Author Topic: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners  (Read 134614 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1050 on: 26 March, 2024, 09:51:28 am »
Alan Titchmarsh appears on North Korean TV but his jeans do not.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/mar/26/alan-titchmarsh-jeans-north-korean-tv-censors
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rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1051 on: 29 March, 2024, 08:40:54 am »
Hedgehogs feature in this impressive list of Hungarian vulgarities:

https://www.thepoke.com/2023/03/17/hungarians-top-the-global-insult-leaderboard/
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1052 on: 29 March, 2024, 12:33:41 pm »
Hedgehogs feature in this impressive list of Hungarian vulgarities:

https://www.thepoke.com/2023/03/17/hungarians-top-the-global-insult-leaderboard/

I was expecting something more Pratchett-esque.

T42

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1053 on: 29 March, 2024, 01:23:09 pm »
Lassie on the train from Paris to Quimper couldn't keep quiet about the kilo of heroin she was carrying.  Unfortunately, one of the people within earshot was a gendarme.

Turned out she hadn't paid for her ticket either.

https://www.sudouest.fr/faits-divers/elle-transporte-plus-d-un-kilo-d-heroine-dans-le-train-et-s-en-vante-a-un-autre-voyageur-gendarme-de-profession-19108418.php
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1054 on: 30 March, 2024, 11:56:01 pm »
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1055 on: 31 March, 2024, 12:42:46 am »
Tennessee bans chemtrails  :facepalm:

I keep seeing that reported as such.  Seems to me more like Tennessee[1] is banning geoengineering / cloud seeding.  (I couldn't read the actual text of the bill, because they blocked up the state intertubes serving ABROAD.)  Which is more "someone who isn't good at maths read a KSR novel" or "vastly overestimating the importance of Tennessee" than banning chemtrails, which - as any conspiraloon will tell you - are about mind control, not manipulating the albedo.

Chucking stuff into the upper atmosphere to cool things down seems increasingly plausible as a thing that someone[2] with a sufficiency of  a) climate desperation  and  b) shiny metal birbs  will attempt at some point.  And if they do, they're probably not going to do it from Tennessee anyway.


[1] I hadn't appreciated how difficult this state was to spell.
[2] Think India, or Elon Musk.

Beardy

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1056 on: 31 March, 2024, 09:07:15 am »
As reported, it would seem to me that crop dusting would be banned by that bill as it does not say upper atmosphere, but just atmosphere. But as Kim points out, there’s no linky to the actual bill to check out the detail so there’s a possibility that it’s just bad or salacious reporting.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1057 on: 31 March, 2024, 10:19:11 am »
Awwwwwww. Disappointed now.
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rogerzilla

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #1058 on: 31 March, 2024, 10:29:14 am »
There's a persistent (and possibly true) urban legend that the Lynmouth floods were caused by the RAF cloud seeding.
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