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(BBC)   Problem: smoking hot Olympic gold medallist wants to hold street party but official permission and admin will take weeks. Solution: local authorities invoke the 1847 Town Police Clauses Act, which permits "thronging on the highway"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 49
    More: Spiffy, Broxbourne Borough Council, Hope Trott, road closure, street party, town centre, county councils  
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2012-08-16 01:34:26 PM  
Why would it take weeks?

We just held a block party on our street a month ago. All we had to do was fill out a simple form 72 hours in advance. Day before the party, the barriers were delivered to us by the town highway department to put up when the party started. The town needs the 72 hours in order to notify the police, fire, and EMS services that the road will be blocked to through traffic.

Pretty simple, really.
 
2012-08-16 01:43:52 PM  
I'd throng it.
 
2012-08-16 01:47:48 PM  

dittybopper: Why would it take weeks?

We just held a block party on our street a month ago. All we had to do was fill out a simple form 72 hours in advance. Day before the party, the barriers were delivered to us by the town highway department to put up when the party started. The town needs the 72 hours in order to notify the police, fire, and EMS services that the road will be blocked to through traffic.

Pretty simple, really.


In the time you took to type that you could have read the article and answered your own question!
 
2012-08-16 02:12:27 PM  

dittybopper: Why would it take weeks?


Because English nanny state socialism.
 
2012-08-16 02:14:25 PM  
In before "she's hot to Trott."
 
2012-08-16 02:14:51 PM  
I call shenanigans. No way someone with teeth like that is British.
 
2012-08-16 02:15:01 PM  
Why would it take weeks?

'cause theuy would need time to inseurt unnecessary "u"'s in wourds.

Hope it's not 'thonging' on highway. Could geut ugluey.
 
2012-08-16 02:15:19 PM  
Even though we all wanted to allow this party to occur we would still have to press charges against ourselves unless we could find a technicality to exploit.

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-08-16 02:15:41 PM  
She actually is hot! Is today Christmas or my birthday?
 
2012-08-16 02:16:27 PM  

Tigger: dittybopper: Why would it take weeks?

We just held a block party on our street a month ago. All we had to do was fill out a simple form 72 hours in advance. Day before the party, the barriers were delivered to us by the town highway department to put up when the party started. The town needs the 72 hours in order to notify the police, fire, and EMS services that the road will be blocked to through traffic.

Pretty simple, really.

In the time you took to type that you could have read the article and answered your own question!


No. I did read the article. TFA says the *NORMAL* procedure would take weeks, but they short-circuited that by applying an old law that was still on the books, because *OLYMPIC HOTTIE*. Had it been for someone else, it would have taken weeks. Am I wrong for reading that into the article?
 
2012-08-16 02:16:51 PM  
Urban Dictionary: thronging
a combination of throbbing and longing caused by extreme sexual desire

/Seems like the right thing to do with a hot Olympian!!
 
2012-08-16 02:18:52 PM  
Meh she's no Liliana Fernandez


fabzz.com
 
2012-08-16 02:19:01 PM  
I'm concerned. There has been a horrible record of allegedly hot British women lately. I'm withholding judgment until link is unfarked.
 
2012-08-16 02:19:21 PM  

ZombiesYall: She actually is hot! Is today Christmas or my birthday?


not believable. any time a headline says 'hot' it invariable means hideous like the magnified innards of octomom.

/ tentatively looks at article
// oh... that may be the first time in the history of fark that 'hot' in the headline was not horrifically misleading.
 
2012-08-16 02:20:30 PM  
Christ. Sounds like Foundation right before the Mule shows up and kicks ass. The UK must be a horrible place to live.

I can see it now...
"Paperwork, in triplicate, sir. Or else you go to the end of the queue for an audience with his majesty the local council's chair of road side beautification and events coordination."
 
2012-08-16 02:20:31 PM  
"won medals in team persuit and omnium"?

Maybe there was a delay because no one believed she competed in an actual event.
 
2012-08-16 02:21:55 PM  
heh. heh heh heh.
'throng'
 
2012-08-16 02:21:57 PM  
Am I the only one who read it as "Thonging on the Highway" and thinking of the Swedish Bikini Team?
 
2012-08-16 02:22:51 PM  
I'd throng all over that highway, if you see what I mean.
 
2012-08-16 02:23:31 PM  
www.imperialchicks.com

Thrawning.
 
2012-08-16 02:25:48 PM  
Waaaaaaaaaaay hotter:

i3.mirror.co.uk
 
2012-08-16 02:26:46 PM  

Bag of Hammers: Meh she's no Liliana Fernandez


[fabzz.com image 500x375]


Wow, that site really likes her backside. Of course, so do I.
 
2012-08-16 02:27:15 PM  
Is that anything like "frimmin on the jim-jam" or "frappin on the poop deck"?

/I still walk funny
 
2012-08-16 02:27:43 PM  
I'd throng her in the highway.
 
2012-08-16 02:28:03 PM  

dittybopper: Why would it take weeks?


Really. For me it'd probably be a minute, tops.
 
2012-08-16 02:30:38 PM  
I'd pursue her, even when she was on her cycle
 
2012-08-16 02:33:49 PM  
And no-one commented on the local area at the top of TFA: Beds, Herts and Bucks? Fark I am disappoint.
 
2012-08-16 02:36:42 PM  
I'd light my torch in her opening ceremony
 
2012-08-16 02:39:03 PM  
Cheshunt, Hertfordshire...Broxbourne...I love place names in GB.
 
2012-08-16 02:40:09 PM  
Wait, it's a story about a british chick, she's described as smoking hot, and she actually is?

I'm so confused...
 
2012-08-16 02:43:28 PM  

show me: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire...Broxbourne...I love place names in GB.


I always liked Cockfoster, the eastern end of the underground. I never went there, tho.
 
2012-08-16 02:53:30 PM  

soopey: Christ. Sounds like Foundation right before the Mule shows up and kicks ass.

You've been Favorited for causing me to have to go dig that book out and read it for the fiftieth time. I used to always read either Foundation or Zelazny's Amber series when I was taking a sick day from work. Both always took me right into their worlds and out of the misery of my own.

You know, back when we used to get sick days.

 
2012-08-16 02:54:11 PM  
Let me see that throoooong. That throng, throng, throng, throng, throng.
 
2012-08-16 03:03:03 PM  
I wouldn't mind seeing her in a throng.
 
2012-08-16 03:03:52 PM  
"Thronging on the Highway" will be the name of my band's first CD.
 
2012-08-16 03:04:11 PM  
Speaking of...did anyone see Colbert lastnight?

Link

I'll have a seat over there...
 
2012-08-16 03:20:34 PM  
The real hero, I have noticed, is rather conspicuously absent from TFA.

Constable Digby Garside-Neville, perusing old station blotters whilst assigned the night desk duty as he recovered from a minor case of tendonitis, was the man that discovered the statute allowing for the thronging. I'm rather dismayed that some litle peacock of a councilperson is standing there taking the credit.

So do we have any pictures to share of Miss Medalist?
 
2012-08-16 03:23:14 PM  
Meh. Not even the hottest gold-winning British cyclist.

hydromontage.com
 
2012-08-16 03:28:44 PM  
Me: Wow, she is hot. Fark didn't fool me this time.

*6 year old son walks in*

Him: Cool, she won 2 gold medals. I can see why.
 
2012-08-16 03:36:11 PM  
OK, that's thronging. With an R. Very well.
 
zez
2012-08-16 03:48:28 PM  
won medals in team pursuit and OM NOM NOM
 
2012-08-16 04:45:45 PM  
How lucky you are that your job is also your hobby...

cache.daylife.com
 
2012-08-16 05:30:35 PM  
Trott won the women's team pursuit and the omnium

Teh fuk?
 
2012-08-16 05:43:07 PM  
Better be careful, there could be an 1800's law that claims shes a witch for possessing so much gold
 
2012-08-16 06:26:40 PM  

dittybopper: Why would it take weeks?

We just held a block party on our street a month ago. All we had to do was fill out a simple form 72 hours in advance. Day before the party, the barriers were delivered to us by the town highway department to put up when the party started. The town needs the 72 hours in order to notify the police, fire, and EMS services that the road will be blocked to through traffic.

Pretty simple, really.


It takes so long as every one on the street has to be told what is happening and has a chance to object. Otherwise you could try and drive home from work only to find some stupid helicopter parent has had the entire street closed so little Johnny could have his birthday party on the street.
 
2012-08-16 08:59:19 PM  
So, now that the precedent is set, why would they ever use the "new" law? It seems that a law that can be circumvented so easily is a useless one.

Unless, of course, you're actually trying to keep people from holding public events, in which case it's perfectly suitable. Imagine being the person who gets punked with that one and how insignificant they'll feel about themselves.
 
2012-08-16 09:57:50 PM  

squidgod2000: Trott won the women's team pursuit and the omnium

Teh fuk?


Track Cycling
 
2012-08-16 10:11:57 PM  
The use of "meh" when commenting on attractive women should be grounds for instant banning.
 
2012-08-16 10:50:10 PM  

scott88008: The use of "meh" when commenting on attractive women should be grounds for instant banning.


MEH,throng photo in emaild address on post
 
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