This weeks word is 'wrecking ball'
NEAT- O Challenge : Wrecking Ball
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Are you a Springsteen fan...?
CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY WITH A BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SINGLE
Record stores across the U.S. are celebrating Record Store Day on April 17, with exclusive, collectible items from a broad range of artists, including Bruce Springsteen.
Columbia Records has produced a 10" vinyl single available only on Record Store Day:
Side A: "Wrecking Ball (Live at Giants Stadium)"
Side B: "The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Live Version featuring Tom Morello)"
Wrecking ball TrueBiscuit:
England cricket coach Andy Flower warned the Aussies to on their guard later this year. After Shane Warne with the googly and Muralidaran with the doosra, Graeme Swann will be coming at them with his new secret weapon - the wrecking ball.
Earth year: 2910
Location: 4.243 light years from what used to be the sun.
Centauran 1: “Have you decoded the message in the pod from the black hole in the solar system?”
Centauran 2: “Yes we have. It reads as follows:
‘Hello out there. The large Hadron Collider was activated on Tuesday March 30th. Bit of a bummer on an astronomic scale, as we’ve created a new black hole which has destroyed the solar system as we knew it. So by the time anyone reads this, the Earth and other planets will be long gone.
‘The bottom line is that a wrecking ball experiment in miniature turned into a disaster of epic proportions.’
Centauran 1: "Is there any other data?"
Centauran 2: "Yes. What follows is a jumble of sounds which may be what the Earthlings called music. Most of this data has been corrupted in transit, but it begins with the words ‘I’m the urban spaceman baby...’”
Union defends ‘Wrecking Ball’ tactic
The trade union ‘National Association of United Workers’ has defended its tactic of introducing a wrecking ball into negotiations with the airline industry, a spokesman told reporters.
‘Negotiations were going well,’ he said, ‘and we were simply arguing about the finer details of the resolution. Then the industry negotiators started making unreasonable demands and threatening to withhold staff discounts on duty free shops. We realised that extreme action was required to combat such unreasonable behaviour, and so we introduced the wrecking ball. I have to say, it came as quite a shock to them.’
‘Quite a shock’ may be something of an understatement. The industrial wrecking ball, more frequently deployed for demolition of large commercial developments, swung its way into the negotiating room, instantly killing all but three key negotiators, and severely compromising the structural integrity of the building and endangering nearby properties. Structural engineers have ordered that no one be permitted to enter the building, and plans for its total demolition are currently being drawn up.
An unrepentant union spokesman explained that the union had no regrets, ‘We have legitimately balloted our members on the full range of negotiation tactics. Just as we will fight to the end to preserve our ancient right to strike, so we will also fight, at whatever cost to human life, for our time honoured right to use a murderous wrecking ball in negotiations.'
Olympic organisers 'have doubts' over giant pub skittles
The organisers of the London Olympics say they are considering a Health and Safety Executive report on the potential for injury in one of the showpiece events.
At present, the Giant Pub Skittles competition is scheduled to take place at Lords Cricket Ground, but a risk assessment is understood to have raised concerns ofer the safety of the spectatorsd and the competitors.
The competition would see 2 people go head to head using a Komatsu PC400LC machine fitted with a 6,000lb wrecking ball attached to the boom and attempt to knock over ten 30ft pins made from concrete in the fewest swings possible.
But a leaked HSE report suggests the strain placed upon the connecting pin for the wrecking ball could be so great that failure is inevitable.
Further, it suggests the potential for inujury to a spectator from flying chunks of concrete would be so high, that public liability insurance for the event would be non-existant.
Tonight, a spokesman for LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games)said they were aware of the report and will respond in due course, although he did suggest the HSE were trying to spoil the fun of honest blue-collar Americans who'd obviously be attracted to such a ridiculously violent sport
There seems to be a certain laziness creeping into NEAT-O. If it's good enough for some of the illustrious names showing here to submit a link as their entry, who am I to buck the trend. As Yossarian said in Catch 22 "I'd be a damn fool to do anything else."
Newbiscuit chat room demolished with Rikking-ball to make way for new development.
Chief engineer Mr Munky said
we've been working hard most of the week to clear away all the old chat ready for our flagship new Doctor Who Forum. The new forum will accommodate the expected deluge of comment as a new actor takes over as the timelord. The split level structure will house the 'He's too young' sector and the much larger 'He's not as good as the last guy' level. Contingency plans are in place for a much smaller extension to be called the 'Yeah but Tom Baker was the best' pavilion.
Ornate Baroque cawl for the wrecking ball.
Sorry this is so late
The results were held up on the M5 for several hours.
This is just a flying visit...going straight back out.
Thanks for taking part. That (wrecking ball) was not as easy as I had imagined.
The 'winner' is Mr Blacker and his wheeze about GIANT SKITTLES
Not such a bad idea.
Sorry this is brief but visiting times are restricted on the ward.
Over to Alec
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