Author Topic: Christmas Spirit  (Read 2295 times)

Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2018, 09:28:00 am »
oh the crimbo spirit is running high in this driver - https://twitter.com/DontFollowStu/status/1077271606555217923 - season to be fecking jolly !

BBC: "Police said they believed the driver and a passenger were involved in an incident inside the store moments beforehand, where a person was challenged by Tesco security staff after allegedly attempting to steal alcohol."
Seems to me that the driver in the car wanted to leave, but another car in front of it and an angry
mob prevented it. Did I miss something?







So this is what it was all about.

I don't think the link is what you intend it to be, is it?
I didn't intend it to be anything. I just wanted to know what was going on.

Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2018, 11:59:58 am »
Just that when I clicked it something completely unrelated came up - a logo or something.  Something called This.com - have you tried it?

mattc

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Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2018, 12:03:59 pm »
matt, I haven't said I'm not interested in cyclists' rights.  What I have said is that I'm more interested in them staying alive.
OK cool - but you're still discussing them in the manner of two different things.

My point is that supporting their rights will HELP them stay alive  :thumbsup:

("them"?? Us!! )
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Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2018, 12:17:27 pm »
I don't thinkk anyone would dispute that, matt.

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Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2018, 12:54:48 pm »
Just that when I clicked it something completely unrelated came up - a logo or something.  Something called This.com - have you tried it?

The link points to http://this, which doesn't exist.  If you see anything other than an "Address could not be resolved" type error message, that's either down to your browser trying to be clever (eg. by sticking a .com on the end and trying again) or your ISP hijacking NXDOMAIN errors.
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Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2018, 01:08:26 pm »
Yes, I got the second one, Kim.  Either way the link doesn't work, I think.

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Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2018, 01:11:10 pm »
oh the crimbo spirit is running high in this driver - https://twitter.com/DontFollowStu/status/1077271606555217923 - season to be fecking jolly !

BBC: "Police said they believed the driver and a passenger were involved in an incident inside the store moments beforehand, where a person was challenged by Tesco security staff after allegedly attempting to steal alcohol."
Seems to me that the driver in the car wanted to leave, but another car in front of it and an angry
mob prevented it. Did I miss something?







So this is what it was all about.

I don't think the link is what you intend it to be, is it?
I didn't intend it to be anything. I just wanted to know what was going on.
It's a one and a half minute film of a crowd in a supermarket car park trying to prevent a blue car, or its occupants, from going anywhere. They get away. Despite the title The world goes crazy when Tesco shuts for one day, it's actually of an attempted arrest of some shoplifters.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8059341/tesco-shoplifters-workers-broken-back-golf-clubs-rickmansworth/
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Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2018, 01:18:22 pm »
That's going to be a pricey bottle of whatever. Idiots.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

mattc

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Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2018, 02:10:32 pm »
I don't thinkk anyone would dispute that, matt.

In a world with flat-earthers - let alone cyclists still using inner tubes  :o - you just never know!  :D
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Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2018, 01:05:28 am »
I live in Inner Tube Central!

Re: Christmas Spirit
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2019, 01:14:09 pm »
That's going to be a pricey bottle of whatever. Idiots.

I think someone was seriously hurt - I doubt ending up in the spinal unit was what she had in mind when she went to work that day. What's not clear from the film was that the car was driving at speed the wrong way around the car park and several of the 'angry mob' had already been rammed by the escaping car which shortly afterwards nearly ran another one off the road.  It's a few 100 m from where I live.... glad I wasn't cycling by

Such a shame so many people on the twitter thought it was funny