Friday, March 14, 2008

Hunny is Yummy

Well Friday rolled round surprisingly quickly this week and apart from several bouts of insomnia it's been a whirlwind of work, house offers, ClareBear contact, solicitors, DrummerBoy resume construction and job hunting, stolen for sale signs and buzz. Managed to finally get the chardy lunch in with Thommo today. We're in for a hot and sunny weekend but pity those in Adelaide and Melbourne coping with 40 degrees! So some Friday trivia to bring a smile to your dial:

A Macedonian court convicted a bear of theft and damage for stealing honey from a beekeeper who fought off the attacks with thumping "turbo-folk" music. Now don't laugh, this is a serious story I read on ninemsn today.

"I tried to distract the bear with lights and music because I heard bears are afraid of that," Zoran Kiseloski told top-selling daily Dnevnik. After the year-long case of the bear vs the beekeeper ended in the beekeeper's favour.

"So I bought a generator, lit up the area and put on songs of (Serbian 'turbo-folk' star) Ceca." (and I thought a Seca was a little hatch back!)

The bear stayed away for a few weeks, but came back when the generator ran out of power and the music fell silent, Kiseloski said, adding, "it attacked the beehives again".

A court in the city of Bitola found the bear guilty, and since it had no owner and belonged to a protected species, ordered the state to pay the 140,000 denars ($A3,766) damage it caused to the hives. There was no information on the whereabouts of the bear!

Damian? Where are you? Been very quiet lately? Not knocking off honeypots in the homeland are you?

Haha . . no wonder she kept the bear away!


Nick said...

That story made it onto the BBC News this morning. I like the way they can find a bear guilty of a crime it's completely unaware of (well, ignorance is no defence, as they say). Thankfully we don't have marauding bears here - or snakes or racoons or crocodiles. We just have the miserable weather instead.

Quickroute said...

Looks to me like she's flaunting her 'honey pots'! I'd be distracted but not scared away!

Ian Poulton said...

I thought this BBC story was about someone paying its fine!

but it's just about another banking crisis

Thriftcriminal said...

Hey Bobo, screw the pic-e-nic baskets, the rangers gettin wise to us. Lets hit this honey instead and let the government pay. Smarter than the average bear!

Baino said...

Nick: nice to know we're up to date with the latest news! The cockatoos chew my verandah I wonder if the Government will pay their fine!

Quicky: You're such a boy! I was referring to the singing!

Ian: Close but no hunny! I guess we are in a bear market. Just have to grin and bear it!

Thrifty: What's a mattabooboo? Shish-kaboob, Bob-Bob... I mean, shish kabob, Boo-Boo

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine that 'noise' blasting over his farm - bet that payout has a lot to do with mental damage from Seca!