Karadzic Hands In Notice At Belgrade Video Shop

FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been forced to hand in his notice at the Belgrade video shop where has been working for the last 12 years.

Karadzic joined Blockbustic, the city's largest video rental store in 1996, usually working Sunday to Thursday, although recently he has been covering Friday and Saturday nights.

He handed in his name badge and his company polo shirt early this morning after being arrested for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Regulars said they were sad to see him go as he was always helpful and had a knack for recommending romantic comedies.

Milos Petrovic, 44, said: "I no interest in Harry meet with Sally, but Radovan say give it chance.

"He right. Billy Crystal on top form, Meg Ryan very charming. I have what she have!"

He added: "I still think he better at persecuting muslims and waging fearsome war on enemies of Greater Serbian Motherland, but a job's a job."

A spokesman for Serbian President Boris Tadic said the country's recent moves to join the European Union had led directly to Mr Karadzic's false beard falling off on the bus.

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New Prostate Cancer Drug Not As Good As 'The Wire'

A NEW prostate cancer drug which could save thousands of lives is still not as good as The Wire, critics said last night.

Although the drug could potentially treat up to 80% of patients, scientists and television reviewers agreed it lacked the Dickensian scope of the Baltimore crime drama.

Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: "Cancer cures come and go, but in 20 years time people will still be going on and on – and on – about The Wire.

"This drug may attack cancerous cells but it can't match the sheer genius of that scene where the big, scary guy says something really profound but does it through the medium of chess.

"But the real genius of The Wire is that its genius is so subtle, even though I have no idea what's going on and the only words I can understand are 'bitches' and 'motherfucker'."

He added: "It makes this new cancer drug look like Jonathan Creek."

The Wire is the latest in a string of genius American television dramas which have forced critics to invent a new range of superlatives.

The advertising-based drama Mad Men, last week voted 'better than trees' by the American Tree Institute, was described by one critic as 'magnibulous'.

Even cancer patients who have been treated successfully backed The Wire.

Tom Booker, 54, said: "This drug made no attempt to redefine the parameters of television drama and as far as I am aware there were no ex-policemen or gang members involved in its production.

"That said, my arse is much less painful."