internet: July 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg It's less than a year until London 2012 and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games are looking for 'inspirational members of the community' to to act as Olympic torch bearers.

But if an internet campaign gets its way, one of the the esteemed torch bearers could be an 82-year-old tramp who has an uncanny ability to tell the time without a watch.

That's because thousands of Facebook users are backing Gordon Roberts, who is famed in Bournemouth where he can often be seen wandering the streets with his trademark beard and Manchester United scarf.

Eccentric Gordon is also known for his ability to accurately tell the time without looking at a watch… which means if he did get the gig, at least he wouldn't be late.

275x250.jpg You might think White House officials had more pressing matters on their mind at the moment, but staff recently spent their time 'Rickrolling' a critic via Twitter.

During a question and answer session on Twitter, the White House received a complaint from David Wiggs, from Tennessee, that the discussion was "not nearly as entertaining as yesterday's".

But rather than simply ignoring the message they replied: "Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here's something more fun: http://t.co/ca31My7 #WHChat"

The link, as you may have guessed, was to a video of Rick Astley's song Never Gonna Give You Up. It's not know who was behind the Rickrolling, but our guess would be Obama himself.




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