Masterchef Synesthesia

I’ll warn you now – you’ll have this stuck in your head for years. I like the base…


A relationship counsellor’s bid to challenge his sacking for refusing to give sex therapy to gay couples has been turned down by the High Court.

Did he not think that, by engaging in such a profession, he would be asked to give advice and support to couples who may not fit family sterotype? Did he also refuse to give therapy to unmarried couples? Sex before marriage is a sin, surely that goes against his ‘strong Christian beliefs’ too?

BBC News – Relate therapist Gary McFarlane loses appeal bid

[Ms Pratt, chief executive of the National Bullying Helpline] told the BBC: “Over recent months we have had several inquiries from staff within Gordon Brown’s office. Some have downloaded information; some have actually called our helpline directly and I have spoken to staff in his office.”

I think this is unbelievably unprofessional of the National Bullying Helpline. Phoning for advice and help should be confidential – her ‘outing’ of staff asking for advice has just done the opposite of what she’s claiming to achieve. I imagine, rather than promoting the helpline and bringing issues to the public’s attention, she has just stopped many people from using the service. I wouldn’t call the service now that I know it’s not confidential and can be released to the media at any time.

It takes me back to high school – when people were being bullied, they were encouraged to speak to a teacher. Subsequently, most teachers would ‘out’ the person (not on purpose, hopefully). It would then make matters worse.

What this woman, Ms Pratt, has done is undermine the service of the National Bullying Helpline.

BBC News – Gordon Brown staff ‘contacted bullying helpline’

I feel like a puppet on a string drawn to a level of intelligence I don’t find interesting.

BBC NEWS | Tom quits the Big Brother house

What an idiot. I don’t watch BB, only spot some dull headlines on BBC news. Is he serious? Walking out because he thinks people are deluded and stupid. He applied for Big Brother, not a MENSA conference. His statement clearly shows he was planning to walk out all along. How thoroughly banal.

Swearing removed from kids’ book

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Swearing removed from kids’ book

After three, yes three, complaints about a word in a children’s book, publishers have changed the offending word (by one letter) to ‘twit’.

Three parents thought it was unacceptable for their children to read.

Here’s a thought: don’t buy it for your kids then!

Ready to ‘meat’ your maker?

A restaurant has discovered three pieces of meat with ‘Allah’ in arabic inscribed on them.

When the writings were discovered there were some Islamic scholars who come and eat here and they all commented that it was a sign to show that Islam is the only true religion for mankind.

All I see are three pieces of decaying meat with a few scores in it. I sense an overreaction – anyone else?

Source: BBC news

Stinky Dawn used as a Pawn

How very helpful of Ofcom, releasing their judgement over the ‘stinky Dawn’ Big Brother complaint just before the new season starts on Channel 4.

It’s only taken them two years, very handy that it’s being released so close to the launch of season 9. Nothing dodgy there, eh?

Source: BBC News