“At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators…”
“At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.” – Aldous Huxley
“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” – Dave Barry
“The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer would be, ‘Yes.’ And ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that would be, ‘No.'” – Aaron Copland
One could say the same of humor; if it has to be explained, you’ve missed the whole point.
The 52-year-old, known locally as Tam, was wedged in the plastic bin in Castlegate public square for over 15 minutes on Sunday evening before being cut free.
Firefighters used an electric saw to cut around the top of the litter bin before the man was taken to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was treated for facial injuries.
An onlooker in the square called 999 to report the incident as pictures of the episode began circulating on the internet.
‘He couldn’t move at all – his head was really stuck in the bin tight and he was shouting for help,’ one witness told the Daily Mail.
‘The fire brigade came pretty quick and took the top off the bin, but it took at least 15 minutes and the guy was in a bit of a panic by the sound of it.’
A Grampian Police spokesman said: ‘We are unsure what he was looking for or what he had lost – and whether he found it.
‘We can also confirm that there were no criminal charges resulting from the incident.’
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley