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Category: Life: News Commentary

News: Myra Hindley Has Died

Well, the Moors MurdererMyra Hindley has died aged 60. I haven’t really got much to say on the subject as she was imprisoned for the murder of the 2 children in 1966 (she later confessed to the rest) which was ‘before my time’. I’m not even quite sure why I’m blogging about it, but at least the cost on the prison service has been reduced (she’s been in prison for around 40 years and had made quite a number of appeals in the time). Oh well.

The only kinda (and I know this may sound “sick” to some people) amusing thing about it all is that she’s going to be cremated. For some reason, I can remember a song that went “Myra Hindley, she smoked like a chimney, but she’s my little nicotine girl” and just recalling those lyrics (which may not even be accurate) in-conjunction with her being cremated (ie going up a chimney) is kinda ironic…

News: Postcode Googling

The BBC News website currently has an article called “Web reveals hidden lives“. Basically, you throw your postcode into a search engine such as Google and you can find out what your neighbours get up to. Well, that’s the theory. I threw in my postcode, and promptly got my details back (and two links to maps). Hmm… I then used the Royal Mail Postcode Finder to find other postcodes that cover my street…

News: “The End of the World is Nigh”

Well, it looks like we are all about to die. Oh well, such is life. Com’n, you are trying to tell me you haven’t yet heard that the Earth’s poles are going to flip causing the Sun’s rays roast us? (see also the Slashdot story or NASA’s viewpoint). According to Sightings, it’s going to happen on the 05/May/2005 (05/05/05 – coincidence?)

I liked the Slashdot posts:

FYI, when the poles flip, every natural disaster known to man kind happens in a 30 day period…

Floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes. You name it.

Good! Might as well get all of them out of the way quickly and have it easy after that!


Of course, the Sun is expected to explode in less than six years – so by 2010 we are all going to be dead (according to the scientists). I’m still not tempted to take out massive loans over a 30 year period though for some inane reason.