Monday, January 21, 2008

Toy registration?

A Cornish village drama group has had to register a toy gun with the police to comply with health and safety rules.

Carnon Downs drama group in Cornwall have also had to keep their plastic cutlasses and wooden swords locked up for the pantomime, Robinson Crusoe.

Drama group co-director Linda Barker said: "The cutlasses count as weapons even though they are replicas and made of plastic and apparently they could be mistaken for real ones.

"Our only gun was a panto pistol which produces a flag with the word bang on it.

"Our local police at Truro were fantastic and they have registered the gun, the two plastic cutlasses and our six wooden swords."

Wow. What can you say to that, other than WTF?


Thank you to all the people who dropped with good wishes. I ended up having a rack of babyback ribs, battered fries, salad, and a 24 oz mug of an excellent porter that is brewed special for the establishment at which my wife took me. Luckily my cholesterol is under control...


Got about 9 inches of snow here, and it is coming down fast; in a while I am going to have to go out and swing a snow shovel; that should take care of some of the extra calories I splurged on over the weekend.

Running an odd mix in my playlist today, as you can tell from the top ten:

"Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" by Waylon Jennings
"Veteran of the Psychic Wars" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Turn the Page" by Bob Seger
"Guinnevere" by Crosby, Stills and Nash
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" by Eddy Arnold
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield
"It's My Life" by The Animals
"Long Haired Country Boy" by The Charlie Daniels Band
"La Grange" by ZZ Top
"The Last Time I Saw Paris" by Dave Brubeck

Any comments, reflections, or what-not?


meleah rebeccah said...

How in the WORLD do you register a TOY GUN?

Mike W. said...

The UK is completely screwed. They've got rampant idiots running the country. (even worse than our idiots) and they don't seem to care.

They're requiring registration of the toys every little boy plays with as a kid. I had a ton of cap guns, toy guns & toy swords.

I just hope all the crazy crap they come up with stays on their side of the pond.

DirtCrashr said...

What piece of crumbly brain-insanity and utter idiocy would ever cause someone to refer to such police requirements and activity as "fantastic"??

SpeakerTweaker said...

I'm going to mention you by name profusely when I end up in therapy after reading about that "weapons" registration bit. My eye is twitching...

Happy Belated Birfday, sir! I hope the babybacks were delightful, and I imagine the porter was righteous in the first degree.

Enjoy the snow, however much of a pain it may be. I haven't seen accumulated snowfall in roughly twenty years.

Oh, and lastly I thank you for getting "Long-Haired Country Boy" stuck in my head. I haven't listened to that in a while!


terri said...

So this is what we've been reduced to? Having to register toy guns?

Good playlist! I love to play LaGrange on Guitar Hero III!

Simon Clark said...

I have no idea under what powers the police to presume register these people's property, because they don't exist. Nobody seems to be bothered about that though, the police can do as they please so far as most people are concerned.