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Trapped Briton sends Internet SOS.
October 22, 2001 6:46 PM   Subscribe

Trapped Briton sends Internet SOS. Trapped in his garden shed while surfing, he sent a request to a chat room for someone to call the Lancashire police. An American did.
posted by sierray (14 comments total)

 
Let me be the first (please?) to leave a noncomment. That is pretty fuckin’ cool.
posted by gleemax at 6:59 PM on October 22, 2001


Damn. I thought about posting this the other day, but chickened out...somehow I figured others would disagree that it was newsworthy. Good on ya, sierray. You've got spunk.
posted by davidmsc at 7:02 PM on October 22, 2001


while its not really "newsworthy" it seems to fit in with mefi's non-newsworthy standard as of late.

Cool story non the less.. too bad there wasn't more detail.
posted by BlitzK at 7:06 PM on October 22, 2001


Just a thought... What the heck was he doing surfing the net in his shed anyway?
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 7:19 PM on October 22, 2001


I came here to ask the same thing, PWA. Surfing the internet from your garden shed at 4am?

Oh, and "pranksters bolted him into his shed"? I know it's a pretty cruel thing to do and he didn't think it was very funny, it got a smirk out of me.

BlitzK: MeFi is a weblog, not a news portal ;)
posted by tomorama at 7:47 PM on October 22, 2001


"Just a thought... What the heck was he doing surfing the net in his shed anyway?"

naughty, naughty porn...
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 7:48 PM on October 22, 2001


34/m/tool shed
posted by Hildago at 8:02 PM on October 22, 2001


I wondered about the shed as well...our garden shed is a haven for spiders as big as my head. They would no doubt wrestle the computer from my hands and then, I dunno, surf the web? Cough.
posted by kittyloop at 8:27 PM on October 22, 2001


Hmmmm...

I am getting an idea for a new case mod. Maybe a quad P4 Garden Shed with Neon Trimmed Garden Tools and a water cooled lawnmower..
posted by srboisvert at 9:01 PM on October 22, 2001


This story was on The Register last week.
posted by StOne at 9:05 PM on October 22, 2001


If he posted his distress call to Mefi, the only response would have been: TAKE IT TO METATALK, IDIOT.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:09 PM on October 22, 2001


Paris: TAKE IT TO METATALK, IDIOT.
posted by rodii at 9:18 PM on October 22, 2001


: )
posted by ParisParamus at 9:20 PM on October 22, 2001


He would have been offered some pancakes along with his whine about being trapped, I'd wager, too.
posted by davidmsc at 3:34 AM on October 23, 2001


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