surf board bite

This picture from the Independent is Steven Foggarty's surf board after he beat a shark off his leg with his bare hands. There have been a spate of attacks in the last couple of days, involving hand to teeth combat. One shark surfed the wave back to shore, following the people it had attacked. Maybe Bush was wrong when he said "I know the human being and fish can co-exist peacefully".

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Oh yeah because we were lovely young girls unlike those hooligans Alan and Alex who they wouldn't talk to! lol

Hooligan? I resent that! :P I'll have you know I was very polite but she was very rude. Alex will back me up on that (I hope).

They told us you walked out on them. You've just got to smile sweetly at them, Alan!

It was all that slimey smarm which put them off. haha, joking Alan :).

I did, it must have scared them :(

It was obvious they weren't going to talk to us so we left.

 

...is the German expression for being embarrassed for someone else who does something rather stupid. Kind of fits here.

The bit where he acts the phone call to the Queen is quite funny, though. 

filming it was a mistake. Anything filmed when you're royalty is inevitably going to be scrutinized for such incidents by the likes of the News of the World. If there hadn't been the two racial comments, would we have seen a headline "HARRY LAUGHS IT UP AT QUEEN'S EXPENSE"?

Perhaps not, but after the whole costume furore you'd think he'd be a bit more media savvy.

I'm not posting all these pick of the days... and the backlog of comments is as messy as my hair! 

Lovely story. I'm glad I only surf in England!

p.s. Is it possible to get our new timetable for convergent? 

... but i'm baffled. If you didn't post it, who did...?

I'll ask Richard to post his week-by-week timetable for the radio section of convergent.

Ian Reeves is deputy head of the Centre for Journalism

I posted those two picks (Harry and sharky). Should we identify ourselves if we do more so there's no confusion?

I think I see what's happened. It looks like you have over-written those Pick of the Day posts rather than starting a new post. So you've overwritten Rebecca's post with your Harry one, and then overwritten your Harry post with the shark one.

Make sure you create a new entry (Create Content - Cjj Pick of Day) rather than editing an old one.

Ian Reeves is deputy head of the Centre for Journalism

Do I have to create that 'See previous picks' thing?

You have to create it each time - it's just a link to "/pickofday".

Ian Reeves is deputy head of the Centre for Journalism

Probably the coolest souvenir ever