An Australian holiday resort in north Queensland called The White Cockatoo will hold a month-long, nude “anything goes” party in March aimed at combating the global credit crunch.
Here at The Open Wound we wondered what they mean by ‘anything goes’, and exactly how a month of hedonism will help the global economy.
Tony Fox, the owner of the resort said, “Tough economic times call for stiff measures. It doesn’t take rocket science to work out what it means.”
We asked the Australian Rocket Science Engineers for their opinion.
“Here at A.R.S.E. we are asked for our views on many subjects,” said a spokesman. “Strangely, we don’t get many queries about rocket science; it’s usually to do with nudism or buttocks for some reason. However, in my expert opinion a month long sex party will cause a sudden rise in inflation followed by a deflated, sticky patch.”
We can only hope the plan will work, and if it does, you can guarantee we’ll be seeing a White Cockatoo around here as well.
An Arizona jogger has been bitten by a rabid fox.
The animal attacked her foot and then as she grabbed its neck, it bit her arm and would not let go. The jogger ran a mile to her car where she managed to free herself, wrap the fox in a shirt, and throw it in the boot.
“There are two sides to every story,” said the fox. “If by ‘attacked her foot’ they meant ‘had his neck trodden on’, then I suppose I would have to agree. However, attempting to strangle and suffocate me in a cheap polyester shirt cannot be described as self-defence!”
The fox was later put down by a local vet who said: “I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception”.
“Well, I’ve had a wonderful time; only this wasn’t it,” retorted the fox as he left in a taxi.
Immigration Minister, Phil Woolas, was hit in the face by a custard pie thrown by a member of a pro-migration group. A woman stepped on to the stage from the crowd and scored a direct hit from close range against the stunned Labour MP.
“The effect was enhanced as the pie was still in its glass dish,” said Mr Woolas. “I’ve worked with clowns in the Labour party for years and I’ve rarely seen such an accurate placement. The woman should be congratulated; in the World Custard Pie Championships she would have scored six points for that.
However, in the WCP Championships the pies used do not actually contain custard,” continued the Immigration Minister. “Custard tends to ricochet which makes accurate scoring problematic so instead they are made to a secret recipe.”
When asked what any of this had to do with immigration Mr Woolas replied:
“Many people say that I am trying to dodge the serious issue of a numerical cap on immigration to the UK, but what I’m actually proposing is that people wishing to live in this country should compete for the few places available in teams of four, armed with ten pies each.”
Don’t worry about Mr Woolas, Gentle Reader, he will be okay, apart from the small scar on his temple. If you look closely, you can see that it is the Pyrex glass trademark symbol.
Police in Jamaica were trying to hunt down a group of thieves, suspected of stealing hundreds of tons of sand from Coral Spring beach on the northern coast of the island.
“In the morning the beach was there, but by five o’clock most of it had disappeared,” said Inspector Ignavus.
Detectives flown in from the UK quickly explained the mystery, presented the local constabulary with a copy of the Tide Tables, and returned to London where they are currently trying to solve the riddle of why the snow around lampposts turns yellow.
Football referee Mike Arneyval told our correspondent that Vuvuzela noise is now part of FIFA’s training sessions for officials in South Africa.
"When we’re doing our training exercises Fifa are playing recorded sounds of vuvuzelas through the speakers. For three hours a day we’re exposed to that noise.”
“And are you worried that there may be side affects, Mike?”
“No, I don’t drink Cider thank you.”
“Won’t it damage your hearing after some time?”
“It’s about half past two.”
Although many football fans have complained about the vuvuzelas drowning out the commentary and keeping them awake during England matches, those watching the BBC coverage have asked for the volume to be increased during the parts where Mark Lawrenson is speaking.
Referees and linesman are not allowed to officiate in matches that their home teams are involved in. They are sent home if their country manages to get through to the later rounds.
“That’s not something that I’m losing sleep over,” said Mike.
Harrods are now stocking a high security fashion range that includes bullet proof dinner suits, polo shirts and denim jackets. The clothes are priced according to protection value, the most expensive can stop automatic rifle fire, and the cheapest may stop one of those plastic sporks that come free in ice-cream tubs.
Miguel Caballero, the self-styled ‘Armani of bulletproof clothing’, designed the combat couture. Apparently, he is now so confident in his work that he shoots his employees.
“The clothes are so beautiful that all our employees wear them. Look, I will shoot one now so you can see!”
“Now why isn’t he getting up?”
“I don’t think he’s one of our employees, Mr. Caballero.”
“I should’ve guessed, I wouldn’t be seen dead in what he’s wearing.”