I’m of an age that Bob Monkhouse was a TV staple, mainly in game shows, but sometimes in stand-up. If you too are of that age, you might like “Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand” on the BBC’s iPlayer. Very very good and unless it’s on usenet (I’ll be amazed if not) it’s only around for another 27 days.
People who need to make a discreet call to 999 – the UK’s emergency services number – can do so using the British police’s “silent solution” system.
A 999 caller can remain silent if they are unable to speak. Then, when prompted, should key in the number 55 to silently inform officers that they are experiencing a genuine emergency.
If the situation is violent, callers can also call 999 and leave the phone off the hook so that operators can hear what is going on. In most cases, dispatchers will be able to trace the location of the incident from the call itself. BBC
The Olympics ceremony could have been so much better if there had been not a single word from anyone and if it hadn’t ended up with a Beatles track from decades ago, especially after introducing millions to the greatness that is Dark Side of the Moon. Still, at least it’s done. TFFT.
“The recordings end up on Haniver’s website” – but that website is not worthy of a link from the oh-so-mighty BBC. Neither is “Another website, Fat, Ugly or Slutty“. I’m sure the BBC want links in but they are so stupidly precious about links out. How stupid are they? They link to twitter accounts but not to established sites. If the BBC can be so dismissive toward other site content then why should anyone behave decently to the BBC?
Not in the Kitchen Anymore. Chronicles of a female gamer.