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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 11 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 11 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Earlier this year, you may remember that a plan was launched to introduce ‘101’ as a non-emergency alternative to 999. I’m now wondering whether such a system has been employed in the US. If this recording is anything to go by, it’s badly needed:

[audio:burger.mp3]

Only in the USA.

This 924th post was filed under: Headliner.

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The intelligence question and conspiracy theories (published 13th July 2005)

Farewell to The West Wing (published 7th November 2006)

Photo-a-day 333: Soup (published 28th November 2012)

News (published 10th June 2003)


Comments and responses

Comment from Pilgrim


by Pilgrim

Comment posted at 11:09 on 12th August 2006.

Absolutely hilarious.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 11:30 on 12th August 2006.

I just liked
“Ma’am, we’re not going to enforce your Western Bacon Cheeseburger”
and
“What are we protecting you from? A wrong cheeseburger?” 🙂


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