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2013-01-03 09:03:48 AM  
Now you've done it subby - all the local yokels in America will start making fun of you now.
 
2013-01-03 09:10:10 AM  
When you do something heroic, we temporarily make you an honorary American.
 
2013-01-03 09:12:54 AM  
Agreed that this driver's the tops,
Deservedly getting the props.
However, his urgency
In this emergency?
Poor, since he still made the stops.
 
2013-01-03 09:25:49 AM  
Bravo, subby!
 
2013-01-03 09:26:01 AM  

MaxxLarge: Agreed that this driver's the tops,
Deservedly getting the props.
However, his urgency
In this emergency?
Poor, since he still made the stops.


Burma Shave.
 
2013-01-03 09:26:10 AM  
When the UN helicopters com, the hero tag'll be blue!
 
2013-01-03 09:28:24 AM  
Cheesy.
 
2013-01-03 09:28:59 AM  

gopher321: Now you've done it subby - all the local yokels in America will start making fun of you now.


Sybarite: When you do something heroic, we temporarily make you an honorary American.


USA USA USA
 
2013-01-03 09:29:19 AM  
We will always extend our hands across the Atlantic in friendship... and in disdain for the French.
 
2013-01-03 09:29:29 AM  
Wonder how much he got charged for parking the bus....

/Not cheap, hospital car parks!
 
2013-01-03 09:30:48 AM  
Sorry subby but the dimensions for fark tags are in imperial measurements, not metric.
 
2013-01-03 09:32:33 AM  

DON.MAC: Sorry subby but the dimensions for fark tags are in imperial measurements, not metric.


So if there's ever a Liberian or Burmese hero you've got us covered?
 
2013-01-03 09:37:54 AM  

Could have been worse......


www.tshirtlaundry.com

 
2013-01-03 09:38:00 AM  
Inside every Brit, there's an American trying to get out.
 
2013-01-03 09:39:49 AM  
cdn0.hark.com
Approves.
 
2013-01-03 09:40:04 AM  
It (flag) is only called the Union Jack when it is flown on the jackstaff on the bow of a Royal Naval ship. The correct name for the flag is the Union Flag.

/just sayin'
//wink
///lived in London
////there SHOULD be a Union flag HERO tag
 
2013-01-03 09:42:43 AM  
Salute to the manager for not farking around and telling him that it was thumbs up to use the bus.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-03 09:43:31 AM  

ClayParrot: It (flag) is only called the Union Jack when it is flown on the jackstaff on the bow of a Royal Naval ship. The correct name for the flag is the Union Flag.


....Or included in another country's flag.
 
2013-01-03 09:44:34 AM  

Flakeloaf: DON.MAC: Sorry subby but the dimensions for fark tags are in imperial measurements, not metric.

So if there's ever a Liberian or Burmese hero you've got us covered?


Of course!
 
2013-01-03 09:47:28 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
/unimpressed
 
2013-01-03 09:49:15 AM  
He's probably going to get arrested now for not simply laying down and calling the police. How dare you do something for yourself, that's the guvmint's job.
 
2013-01-03 09:52:24 AM  
Who wouldn't have done that for their child? Unless they made fantastic time, then maybe it was a magic bus.
 
2013-01-03 10:04:01 AM  
Subby, you're welcome:

Here's a bookmarklet. I just used mspaint, so it's a little ugly.

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2013-01-03 10:04:46 AM  

Buck Henderson: Who wouldn't have done that for their child? Unless they made fantastic time, then maybe it was a magic bus.


Well, I would say 50-50 for my brother in law but luckily he doesn't have the kids that often and his brother is usually around and he'd take care of it.

/f you brother in law
 
2013-01-03 10:09:41 AM  
bad copy/paste..

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2013-01-03 10:13:08 AM  

iamepic: bad copy/paste..

javascript: var elements = document.getElementsByClassName('topic28'), n = elements.length; for (var i = 0; i ;e.style.backgroundImage = 'url(http://dev.epicwebdesign.ca/farkukbackground.png)'}


And double fail. Go For Three
 
2013-01-03 10:14:25 AM  
It will not post as I type it!


sorry for the spam. it's here:

http://dev.epicwebdesign.ca/bookmarklet.txt
 
2013-01-03 10:14:35 AM  
I think you mean this.
dev.epicwebdesign.ca
 
2013-01-03 10:18:49 AM  

DON.MAC: ClayParrot: It (flag) is only called the Union Jack when it is flown on the jackstaff on the bow of a Royal Naval ship. The correct name for the flag is the Union Flag.

....Or included in another country's flag.


Union Jack and Union Flag are pretty much interchangable terms of reference, with Union Jack being the term used when it was finally confirmed as being the UK's national flag Link
 
2013-01-03 10:19:09 AM  

ChipNASA: I think you mean this.
[dev.epicwebdesign.ca image 54x611]


Yes and no. That's the replacement image, the javascript should swap them on the site.

The txt file has the bookmarklet, which apparently works in the console but not the address bar

/justwokeup
//drinking last night
 
2013-01-03 10:26:58 AM  
"When he arrived Ross discovered a rapid response vehicle and paramedic at the scene."

Sooo.... why not take the rapid response vehicle to the hospital?
 
2013-01-03 10:29:04 AM  
A) That's called being a father, my dad carried me to the fire/rescue station when I sliced my arm going through a window because it was faster then waiting on someone to get to the station and then come to me. I'd do the same for my son as would the majority of fathers out there.

B) How the fark is an ambulance not considered "rapid response"? I understand the concept of first responders but how in the hell does a city not have an ambulance presence that can get to a patient?
 
2013-01-03 10:36:08 AM  

Sybarite: When you do something heroic, we temporarily make you an honorary American.


Especially if that deed is doing something you are supposed to do, like seeing to your children's welfare.

Because that makes you a hero and not just a good parent.
 
2013-01-03 11:18:06 AM  

LoneVVolf: "When he arrived Ross discovered a rapid response vehicle and paramedic at the scene."

Sooo.... why not take the rapid response vehicle to the hospital?


kingmagic.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-03 11:18:46 AM  
This isn't heroic. This is just being a dad.
 
2013-01-03 11:22:38 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: A) That's called being a father, my dad carried me to the fire/rescue station when I sliced my arm going through a window because it was faster then waiting on someone to get to the station and then come to me. I'd do the same for my son as would the majority of fathers out there.

B) How the fark is an ambulance not considered "rapid response"? I understand the concept of first responders but how in the hell does a city not have an ambulance presence that can get to a patient?


A. Hell yes ... have done a run to the ER with hazards at high speed in the shopping car.

B. UK cities predate motor vehicles and roads are very congested. The rapid response vehicle gets there before the ambulance, by dodging traffic. Carries one paramedic and 3 panniers of life saving gear.
 
2013-01-03 11:30:23 AM  
Isn't only cally the Union flag and only called a Union Jack when flown on a ship?
 
2013-01-03 11:49:22 AM  
Submitter:

drewblood.com

drewblood.com

Cheers, mate.
 
2013-01-03 11:52:47 AM  

Arkanaut: We will always extend our hands across the Atlantic in friendship... and in disdain for the French.


Not too much disdain though, they're just about the only major world power we've never fought a war against. Just sayin.
 
2013-01-03 12:12:24 PM  

Jim.Casy: Arkanaut: We will always extend our hands across the Atlantic in friendship... and in disdain for the French.

Not too much disdain though, they're just about the only major world power we've never fought a war against. Just sayin.


Not a major war, I suppose, but there was the Quasi-War of the late 1700's. And if you want to go back to the colonial period there was the French and Indian War, which a few of the Founding Fathers -- plus many people who would eventually become Americans -- were involved in.

Plus, I don't think we ever fought an actual war against Russia -- I don't think there were any direct engagements back during the Cold war. Maybe the Archangelsk expedition. How about India? They're a major world power now, right?
 
2013-01-03 12:18:04 PM  

ParaHandy: DoBeDoBeDo: A) That's called being a father, my dad carried me to the fire/rescue station when I sliced my arm going through a window because it was faster then waiting on someone to get to the station and then come to me. I'd do the same for my son as would the majority of fathers out there.

B) How the fark is an ambulance not considered "rapid response"? I understand the concept of first responders but how in the hell does a city not have an ambulance presence that can get to a patient?

A. Hell yes ... have done a run to the ER with hazards at high speed in the shopping car.

B. UK cities predate motor vehicles and roads are very congested. The rapid response vehicle gets there before the ambulance, by dodging traffic. Carries one paramedic and 3 panniers of life saving gear.


What's a 'shopping car'? Thanks!
 
2013-01-03 12:20:41 PM  

Arkanaut: Jim.Casy: Arkanaut: We will always extend our hands across the Atlantic in friendship... and in disdain for the French.

Not too much disdain though, they're just about the only major world power we've never fought a war against. Just sayin.

Not a major war, I suppose, but there was the Quasi-War of the late 1700's. And if you want to go back to the colonial period there was the French and Indian War, which a few of the Founding Fathers -- plus many people who would eventually become Americans -- were involved in.

Plus, I don't think we ever fought an actual war against Russia -- I don't think there were any direct engagements back during the Cold war. Maybe the Archangelsk expedition. How about India? They're a major world power now, right?


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civi l_War
 
2013-01-03 12:44:36 PM  

wiredroach: Submitter:

[drewblood.com image 54x11]

[drewblood.com image 54x11]

Cheers, mate.


You need one that says top bloke.
 
2013-01-03 01:13:31 PM  

Arkanaut: Not a major war, I suppose, but there was the Quasi-War of the late 1700's. And if you want to go back to the colonial period there was the French and Indian War, which a few of the Founding Fathers -- plus many people who would eventually become Americans -- were involved in.


I hadn't really thought of the Quasi-War, but you're right. That could be considered a legitimate "war", even if it wasn't declared.

The French and Indian War does not count, however. It was merely the American name for the extension of the Seven Years War on to the North American continent. Even if Americans were involved, both in the fighting and in anti-French sentiment, it was more properly a war between Britain and France, not the United States and France.

As for India...I got nothin. I still don't think of them as a world power, but it's probably time to change that view.
 
2013-01-03 03:14:45 PM  
Subby, win a modern war without the US coming to your rescue and we'll talk. And no, The Falklands doesn't count.

/AmITrollingItRight?
 
2013-01-03 05:00:08 PM  
Obviously his manager wasn't Blakey.

/too obscure?
 
2013-01-03 07:08:49 PM  

StopLurkListen: ParaHandy: DoBeDoBeDo: A) That's called being a father, my dad carried me to the fire/rescue station when I sliced my arm going through a window because it was faster then waiting on someone to get to the station and then come to me. I'd do the same for my son as would the majority of fathers out there.

B) How the fark is an ambulance not considered "rapid response"? I understand the concept of first responders but how in the hell does a city not have an ambulance presence that can get to a patient?

A. Hell yes ... have done a run to the ER with hazards at high speed in the shopping car.

B. UK cities predate motor vehicles and roads are very congested. The rapid response vehicle gets there before the ambulance, by dodging traffic. Carries one paramedic and 3 panniers of life saving gear.

What's a 'shopping car'? Thanks!


The PoS you drive to work in order to afford to take the nice car to the track; in my case a 2000 Audi A6 turbo, H&R suspension, Hawk brakes, 18" low profile wheels and an APR 1.0 bar map ("chip"). It may be old but is a lot quicker and more agile than the truck chassis ambulances they use in Austin.
 
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