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#48091 OFFLINE   gm

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:43 PM

I was out for a run this afternoon and had to stop and take a few pics

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As I was taking the pics, a presumably local woman walked round the corner, saw what I was doing and laughed "yeah, everyone does that" :)
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#48092 ONLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:49 PM

We were plagued by the bastards nesting in our unit and next door's - which was a big recovery mob at the time.

A few years ago, there must have been twenty of them screeching and shitting everywhere. One of the drivers shot one of them. Not the best solution and, frankly, it made no difference to level of the noise or seagull shit.

That night - and every night thereafter - as he was closing up, the whole flock of them attacked him, screeching and pecking, flying at his head and hands. Every time he went into the yard on foot, they started screeching and squawking. Never bothered with anyone else.

He left. I'm sure they followed him and still attack him on sight.


Why didn't he just shoot the rest? Obviously one less isn't going to solve the problem.
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#48093 OFFLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:09 PM

Why didn't he just shoot the rest? Obviously one less isn't going to solve the problem.


I think the issue was that he was a recovery driver, not a marksman, and the one he did shoot was more good luck than anything.
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#48094 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

On radio 2 today the stand in for vine ( no idea who he was but he had no charisma at all)


Ed Milliband perhaps?

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:28 PM

Presumably that Irn Bru coffin is a subtle political statement as to the 'death' of the once popular drink, post sugar tax debacle. The tartan one, I'm not so sure about.

 

Or have they taken the sugar out of shortbread fingers, too?



#48096 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:44 PM

We were plagued by the bastards nesting in our unit and next door's - which was a big recovery mob at the time.

A few years ago, there must have been twenty of them screeching and shitting everywhere. ....


They were probably managers in a previous life.
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#48097 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:57 PM

I was just googling autoshite and this image appeared , it looks like somebody gave them a banner for a laugh because nobody looks prepared for the pictureattachicon.gifIMG_1181.JPG

 

That picture must be from when dugong/watanabe had the banner (iirc he had it made) - a looooooooooong time ago (early this decade?).

I now have that banner, and am its third custodian. 


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:31 AM

I think the issue was that he was a recovery driver, not a marksman, and the one he did shoot was more good luck than anything.

He should have thought of it as a target rich environment ;)
Possibly a shotgun would have been more effective?
Anyway seagulls are quite tasty so I've heard!

Edit actually thinking about it, with some of the people I work with they would have been bringing a BBQ to work along with an air rifle!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:50 AM

Ed Milliband perhaps?


He was earlier in the week, yesterday was Michael Howard , I think.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:00 AM

'Spirited' driving in the Berling yesterday, and during a particularly twisty bit of B-road part of the gear knob fell off. It felt like that bit in Fast and Furious where they switch on the OMGNOZYO and the car all starts shaking and falling apart and that.

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:07 AM

'Spirited' driving in the Berling yesterday, and during a particularly twisty bit of B-road part of the gear knob fell off. It felt like that bit in Fast and Furious where they switch on the OMGNOZYO and the car all starts shaking and falling apart and that.


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Mine did this driving to shitefest! I've been picking the peeling vinyl for months now, then on the a9 I picked a new bit and the top came off... Wedged it back on and haven't fucked with it since!
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:24 AM

Tatra in the wild:

 

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#48103 OFFLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:14 AM

Job hunt was a chore

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The wonders of online testing.....

Just received OK for new role with them to start asap. Paperwork may mean not Monday though....
After months out because of my knee etc... this is a massive weight off.......
More cuisines bothering to be sorted asap now financial side will be under repair!
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:41 AM

It's a balmy 20 degrees in Dumfries, it must be time for:

https://www.bbc.co.u...t-fife-44808966
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:45 AM

It's a balmy 20 degrees in Dumfries, it must be time for:
https://www.bbc.co.u...t-fife-44808966

I like square sausage and I like ice cream but that sounds and looks rank.

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#48107 OFFLINE   RobT

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:36 PM

DW has achieved England in TWC!

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 03:11 PM

People who fuck about with good food should be executed and eaten.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 04:18 PM

Got into work this morning.Just parked up and I get "have you got a minute" from the guy in the next but one unit.Yeah sure I wandered across."come and have a look at what my brother has bought me"
Only a Trabant 601 Combi on Bulgarian plates, that's what.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:57 PM

Is it brown?

no it is white with shotgun damage to the driver's side rear quarter We've drawn up a list of what needs doing for an mot and it's now nova declared.Was driven to Scotland in 2006 but the Bulgarian own bulgered off and left it.The electronic ignition was fried so the new owner installed points and on Wednesday it was going all Crazy Frog.



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:16 PM

A rare glimpse of my fleet all in a line at the bottom of our street. And yes I know the Snoozer isn't straight - sorry for any of you with OCD

 

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#48112 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:15 PM

I have decided to be more positive.

Therefore, all the parts I just replaced that didn't solve the problem I at least know aren't part of the problem.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:03 PM

UK schools move to ban the school run to protect pupils from air pollution

https://www.theguard...m-air-pollution

Never mind the story: check out the stock photo they've used!
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:19 PM

That was probably 1996, newest vehicle is L reg, the red Fez hasn't fallen apart around the rear arches. That's the nearest June 26 that was a Saturday.


Nice and up to date then. I guess they wanted a royalty-free image.


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#48115 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:50 PM

Satire dear boy. Political figures have been satirised since democracy was introduced by the Greeks, it’s part of a fine thousands of year old tradition. Enjoy it!


See also Private Eye magazine.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:00 PM

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:10 PM

UK schools move to ban the school run to protect pupils from air pollution

https://www.theguard...m-air-pollution

Never mind the story: check out the stock photo they've used!

 

Top notch find :D

 

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:17 PM

Friday 13th and the lightning bolt missed my house (by about 8ft) in the early hours of the morning. HUGE BANG!
Okay, power was out for a while (until 4:00pm) but no-one hurt - and only damage was the power pole it hit!

Steps away from political argument... :)

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:31 PM

It was a brave attempt by NnW to un-derail the politics with a commentary on the vehicles within the motorcade, I must applaud that.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:52 PM

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