SAA passengers relieved that staff are drug mules

#76. Report that is running a cracker of a story on the South African Airways drug bust. The story has hogged the headlines for the past few days after some pilots and cabin attendents were detained at Heathrow by British police after 50 kilograms of Durban’s Finest was found in their luggage. The dagga was also accompanied by close to four kilograms of cocaine. Which brings me back to, SA’s answer to The Onion, reporting that SAA passengers were hugely relieved after the arrests because “Passengers have complained for years about SAA hostesses being cold, distant, fidgety, and openly hostile, but say now they understand ‘it was just the tik talking’.”

It’s worth reading the full story

* Thanks to RL for pointing it out

Helen Mirren gives up cocaine, and reason

#34. Think that Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren just can’t seem to get enough of being in the papers. A few weeks ago she hit headlines by walking out of the sea in a bikini and looking damn good in it. On Monday The Guardian was reporting that the 63-year-old actress had given up cocaine – Continue reading