Human Pac Man
Yesterday was Black Friday in the UK with many stores offering huge reductions to entice shoppers for pre-Christmas spend. It sparked a frenzy in some areas.
Abhorrent human Pac-Man behaviour at its absolute worst!
Well, as a poignant reminder from the Earth Emperor that we are gambling with the health of our planet a severe storm hit the Australian city of Brisbane. “Bris Vegas” is a nickname given to the city. This has been attributed to an Elvis Presley tribute CD and the city’s growing live music scene. It is believed to have been first used in print in a 1996 edition of The Courier-Mail, also approximately the time of the opening of the Treasury Casino in Brisbane and the popularisation of poker machines in Brisbane bars and clubs, a play on the popular gaming ground of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following the storm, a huge clean-up operation is under way in the Australian city of Brisbane after a severe storm swept across south-east Queensland. The storm produced hailstones the size of golf balls, causing widespread damage. Up to 90,000 homes were without power as winds gusting at 140km/h (85mph) brought down trees and power lines. Commuters were also stranded after rail services were suspended across Brisbane. The Transport Minister said it was probably the worst storm Brisbane had seen in almost 30 years. Queensland state Premier Campbell Newman also said the storm was the worst to hit the city since 1985.