London Underground

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  1. EGT macrumors 68000

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  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Fantastic spoof of an good old Jam song. Hilarious...!!! :D
     
  3. dobbin macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent!

    He's a talented guy to write and perform that and make a flash movie to go with it.

    I wouldn't play it if my mum was listening though.. just slightly too rude!!
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I just sent the link to my mother... I think she's gonna fall off the chair laughing... :D
     
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  6. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    This was doing the rounds in London a while ago but it's still funny. It is, alas, so true. ~£30k and 51 days holiday. And they read the paper whilst driving. W****** indeed :p
     
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  8. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    this is probably off topic but is it true there is irish underground bag pipe?
     
  9. anto macrumors newbie

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    not me

    No - not all !

    misplaced anger, some would say... and a bit of a cheap shot. Easy to lash out at the workers, when the real 'greedy *****' are the private consortia creaming off the profits and those in power who allowed it.

    (I am a Tube user)

    anto
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Actually, the last round of Tube strikes about safety conditions and concerns over the PPP, I did actually agree with the strikers. I felt they had justification since some of their concerns hadn't been addressed.

    But many Tube strikes are over fairly minor issues - the guy who was off sick but playing squash, having to use a kettle instead of a tea urn, - and they shouldn't be able to inconvenience millions of others because of it. Yes, the role of the unions is important to prevent exploitation *but* when they become too powerful, being able to hold London to ransom for a skiver who'd be sacked in any industry, or asking for wage increases which are way beyond reasonable compared to the rest of the economy, it's equally wrong.
     
  11. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Maggie, come back, all is forgiven!
     
  12. iGav macrumors G3

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    boll*cks is it.
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    It's not that bad... :eek:
     
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    holy _crap_ that was funny. i sent that link to a bunch of the friends i went to london with...had huge laughs over it...heheheh.

    LOVE the bit about shoving the oyster card where the sun don't shine...
     
  16. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Are we New Labour then?
     
  17. Benj macrumors regular

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    The two unions representing the tube drivers are the last bastions of ultra-left wing trades union politics (which is ironic given the money their members pull in). It's about time somone faced up to them.

    Personally I favour replacing the drivers with trained chimps wearing little uniforms. They would do the job better and probably supply more useful information when the inevitable delays occur.
     
  18. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I have to say I could hardly contain myself when watching that. Funny stuff!
     
  19. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    Nice song indeed.
    I use public transport (bus and tube) every day. Although they might have good reason - not arguing that - it really sucks when those guys go on strike.

    I sent it to a couple of friends and to my girlfriend's dad. He's a rather high placed union guy. I'm always nagging him when there's another strike. Maybe this will have more effect.

    thx for posting the link.
     
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