"Just In"! On CNN

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"Just in" on my email (I hope this is genuine though I have my doubts):

From Sky News

UK defence minister Geoff Hoon said in The Commons yesterday: "Umm Qasr is a city similar to Croydon,"

A British squaddie patrolling Umm Qasr responded: "He's either never
been to Croydon, or he's never been to Umm Qasr"

Another soldier added: "There's no beer, no prostitutes and people are
shooting at us. It's more like Sutton."

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 8 April 2003 13:37 (nineteen years ago) link

That is genuine, but subsitute 'Croydon' for 'Southampton' and 'Sutton' for 'Portsmouth'.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 8 April 2003 13:38 (nineteen years ago) link

it would be great if Hoon mixed them up and ordered a battalion in to attack Croydon

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 8 April 2003 13:55 (nineteen years ago) link

um it wouldn't be that great

hides under duvet

j0e (j0e), Tuesday, 8 April 2003 13:57 (nineteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
the ticker at the bottom of cnn just said that gwyneth paltrow intends to get married someday.

ron (ron), Monday, 24 November 2003 04:30 (eighteen years ago) link

i'm so relieved

A Girl Named Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 24 November 2003 05:19 (eighteen years ago) link

not in my name

stevem (blueski), Monday, 24 November 2003 10:45 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...

caught after curfew in a park with meth in his pocket and a rope around his neck that was tied to his, well, read it for yourself: CNN International's shouty Brit, Richard Quest

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04192008/news/regionalnews/kinky_news_networkcnns_quest_a_very_knot_107174.htm

StanM, Saturday, 19 April 2008 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot

gotta love those quaint english terms!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Saturday, 19 April 2008 22:34 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

"It was a fairly awful and dreadful time," Quest says. "I got myself into a very nasty situation. I don't blame anyone else for what took place. But I got back from that position because of other people. That I've yanked myself back is not so much a testimony to what I can do, but more a testimony to what other people can do when supporting people. And that's what I take from it."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jun/22/richard-quest-cnn-means-business

James Mitchell, Monday, 22 June 2009 08:05 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

WIll be showing you my muffin place on QMB tonight - profitable moment comes from outside
http://twitter.com/richardquest/status/2535343532

James Mitchell, Thursday, 9 July 2009 10:21 (thirteen years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Just from a math perspective, this headline on the CNN site makes me laugh: "Dollar Tree hikes prices 25%. Everything will now cost $1.25."

clemenza, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 16:43 (ten months ago) link


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