Sunday, February 28, 2010

ID Card anger

Manchester Evening News: Man buys pointless government ID card, finds to some surprise that nobody accepts it and is somewhat miffed at the fact

Thirty quid? He'd have been better off wiping his arse on the crisp, new tenners and flushing them down the toilet.

Spotter's Badge: Brian

Vandalism anger

Dorset Echo: Residents living in fear of vandals

Something something innuendo 'kick her back gate in' innuendo

Wind turbine anger

Oxford Mail: Wind turbines are' too close' say residents

Look - how many times do I have to explain this? Those wind turbines are small - those others are far away

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Road safety anger Residents anger as fatal crash highlights road safety

I ain't fightin' it until I hear it talk

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Old boiler anger

Sheffield Star: Couple so cross about broken boiler they nearly say something

"We had to burn the furniture and eat the cat," say terrified couple.

Spotter's Badge: Geoff

Tree anger

Timperley Messenger: Person from Timperley WHO IS NOT FRANK SIDEBOTTOM outraged at bill for cutting down tree

I bet her papier mache head's just out of shot. They're all at it in Timperley.

Spotter's Badge: Steven

Friday, February 26, 2010

Not-that-fat-at-all anger

Portsmouth News: Angry bloke refused work 'because he was too fat'

Bosses miss out on worker 'because they were too thick'

Spotter's Badge: James

Laying a pipe anger

Gorey Guardian (Ireland): Anger as businesses threatened while council spends months laying a pipe

That double entendre again: "Laying a pipe"

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Speedway anger

Brisbane Courier Mail: Mother upset by distant sound of motorbikes

And yet, half a world away, I can hear her whining.

Spotter's Badge: Squeakypony

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Parking charges anger

Middlewich Guardian: Anger over Middlewich parking charges

Here's the pic from the print version, sent in by our eagle-eyed spotter. The online version's changed (since angry bloke won his campaign) and the picture is nowhere near as angry.

Spotter's Badge (First Class): Chris

Stolen moped anger

Portsmouth News: 12 mopeds stolen in Gosport

Use a lock. Actually, use 12 locks.

Spotter's Badge: James

Killer tree anger

Bucks Free Press: Resident's anger at 'killer' tree

Quote: A RESIDENT has described a council as “wicked”

Council said to be quite chuffed, innit.

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lap dancing anger

Oxford Mail: God-botherers continue campaign against lap-dancing club

On the contrary. I will attend any church where lap-dancing takes place. Keep up with the times, God-botherers, for did not OUR LORD visit Spearmint Rhino on the Seventh Day?

Fire station anger

Warrington Guardian: Campaigners demand round-the-clock firemen

Don't we all, love, don't we all.

Theatre anger

Bexley News Shopper: Disabled man blasts theatre over lack of access

Maybe if he hadn't apparently used explosives he would have been a bit happier

Spotter's Badge: Tim

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Road works anger

York Press: Shopkeeps angry over planned road closure

Martin Gore takes time out from his Depeche Mode duties to stand in a York street with his arms crossed

Door repair anger

Bournemouth Echo: Woman's fury after police smash her door in

From the reader comments: "I'd smash her door in"

The filth of it.

Arson about anger

Newcastle Evening Chronicle: Fury as arsonists burn down pigeon loft

Subject depicted actual size

Monday, February 22, 2010

Golf course anger

Lancashire Evening Post: Fury over plans to build homes on golf course

They're so angry, they've dug up the 1965 club captain to spearhead the campaign. And he's been dead for fifteen years.

Spotter's Badge (First Class): Ian

Grabbed by the ghoulies anger

Reading Evening Post: Couple demand new council house after ghosts force them to flee - FLEE - in terror

New category: Repeat Offenders for angry people who make a habit of running to the papers to be shot in a variety of angry poses

Chemist gives angry mum wrong drugs

Kind-hearted readers replace angry mum's stolen buggy

Callous thieves stole our freedom, says angry mum

Mum takes wrong drugs after chemist's mix-up

Cabbie racism anger

Southampton Daily Echo: Cabbies' anger as council cracks down on 'not-racist-at-all' racist car sticker

I was in a cab once and the driver wouldn't shut up with his "I'm not racist but..." cobblers for the entire journey. How I wished I got one that could only speak Urdu.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ploughed up footie pitches anger

Bedfordshire on Sunday: Football manager's fury over state of pitches

Proper, old skool crouching and pointing. Shot of the month.

Rubbish NHS anger

Worcester News: Pleas to adapt disabled woman's home falls on deaf ears

At least she's got her income as a racing driver to fall back on.

Local map anger

Canterbury-Bankstown Express (Aus): Residents' fury over local bureaucracy

Nope, I've no idea what this story is about, save for the fact that it's got a cracking angry crowd scene.

Spotter's Badge: Stacy

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tree fellers anger

Romford Yellow Advertiser: Anger as 'healthy' trees are chopped down

I have studied this picture closely and refute the accusation of tree fellers*. Two of them are clearly women.

*Has to be said in an Oirish accent.

Panto dame anger

Croyodn Guardian: The goggles do nothing as row over panto advertising escalates

"What has been seen cannot be unseen"

Spotter's Badge: Malcolm

Even more parking ticket anger

Dorset Echo: Anger as drivers repeatedly fail to notice brand, spanking new yellow lines and parking meters

Also: Little old lady embedded in radiator grille of van like some kind of bloody, decomposing boot mascot

Friday, February 19, 2010

Nasty niff anger

Southampton Daily Echo: Fear and loathing as foul smell engulfs Southampton

It's Portsmouth.

Gift card anger

Birmingham Mail: Girls left glum by giftcard scheme

Of course, the best way to sort out the Bullring is to nuke it from space.

Spotter's Badge: Abernathy

Smelly Poo Anger II

Cambridge News: Dog turds putting children in danger

The more observant will note that these are the same angry schoolkids as reported a few days ago. Different paper, different ways of reporting abject fury. Good to see variety is still alive in local journalism.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shop closure anger

Oxford Mail: Shops close due to recession

The poor sod's got so little money, he can't even afford a haircut, and is forced to ply for trade as a Hairy-Bloke-From-Lost lookalike.

Parking ticket anger

Worcester News: Shopper's fury over parking fine

I do not have this problem as I do all my shopping mail order. The first 28 days were the worst.

Flooded house anger

Midhurst and Petworth Observer: Couples fury as their home fills up with turds

"The couple, who will have to have their house disinfected before they can return, have taken refuge at the pub."

That's the spirit

Spotter's Badge: Malcolm

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Smelly poo anger

Royston Crow: Dog mess causes a stink outside school

What's not to love about the Royston Crow?

- Top photography
- No idea where Royston actually is

Christmas Tree Anger

Croydon Guardian: Apoplexy as council fails to remove old Christmas trees

Do it yourself.

Bad e-fit

Surrey Police: Have you seen this woman?

Blummin' heck - don't fancy yours much. Don't have nightmares.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Phone scam anger

Waltham Forest Guardian: Fraud victims urged to report phone scams

"We will never use this DEVICE OF SATAN ever again," victims vow.

Spotter's Badge: Beth

Passport anger

Wigan Today: Teenager's anger after he is denied passport

He's got a passport. A PASSPORT TO MISERY.

Spotter's Badge: Mike/Mailwatch forum

School meal anger

Croydon Guardian: Mum's fury as son goes without school dinner

The rules are clear. We are not using the Angry MILFS tag.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mouldy house anger

Waltham Forest Gazette: Family's anger at mouldy flat

Our spotter says: "I think Walthamstow is built on a swamp, or possibly an Indian burial ground"

I say: "It's my birthday. Buy me stuff."

Spotter's badge: Beth

Parking ticket anger

Bournemouth Echo: Driver gets parking ticket whilst visiting police station

A good deed, on a Sunday, punished. Proof indeed there is no God. Discuss.

Road closed anger

Worcester News: Pub trade drying up due to road works

Stop your whining. If you build it, they will come. THEY ARE BUILDING IT.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Land tax anger

Melbourne Age: Strewth! Businesess struggling to pay crippling taxes

If only there was some place to go where business owners could drown their sorrows.


Spotter's Badge: Mark

Angry binmen

Thurrock Gazette: Binmen protest after being branded 'lazy'

Of course, the best protest being the uninvited turd through the letter box, it being the only language these curs understand.

Spotter's Badge: Mark

Car attack anger

Blackpool Gazette: Pair 'could have been blinded' by brick attack

This Angry MILFs tag is causing more trouble than we thought. Is thirty too young for the Angry MILFs tag? WE DON'T KNOW.

Spotter's Badge: Ian

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Road crossing anger

Bournemouth Echo: Residents call for new road crossing

The missing word on their banner is: "dress"

Spotter's Badge: Esqui

Mini roundabout anger

Hawick Times (NZ): Photographer lays down his life for road safety story

I'm confused. Does this go in the Angry MILFs category or not?

Spotter's Badge: Chaz

Road sign anger

St Louis Today (US): Man crossed-armed in fury over new name for road

It's his own tough luck. When the road name came up for sale he should have got in with "Heaving Bazongas Avenue" while he had the chance. You snooze, you lose.

Spotter's Badge: Keri

Friday, February 12, 2010

Rich/poor divide anger

Oxford Mail: Poverty report dismissed as 'nonsense'

I don't care. On a dark night, I'll agree with anything he says.

Spotter's Badge: Suzanne

Full fare anger

Bournemouth Echo: Parents question full bus fares for kids

That'll be £2.80. Oooh, ta.

Spotter's Badge: Esqui