Author Topic: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners  (Read 30434 times)

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #150 on: July 18, 2019, 05:53:10 pm »
Moar "gender reveal party" tomfoolery, this time courtesy of Captain Cook's Mistake

Uhoh.  If it's spread to the antipodeans, it's just a matter of time before BRITONS start doing it.



Oh
Fuck
 :hand:

What could *possibly* go wrong?   :facepalm:
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #151 on: July 18, 2019, 08:59:05 pm »


What could *possibly* go wrong?   :facepalm:

Nothing, they all reveal that the parents are neuter.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #152 on: July 19, 2019, 08:57:44 am »


What could *possibly* go wrong?   :facepalm:

Nothing, they all reveal that the parents are neuter.
L literally ol.  ;D
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #153 on: July 22, 2019, 02:13:55 pm »
Florida, as we know from this thread, is Scrote Central USA. Annie Proulx know this too, as she's described the "scrotum shaped outline of the state". Well spotted.  :thumbsup:
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ElyDave

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #155 on: July 28, 2019, 09:37:12 pm »
While this sounds like a pretty unpleasant story all round, no matter what the truth of the event, I didn't expect *quite* such a Mr Justice Cocklecarrot moment from the Beeb - "The town of Ayia Napa is a resort popular with young people."

Wowbagger

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #156 on: August 03, 2019, 04:07:35 pm »
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #157 on: August 03, 2019, 10:21:35 pm »
Brilliant

T42

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #158 on: August 04, 2019, 08:59:44 am »
<cackle> :thumbsup:
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #159 on: August 04, 2019, 12:10:59 pm »
https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/world/franky-zapata-french-hoverboard-inventor-succ/


Bloody forriners trying to bypass immigration control......
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T42

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #160 on: August 04, 2019, 12:52:33 pm »
After Brexit they'll shoot him down as soon as Chain Home Low picks him up.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #161 on: August 07, 2019, 11:49:42 am »
Moar "gender reveal party" tomfoolery, this time courtesy of Captain Cook's Mistake

Uhoh.  If it's spread to the antipodeans, it's just a matter of time before BRITONS start doing it.



Oh
Fuck
 :hand:
Walked past this sign today with my son, who wasn't familiar with the "gender reveal" concept. He interpreted it as "astrological fireworks": you set them off and they tell you, presumably through colour or maybe shape or something, whether the baby you're expecting is a boy or girl. Which is ridiculous but possibly a better idea...
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #162 on: August 09, 2019, 02:15:17 pm »
An ominous air hangs over a regional assembly...  :-X

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-49290641


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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #163 on: August 09, 2019, 06:56:58 pm »
When Harold MacMillan said "a wind of change is blowing through this continent" I don't think he had that ^^^^ in mind.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #164 on: August 13, 2019, 07:44:35 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49334422

Those grooves in the snow. Parallel. Ski tracks?
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #165 on: August 13, 2019, 09:09:17 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49334422

Those grooves in the snow. Parallel. Ski tracks?

It depends how steep the slope really is. If it's as steep as Charlet (Woerth's guide) states, then they are probably tracks made by snow/ice/stones rolling down.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #166 on: August 14, 2019, 02:21:13 am »
Some very extreme camera tilt in that photo. Reminds me of this: https://www.adaptnetwork.com/sports/climb/monty-python-climbing-north-face-uxbridge-road/

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #167 on: August 14, 2019, 09:09:05 am »
Reminds me of this:https://www.adaptnetwork.com/sports/climb/monty-python-climbing-north-face-uxbridge-road/
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #168 on: August 14, 2019, 05:39:44 pm »
Someone left old TVs outside 50 homes in Virginia while wearing a TV on his head. No one knows why.  :D

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It was kind of like Christmas — except it was August, the only presents were vintage television sets, and Santa had a TV on his head.

Residents of more than 50 households in Henrico County, Va., woke up this weekend to find old-style TVs outside their doorsteps, said Matt Pecka, a lieutenant with the local police department. Pecka said police began receiving reports about the TVs early Sunday. By the morning, their phones were clogged with calls.
...

Each home received exactly one TV, carefully placed so it faced inward toward the door, ... Some deliveries were caught on residents’ doorbell cameras — and that’s where things got truly bizarre.

The givers had TVs instead of faces.
...

“We determined there was no credible threat to residents and that this was strictly an inconvenience,” Pecka said. “It was” — (long pause) — “unique.”

Apparently, this has happened before.

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It’s not the first time this has happened. There was a similar TV delivery last year in Glen Allen, in the Grey Oaks neighborhood in Henrico County. The TVs appeared around the same time of year — in late August — but there were fewer of them, Pecka said.

CBS 6 News reported that about 20 TVs were left on Glen Allen porches on Aug. 23 last year. Henrico police looked into the unexpected gifts, according to CBS 6, but never identified the giver — and, unlike in the Hampshire neighborhood, there appeared to be no video footage.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/08/14/someone-left-old-tvs-outside-homes-virginia-while-wearing-tv-his-head-no-one-knows-why/?noredirect=on
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #169 on: August 14, 2019, 05:49:40 pm »
That is wonderfully bizarre. And harmless, unlike some things. Perhaps we could get together a YACF "donational art action" posse to leave old bike parts on people's doorsteps. While wearing saddlebags on our heads.
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Steph

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #170 on: August 14, 2019, 06:51:30 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49334422

Those grooves in the snow. Parallel. Ski tracks?

It depends how steep the slope really is. If it's as steep as Charlet (Woerth's guide) states, then they are probably tracks made by snow/ice/stones rolling down.
;D
No. They are ski tracks. That's the sort of surface you get at the end of a fast run before people turn off and after the slope levels out. Nicknack and Mark have it right!

Edited to add: If you look at the 'horizontal image' in particular, you can see either the remnants of tyre tracks or of boot prints in the picture. Look towards the bottom left corner.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #171 on: August 14, 2019, 08:25:57 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49334422

Those grooves in the snow. Parallel. Ski tracks?

It depends how steep the slope really is. If it's as steep as Charlet (Woerth's guide) states, then they are probably tracks made by snow/ice/stones rolling down.
;D
No. They are ski tracks. That's the sort of surface you get at the end of a fast run before people turn off and after the slope levels out. Nicknack and Mark have it right!

Edited to add: If you look at the 'horizontal image' in particular, you can see either the remnants of tyre tracks or of boot prints in the picture. Look towards the bottom left corner.

If it is the Aiguille d' Argentière, then they are unlikely to be ski tracks. Boot prints aren't unknown on snow slopes and the photographer was above Woerth.

Charlet states that the slope was forty five degrees. This matches the route description for the top of one route on that mountain. Hoever, even if the photograph was taken near the top, the camera angle grossly exaggerates the angle of the slope.

A possible clue is the strap apparently dangling from the left of his rucsack; if it's hanging free, the the slope is a lot less than it appears to be in the picture.

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #172 on: August 15, 2019, 07:59:07 am »
Someone left old TVs outside 50 homes in Virginia while wearing a TV on his head. No one knows why.  :D

My FB chum Maggie thinks it's some kind of Residents tribute act.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Floridians
« Reply #173 on: August 21, 2019, 04:40:13 pm »
And we hit peak Florida1, though I think even Carl Hiaasen might draw the line and putting something like this in his next book2. :o  :-X :sick:

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In the latest installment of near-unimaginable Florida news, a 74-year-old Sebring man has been arrested for allegedly performing a botched castration surgery on another man he’d met online through a fetish website, deputies said Tuesday.

Gary Van Ryswyk was charged with the second-degree felony of practicing medicine without a license resulting in bodily injury, deputies said.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/bizarre/2019/08/20/florida-man-arrested-after-in-home-castration-goes-wrong/

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H/T https://twitter.com/fineout/status/1164005692510019584



1 For now, at least.

2 Though Skin Tight does feature a scene where a PI performs a fake nose job at home on a dodgy plastic surgeon in order to obtain a confession. Things don't quite go as planned...
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #174 on: August 24, 2019, 03:27:47 pm »
The German city of Bielefeld is offering a million Euros to anyone who can prove that the city does not exist.

https://www.thelocal.de/20190823/why-is-germanys-bielefeld-offering-1-million-to-anyone-who-proves-it-doesnt-exist
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche