Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 150616 times)

spesh

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1950 on: May 20, 2019, 08:39:29 pm »
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17650666.haydon-wick-naked-rampage-man-avoids-jail/?ref=ar

I'm wondering if the first English people in Florida came from the Swindon area. It would explain a lot. :demon:
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1952 on: June 13, 2019, 01:13:04 am »
https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/17700177.tree-falls-down-in-town/?ref=mr&lp=8
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Tree falls down in town

A TREE fell down in Stonehouse in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It came down in Park Road.

Stroud District Council are on site this morning, making the area safe, and a tree surgeon will cut the tree up and take it away today.
That is literally the whole entire complete and total story.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1953 on: June 13, 2019, 12:17:42 pm »
https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/17700177.tree-falls-down-in-town/?ref=mr&lp=8
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Tree falls down in town

A TREE fell down in Stonehouse in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It came down in Park Road.

Stroud District Council are on site this morning, making the area safe, and a tree surgeon will cut the tree up and take it away today.
That is literally the whole entire complete and total story.

Shoddy journalism.  No mention of whether or not it made a sound.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1954 on: June 13, 2019, 01:13:47 pm »
https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/17700177.tree-falls-down-in-town/?ref=mr&lp=8
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Tree falls down in town

A TREE fell down in Stonehouse in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It came down in Park Road.

Stroud District Council are on site this morning, making the area safe, and a tree surgeon will cut the tree up and take it away today.
That is literally the whole entire complete and total story.

Shoddy journalism.  No mention of whether or not it made a sound.

They have also forgotten the obligatory several paragraphs on how motorists had their day or entire lives ruined.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1955 on: June 15, 2019, 02:56:29 pm »
Flyer arrives in letter box concerning a christian music fest type gathering soon to be held in Peterborough. Highlighted are music, singing, prayers, and............Miracles!....... Is it me?
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1956 on: June 27, 2019, 01:57:21 pm »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1957 on: June 27, 2019, 02:04:33 pm »
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Writing on the side seems to suggest it is a velomobile, a mixture between a bike and a car which is human-powered.
Seems a fair assessment. (?)
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1958 on: June 27, 2019, 02:11:14 pm »
A work of moments to find your way to http://en.velomobiel.nl/questxs/ at which point you could surely come up with something more informative than "a mixture between a bike and a car" for the basis of a newspaper article clickbait purporting to explain what it is.  Especially one that appears to have been written more than once...

The comments are surprisingly telling on this one:

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Slow news day. Always gets a mention every time it's out.

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How many more times

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This may have only just reached the journo's desk in Norwich who thought "wow, how fascinating", however, anyone from Ipswich has known about it for years. Find some local journo's please.

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Are you serious? Again???
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1959 on: June 27, 2019, 02:15:08 pm »
I didn't say it was good journalism, just a seemingly good assessment of what a velomobile might be! Though I'm not sure whether detailed information is really what a story like that wants.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1960 on: June 27, 2019, 02:21:44 pm »
I didn't say it was good journalism, just a seemingly good assessment of what a velomobile might be! Though I'm not sure whether detailed information is really what a story like that wants.

True enough.  The article's done its job by the time you've clicked on it.

While explaining what a velomobile is might take time and effort, you'd think that velomobile.nl would be happy to share one of the diagrams of the internals from their website in exchange for a link, which would go a long way to satisfying readers idle curiosity...



Personally I'd go for "A tricycle that's fast and shelters the rider from the elements", rather than bringing cars into it, but it's probably fair to say that I know a lot more about velomobiles than the Ipswich Star.


Anyway, that someone parking a Quest in Ipswich makes the local paper just goes to prove that recumbents are invisible.   ;D
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1961 on: June 27, 2019, 02:57:32 pm »
There are so many ways they could have gone with that. "Although it looks like a car, it doesn't have to pay to park," said someone from the Town Council Roads Dept (cue angry letters). "No one was available at the Driver Licensing Agency to confirm that the rider/driver does not confirm a licence." "Suffolk Police were unable to state whether the banana-like vehicle had been caught in any speed traps." And of course"If you have any information about the curious bike-car contraption, contact our newsdesk."
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1962 on: June 27, 2019, 03:01:42 pm »
Let's not forget the ever-popular road tax angle...
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1963 on: June 27, 2019, 03:20:47 pm »
As it happened in Ipswich: "Members of the public were baffled by a strange vehicle. 'It wasn't a car' said one 'and it weren't no bloody traaaactor. Them's the only vehicles I know, so what the hell was it?'"

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1964 on: June 27, 2019, 03:51:34 pm »
I think that's getting dangerously close to discovering the real reason someone in Ipswich would ride drive travel by velomobile: so they can wear sandals without anyone getting to count their toes.  :facepalm:
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1965 on: June 28, 2019, 03:52:15 pm »
I think that's getting dangerously close to discovering the real reason someone in Ipswich would ride drive travel by velomobile: so they can wear sandals without anyone getting to count their toes.  :facepalm:

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spesh

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1966 on: June 28, 2019, 05:18:16 pm »
I think that's getting dangerously close to discovering the real reason someone in Ipswich would ride drive travel by velomobile: so they can wear sandals without anyone getting to count their toes.  :facepalm:

Or count their fingers and/or check them for webbing?  :demon: ;)
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1967 on: June 28, 2019, 05:23:34 pm »
The local ‘news’ paper living up,to,its reputation of not actually reporting any actual news. That velo has been around Ipswich for simply ages, hell i saw it a number of times in the wild LAST summer.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1968 on: July 02, 2019, 04:22:12 pm »
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Shoppers visiting the Bedminster store on Saturday (June 29) were left intrigued by a sign informing them a drone was being flown above their heads and over the car park.

It was the hottest day of the year so far and the Bedminster store also ran out of Thatcher’s cider by mid afternoon.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/asda-uk-sale-bedminster-drones-3045625
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1969 on: July 02, 2019, 08:30:08 pm »
Mouse seen in Disney themed cafe.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1970 on: July 20, 2019, 11:48:58 am »
“When the gusts passed, a tree ripped up and fell over into a field of llamas.”

Guess where...
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1971 on: July 20, 2019, 08:58:58 pm »
“When the gusts passed, a tree ripped up and fell over into a field of llamas.”

Guess where...

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1972 on: July 21, 2019, 08:42:12 am »
Llareggub? Llamedos?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1973 on: July 21, 2019, 08:50:09 am »
Farmer Palmer's Llamarama?

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #1974 on: July 21, 2019, 07:21:22 pm »
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