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2009-02-12 10:51:34 AM  
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And a part they left out:

Last night dad-of-five Mr Blake - freed without charge after 24 hours in a nick - accused police of over-reacting.

He told how the boys got up to the main roof from an extension's flat top. Mr Blake made foot-holes for them and attached them in a harness. He said both lads were used to rock-climbing and adventure sports.
 
2009-02-12 11:18:52 AM  
maybe not the smartest thing to do, but it sounds like it was the kids idea.
 
2009-02-12 01:15:57 PM  
Chimchiminey chimchiminey chim chim fark you.
 
2009-02-12 01:16:17 PM  
Nanny state gets all Nanny.

What a joke.
 
2009-02-12 01:17:59 PM  

Walker: \ He said both lads were used to rockcock-climbing and adventure sports.


FTFY
 
2009-02-12 01:19:03 PM  
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2009-02-12 01:20:11 PM  
Shouldn't he have been fluming over that arrest instead?
 
2009-02-12 01:21:28 PM  
I was working on our chimney the other day, my son came up the ladder, ran around on the porch roof, went to crest of the roof, walked along the peak to help (he's 10). We had some ropes strung, good shoes, etc.

My thoughts were good Father/Son times, obviously I need to head down to local PD and turn myself in. Sure they will not be amused with the gun range trips, axe throwing in the back yard, or fire building we do
 
2009-02-12 01:25:57 PM  

Walker: And a part they left out:

Last night dad-of-five Mr Blake - freed without charge after 24 hours in a nick - accused police of over-reacting.

He told how the boys got up to the main roof from an extension's flat top. Mr Blake made foot-holes for them and attached them in a harness. He said both lads were used to rock-climbing and adventure sports.


So is it safe to say that this is another case of a media outlet leaving out pertinent information from a story in attempt to solicit profitable emotions from their audience that would otherwise not generate as much revenue?
 
2009-02-12 01:27:29 PM  

oldass31: Walker: And a part they left out:

Last night dad-of-five Mr Blake - freed without charge after 24 hours in a nick - accused police of over-reacting.

He told how the boys got up to the main roof from an extension's flat top. Mr Blake made foot-holes for them and attached them in a harness. He said both lads were used to rock-climbing and adventure sports.

So is it safe to say that this is another case of a media outlet leaving out pertinent information from a story in attempt to solicit profitable emotions from their audience that would otherwise not generate as much revenue?


Unpossible!
 
2009-02-12 01:31:18 PM  
hey-oh!
 
2009-02-12 01:33:42 PM  
Definitely a BS action on part of the police. (who honestly seem to overreact to just about everything nowadays)

Kids were safe and in harnesses. No issue at all. It only MIGHT have been an issue if the kids weren't already made safe. I used to help my dad on the roof all the time when I was 10 to 12 years old without any harness.

Victim also claims that the cops punched him in the back. He might do pretty well with this lawsuit.

People should be imprisoned ONLY when necessary. I know this wasn't here in the states but there's wayyyy too much of this arrest first, ask questions later BS going around.
 
2009-02-12 01:37:38 PM  
Geeze when I was younger (and still, when beer transports me back to my idle youth) i'd straigh scale the house, with or without my parents watching. It was like "hey mom look!" "damn how'd you get there!?"

That, and everyone I've known who has ever got arrested has had their faith in the cops shattered. Thats cause so many of them are dicks.
 
2009-02-12 01:37:47 PM  
Wow, subby really should have mentioned the whole cops punching and cuffing the guy, refusing to allow his wife to video the arrest, being held in prison and not interviewed until the next day... yeah. At least something about cops, we would have gotten a lot more comments.

/this IS Fark, after all
//subby is doing it wrong
 
2009-02-12 01:39:42 PM  

TorqueToad: Wow, subby really should have mentioned the whole cops punching and cuffing the guy, refusing to allow his wife to video the arrest, being held in prison and not interviewed until the next day... yeah. At least something about cops, we would have gotten a lot more comments.

/this IS Fark, after all
//subby is doing it wrong


Fail. I live with my mom.

headline was well done, bravo subby.
 
2009-02-12 01:40:27 PM  
I don't see a metaphor but there is definitely a euphemism. I'll let the grammar police sort it out.
 
2009-02-12 01:40:55 PM  
Where they Jewish?

/one ticket, coach is what I deserve
 
2009-02-12 01:41:04 PM  

JohnCarter: I was working on our chimney the other day, my son came up the ladder, ran around on the porch roof, went to crest of the roof, walked along the peak to help (he's 10). We had some ropes strung, good shoes, etc.

My thoughts were good Father/Son times, obviously I need to head down to local PD and turn myself in. Sure they will not be amused with the gun range trips, axe throwing in the back yard, or fire building we do


They'd have locked up my mom then. at the age of 13, I figured out how to get from the fence, and up on the roof. I also used to climb out my 2nd story window, onto the 1st story roof below, and then wander around the roof.

I was a trying and odd child
for many reasons, not just the roof climbing.
 
2009-02-12 01:41:25 PM  
Wtf? I was helping my dad re-shingle the roof at this age. If the kids were tied to a sturdy object, then what is the problem?
 
2009-02-12 01:41:35 PM  

TorqueToad: Wow, subby really should have mentioned the whole cops punching and cuffing the guy


Why? A fark headline is not there to provide an entire synopsis of the story, it's there to draw you in, at least this one is factually correct. The bishop was arrested for taking two boys up the chimney, and it wasn't a metaphor.

Subby was making a joke about how clergy like to stick their pee-pee up little boys poopers. (i.e. taking them up the chimney)
 
2009-02-12 01:56:06 PM  

Twice Banned: Where they Jewish?

/one ticket, coach is what I deserve


asking if a bishop is jewish earns you coach, misspelling were gets you a seat in the cargo bin.
 
2009-02-12 02:03:18 PM  
The article doesn't indicate where this was - assuming its in the UK, there is a principle called the 'Necessity Test'.

Police are supposed to assess whether arrest is actually necessary to deal with the situation, i.e. if there is no risk of violence etc and the identity of the culprit is known, then the person canbe reported for summons.

I can't see how this would comply.
 
2009-02-12 02:05:42 PM  
Nanny State Nanny
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2009-02-12 02:10:23 PM  
More informative article here (BBC) (Pops)
 
2009-02-12 02:19:58 PM  

mungo: More informative article here (BBC) (Pops)


No, it doesn't.
 
2009-02-12 02:20:02 PM  

PJ_the_Barbarian: Twice Banned: Where they Jewish?

/one ticket, coach is what I deserve

asking if a bishop is jewish earns you coach, misspelling were gets you a seat in the cargo bin.


Jews have been known to go up chimneys.

/not capitalizing Jewish puts you on the wrong side of the chosen people
 
2009-02-12 02:49:37 PM  

Twice Banned: PJ_the_Barbarian: Twice Banned: Where they Jewish?

/one ticket, coach is what I deserve

asking if a bishop is jewish earns you coach, misspelling were gets you a seat in the cargo bin.

Jews have been known to go up chimneys.

/not capitalizing Jewish puts you on the wrong side of the chosen people


Have the Chosen People been known to ordain people to the rank of "bishop?"
 
2009-02-12 02:58:56 PM  
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2009-02-12 03:05:11 PM  
F'n gold from the above-linked BBC article:
"He added: "We are very hands-on parents. I walk the boys to school three times a week and we leave early so we've got an hour and a half walking and climbing in the park.

"We encourage them to do all the things that the nanny state does not want them to do."


He said it, not me!

I hope the kids win the contest.
 
2009-02-12 03:08:19 PM  
Pfft. I climbed onto the roofs of garages and houses all the time as a youngster without any harness, just using nearby lower objects to create a step up. I even once took my 4 year old brother up with me. I just lifted him onto the top of a 6 foot shed, pulled myself up with my arms, then lifted him up to the garage, and told him not to move until I got up, which was all of 5 seconds.
 
2009-02-12 03:30:16 PM  
Subby rocks my wang. A rollicking good lol.
 
2009-02-12 03:39:46 PM  
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Paging Julie Andrews. The police would like to have a word with you.
 
2009-02-12 04:06:06 PM  

Twice Banned: PJ_the_Barbarian: Twice Banned: Where they Jewish?

/one ticket, coach is what I deserve

asking if a bishop is jewish earns you coach, misspelling were gets you a seat in the cargo bin.

Jews have been known to go up chimneys.

/not capitalizing Jewish puts you on the wrong side of the chosen people



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//Up the Chimney was Mengele's favorite game to play with the children he cut open.
 
2009-02-12 04:15:51 PM  
WE use to sit on the roof with the Pellet gun and fireworks, until the hippy chicks behind us came out for a nice day in the sun with no clothes on . then we sat quietly behind the chimney giggling and staring,

hell we would even jump off the roof.
 
2009-02-12 05:19:45 PM  

SmithHiller: euphemism


"Metaphor: something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol."

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"When a phrase is used as a euphemism, it often becomes a metaphor whose literal meaning is dropped"

Link (new window)

/subby
//knows a thing or two about English
///is English, for a start.....
///a euphemism is a type of metaphor, just for clarity
 
2009-02-13 08:32:11 AM  

fritton: I used to help my dad on the roof all the time when I was 10 to 12 years old without any harness.


Same for me. Dad was a contractor and I was right there every summer. I used to think it was because he loved me and wanted to spend time with me. I have come to realize I was only unpaid labor. Just kidding... well mostly.
 
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