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04-04-2017, 11:43 AM
It could only happen in....
Came across this story on the bbc:

'Only in Cambridge': Homes daubed with Latin graffiti - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cam...e-39490537

So, voila, a thread for those 'local' stories that could only happen in....
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04-04-2017, 11:46 AM
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It could only happen in....

The English countryside

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-glo...e-38867290

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04-04-2017, 11:56 AM
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(04-04-2017 11:43 AM)ukatheist Wrote:  Came across this story on the bbc:

'Only in Cambridge': Homes daubed with Latin graffiti - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cam...e-39490537

So, voila, a thread for those 'local' stories that could only happen in....

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04-04-2017, 12:06 PM
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(04-04-2017 11:46 AM)ukatheist Wrote:  It could only happen in....

The English countryside

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-glo...e-38867290

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Dude has a right to his yellow car. People crying that his car ruins their picture need to fucking grow up. It's HIS car, HIS home, HIS right. Jesus. Angry
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04-04-2017, 12:34 PM
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(04-04-2017 12:06 PM)Emma Wrote:  ...
Dude has a right to his yellow car. People crying that his car ruins their picture need to fucking grow up. It's HIS car, HIS home, HIS right. Jesus. Angry

I think you are underestimating the village-mentality regarding the resale value of their picturesque (chocolate box) second homes.

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Meanwhile, back on topic, I was trying to think of something local that would translate for an international audience.

... and failed.

The best I could come up with was this...
(the bit about spending the day at the shopping mall is a very KL thing ... specifically half a day looking for parking and half a day buying nothing in the shops)




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29-04-2017, 02:52 PM (This post was last modified: 29-04-2017 03:00 PM by Rockblossom.)
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I saw a news article, and thought of this thread, so I'm bringing it back.

I think this could only happen in the USA, and in the South; though being stupid and posting the evidence on Facebook seems to be more widespread.

Short story: A local man got permission from out-of-state owners to rent a piece of land for his mobile home (or "caravan" in Brit-speak). He moved it there, then the next-door-neighbors told him it was their property, and they wanted him to leave. While he was looking for another place to put his mobile home, they ripped it up and burned it, posting the video on Facebook.

" ...videos of the destruction had been posted online to “Redneck Land,” a Facebook group that uses the slogan “where the party is guns, explosives, country music and 4×4 fun.” One of them could be heard on the video saying “this is what happens when you cut a gas line with a saw.” {bolding mine}

And it was not, in fact, their property the mobile home was on. They apparently misread the property documents that showed their boundaries. Laughat

http://5newsonline.com/2017/04/27/4-arre...west-fork/

So, anyone who knows a town looking for a Village Idiot, we have four who will be available in a few years when their prison sentences are up.
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02-05-2017, 03:22 PM
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(29-04-2017 02:52 PM)Rockblossom Wrote:  I saw a news article, and thought of this thread, so I'm bringing it back.

I think this could only happen in the USA, and in the South; though being stupid and posting the evidence on Facebook seems to be more widespread.

Short story: A local man got permission from out-of-state owners to rent a piece of land for his mobile home (or "caravan" in Brit-speak). He moved it there, then the next-door-neighbors told him it was their property, and they wanted him to leave. While he was looking for another place to put his mobile home, they ripped it up and burned it, posting the video on Facebook.

" ...videos of the destruction had been posted online to “Redneck Land,” a Facebook group that uses the slogan “where the party is guns, explosives, country music and 4×4 fun.” One of them could be heard on the video saying “this is what happens when you cut a gas line with a saw.” {bolding mine}

And it was not, in fact, their property the mobile home was on. They apparently misread the property documents that showed their boundaries. Laughat

http://5newsonline.com/2017/04/27/4-arre...west-fork/

So, anyone who knows a town looking for a Village Idiot, we have four who will be available in a few years when their prison sentences are up.

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02-05-2017, 03:41 PM
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When we say we are having a drag race in Key West no cars are involved.

http://southfloridareporter.com/watch-wa...rsonators/




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