As promised… and some more bitties

New Vote-U-Like

Here’s the results from the last one, folks:

Results of Animaly poll
Results of Animaly poll

It seems that dogs and cats are equally liked, while almost as many people prefer to think of them as meals with the other people they like. Remind me never to mention “eating pussy” to those people.

And now the new one. I’ve got a couple and I picked this at random. I’m afraid it may only make sense to those in the UK as it refers to a particularly British delicacy – Midget Gems. In particular the proper ones from Lion with the “proper” black one. Not the shitty soft ones which are all “sugar” flavour and cost about 2p/lb. Oh, incidentally, don’t buy them from that link unless you’re abroad. Morrisons regularly bung them on 3 for 2 in big bags for a quid each.

Americans may know the black one as “liquorice” or “African-American” as I believe use of the word “black” is restricted on your shores. As is calling hard drives “slave” and “master” in California. I shit you not, that one’s true.

The question, though… do you like the liquorice one? Do you throw them all away? Eat them first? Leave them for someone else? Or are you like Brian and only eat the green ones?

Taxis getting the horn (or not)

Taxis in North Wales have been threatened with an ASBO if they use their horns to attract passengers’ attention. And they’re whinging about it, complaining they’ve never acted illegaly. If that’s the case, it makes them the only taxi companies in the entire fucking UK not to parp their bastard horn instead of coming to the door.

In fact, I heard an interview with one of the taxi company owners who’d received the warning letter (6 weeks ago – it’s only just made the news). He said that residential customers generaly are waiting for the cab so there’s no need to beep. When they go to a pub or club pickup, then a short beep is all that’s needed to get the attention of people inside.

Ah. So they do beep their horns? While parked? And not to warn other motorists of their presence? After street lights have come on? I refer Hizzonor to Section 92 of the Highway Code:

Use only while your vehicle is moving and you need to warn other road users of your presence. Never sound your horn aggressively. You MUST NOT use your horn

  • while stationary on the road
  • when driving in a built up area between the hours of 11.30 pm and 7.00 am

…which pretty much makes that guy look like a prick.

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10 thoughts on “As promised… and some more bitties”

  1. Black midget gems are pure evil.

    I bought a bag when I drove back from Leeds the other week, to help keep me awake. Can’t see the evil buggers when you’re driving and it’s dark – kept having to shovel more in just to take the taste of the black ones away.

    About the horn – when X took his driving test – in the days before the written test, but not too long before – he was asked when not to sound his horn. He hadn’t a fucking clue. Said “When it’s dark?”. Bastard still passed.

  2. To be fair, he was right. The list of when you *should* sound your horn is shorter than when you shouldn’t!

    And you’re wrong about black Midget Gems 🙂

  3. No he wasn’t – it’s light here at 7 am now, and for the rest of the summer!

    And neither are you. Evil, evil little buggers.

  4. Black Midget Gems….?

    E-fucking-vil.

    Simple as. Same as the dipstick in the Sherbet fountain. Just used for licking sherbet off. Then chuck it away!

    And don’t get me started on Liquorice Allsorts….they are the ultimate e-fucking-vil….

    …and marzipan as well….

  5. Marzipan’s OK, but it varies. Like Turkish Delight. The powdery stuff you get in jars is awful, but the Fry’s bar is lovely.

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