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If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Grandmother

Estelle Getty

Hello? Hello? What's wrong with this phone?

Georgian granny disconnects Armenian internet

Beware copper-scavenging septuagenarians

By Lester Haines

A Georgian granny faces a possible three years in jail after a copper-scavenging expedition ended in Armenia’s disconnection from the internet.

While hoping to pick up some valuable booty in the village of Ksani on 28 March, the 75-year-old damaged fibre-optic cables owned by the Georgian Railway Telecom company, which serve Armenia, Azerbaijan and eastern Georgia.

Cue an evening of net-free Armenia, as providers ArmenTel, FiberNet Communication and GNC-Alfa were brought down for several hours until normal service resumed after midnight.

Given her advanced years, the septuagenarian internet-killer has been released “pending the end of the investigation and subsequent trial”, the BBC notes. ®

From The Register.

Filleting Nemo

Clownfish Costume

I know she's not Nemo

I recently signed up for Netflix.

As I was surveying the vast assortment of movies available to me for instant streaming…

I searched for Finding Nemo and sure enough I found it (Netflix has everything) But it was only available on DVD. Ever resourceful, Netflix offered me some alternatives…

Ponyo - Studio Ghibli

Ponyo

 

Ponyo

This Japanese anime feature from famed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki follows the adventures of a 5-year-old boy, Sosuke, and his burgeoning friendship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who desperately wants to become human.”

At least it’s about a fish… sort of.

 

Stuart Little 3 – Call of the Wild

Stuart Little 3 - Call of the Wild

Stuart Little 3 - Call of the Wild

 

With school out for the summer, the Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it’s up to Stuart and a skunk named Reeko to rescue him and a few other friends.

A mouse, hmmm, Netflix is reaching here. But it is a kids’ movie.

And it’s here that Netflix goes off on a tangent…


Saltwater Fishing

100 Saltwater Fishing Mistakes

The next two movies:

100 Saltwater Fishing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Sometimes, doing things correctly is only a matter of knowing what not to do. And when it comes to saltwater fishing, learning from your mistakes isn’t always the safest method.

and

 

Offshore Fishing: Deep Dwellers

Offshore Fishing

Offshore Fishing

You can easily become a pro at offshore fishing — or at least look like a pro — with help from this 40-minute instructional release that offers plenty of insider tips, innovative methods and tricky techniques to dig up grouper, snapper and triggerfish.

 

Does anyone else find it a little disconcerting that two films on fishing would be offered as substitutes for a children’s cartoon about fish?

Maybe I’m just being too sensitive.

Maybe clownfish are good eatin’

Umm umm umm

 

Dogs Can Sniff Out Bowel Cancer

Curous Stella

"Don't be alarmed, I'm a dogter"

And all this time we just thought they were looking for love.

From the BBC.