Saturday, December 02, 2006

December 2 in the news.....

  • Four died on Victorian roads today. This took the national death toll up by one. Three were Collingwood supporters.

  • The Returned and Services League of Australia says it will respect whatever decision the Japanese government makes over the fate of its long-lost World War II submarine found in Australian waters. A wreck off Sydney's northern beaches has been confirmed as the Japanese midget M24, missing since it helped launch a deadly surprise attack on Sydney Harbour in 1942. An RSL spokesman said "We'll let the Jap cunts make the call, it's the least we can do - there's probably two deservedly dead Jap cunts inside the thing after all."

  • Paul Collingwood became the first Englishman to score a Test double-century in Australia in 70 years on a record-breaking day for England in the second Ashes Test at Adelaide Oval on Saturday. Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen shared in England's highest fourth-wicket partnership in Ashes Tests as they pushed the tourists towards an unbeatable target. While drinking was up at the Oval, whinging was down by a near record level.

  • German sex educators plan to launch a spray-on condom tailor-made for all sizes. Jan Vinzenz Krause from the Institute for Condom Consultancy, a Singen-based practice that offers advice on condom use, said today the product aimed to help people enjoy better and safer sex lives. "We're trying to develop the perfect condom for men that's suited to every size of penis," he said. "We're very serious." It is uncertain why Mr Krause needed to say they were serious, as Germans don't have a sense of humour.