Cow Parade® – Περι ορεξεως

Photo by norina baggiano

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Αντί κειμένου, μια (ελπίζω σύντομη) αναστολή στη δυνατότητα σχολίων: σήμερα έπρεπε να διαγράψω (μέσω του μηχανισμού comment moderation) πάνω από 150 σχόλια καθαρού spam. Αυτό έχει γίνει πλέον καθημερινό φαινόμενο, το εκνευριστικό δε είναι πως για κάθε spam comment λαμβάνω και μια ειδοποίηση στο ταχυδρομείο μου. Φαίνεται πως μας αγαπάνε ιδιαίτερα οι spammers, όπως οι μύγες αγαπάνε τις σβουνιές απ’ τις αγελάδες του Cow Parade. Κρυβόμαστε λοιπόν λίγο, μπας και μας ξεχάσουν…

Όσοι θέλουν να κάνουν σχόλιο παρ’όλ’αυτά, ας το κάνουν σε κάποιο άλλο μπλογκ, κατά προτίμηση (αλλ’ όχι απαραίτητα) σε κάποιου απ’ τους συνεργαζόμενους εδώ.

Καλό Φθινόπωρο! (από σήμερα επίσημα)


They do it with mirrors

Photo: Kim Taylor

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Blind Iraqi caught driving car

A blind Iraqi who lost his eyes in a bomb blast was caught driving a car while receiving instructions on steering and braking from a banned driver, a court heard today.
Omed Aziz, who denies dangerous driving, reached speeds of up to 35mph on a half-mile route through Oldbury, West Midlands, in April.
Warley magistrates’ court was told that Aziz – who also suffers from leg tremors and is partially deaf – was arrested by traffic police after removing his sunglasses to reveal his disability.
Pc Glyn Austin told the court that Aziz and his friend, Dlear Ahmed, were both arrested shortly after 11pm on St George’s Day (April 23) after their Peugeot 405 was followed along Oldbury Ringway and into West Bromwich Street.
The officer said Aziz, of Birmingham Street, Wednesbury, pulled his vehicle on to wasteground after being informed there was a police car behind him.
«I attempted to speak to the driver, who appeared to be fumbling around with the controls,» the traffic officer said. «At that point the passenger leaned across and stated ‘He’s blind’.
«We asked him to step out of the vehicle, which he did eventually and then Pc [Stuart] Edge questioned him as to his eyesight, at which point he then removed his glasses.»
Prosecutor Peter Love asked Pc Austin if he had noticed anything about Aziz. Pc Austin replied: «I did – he didn’t have any eyes, Your Worships.»
Aziz and Ahmed were both arrested and were taken to Smethwick police station, where the former confirmed that he was totally blind and had impaired hearing in his left ear as a result of injuries sustained in an explosion. The 31-year-old also stated that he had previous driving experience prior to being blinded in his homeland.