Happy Gingerday everyone!
(For Sam, the windswept ginger (gingerous comboverous) A rare specimen, found near lochs and squinty eyes women, known to be aggressive and dangerous when cornered. Can be bred from. Bellicose. Best avoided during mating season. And also any other season)
Top of the busy busy morning to you, I hope Gingerday finds you well and at peace with the world. No break ups, breakouts, breaking limbs or break dancing I'm sure.
Wither the result to yesterday's voting? I hear and read turn out was low, although the BBC are saying there was a strong turnout for the 'no vote'.
How can there have been a low turn out? Don't folk want a say in what happens to our fair isle? Apathy how are ye?
Speaking of apathy and passive surrender, the stupidest thing I've read today has to be Spain's latest 'mental health issue.' It appears worried parents are putting their children in the hands of Spain's mental health association, why? Mobile Phone addiction.
I fucking kid you not.
Observe, from the Beh Beh Cay.
'Two children in Spain have been admitted to a mental health institution to be treated for addiction to their mobile phones, Spanish media report.
The children, aged 12 and 13, were sent to the clinic by their parents, who said they could not carry out normal activities without their handsets.
They were doing badly at school and lying to relatives in order to get money to spend on their phones.
They have been learning to cope without their phones for three months.
Dr Maite Utges, who runs the Child and Youth Mental Health Centre in Lleida, near Barcelona in north-eastern Spain, said it was the first time the clinic had treated children who were dependent on their mobile phones.
"They both showed disturbed behaviour and this exhibited itself in failure at school. They both had serious difficulties leading normal lives," she was quoted in Spanish papers as saying.
The children had owned their phones for 18 months, and their parents had made little effort to restrict their use before noticing how serious their dependence had become.'
See, I knew mobile phones were savage. Remember people, it's never your fault, it's society and her ilk.