Friday, 7 January 2011

A Good Day for Overhearing Things in the Caravan

Overheard in the caravan (we were listening to the Planet Rock radio station):

Hayley: “Do you know why Brian Johnson wears a cap?”

Chairman: “Brian Johnston the cricket commentator? I would imagine to keep the sun off his bonce.”

Hayley: “No, Brian Johnson the lead singer of AC/DC.”

Overheard in the caravan:

Hayley: “I don't really like Gene Simmons' voice.”

Chairman: “Oh, I don't know. she was a very good actress."

Hayley: "No, Gene Simmons of Kiss, not Jean Simmonds.”

Overheard in the caravan:

Chairman: “Who sang that song ‘In the Middle of the Night’?”

Hayley: “Billy Jo-el.”

Chairman: “Wasn’t he Superman’s dad?"

Hayley: "No, that was Jor-El.”

A wonderful, heart-warming story about a beggar whose voice has become his saviour. This video went ballistic on Youtube and he’s now inundated with offers from TV and radio stations.

I just hope the demons that drove him to drink and drugs and a life on the streets do not come back to haunt him and that he’s not exploited. For an update on him, click here (there’s an advert first, but bear with me). It will bring a tear to your eye.

Overheard in the caravan:

Hayley: “What you call the grey in my hair is actually blonde streaks.”

Chairman: “Oh yeah; and what you call fat on my body is actually relaxed muscle.”

OK – now I’ve seen it all. Apropos of yesterday’s post concerning the purchase of a Hayne’s Lancaster Bomber Workshop Manual for Caravan, I came across the following on Amazon:

Overheard in the caravan (the Chairman had just shown Hayley the above image):

Hayley: “There actually is a ship called the USS Enterprise. It was on the news for something yesterday.”

Chairman: “That’s right, it’s an American aircraft carrier – the captain was sacked for being a twerp.”

Hayley: “Exceeding the warp drive limit? Using photon torpedoes inappropriately? Incorrect phaser setting?”

I also spotted this one:

Any suggestions for some more outlandish Owners’ Workshop Manuals?

Wafaa Bilal is an Iraqi artist who has had a camera attached to the back of his skull with bolts for a year long art exhibition. It takes an image every minute and sends it to his website.

Art? More like Twitter on steroids! There must be at least 3,000 images just of his toilet cistern.

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