JCC Support the London tube strike

Discussion in 'Community' started by slightly_unhinged, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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    I think most of them live in Sloane Square. In terms of undertaking physical challenge, those guys are top flight athletes to a man.

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    Muscles of elastic steel - the strength of a silverback and the suppleness of a leopard - ever ready guardians of 'Elf & Safety.
  2. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Wocky was right to defend these wealthy athletes, hewn from the very marble of Mount Olympus as they are.
  3. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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    It's humbling to know that these giants walk among us.
  4. duende Force Ghost

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    so has anyone struck these guys in their tubes yet?
  5. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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    Sadly, no. All voluntary redundancies have been stalled and no ticket office staff will be moved into customer facing roles. There are rumours that they'll all get platinum desk toys to help with the stress of total inactivity.

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  6. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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    My newsfeed at work is telling me that Bob Crow has just kicked the bucket.
  7. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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  8. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    perhaps he should have been more concerned with his own health than the prosperity of £45k a year tube drivers...

    Bob Crow's Last Strike...

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  9. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I for one await Wocky's moving eulogy.
  10. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm just thinking of all the things the RMT could do with his £145k salary instead of appointing a new Head Oaf. We could have 5.5 nurses, or 2.25 surgeons, or 3 senior army officers, or 7 infantrymen, 3.5 architects or engineers, or even, ladies and gentlemen, 3 tube drivers (but only for the next month until their pay goes up another 5% to about the same as the average IT Director).
  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    There's no marble on Olympus. But I suppose "hewn from the very marble of Mount Hymettus" or "Mount Pentelikon" wouldn't sound as good, so I'll allow it.

    Speaking of which -- I need to find a way to get a water bottling company to operate on Olympus. Artesian water from some pacific island or spring water from the French Alps just doesn't cut it.


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  12. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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    Seems unlikely, Jello. Someone in Greece would have to do some work.
  13. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    You could always ask Kratos to be the sponsor of your bottling company.
  14. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Jello, Internets, shut up
  15. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    He was certainly a confrontational & passionate Union leader, it says something that he was widely recognised compared to other leaders of bigger unions.
    Although I don't agree with much of what he argued for over the years (since it was usually more pay for over-paid people), he was a no-nonsense type and fought hard for his members.
  16. duende Force Ghost

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    so do you think he was killed by two effete tigers armed with tassled epaulettes and a fake moustache?
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  17. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I believe his remote control ran out of batteries, and he had to change the channel manually. Heart attack.

    Too soon?

    Thought not.
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  18. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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    Can't get up to change channel. That's elf and safety, that. Could sprain an artery.
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  19. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Hey at least subways don't go missing while carrying their passengers.
  20. halibut Chosen One

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  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    What is this.
  22. duende Force Ghost

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    i don't know, but neither does my ass.
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  23. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    When?
  24. slightly_unhinged Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm assuming that your assful of passengers are Julie Andrews and the family von Trapp and I'm not sure that anything will disabuse me of that notion.

    In the meantime, I did hear a rumour that two gentlemen in tiger outfits were seen lurking close to the (government subsidised*) council house where Bob Crow shuffled off this mortal coil. I like to think that Idle and Palin were affronted by the guy with the Mekon Man icon suggesting that Crow could beat them in a fight and went to prove otherwise.

    * While London is in the grips of a housing crisis, the heroic Crow stayed in his subsidized council house rather than freeing it up for someone who didn't earn more than the Prime Minister or the average Chief Executive in this country. To be fair, he probably wasn't intentionally depriving people in need of housing, it was just that moving house means carrying boxes which is a bit like work against health & safety regulations.
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  25. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    welp he was right
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