Friday, May 29, 2009

East Of The Wantsum

For those of you too mean, or poor, to cough up 60p for your Isle of Thanet Gazunder, here's this week's East of the Wantsum (click on image to enlarge). And if you want to see your idea turned into newsprint next week, just drop me a line at:

richardeastcliff@yahoo.co.uk.

Not that, um, I'm getting desperate for ideas or anything.

The paper currently appears obsessed with spooky goings on. The front page was devoted to Councillor Mark Nottingham's house being struck by lightning, and I see they're running a story on their website about a huge, triangular object spotted a mile off Ramsgate on Google Earth, thus cementing the island's place as the UFO capital of Britain. Not to mention the Stella capital, spliff capital, methodone capital and generally silly-as-a-bum-full-of-Smarties capital.

All this talk of UFOs gives me the perfect excuse to publish a hitherto unpublished snap which one of my lovely Thanet readers sent me back in February. Is it a star? Is it the International Space Station? And, more importantly, why is it tugging a banner with all those numbers on???

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

'Huge triangular object' - that would be Iris's minge then.

Anonymous said...

Sandy's merkin?

Anonymous said...

One of Dave Green's sandwich's fell out of his lunchbox and drifted away?

Anonymous said...

More likely given global warming that Laura Sandys's's jaw has broken off and now constitutes a hazard to shipping.

Anonymous said...

I see that Mark Nottingham's misfortune and distress are causes of merriment and sarcasm over on Village Voices - the blog of local political turncoat and Tory Planning Chair, Ken Gregory.

To a lesser extent, the local Tory Spin "Doctor", Simeon Moores, is also smirking.

Well if proof were needed of the gutter-level moral standing of the local Tory Group, those two bastions - or rather bast**ds - provide it.

What a snide and throughly distasteful approach from the

Anonymous said...

Last (half) sentence should have been deleted.

Anonymous said...

Huge triangular object is Simeon Moores ego coming in to land.

Ken Gregory said...

In fact its not a star, the ISS, or even Superman, Its Simon Moores doing his daytime job at AirAds, and the figures are the amount Gawdon Broon got in second home expenses.

Anonymous said...

Interesting thought ECR. As Rebecca is promoting your site on a regular basis through the pages of the Thanet Gazette, is she in breach of the press code? i.e. she is publishing copy from a site which contains consistently unregulated libelous and defamatory comment through her newspaper.

Am sure her boss wouldn't be too chuffed to be standing in court defending an editor who supports an anonymous generate who sproposes a blue bell-ended penis as the official flag of Thanet!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Hmmm. I agree 10:09am. Very intreresting. And as an anonymous generate, one which I'm going to have to ponder very carefully on.

The bell end's purple, not blue, by the way.

Anonymous said...

I thought we hadn't seen anyone bandying the libel, slander, and so on argument for a little while. Ah, nostalgia.

I guess it's better than the whole lot wrapped up in threats and questionable claims from "besieged bloggers" and their poodles.