Cringeworthy headlines (slight return)
Even if you're only an occasional reader of Ouch - and surely no such person exists, do they? - you'll know how much we love those disability-related headlines that make you CRINGE. That make you embarrassed to be reading the magazine or newspaper they're printed in. In fact, Ouch's editor, Damon, wrote about a skiing-related example only last week.
Well, thanks to The Times, I've now got another one: Marathon strides in the dark. I bet you'll never be able to guess what it's about, will you? Oh, alright then, yes, it's all about a blind guy who's running the London Marathon next weekend.
But it's not just the headline. The article itself has to be read to be believed. Check out this extraordinary paragraph, for instance:
"'I was going to be a great athlete like Kip Keino,' said Mr Wanyoike, 30, who turned off his bedroom lights one night a decade ago and has been blind ever since."
So, if you're blind, Crippled Monkey recommends that you check out whether the cause of your impairment might have something to do with your bedroom lights. You know it makes sense.