8. September 2009

Airstrip One: Miniplenty Orders Publicans to Serve Beer in Plastic Glasses

Filed under: english posts,UK — by Marek Möhling @ 18:40:25
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Bleeps the Beeb:

Plans to replace the traditional pint glass with one made of shatter-proof plastic will not be accepted by drinkers, the pub industry has warned.

The Home Office has commissioned a new design, in an attempt to stop glasses being used as weapons.

Lunatics take over the asylum, but they’ll watch their steps. Or else. Reports the Daily Mail:

Firefighters told to use poles to test fire alarms… as stepladders ‚are too dangerous‘ […] Firemen who are used to climbing 300ft ladders have been ordered not to climb up small step ladders due to health and safety concerns.

While a diverse society better bend over backwards, we’ll make an exception for Mrs Windsor. Huffs the Telegraph:

The centuries-old practice of servants and guests walking backwards when leaving a room after seeing the monarch has been dropped after health and safety concerns.

The beat goes on–with colonials, too:

Missouri bans wrong plastic from rivers.

A law that takes effect this week could make criminals out of those who bring Tupperware onto many of Missouri’s rivers.

Lawmakers intended to reduce floating debris and pollution from abandoned foam coolers in the state’s waterways. But they confused their plastics. Instead of banning Styrofoam, they criminalized the plastic containers found in many kitchens but seldom used to ferry beer and soda down a river.


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