Posted: October 18th, 2011 | Author: Gav Roberts| Comments Off
Ever wondered what would happen if you ignored your mum when she told you not to play with your food? If you had far too much spare time on your hands? Your internet went down and you couldn’t get on facebook?
These Bananas seem familiar somehow!
*Pictures © Rex Features / Keisuke Yamada
Posted: May 24th, 2011 | Author: Gav Roberts| Comments Off
The US government has offered advice on how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse.
A member of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), which deals with public health and safety issues, posted a blog entry explaining how to boost chances of survival.
“You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this,” reads the blog. “And hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.”
The post says that people should always have an emergency kit bag in their homes, which should include items such as water, non-perishable food, soap and clothes. It also suggests keeping first aid supplies in the bag, although it adds that “you’re a goner if a zombie bites you”.
“Once you’ve made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan,” the article continues. “This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep.”
In the event of an outbreak, the blog recommends finding a zombie-free refugee camp.
The agency affirms: “If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak.”
They also state that most of their advice is applicable to natural disasters, such as tornadoes and earthquakes.
*Story taken from Digital Spy
Siren FM takes no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of this posting.
Posted: April 6th, 2011 | Author: Gav Roberts| Comments Off
For those of you who wondered if I was making up the story today on the show about the woman who eats sofas, here is the show it was featured in. Also below is the original story thanks to the guys and gals at Digital Spy.
A mother-of-five from Florida has revealed an addiction to eating sofas.
Adele Edwards, 30, is believed to suffer from pica, a condition where patients feel compelled to eat largely non-nutritive substances, The Sun reports.
Edwards said: “I was 10 years old when I was first introduced to cushion. At first, I thought it was strange but, after sucking it for a while, I came to like the texture.
“I started chewing cushion regularly and would swallow whole chunks as though it was candy floss. It sounds strange but, to me, foam tasted like sweets.”
She added to Discovery Home & Health show My Strange Addiction: “I’m scared. I’ve never eaten cushion in front of my kids – I don’t want them to copy me.
“They don’t know what I’m doing to my body but I’m terrified that one day they’ll have to tell people, ‘Mummy died from eating too many sofas.’”
Edwards, who has consumed an estimated eight sofas and five chairs, also eats elastic bands, other rubber items and recently required an emergency procedure to remove foam from her intestines.
I expect some witty comments below!!
Love you long time ten dollar!
Posted: February 21st, 2011 | Author: Gav Roberts| Comments Off
Image taken from motifake.com
Listeners to Mondays show will have heard one of the most stupid stories I’ve ever had the joy of reporting, achieving a monumentally headache inducing level of stupidity. For those of you who missed it, the story was a tale of crime, punishment, animal cruelty and condiments.
Full Story here thanks to the good folks at Digital Spy.
The sheer horror and stupidity of the story is astounding, not only for the cruelty to the poor goldfish, but also for the choice of death for said aquatic creatures. Add to death by ketchup, the fact that 3 mid-teens were convinced that the course of action they were taking was the correct one due to the possibility that the easy to care for marine animals would in fact suddenly learn how to effectively communicate with humans skipping hundreds of years of possible evolution, and shop the boys for a crime they allegedly committed.
To steal a phrase most teens using the internet would likely understand and likely use… Epic Fail!
Catch more oddities and questioning of sanity on Mondays and Tuesdays 1-3pm on 107.3FM.
Posted: February 15th, 2011 | Author: Gav Roberts| 1 Comment »
Listeners to today’s show will have heard me confirm what has been talked about for some time. As a result of listener demand, after what can only be described as an avalanche of encouragement, I will be bringing you all a one off special 90s old school throw back show.
We keep it a very hidden secret that I am actually a 70s child (oops!) but I am bravely proclaiming the 90s as the best decade ever and who can argue with such a claim?
A decade that brought us Shell Suits, Pat Sharp, his mullet, and his fun house, Pogs (remember those!), Super Mario, The X-Files, Wicky Wicky Wild Wild Will Smith, Bart Simpson and the Internet…to name but a few things!
As a result of all this 90s love, over the next few weeks, ill be putting together a stellar playlist and preparing the show in much the same way as famous 90s release Windows 95 (err..98?..NT?..3.0? 3.1!) and I’d love it if you would get involved…
If you can think of anything 90s, like toys, clothes, memories, music, TV shows then get in touch and let us know. Either leave some comments here on the site or email me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org and give us some suggestions. You can also contact me on twitter @DJGRoberts if social networking is your thing!
The Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, 5ive, Britpop, The Prodigy…Children of the Night, Boom boom boom..let me hear you say wayooh..Rhythm is a Dancer, Wonderwall…
Don’t forget also to tune in on Mondays and Tuesdays 1pm-3pm to hear all my random witterings and all sorts of charty goodness on Lincolns First Community Radio Station!
Posted: October 10th, 2010 | Author: Gav Roberts| Comments Off
It is very hard to define what exactly Gav does in the studio every Monday and Tuesday, in fact its very hard to define what Gav does period. There are buttons pressed, there is music played and there is some talking (admittedly most of it incomprehensible gibberish) but, much like a monkey trying to express the complete works of the Beatles in margarine sculptures, he tries!
Having being involved with Siren for longer than anyone cares to remember, the self-professed ‘saviour’ could be classed as a wily veteran. However, that would imply something other than the fact he is just a big kid at heart!
Gav brings you all the best chart tracks and classic hits mixed in with his unique blend of weird news from around the globe in the form of his ‘headline headache’ as well as enlightening you on all the most bizarre occurrences from everyday life living in Lincoln.
His current show goes out every Monday and Tuesday between 1pm and 3pm and is aimed squarely at those of us who are not easily confused by breathing! Everyone’s invited to get involved as much or as little as they want, depending on, of course, if the boss is watching or your supposed to be taking notes in class!
Away from the studio you may have seen Gav in one of Lincoln’s clubs banging out the hits for you, the long time resident DJ of the now defunct Scream club still pops up occasionally in places like Pulse/Ritzy/Jaks and the Engine Shed doing guest slots.
Gav has been concentrating on the Radio Show for a while now, but there is still chances to join him for a night of bootyshakin’ and a cheeky lemonade or two. Stay tuned for updates on the site or follow him on Twitter for news.
He Promises his website will finally be up and running one of these days, but then 5ive also said they were reforming and bringing out new music and we’re all still waiting!
Stay tuned for updates and Blogs from the big mouthed, bearded broadcaster as soon as we can convince him that Brie isn’t a girls cheese!