Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Friday, 8 May 2009

Tinky-Winky, Spiderman and Oompa-Loompa in Punch-up


'People dressed as an Oompa-Loompa, Spiderman and the Teletubby character Tinky Winky were among 10 held after a drunken brawl at a holiday camp over the bank holiday weekend.'
Those readers who habitually browse the well-tended acres of the broadsheets for news may well have missed this little gem. Initially reported by the Sun and gradually working its way up the journalistic food-chain, it has now arrived at the Telegraph online where it has been filed in Politics. Politics?

It seems that the story concerns Law and Order, and is therefore a political item (while the enforced smoking quotas of Gong'an Province appears under Weird News (subtitle 'How About That?)). Surely someone got their wires crossed here.

Although, come to think of it, given the farcical nature of recent political scandals and in-fighting, perhaps the headline isn't all that inappropriate for the politics section after all.

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