Thursday, December 6, 2007

Breaking news

My area has its fair share of news events - the Beaconsfield mine rescue and the pulp mill are the most recent proud claims to fame. But today, the local news headlines suggest we'll soon have an influx of big name journos from the mainland:

Christmas shame: City tree attacked

The horror, the horror! It's almost as chilling as my all time favourite, spotted soon after I moved here:

Motorcycle accident: one hurt

It's perhaps no wonder I only read the paper to find cheap hay bales and to laugh at the dreadful names in the birth announcements (Kaytlinn - oh gawd!)

7 comments:

blue said...

Being a motorcylist I don't normally laugh at motorcyling accidents but that was verrrry funny.

traceyleigh said...

It's high end journalism isn't it?!! I giggled further with the picture accompanying the article: showing the teenagers all sad about it. Yes, I'm sure they truly care! It's not known as the "Exaggerator" for nothing!

Jenny said...

When I was in hospital after the birth of my first child I listened to my hospital room mate organise the newspaper birth notice. Her child had quite a simple name with ,I thought, only five letters. By the time she had finished spelling it there were only a few letters of the alphabet left.
We rarely get the paper, only about every second Saturday but it is much better for lighting the fire than the broadsheets for some reason.

Suse said...

My eldest was going to be Caitlin if he was a girl. At that stage the only Caitlin I'd ever heard of was Elvis Costello's wife. And I LOVED the name, sooo unusual and celtic and pretty etc etc.

A few years later I heard a very raucous accent in the chips and soft drink aisle at Coles shrieking 'Kaayitlynn come 'ere' and I quietly said a prayer of thanks that I'd had a boy.

meggie said...

Local news... the thrill of it all!

Kris said...

Suse - Al wanted to name one of our daughters after Caitlin O'Reardon too. I think like most names though, it's much better without a y.

Yes, our newspaper is very local focused, lots of stories of dance competitions and the under-13s soccer with some commentary on parking costs (some places have been upped to 20c an hour - bloody outrage!). Thus, every one has a very good chance of their hour and a half of fame. Jenny, it probably burns better for the same reason we need kindling to start a fire: the slight burns quicker than the weighty.

The thing I love about "one hurt" is the choice of "hurt", which suggests a stubbed toe, rather than the more traditional "injured", which is a far more serious outcome.

Crazy Mumma said...

LOL, I love it! A nice change of pace from the usual doom and gloom :-) And I had to laugh at the name, as I encountered a "Britni-Rae" yesterday...