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(Times UK)   Toast banned from hospitals due to firefighters' strike   ( divider line
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2002-10-26 05:00:42 AM  
This is an outrage!
2002-10-26 05:10:20 AM  
I got your back Dr.Toast, the bread lobby will get a rise over this. Anti-toast bastards!
2002-10-26 08:18:53 AM  
DrToast: HOLY farkING shiat! I laughed so hard I pissed myself.
2002-10-26 09:04:44 AM  
A firefighter walk out? Don't those guys take an oath like cops do?
2002-10-26 09:04:56 AM  
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Save the toast!
2002-10-26 09:05:04 AM  
Nooooooooooooo! Not the toast! Anything but the toast!
2002-10-26 09:07:08 AM  
Industrial toasters in three big Newcastle hospitals are to be impounded
2002-10-26 09:13:48 AM  
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2002-10-26 09:14:00 AM  
The firefighters are pissed because no-one will take their 40% payrise claim seriously. They can have their 40% as soon as I get my 41%.

That is all.
2002-10-26 09:34:14 AM  
I'll toast to that.
2002-10-26 09:38:49 AM  
"Green goddesses?" Their firefighters are called green goddesses?! I'm confused...
2002-10-26 09:50:12 AM  
The "Stand In" Army firetrucks are called green goddesses, which were made in the 1950s.
2002-10-26 09:51:02 AM  
In Norway, firefighters aren't allowed to go on strike because of the public duty thing. Kinda sucks for them, though, I guess. :-/
2002-10-26 09:55:49 AM  

/me wets himself

ohhh god thats funny!!!
2002-10-26 09:59:13 AM  
"Green goddesses?"
The military fire engines being used for civilian prposes during the fire-fighters strikes are called Green Goddesses - because they are green ;)
They were cutting edge vehicles in oooh lets say 1960... now they are horribly inadequate for the task, they have no breathing aparatus on board, no big ladders, no aerial platforms (big ladder with platform and hose mount so firefighter can be above fire spraying down). In short, in a real serious or awkward fire no matter how hard the army fire crews work, someone will die... then the firefighters will look like a bunch of asses. And god knows what will happen if there is any form of terrorist attack on a strike day.
2002-10-26 10:09:27 AM  
"We're your heroes! More money!"
2002-10-26 10:47:48 AM  
"Toast" by Heywood Banks (all rights (and lefts) reserved)

all around the country and coast to coast
people always say "what do you like most?"
i dont wanna brag, i dont wanna boast
i always tell'em i like toast
ya toast!
ya toast!
i get up in the morning about 6 am
have a lil jelly, have a lil jam
take a piece of bread put it in the slot
push down the lever and the wires get hot
i get toast
ya toast!
ahhhhahh toast!
now there's no secret to toasting perfection
there's a dial on the side and you make your selection
you push to the dark or the light and then
if it pops up too soon, press down again
make toast
ya toast!
mumbling toast
when the first caveman drove in from the dregs
he didnt know what would go with the bacon and the eggs
must of been a genius got it in his head
plug the toaster in the wall and bought a bag of bread..
and make toast
ya toast!
ugh hmmmmmmm
oh oui oui,monseiur bon jour croquette
uh huh croissant chevy covertte
maurice chevalier eiffel tower
oh oui marie baguettue bon soir
in (city) or where the heck i am right now
yeah toast
yea hey he hmmm....
2002-10-26 11:17:56 AM  
Maybe they should reconsider toast altogether, if it's so incredibly dangerous. They probably still let the patients smoke in bed.
2002-10-26 11:28:07 AM  
next they wiil invent a disease caused by toast...:/
2002-10-26 12:07:27 PM  
Vast majority of the UK population supports the firefighters because they do a tough job for shiat pay. They gave the government plenty of chances to negotiate, weren't listened too and are striking as a last resort. Good luck to 'em - they deserve the money.
2002-10-26 12:26:36 PM  
hmm... I hope they aren't Volunteer Firefighters...
2002-10-26 12:42:39 PM  
Green Goddesses? WTF? And they say those biscuit-eating lorry drivers speak the same language as us Americans?

What's the saying? "Two peoples separated by a common language"?
2002-10-26 12:44:26 PM  
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2002-10-26 12:48:52 PM  
Doan' fark with the Toast.
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2002-10-26 01:14:26 PM  
Damn, Farkwicket, that's hilarious.
2002-10-26 01:32:29 PM  
my email's at Cuz toast is cool, 'n' all.
2002-10-26 05:05:54 PM  
I work in a hospital in Australia and toasters have been banned completely in most hospitals. People would put the bread in and then get called away and would forget about it, until the firebrigade arrived and pulled it out. Each piece of now blackened charcoal worth about $5000 each.
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