Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February 1st!

First day of the month!
The big event today looks like being the multi band gig at the Ski Lodge Yeovil put on by Advance Promotions.

Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Most Precious Blood, Turmoil, Dignity Dies First, You've Been Lied Too & Born To Break Even @ Yeovil Alpine Village (Ski Lodge)

Live events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Me, My Cello & I @ Wedmore Village Hall
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
Clark Tracey Quintet @ Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Think your tax return was tricky?
Microsoft founder too rich for tax computer to handle

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the world's richest man, said the tax office in the US has to store his financial data on a special computer because his fortune is so vast. "My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can't deal with the numbers," he said at a Microsoft conference held in Lisbon. "So I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven't paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer," he added in comments broadcast on television."Then they will send me another notice telling me how bad they feel they that they sent me a notice that was a mistake," he said

Gates's fortune is put at 47 billion dollars (about £26 billion ), according to the latest list of the world's rich published by Forbes magazine.

Stop wearing denim you're having too much fun!
An Australian state plans to ban students from wearing denim because it is linked with having a good time. "It is associated with weekend wear, with recreational time.

It's just unacceptable at schools and we are trying to lift the standards," a spokesman for Western Australia state Education Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich said.The ban on denim in Western Australia's secondary schools will be imposed from 2007.

God forbid that anyone should have fun at school or college. No what we want is a generation of miserable gits who hate the idea of learning anything useful at all. That'll bloody teach 'em!

As an alternative how about getting rid of so called teachers who fail to deliver on the basic education young people need? Rant over!

Have a denim filled day!

The Editor

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