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(Death and Taxes Magazine)   Rare color film from London shows that a Bobby with a tit on his head in 1927 looks exactly the same as he does today   (deathandtaxesmag.com) divider line 39
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2013-05-24 08:46:15 AM  
Can't be London, everyone is white!
 
2013-05-24 08:46:20 AM  
Old shiate still looked old 86 years ago.
 
2013-05-24 08:46:29 AM  
What annoying music.
 
2013-05-24 08:46:44 AM  
Headed there for the first time in 2 weeks and this just got me a little more psyched up than I was.  Beautiful piece of film too for what its worth.
 
2013-05-24 08:47:12 AM  
A film of dead people, big deal.
 
2013-05-24 08:47:56 AM  
Brilliant.
 
2013-05-24 08:48:17 AM  

Walker: What annoying music.


The second set of music is admittedly much better.
 
2013-05-24 08:49:39 AM  

Freakjob_0: Walker: What annoying music.

The second set of music is admittedly much better.


I turned the sound off after 1 minute of constant "Do do do....do do do....do do do.....do do do".
 
2013-05-24 08:58:09 AM  

Walker: I turned the sound off after 1 minute of constant "Do do do....do do do....do do do.....do do do".


Could have been worse...
 
2013-05-24 08:59:13 AM  

Walker: Freakjob_0: Walker: What annoying music.

The second set of music is admittedly much better.

I turned the sound off after 1 minute of constant "Do do do....do do do....do do do.....do do do".



But thats all I had to say to you!
 
2013-05-24 09:03:53 AM  

SmackLT: Walker: I turned the sound off after 1 minute of constant "Do do do....do do do....do do do.....do do do".

Could have been worse...


Meh.

and just because this was on the youtube suggestions bar and its one of my favorite songs of all time, I give you, One night in Bangkok.
 
2013-05-24 09:04:19 AM  
I spend a bit of time in London, this was a great clip.
 
2013-05-24 09:11:03 AM  
Ah yes the cop looks juist like they do now. Apart from the lack of stab vest, high viz jacket radios and batman's utility belt. But the hat looks the same
 
2013-05-24 09:16:11 AM  
Everyone's wearing a farking hat.
 
2013-05-24 09:17:20 AM  

ethics-gradient: Ah yes the cop looks juist like they do now. Apart from the lack of stab vest, high viz jacket radios and batman's utility belt. But the hat looks the same


Are they still armed with the ability to say, "Stop, or I'll say 'Stop' again!"?
 
2013-05-24 09:18:14 AM  
Or, as he came out of an ice box, deep Friese-Greene.

/now that's obscure.
 
2013-05-24 09:22:19 AM  
The ghosts of London.
 
2013-05-24 09:22:52 AM  

Fenwick3: Everyone's wearing a farking hat.


A bald man's paradise, as it were.
 
2013-05-24 09:32:53 AM  
For those interested in the result of the cricket match, it ended in a draw in 1957.
 
2013-05-24 09:50:49 AM  
What? The BFI couldn't find the 50% setting on the bug?
Really annoys me, that's so -  crass for wont on a better word.
Here is this beautiful film transfer that's been wonderfully restored and they slap this gob of brilliant white snot in the upper corner.       8/10 solely because of the bug.
Oh and THANKS Subby!- these gems are a real passion for me.  I've found an 1880's /1890's short clip from Australia of London. Wild stuff.
 
2013-05-24 09:51:09 AM  

Walker: Freakjob_0: Walker: What annoying music.

The second set of music is admittedly much better.

I turned the sound off after 1 minute of constant "Do do do....do do do....do do do.....do do do".


Sting is OLD!


I like how the comment about moving the Tower to Palm Beach is immediately followed by a trip over London Bridge which is now in Arizona.
 
2013-05-24 09:53:09 AM  
Came for Bobby with a tit on his head, left disappointed. What a tit may look like:

www.favonius.com
 
2013-05-24 10:05:29 AM  

Aeon Rising: Can't be London, everyone is white!


Oh look, the BNP are here.
 
2013-05-24 10:15:59 AM  
Too bad the Nazis blew a bunch of that up 10-15 years later.  Most of the important stuff is still there though and looks much the same.  Funny not seeing a million zigzag lines on the pavement.
 
2013-05-24 10:26:00 AM  
Read that as "Rape color film from London..."
 
2013-05-24 10:47:25 AM  

Charlie Chingas: Read that as "Rape color film from London...


Isn't it a bit too early to think about rape?
 
2013-05-24 10:53:44 AM  

Aeon Rising: Can't be London, everyone is white!

There's no graffiti, garbage, porn, rap, minorities, police on corners with MP5's, security cameras.

ftfy.
 
2013-05-24 10:53:51 AM  
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Protip: When signing up for military service, don't tell them you're a pacifist.
 
2013-05-24 11:25:20 AM  
The cricket match - I wonder if someone delivered one from the Gasworks end?
 
2013-05-24 11:36:46 AM  
Mesmerizing.
 
2013-05-24 11:40:00 AM  

mbillips: Came for Bobby with a tit on his head, left disappointed. What a tit may look like:

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Nice set of tits you have there
 
2013-05-24 11:58:40 AM  
That was really cool.
 
2013-05-24 12:02:09 PM  
Thanks, subby.
 
2013-05-24 12:11:16 PM  
Funny, I don't see a blue police box anywhere in that picture.
 
2013-05-24 12:19:00 PM  
wow... absolutely amazing...
 
2013-05-24 12:48:47 PM  

hogans: Protip: When signing up for military service, don't tell them you're a pacifist.


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Came here for the Young Ones.. Well done Hogan

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// Up Scumbag!
 
2013-05-24 02:17:12 PM  
Aeon Rising: Can't be London, everyone is white!

Not so, there was an Arab at the cricket match.
 
2013-05-24 05:14:08 PM  
There were quite a few people in black laying flowers at the Cenotaph -- the war had only been over for nine years at that point. Lots of husbands and brothers and sons who weren't walking around London anymore.

I did like seeing the hats. In some ways I wish hats would come back, but then it would just be one more damn thing to have to see to before rushing out in the morning. I really hate the cloche hats, though -- not that they look bad objectively, but because in photos they make it virtually impossible to make out someone's face. I have some family photos from the '20s and if the women are wearing cloches they can be very hard to tell apart -- all it tells you is "Yup, this person had a chin. And the end of a nose. And that's all you're getting from me!"
 
2013-05-24 10:21:50 PM  

MOGGEE: hogans: Protip: When signing up for military service, don't tell them you're a pacifist.

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Came here for the Young Ones.. Well done Hogan

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// Up Scumbag!


Exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote the headline, clunky and awkward as it may be...


/love love LOVE The Young Ones
 
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