April 29, 2006

Out of the frying pan and into the fire

Writing about web page http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-04-28T140510Z_01_L27553812_RTRUKOC_0_US-LOBSTER.xml

Reuters, Thu 27 Apr 2006

An Italian restaurant was fined 688 euros ($855) for displaying live lobsters on ice to attract patrons, in an innovative application of an anti-cruelty law usually affecting to household pets. A court in the northeastern city of Vicenza ruled the display was a form of abuse dooming the crustaceans to a slow death by suffocation.

It's amazing what people pay their lawyers for.

Two considerations:

Firstly, how the aforementioned lawyers managed to equate lobsters and pets escapes me. I have yet to see someone walking their pet lobster at the park or playing ball with their beloved crustacean.

Secondly, judging on the various methods of how to cook lobsters I am surprised the RSCPA is complaining on their permanence on ice.

Were I a lobster, I'd hang onto that ice for dear life.



Did you know?

Not only do the elastic bands used to keep the lobster's claws together protect the cook when handling them, but they also prevent the ferocious, voracious crawlers from devouring one another in the tanks.

April 28, 2006

A new blog is born

Whoa. In the University of Warwick alone, 4000 students have registered for blogs. One every four.

Think of your three best friends. If it's not them, it's you.

Or, in this case, me.

Now, I don't know what you think, but the idea of setting up an online diary in which to pour fellings, hopes and dreams is not high on my priorities' list – currently on page 124 wedged in between learning how to make animals out of balloons and building a tabletop trebuchet. Not my cup of tea.

Instead, this blog is going to be a sort of electronic scrapbook, where I will archive all sorts of garbage I stumble across in my existence spent on the Internet craftily eluding Physics worksheets that await me on my desk.

Anyhows, enough for the time being; you have stuck with me way too long already. On with the serious – and not so serious – stuff.


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