Move over Sherlock

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

On the front page of the Shropshire Star (yes, the front page) yesterday was a story about the statue of Charles Darwin outside Shresbury Library sprouting a traffic cone over the weekend.

This isn’t about the newsworthiness, or otherwise, of the Shropshire Star’s front page stories but the quote from the librarian, Mrs Buckley:

It’s something that does happen from time to time and I think it’s just people messing about

Erm … if it wasn’t just people messing about, what was it?  Millitant WI members protesting at the blasphemous image of Satan’s worker, Charles Darwin?  Aliens?  Shropshire is supposed to be a bit of a UFO hotspot after all.

Someone’s trying to prove themselves the exception to the laws of evolution I think …

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  1. Pupazz (3 comments) says:

    It’s almost worth giving these people an honorary Darwin Award

  2. CherryPie (69 comments) says:

    I saw that on the Shropshire Star website when I was having lunch yesterday and thought the standards had slipped from a few years back when they used to publish worthy news…

  3. Manbeast (24 comments) says:

    It seems to be the fate of great men immortalised in stone, either the pigeons express an opinion or some numty places a traffic cone on your head. I’ve seen it happen to the statue of Captain James Cook in Whitby.

    Still that’s got to be better than the statue of a former victorian founder of Middlesbrough who for a couple of weeks was festooned with a pair of ladies unmentionables!

  4. jameshigham (87 comments) says:

    Hotbed of intrigue down that way.

  5. Karl (40 comments) says:

    and this time it wasn’t either of us…haha…

    Boris says “Hi!” by the way.. 😉

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