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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Things of Irony

  1. Sometimes piracy looks cool.
  2. Sometimes it isn't.
  3. Contraceptives are to be distributed free of cost at places of work in both the public and private sector in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  4. A 10-year-old girl who is worshipped as a living goddess in Nepal has been stripped of her title for defying tradition and visiting the US.
  5. In Virginia, like in much of the USA, you can drive when you are 15, die in the army at 17 and buy a gun at 18. But you cannot let beer or wine pass your lips legally until you are 21.
  6. Former UK Premier and "king of spin" Tony Blair before leaving office has said the media can operate like "a feral beast" and its relationship with politicians is "damaged" and in need of repair.
  7. Once Britain had prided itself on not seeing people sleeping on the streets or begging, but in the 1980s the rich got richer while the bottom 10% saw their incomes fall by about 17%.
  8. Pop star Kylie Minogue is to have "a major lead role" in this year's Christmas special of Doctor Who.
  9. A cat has been reunited with its owner 10 years after going missing.
  10. Always check the date of the news article.

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