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Regulator

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2013, 11:32:17 am »
Five mile queue after M4 death crash....BONG!

Dear BBC.

Please take a long, hard, look at your priorities.

The actual news item here is THE DEATH OF A PERSON and NOT THE QUEUE

Yebbut most drivers don't appear to give a sh*t about the casualty (except to rubberneck as they go past) so it might be suggested that the BBC are just responding to demand.

Personally, I think it should be a flogging offence to mention tailbacks or queues on the news - unless they have been caused by an escaped animal (the more exotic the better) or a funny crash (e.g. the lorry that shed its load of bottled beer on the carriageway) and it is the 'And finally...' item.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2013, 12:08:10 am »

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2013, 06:22:41 am »
BONG!

Board member quits from small company

Well I never. I used to be a Sunderland fan before I became totally disolusioned with the current state of the game generally (see any Rant re Premiership players) and have nothing to do with it.

People still come up to me and comment on the club - "ooh, see they lost to Chelsea at the week-end" etc, at which I tut loudly and explain that I have washed my hands of this nonsense.

That all said, I am completely out of touch with the Black Cats current escapades, and wasn't aware that either of the 2 eejits mentioned here were anything to do with my ex-beloved club.

I have just checked the Premiership table (first time for over 2 years) and see Sunderland teetering above the relegation zone.

With these 2 involved, I'm not surprised.

Glad I'm out of it.


Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2013, 07:53:43 am »
A place for news that really isn't news, as heard or seen on the media today.

BONG.....It's Snowing.

No shit Sherlock... it's f***ing January.

When it snows in July.....That's NEWS! 

I don't need to see any more BBC, license-fee funded, reporters stood in Doncaster high street to help me visualise what Doncaster high street looks like when it's snowing.

BONG....The snow in Doncaster is 1" deep

Snow so deep that it only results in the pavement being a bit slippy is not news.

If a BBC reporter can get there...it can't be that serious.

Is it still snowing?
Sic transit and all that..

woollypigs

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2013, 08:18:17 am »
24hr news would be OK if it wasn't mostly the same half dozen stories repeated.  There's a whole world out there with stuff going on!
In the last year I have been able to watch 24h news in different corners of the world. Each place has their own top 5 stories that they regurgitate until you can repeat them of fluently even if you don't speak the lingo.

Though that said there is stories out there that would be great to hear on the other side of the world, which even BBC news online don't report on their world news.

The only 24h news station I have come across that have more news than the top 5 and have more news from elsewhere is al jazeera. I'm not saying it is the best or right just that one gets to hear about stuff that is going out there that you never hear on your local and local 24h news.

This is one thing that the internet and rss feeds are brilliant for, but sometimes gets your blood boiling when the five top stories you heard after the BONG ain't any of the ones you have read and think is more important than what Kake was wearing or if her bump can be seen or not.

LEE

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2013, 07:27:22 pm »
BONG ! Aerosmith have cancelled a concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, over safety concerns, a concert promoter has confirmed.

From the BBC.

More Indonesian Health & Safety news items as and when I receive them.

Morrisette

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2013, 04:21:41 pm »
BONG! Old man retires from managing football club. BONG!

This is so BONG!-worthy that C4 news found it necessary to fill THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES of their show wiffling on about it.
Not overly audacious
@suffolkncynical

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2013, 05:18:56 pm »
BONG! Old man retires from managing football club. BONG!

This is so BONG!-worthy that C4 news found it necessary to fill THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES of their show wiffling on about it.

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/angry-scotsman-to-be-released-into-community-2013050867819
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windy

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2013, 05:30:34 pm »
This one cracked me up - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-22463195 - we'll be having sheep in here next  ;D

CAMRAMan

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2013, 06:00:39 pm »
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2013, 05:49:48 pm »
On the "front page" of the grauniad website right now - "Britain to get sunny weekend"
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

LEE

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #61 on: June 25, 2013, 08:53:37 am »
Bong "Long-serving Everton defender Tony Hibbert has spoken of fulfilling his life-long dream to buy his own carp fishery"

Actually not Sports News from the BBC

You're a millionaire..just go and buy a f***ing Carp Fishery you time-wasting, small-time dreamer.

Regulator

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2013, 09:00:43 am »
BBC Get's Its Knicker In a Twist Over American Medical Association Decision



The BBC has clearly missed  the fact that obesity has been recognised as a disease by WHO for some time. It's in the diagnostic manual (ICD-10) used by the majority of the world, including the UK.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2013, 01:13:06 pm »
BBC breaking news ticker today " Nelson Mandela critical but stable in hospital still".

That's not breaking news or really any kind of news at all, the poor man has been in that condition for two weeks. If his condition changed in any way that would be breaking news.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Regulator

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2013, 01:29:15 pm »
Yebbut at least it's not as bad as them relegating the Egyptian Counter Revolution to second palce behind the tennis...  :facepalm:
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LEE

Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2013, 01:02:05 pm »
BONG!......Vatican to make John Paul II a saint  (Translation:  Church calls a dead man a name)

Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2013, 01:14:22 pm »
Church calls a dead man a name

Isn't that, when you get down to it, the *whole point* in churches?   :)
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Rhys W

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2013, 08:11:26 am »
BONG!......Vatican to make John Paul II a saint.

Didn't he die a few years ago? That's a bit like giving somebody a job promotion after they've retired.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Pingu

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2013, 10:44:37 pm »
Bong!


Vince

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hellymedic

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #72 on: August 30, 2013, 10:11:01 pm »
Five year old story is one of the most read 'news' stories on the BBC News website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7702913.stm

Pingu

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2013, 01:04:42 pm »
Saw a 'news' item on French TV showing Belgian traffic police covering speed cameras with green bin bags.

Kim

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #74 on: September 04, 2013, 01:18:52 pm »
Five year old story is one of the most read 'news' stories on the BBC News website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7702913.stm

Not the snake vs alligator one?  How disappointing.
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