhthym Aces @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Jive/Rock 'n' Roll @ Taunton R'n'R Club
Relocate @ The Westgate, Taunton
Christmas Crooners @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
The Excellos @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Cover Up @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
The Whole Hog @ White Hart, East Reach, Taunton
Chris Rgers @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Snakes & Bush Monkeys @ Railway Club Taunton

America is a bizarre country (part 4673)
We spotted this on a US web site.

The sign at McDonald's on the corner of Falls of Neuse and Spring Forest Road reads: "Merry Christmas, Jesus is the Reason for the Season." It is a holiday message that Amanda Alpert thinks comes on a little too strongly.

"It offends me because it specifically talks about Jesus, Merry Christmas. It doesn't give credit to anyone else," Alpert said.

Only in America (where huge numbers of people go to church every week) could such a bizarre event happen. (Unless you know different of course.)

The euphemism most Americans use for Christmas is 'The Holiday Season'.

Have a great day!

The Editor

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