This Week in Digital
From GBBC to GBB4
This week the nation was rocked by news that The Great British Bake Off will be jumping ship after the current series moving from the BBC, where it has resided for seven series, to Channel 4. The news has sparked widespread panic, especially now that presenting duo Mel and Sue will not be joining the programme when it makes the switch. The media has been left wondering what will happen to Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry and speculation is rife. Jamie Oliver has been mentioning he would love to be part of it and the list of presenters in the offing for the gig ranges from the absurd to the ridiculous with Kirsty Allsop and Phil Spencer to Anna Richardson and Jimmy Carr. As the nation mourned the end of an era, #Breadxit started trending on Twitter with some hilarious results.
— Exante Diet (@exantediet) September 13, 2016
And so, it was all about
a rise in dough, it seems,
as the Breadxiters tread
on our unleavened dreams.
— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) September 13, 2016
— Kate Bevan (@katebevan) September 13, 2016
Google Up Cow Privacy
It's a very important matter don't you know? All those lovely cows minding their own businesses when the Google Street View car comes along and snaps them at the wrong angle. OK, so yes, I mock, but this week a Guardian journalist noticed that a cow, spotted in Coe Fen, Cambridge, had been given a blurred face, a right usually only given to us humans. A Google statement was issued, in which it said: "We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos, but it's clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous. Of course, we don't begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame."
Great to see Google takes cow privacy seriously pic.twitter.com/ACTBpDwno6
— David Shariatmadari (@D_Shariatmadari) September 13, 2016
Wife For Sale
This week, a man from Huddersfield has had enough of his wife's nagging so decided to sell her on eBay. However, he didn't quite expect that bids would exceed £65,000 - at that kind of price it becomes quite tempting! Simon O'Kane posted his wife Leandra on the auction site in the style of a used car advert. Some of the highlights of the tongue-in-cheek post include: "Not new has been used but still got some good miles left in her." and 'Good points: Body work and paint work still in decent shape and has some skills in the kitchen. 'Bad points: Often makes this noise that cannot be silenced unless you order brand new shiny parts of metal." I think Leandra is owed something VERY shiny to make up for this, Simon!
And Finally... Super Trump?
A new pro-Trump ad has been released to unsuspecting New Yorkers this week as the "Committee to Restore America's Greatness" paid $25,000 to release the below advert in Times Square. Whether you are a Trump fan or not, it's the most ridiculous ad for a political candidate I have ever seen. And yes, it does just go round and round and round again... enjoy!