Saturday, 28 June 2014

With this Haribo I thee wed...

One of my favourite adverts on the TV at the moment is the Haribo one, where a group of adults are in a boardroom discussing the sweets, their voices dubbed by children.

In it, amongst other things, they discuss that the jelly rings can be used as flotation devices for gummy bears which is really rather sweet (pardon the pun).

Well, the other week a couple from Northampton actually used them as wedding rings.

In a story which was widely reported, the pair from Kingsley were unfortunately burgled the night before their wedding and their rings were among the items stolen.

So, being resourceful types, they decided to use Haribo ones as substitutes.

Due to heat through, the rings had to be consumed during the service because they'd started to melt - and nobody wants a melted Haribo stuck to their wedding dress or suit, do they?

Here's wishing them all the best and that the originals are either found or suitable permanent replacements can be purchased soon.

Another story which made me smile last week was the one about the petition in Ireland to have the song 'My Lovely Horse' from Father Ted made their entry for next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

I'm a huge fan of Father Ted.  I watched it from the outset, and I think it's one of the funniest sitcoms ever to have graced our screens.

Sadly, the Irish Government didn't share the enthusiasm of the petitioners, and this motion was rejected. 

I think that this was a mistake, as it would probably have won by a landslide.  Or perhaps that was the plan - in a similar scenario to the episode of Father Ted in which the song appeared, they didn't want to run the risk of winning and having to host the 2016 competition. 

Expect to see Jedward again then - just remember to arrange alternative viewing or go out that night if that prospect fills you with dread!

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