bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Free papers and crap copy

Inexorably, free newspapers are taking chunks out of proper newspapers in Britain. I was in London today and within ten yards two free papers had been thrust into my hands: London Lite (aptly named) and The London Paper. News is not their forte. Celebrity drivel is their strong suit.

In The London Paper there was a letter about beekeeping from Albert Ross. Albert was proclaiming from the depth of his obvious experience that bees are only aggressive if they are “badly hived” in “inadequate living conditions”. Apparently “well hived bees never sting”. Oh and by the way, he says Homo sapiens is similar!

I don't think it was satire, just idiocy. Maybe a journalist making things up, but of course they would never do that now, would they?



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