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» Nights Out Gone Wrong

Think this counts as someone's night out gone wrong...
From Energy FM on the Isle of Man... (http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_142979.html)

It's alleged police have mistakenly arrested a man for being in possession of a controlled substance, which later turned out to be a chocolate cake.

The man who doesn't wish to be named told Energy FM News he was parked outside G&D's Bar in Douglas last night when officers stopped to speak to him about minor motoring matters.

The police then asked him if they could search his car, to which the man agreed.

The motorist claims he was then cuffed and told he was being arrested for possession of a controlled substance before being put in a police van.

He says at this time, the officers didn't show him what they had found.

The 27 year old man was taken to the police station and booked into custody.

It was then he says that police admitted there'd been a mistake and what they had actually found in the car was a piece of cake in a clear plastic bag, which his 3 year old son had brought home from nursery.

The man says a huge wave of relief came over him at this point, but he was then left angry about his ordeal.
(Fri 25th Mar 2011, 11:15, More)

» Overcoming adversity

A true inspiration
Not me, but someone that I know (and so do most people on the Isle of Man) Katherine Crowe. After years of fighting cancer and suffering seriously bad reactions to the chemotherapy, she's been effectively told that her condition is terminal, but has it got her down? has it buggery. All she's wanted to do all her life is write and play music and she's been blessed with an amazing voice to boot. Recently she had the chance to record at Abbey Road, which she took with both hands and the outcome is here. www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-20711326

This has now kicked off a viral campaign to get sales for her single (the Xmas number 1 would be nice!) to donate to research for alternative cancer treatments that will benefit those that chemo does not work for and to leave something behind for her husband and kids. This isn't a plug for her single or asking for donations, I just admire what she's doing and how she's handling what she's going through.
(Sat 15th Dec 2012, 14:29, More)

» Turning into your parents

They are the greatest invention ever. I've just acquired my first one (and before my 40th birthday too). I've mentioned this to a large number of friends and the only response I've had from any of them (as long as they're male) is utter jealousy. It's not an age thing or a turning into your dad thing, it's just that every man regardless of creed, colour, sexual orientation or number of limbs was born to have a shed!

I'm going to hang some tools up on hooks in there now and perhaps sort some nails of different sizes into jam jars too!
(Mon 4th May 2009, 22:39, More)

» Never Meet Your Heroes

Do you know who I am
Some pub in the middle of nowhere, well Hebden Bridge actually, but you get the idea! About 2 hours into a Saturday night lock in. In walks Jason Orange (not a hero by any stretch of the imagination) with his mates/hangers on (delete where appropriate) Saunters up to the bar like he owns the place and asks for 8 bottles, barman says to him something along the lines of "sorry mate can't serve you, gone closing time". Usual celeb response of "Don't you know who I am" follows, barmans' answer "Yep and that's the other reason I'm not serving you"! Also saw the same thing done to a utterly trashed Richard Whitley a few years before!

Apologies for length, but it's my fist time and I didn't know how to fold it half!
(Sun 28th May 2006, 18:05, More)

» Shops and Supermarkets

How to confuse a newsagent
Woman in Newsagents (while opening a bundle of magazines to put on the shelf) - " Leslie, How many guitarists?"
Me (walking past on the way out of the shop) - "Does it take to change a lightbulb?"
Woman - "eh?"
(Tue 15th May 2012, 13:10, More)
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