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(Scotsman)   British town starts wrapping its lightposts up in thick wool sweaters so drunken students don't hurt themselves when they walk into them (pic)   (news.scotsman.com) divider line 37
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2009-11-28 06:57:14 AM  
img190.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-28 07:00:42 AM  
GIS for Guerilla Knitting:

www.marianneart.dk
 
2009-11-28 07:00:56 AM  
Why protect them? I say weed them out.
 
2009-11-28 07:04:59 AM  
As a knitter, I don't completely 'get' the concept of Guerilla Knitting.

Too much time on their hands.
 
2009-11-28 07:05:59 AM  
But what about the hard, unforgiving ground? I propose laying matresses everywhere, so i don't hurt my puny, easy breakable body when i fall down in a drunken stupor.
 
2009-11-28 07:10:42 AM  
Who thought this was a good idea and who approved of it? By council? Come on Nanny state, can't you take a little faster care of your damn kids?
 
2009-11-28 07:16:02 AM  
friendlyGerman: But what about the hard, unforgiving ground? I propose laying matresses everywhere, so i don't hurt my puny, easy breakable body when i fall down in a drunken stupor.

If you break anything when falling, you're not drunk enough.
 
2009-11-28 07:16:53 AM  
fanbladesaresharp: Who thought this was a good idea and who approved of it? By council? Come on Nanny state, can't you take a little faster care of your damn kids?

0/10
 
2009-11-28 07:29:56 AM  
Subby is a cock.
 
2009-11-28 07:34:49 AM  
Purple_Jack: Subby is a cock.

Barjockey submitted this?
 
2009-11-28 07:37:10 AM  
FTFA: "I think it's a lovely idea. Seeing the brightly coloured patterns would cheer anyone up on a rainy day."

i bet this is exactly what all the douche taggers say when they are spray painting my city at 4 AM.
 
2009-11-28 07:38:14 AM  
KnitSoc? Big Granny is watching you, disapproves of your lifestyle.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-28 07:39:32 AM  
er, why don't drunken students just wear thick wool sweaters instead?
 
2009-11-28 07:41:01 AM  
If you get drunk and walk home, you've got bigger problems than just poles (new window).
 
2009-11-28 07:51:27 AM  
Knitta Please


/i spilled my coffee
 
2009-11-28 08:05:38 AM  
It's a godsend for students too drunk to avoid a signpost.
A godsend??? Really? and wouldn't bubblewrap work better?
Bubblewrap ROCKS!
 
2009-11-28 08:08:29 AM  
Meh ... call me when they knit a tram line (pops)
 
2009-11-28 08:16:06 AM  
/ approves

mediaswirl.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-11-28 08:35:10 AM  
I live in Edinburgh (really getting a kick...) and my friend does yarn bombs all around the street where she lives. Cthulhu ones, with tentacles and whatnot. She wasn't responsible for this one - although she spotted it a couple of days ago.

I think trying to impose some kind of functional use on yarn bombing detracts from it's main purpose (i.e., making things nice and colourful).
 
2009-11-28 08:35:27 AM  
mybabysmomma: It's a godsend for students too drunk to avoid a signpost.
A godsend??? Really? and wouldn't bubblewrap work better?
Bubblewrap ROCKS!


If they were to wrap the poles in bubble wrap the students would spend all night popping it.

Seriously: There's something about bubble wrap that makes people want to pop the damned thing.
... Also: http://www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/popnow.shtml
 
2009-11-28 08:52:45 AM  
Zimmy:
If they were to wrap the poles in bubble wrap the students would spend all night popping it.

Seriously: There's something about bubble wrap that makes people want to pop the damned thing.
... Also: http://www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/popnow.shtml



I know! And I've popped on that site! Almost as good as the real thing.
 
2009-11-28 10:32:54 AM  
But what will happen to the double dog dares now?
 
2009-11-28 10:53:08 AM  
GungFu: er, why don't drunken students just wear thick wool sweaters instead?

Because its far too warm for a coat or sweater.
It needs to get down to at least -15c before you see a Scot in a coat.
 
2009-11-28 10:57:00 AM  
Darwin's Ghost is gonna be shaking his fist at this...
 
2009-11-28 11:32:55 AM  
YourOwnMedicine: I live in Edinburgh (really getting a kick...) and my friend does yarn bombs all around the street where she lives. Cthulhu ones, with tentacles and whatnot. She wasn't responsible for this one - although she spotted it a couple of days ago.

I think trying to impose some kind of functional use on yarn bombing detracts from it's main purpose (i.e., making things nice and colourful).


Which street is this? I live in Edinburgh as well. It may be worth a quick trip to see the happy Cthulhu knitting.
 
2009-11-28 11:44:30 AM  
I did that once, but it was in Morningside, not near the university.
 
2009-11-28 11:58:30 AM  
An Edinburgh University security guard working in Bristo Square said: "It's been there for a while now, I don't really understand it. It looks like a tea cosy. Maybe people were just trying to keep the signpost warm."


Yes, the signpost was cold.
 
2009-11-28 12:01:25 PM  
Oobedoob Scoobi-Doobi Benubi: KnitSoc? Big Granny is watching you, disapproves of your lifestyle.

Double-plus good, comrade.
 
2009-11-28 12:39:54 PM  
But what about the UFO's?
 
2009-11-28 01:01:26 PM  
So much for survival of the fittest...

/sigh
 
2009-11-28 01:34:10 PM  
"British town". Well done subby.
 
2009-11-28 01:49:17 PM  
r1niceboy: I did that once, but it was in Morningside, not near the university.

In Morningside they have 100% cashmere covers made by Pringle of Scotland.
 
2009-11-28 01:57:31 PM  
Shirley Ujest: As a knitter, I don't completely 'get' the concept of Guerilla Knitting.

Too much time on their hands.


It's a great way to use up all the baby-melting acrylic yarn you procure as a new knitter.
 
2009-11-28 02:04:03 PM  
These Kegs need to be wrapped (new window) before someone gets killed!
www.pixelbomb.com
 
2009-11-28 04:40:43 PM  
Do they still have all the skateboarders in Bristo Square? The padding would be more beneficial to them than the tipsy students I suspect.
 
2009-11-29 05:40:29 AM  
ecossais: "British town". Well done subby.

It isa British town :-)

'That could be one of the reasons why a thick woolly jumper is currently adorning a signpost in Edinburgh's Bristo Square.'


Could be...bad subby caption. baaaad subby.

/spank
 
2009-11-29 08:44:16 PM  
So what about the urban legend of the skier? He pulls the padding off the support pole, uses it to go sledding and hits and kills/injures himself on the same pole he unwrapped.
 
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