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(Daily Mail)   Impromptu Duck barbeque leads to 30 people being rescued from 'flaming vessel of doom' on the River Thames   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 48
    More: Scary, Thames, London Eye, London Ambulance Service, RNLI  
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2013-09-29 11:09:59 AM  
Remember, remember, the 29th of September.
 
2013-09-29 11:28:16 AM  
CLARKSON!
 
2013-09-29 11:38:56 AM  
Picture of what a flaming vessel of doom might look like:

i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-29 01:07:53 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

If I'm in London soon, I'll be calling the ambulance myself!
 
2013-09-29 01:08:00 PM  
With pic of Hot Ambulance Worker.
 
2013-09-29 01:10:26 PM  
Swimming in the Thames?

Well on the bright side, the world will soon have 30 new superheroes.
 
2013-09-29 01:16:02 PM  

Wolf_Blitzer: Swimming in the Thames?


More like getting your pants wet in the Thames. One they got off the boat they were standing in the water since its shallow.
 
2013-09-29 01:16:19 PM  
Thames Rib Experience is the new name for my band.
 
2013-09-29 01:21:35 PM  

Bammer1971: With pic of Hot Ambulance Worker.


My heart's restarted itself, thanks. Oh, and look what's happened now.
Blimey.
 
2013-09-29 01:23:57 PM  
Done in 1
 
2013-09-29 01:27:27 PM  
The story said the boat sank but there were no pics indicating it was sinking.
Amateur photographer I guess.
 
2013-09-29 01:29:21 PM  
www.sunnewsnetwork.ca
The two guys, on the upper right? Not that there is anything wrong with that but that is just sad.
 
2013-09-29 01:30:19 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: If I'm in London soon, I'll be calling the ambulance myself!


Came t-- well, let's just leave it at that.
 
2013-09-29 01:38:14 PM  

brimed03: Quantum Apostrophe: If I'm in London soon, I'll be calling the ambulance myself!

Came t-- well, let's just leave it at that.


Yep.
 
2013-09-29 01:40:52 PM  
Never let Si light the barbeque.

nevar
 
2013-09-29 01:41:21 PM  
If only there was some sort of liquid substance, somewhere in their vicinity, that they could've used to put out the fire.
 
2013-09-29 01:42:49 PM  

Stoker: The story said the boat sank but there were no pics indicating it was sinking.
Amateur photographer I guess.


British maritime law doesn't allow photos of a sinking ship
 
2013-09-29 01:46:51 PM  
The boat is on fire and pouring out smoke. You'd think they'd, I dunno, get OFF the boat.
 
2013-09-29 01:47:55 PM  
Flaming Vessle of Doom.

One night only, get your tickets now.
Had to be a band name.
 
2013-09-29 01:48:14 PM  

MechaPyx: The boat is on fire and pouring out smoke. You'd think they'd, I dunno, get OFF the boat.


You ever watch Titanic? It's not British to bail out
 
2013-09-29 01:49:09 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Flaming Vessle of Doom.

One night only, get your tickets now.
Had to be a band name.


Or vagina name
 
2013-09-29 01:49:37 PM  
 
2013-09-29 01:49:43 PM  
V-E-S-S-E-L, dam-it-all.
 
2013-09-29 01:50:32 PM  

uber humper: Whatchoo Talkinbout: Flaming Vessle of Doom.

One night only, get your tickets now.
Had to be a band name.

Or vagina name


You've met my ex?
 
2013-09-29 01:51:23 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: uber humper: Whatchoo Talkinbout: Flaming Vessle of Doom.

One night only, get your tickets now.
Had to be a band name.

Or vagina name

You've met my ex?


Maybe you w/ my ex.  Who came first?
 
2013-09-29 02:01:14 PM  
Is that even legal? I thought making non-British cuisine was punishable by the lash?

/by non-British, I mean edible.
 
2013-09-29 02:02:57 PM  
"Flaming vessel of doom" translated to US English:

wtfjournal.com
 
2013-09-29 02:09:33 PM  
The real challenge is managing to get into the water whilst holding your phone above your head so it doesn't get wet.
 
2013-09-29 02:11:22 PM  
That's not funny!

i.huffpost.com
 
2013-09-29 02:15:37 PM  

RottNDude: "Flaming vessel of doom" translated to US English:

[wtfjournal.com image 300x357]


Almost...try this

img.fark.net

If know one knew what transpired before there's a 50/50 they'll call the ambulance from the sounds you'll make later

/Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
//great way to lose every last drop of water weight in a day
//Also...nightmares
 
2013-09-29 02:59:14 PM  

MechaPyx: The boat is on fire and pouring out smoke. You'd think they'd, I dunno, get OFF the boat.


Something about thirty people jumping into the Thames from a burning boat sounds like, I dunno, getting OFF the boat.
 
2013-09-29 03:08:23 PM  

uber humper: MechaPyx: The boat is on fire and pouring out smoke. You'd think they'd, I dunno, get OFF the boat.

You ever watch Titanic? It's not British to bail out


But they're with the band.
 
2013-09-29 03:13:02 PM  

Famous Bar-B-Que related naval disasters of the Thames River


1. Swan Bar-B-Que. The Pleasure Craft in question was rammed and sunk by the Royal Barge (1587) under thee Command of Queen Elizabeth I.
2. Peacock Bar-B-Que. Everybody agreed that the host was coming on a bit too hard and that the roast peacock was as tasteless as the host and hostess. (1881)
3. Ortolans and plover eggs soirée. Broken up by the police under the Endangered Species Act of 1985. The whole idea was very silly, although the sparrows were crunchy and delicious. (1988)
4. Moose Bar-B-Que. (1997) There is a great deal of debate over what animal was actually cooked. There are three main schools of thought. One, thinks it was an elk, two, thinks it was a North American moose, and a small but adamant school of thought thinks it was meece.
5. The Sinking of the HMS Singapore (1912). The last of the great wooden sailing ships went down with a loss of all Vienna sausages. None of the sailors died.
6. The Great Fire of Southwyck. The Prison Hulk, HMS Barbara Ellen, went down with the loss of three hundred lives when prisoners captured and bar-b-qued the Captain's Imperial Chow dog, stuffing it with its own meal of mushed carrots and the silver spoon it was to be fed with. The fire spread to Southwyck Pier and destroyed 600 acres of slum, opening it to redevelopment as middle class row housing.
(Ed.: That's enough of that.)
 
2013-09-29 03:22:45 PM  
Why anyone thought a vessel responsible for numerous drownings during WW2, not to mention the tragedy mentioned above, was still a suitable tourist attraction on a river as treacherous as the Thames is beyond me.

Stoker: The story said the boat sank but there were no pics indicating it was sinking.
Amateur photographer I guess.


It more came to rest on the bottom than 'sank', the water at that point is only a few feet deep. If you check out some of the videos the passengers are wading towards the river bank.
 
2013-09-29 03:26:50 PM  
We have duck boat amphibious tour thingies here in Ottawa (Ontario). One is named the Lady Dive (after Lady Di, of course). They take tourists on tours of the sights (or sites, in this case would also be correct) on downtown streets and the river. I nearly went on one of these tours but it was cancelled due to thunder storm.

One of them sank on the river some years ago. Two passengers drowned, if IIRC.

They are not quite as small or military-looking as the duck boat in the article. They are more like boat-shaped amphibious tour buses. We also have double-decker buses as you probably learned when one of them ran into a train recently, leaving the driver and five passengers dead.

Novelty transport seems to be more dangerous than regular modes of transportation, but not so much that you'd avoid it altogether.

I have been a river cruise a few times and a tour. The boat stops under a waterfalls, and there was a rainbow right by the boat, a yard away, which I joked might have a pot of gold at the end of it. Naturally, this is unlike. The gold is in the river bed below the Royal Mint. They've taken millions of dollars of the stuff out. It is dust from the milling of gold coins.

My Father toured the Mint and got to hold a gold bar worth about $50,000 at the time and probably worth about $500,000 at today's prices. I should visit it some day. I like gold. It's purty. It's just a stupid thing to use as money.
 
2013-09-29 03:28:29 PM  
It's not even duck season. It's rabbit season.
 
2013-09-29 03:29:07 PM  
Sorry about the typos. My  keyboard is getting old and cranky. It's a laptop so replacing the keyboard would cost me a precious UBS port even if it would work through one of those port multiplier thingies.
 
2013-09-29 04:02:23 PM  
Holy shait. How hard is it to put thos farking stairs in the back down? What is wrong with people? I am the fark off that thing, way before its engulfed in smoke. I would help people off of course but if they want to breath smoke instead of getting wet, BUH-BYE
 
2013-09-29 04:53:35 PM  
DUKE, says I.
 
2013-09-29 04:53:53 PM  
I wish to be saved from whatever by that very cute looking firewoman.  I'll even feign needing CPR.
 
2013-09-29 06:19:37 PM  
Barbeque? BARBEQUE? I'll allow BBQ, but there is no q in barbecue.

Barbecue is not a grill, and not a cookout. It's a special kind of meat.
 
2013-09-29 06:20:28 PM  

BigLuca: It's not even duck season. It's rabbit season.


DUCK SEASTHON!
 
2013-09-29 06:36:34 PM  

mbillips: Barbeque? BARBEQUE? I'll allow BBQ, but there is no q in barbecue.

Barbecue is not a grill, and not a cookout. It's a special kind of meat.


BBQ is a method. And the method is not grilling
 
2013-09-29 11:13:03 PM  
sorry....just remembered this one

free-rein.typepad.com
 
2013-09-30 03:30:51 AM  
Duck sukes?
 
2013-09-30 07:32:42 AM  
THE DUCK OF DEATH!
 
2013-09-30 01:33:20 PM  

PacManDreaming: If only there was some sort of liquid substance, somewhere in their vicinity, that they could've used to put out the fire.


Went out when it sank.
What's all the commotion about?
 
2013-09-30 11:35:27 PM  

thamike: MechaPyx: The boat is on fire and pouring out smoke. You'd think they'd, I dunno, get OFF the boat.

Something about thirty people jumping into the Thames from a burning boat sounds like, I dunno, getting OFF the boat.


Some of those pics showed people refusing to get off the boat despite all the nasty black smoke pouring from it. They're on the roof, clinging to the edge, etc.
 
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