A Week In the News

Warning for mature content:


Once again, the news has thrown up some odd things.  I love the global village—trivial news at your fingertips, 24/7.  This is the week we launched our continuation of our free-to-read on-line gay soap, Redemption Reef. It follows on from our work on Haven Falls, which is incidentally still going strong—just follow the link—having been started up again after a period of rest.  Check out our video on my video page. I’ve been having fun with Windows Live Movie Maker…


Saturday saw the release of our Redemption Reef blog, here on wordpress, with a Facebook event page launch party which we all enjoyed.  My fellow authors, ABGAyle, JJ Levesque, Katisha Moreish and Andrea Speed, are now getting our teeth into the storylines and plot developments.  You can find us on Facebook at ~




Keep in touch and bookmark the page, we will be having Meet The Author events and guest authors will hopefully host a party when their work is released.  This is immense fun to do and great writing experience, working together in a group who get on well, spark off each other and encourage each other.


We begin this venture against a backdrop of quirky news items that fit the eccentric nature of our stories perfectly.  As usual a raft of oddness has once again struck the world.  First up is the German man who was deemed to have pulled the craziest stunt in a competition to win a £20,000 Mini Cooper.  What did he do? Only had the word “Mini” tattooed on his penis. Size matters, obviously.  ‘There were a lot of crazy stunts put forward by listeners, but Andreas won by a short head,’ said one of the competition’s organisers.  You don’t say….


Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/853682-man-has-mini-tattooed-on-penis-to-win-car#ixzz1CF4koElF


A grand piano has turned up on a sandbar in the middle of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, origin unknown.  It is unclear whether it washed up or was placed there deliberately.  Maybe someone wanted to try a remake of The Piano or play Handel’s Water Music.  The appearance has apparently not upset Coastguards who have no plans to remove it. Maybe this piano has finally met it’s Waterloo….


A New Zealand school came up for criticism last year by allowing pupils to take part in a possum tossing contest. This week, Heidi, the cross-eyed Opossum, gained 5000 fans on her facebook page.  I like possums, they rank high on my list of favourite animals, up there with merkats, but it seems they are not a favourite with everyone…


Creepy stuff has surfaced too, of course, making me think that no matter how weird fiction gets, real life can cap it.  For instance, what is your opinion of the grieving business man in Italy who has spent £15,000 on creating a life-size doll in the image of his dead lover?  It took 18 months to create the 58kg (9st) clone, which has articulated joints, a titanium skeleton and life-like ‘skin’.  Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/840005-man-recreates-dead-lover-as-a-sex-doll#ixzz1CFCRaiPh


Artist David Hockney has taken a sex doll on holiday, which might not be that odd at first glance, except when ….you realise he’s been treating it like a real person.  Possibly just a stunt to create photos but it makes me wonder


And in Australia, at a time when rescue personnel are stretched to the limits, it seems some people have no sense at all. A stunt by two young people got them into trouble and into the rescue agency’s bad books when they got into difficulties trying to float down the Yarra River on inflatable sex dolls.  Was it good for you, darling? You look a little flushed…


So take care out there.  The world is a weird place.

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