The news has reached a new peak strangeness record.
They seem obsessed with records these days especially when it comes to the weather. Apparently each month this year has reached a new record on various precipitations, or lack of. Records vary from “in the last ten years” through “since records began” and my favourite, “that humans have ever experienced”.
However the weirdness extends beyond the weather.
The first was the announcement that they have apparently created a human embryo in a test tube. We are told that the said embryo can only be allowed to grow for two weeks and after that it has to be destroyed. They say that no one will ever try to grow one beyond two weeks. And this is what perked me up. Do they not realise that there is a simple rule in science – if it can be done, it will be done. Frankenstein is alive and well. Maybe this item isn’t so strange, but wait until you see the results of some errant scientist.
Another item that caused a drop of mental mirth was the announcement that us peasants in Ireland are to be lumbered with a referendum on gender equality. But then they cough and say that they actually mean two referendums. So were having two referendums on the same topic? I can only assume one is for men and the other is for women? Maybe they use simpler wording on the women’s version and use pink paper?
The strangest one of the lot comes from China. They want to ban clothing that “hurts nation’s feelings” What the fuck? I don’t even know what that means and apparently nor do the Chinese. How do you measure a “nation’s feelings”? If someone wanders abroad wearing something that is somehow proscribed [but somehow is not defined] does that instantly offend 1.4 billion people by some amazing mass hypnosis?
Also the written word mustn’t hurt China’s feelings either or else it’s Go To Jail.
Jayzus China but yiz are all mad!