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Reported by Trackitdown TID on February 7, 2006

“It is associated with weekend wear, with recreational time. It’s just unacceptable at schools and we are trying to lift the standards.” (Standard)

 

Western Australia education minister Ljiljanna Ravlich announces a statewide ban on denim in schools from next year.

“I think it’s incredibly embarrassing when people are drunk. It just looks so ridiculous. I find it very degrading. I think ‘oooh, you’re really degrading yourself right now, to be this pissed in the street.” (Guardian)

 

Hollywood starlet in London Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she never makes friends with people who get drunk.

"As strongly as possible, he maintains his innocence. He's not guilty and he's going to fight this all the way. He's not guilty.” (Reuters/ New York Post)

 

Boy George’s lawyer, Lou Freeman, after George’s trial for cocaine possession at his New York home, is adjourned until March.

“We neither know nor care which celebs come to our clubs. They’re treated like everyone else.” (Standard)

 

Canvas/ the Cross/ The Key/ Pacha London chief Billy Reilly outlines his clubs’ democratic approach to VIPs.

 

"Songs appear to be directed more towards females possibly as a courtship and mating display than a signal to warn off or repel rival males." (The Advertiser/ AAP)

 

Australian researcher whale researcher Joshua Smith says singing male whales succeed in spending more ‘quality time’ with females than quiet ones.

 

"It was an extremely foolish act which you did because of an excessive consumption of drink and drugs. The consequence for Lorraine Mack has been catastrophic. What you did by deciding to put yourself on that railing in that drunk and drugged condition was an act of folly which has destroyed another person's life.” (The Times)

 

Judge Ian Karsten sentences Philip Brady, 24, to 2 years in jail for crippling a clubber he landed on after falling off the balcony at Pacha London.

“Just about every interview I’ve done asks me to name the most annoying request I’ve received as a DJ. It doesn’t get much worse than when someone in the crowd persistently asks if they can come and mix a record.” (Judge Jules.net)

 

Judge Jules draws the line.

 

"I want to buy the new model Ferrari, so I have to make more money now. I'm getting bored of all my old cars.” (The Age (Australia) )

 

Schapelle Corby’s self confessed playboy lawyer, Indonesian Hotman Paris Hutapea, explains why he’s dropping her case weeks after authorities rejected her appeal against 20 years in jail for pot.

 

Of course there are the other distractions, sitting in the garden with your 12 bore shotgun, large orchestras doing drum machine noises, getting suits made, puppies, canal boats, beer, modular synthesis, lego, tax investigations, global warming and the end of life as we know it, traffic, deafness, insanity, normality. Whatever." (Radiohead.com)

 

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke confirms the band are partially back at work on a new album.

 

Jonty Skrufff (JontySkrufff.com)