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July 31, 2005 12:44 AM   Subscribe

Glad to see that, despite all the recent tragedies, Londoners still have a sense of humour...however sardonic.
posted by randomstriker (18 comments total)

 
I AM FUCKING TERRIFIED
posted by matteo at 12:54 AM on July 31, 2005




Seems to me this is just sensible advice with none of the rhetoric or euphemism it is normally surrounded in. Can you imagine Tony Blair telling people that 'look a bit foreign' to be careful? This is good stuff.
posted by Acey at 1:27 AM on July 31, 2005


This is real. And funny.

I saw it at the Notting Hill tube station last week... although by then someone had removed the "look a bit foreign" part. Cowards.
posted by three blind mice at 2:13 AM on July 31, 2005


This is real. And funny.

Wow, really? It's been doing the rounds at work and I just assumed it was a Photoshop job.
posted by TheDonF at 3:05 AM on July 31, 2005


LGF serious and false - with their usual standard of accuracy.....
posted by quarsan at 3:21 AM on July 31, 2005


Real? Nah . . .
posted by caddis at 6:44 AM on July 31, 2005


While this is a fascinating catch, I have to say that my eye was caught by the fact that there is (at least one) blog out there named for, and presumably inspired by, a Fiona Apple song that has never been (officially) released.
posted by mmahaffie at 6:58 AM on July 31, 2005


As far as I know.
posted by mmahaffie at 6:59 AM on July 31, 2005


From a read of the blog it seems like the young lady in question is a USian based in London. Either way, she should have cottoned on to the fact that in London a subway is an underground walkway and the subterranean train system is called 'The Underground' or 'Tube'.
posted by i_cola at 8:07 AM on July 31, 2005


I am particularly appalled by whichever dickhead created jeancharlesdemenezes.biz.ly.
posted by tapeguy at 10:54 AM on July 31, 2005


EVEN THE FISH IS FUCKING TERRIFIED
posted by matteo at 10:58 AM on July 31, 2005


great find tapeguy.

best of the web, worst of the web.
posted by three blind mice at 10:58 AM on July 31, 2005


It is real. There is a bit of a subversive culture amongst the tube staff. The drivers make their own announcements, and they can be pretty funny at times. (Mind you, I'd be in a laugh a minute myself if I earned £GB31,000/$US55,000 a year for sitting with my finger on a "stop" button all day).

Of course, there is a 95% chance the writer of the note "looked a bit foreign", and will therefore have had his/her subversive streak stimulated even more than usual.
posted by RichLyon at 11:12 AM on July 31, 2005


Pretty sure it's a fake, sadly. Look at the background on the bottom right of each picture - it's the same, just cropped slightly differently.
posted by tapeguy at 11:34 AM on July 31, 2005


Yes, fake. The background is the same, you can see a bit of a person's hand in both of them, and an oblong highlight above the printed word "date"
posted by delmoi at 2:36 PM on July 31, 2005


tapeguy whois listing
posted by quarsan at 1:58 AM on August 1, 2005


My eyes played tricks on me. I thought the "r" in rucksack was an "f".
posted by NemesisVex at 10:35 AM on August 1, 2005


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