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(BBC)   I have no idea what you're talking about, so here is Queen Victoria with a traffic cone on her head   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 30
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2013-11-13 02:50:57 PM  
I can sum up the entire article in one word:  alcohol.
 
2013-11-13 03:03:56 PM  

Ennuipoet: I can sum up the entire article in one word:  alcohol.


This. My roommate and I used to have a collection of these things in our apartment. We had no recollection how they got there but we knew alcohol was the reason they ended up in our home. Eventually we started using them at our house parties to mark spills that needed cleanup. But as far as we know, we never put cones on the statues of our city.
 
2013-11-13 03:08:08 PM  
*Does GIS for "statue tomfoolery"*

Well, the usual pics until I found this:

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2013-11-13 03:09:05 PM  
Stoned facepalm for this foolishness

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2013-11-13 03:10:15 PM  
Hey! It's not a good night unless you get a traffic cone! It's the police woman's helmet and the suspenders I don't understand!
 
2013-11-13 03:11:21 PM  
God pave the queen
 
2013-11-13 03:13:55 PM  
Ah, the British. Even their drunken vandalism is precious.
 
2013-11-13 03:16:11 PM  
Meanwhile in the US:

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2013-11-13 03:18:00 PM  
Encourage some tom foolery instead of outright vandalism. Or, since they have cameras all over the country, compile the footage of people falling off statues in a "meanwhile in the UK" type viral video.

That's right, they aren't putting in a police state with all those cameras, they're making a reality TV show.
 
2013-11-13 03:31:11 PM  

Hack Patooey: Hey! It's not a good night unless you get a traffic cone! It's the police woman's helmet and the suspenders I don't understand!


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2013-11-13 03:40:11 PM  

namegoeshere: Meanwhile in the US:

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So either the Brits are lazy, or our alcoholic beverages are stronger.
 
2013-11-13 03:40:18 PM  
Answer: Because they fit.
 
2013-11-13 03:43:07 PM  
Here's Queen Victoria with one of the hats mentioned in the article:

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I feel like a git in this get-up!

My hat has a bird on it, so your Majesty's complaint is invalid.
 
2013-11-13 03:45:35 PM  
www.designboom.com

You feel silly. I could tell you about feeling like a Lovey, Duckies!
 
2013-11-13 03:46:53 PM  
Welcome to England, where milliners running amuck is nearly as old a tradition the Ascot.
 
2013-11-13 03:50:05 PM  
And they're off, and Queen Victoria got a clean jump off, followed by Queen Victoria, Queen Victoria and Queen Victoria. It's Queen Victoria from Queen Victoria and Queen Victoria. It's Queen Victoria making the early running on the inside. And at the back Queen Victoria already a couple of lengths behind the leaders. Queen Victoria has now moved up to challenge Queen Victoria with Queen Victoria losing ground. Queen Victoria tucked in neatly on the stand side with a clear view. Queen Victoria still the back marker as they approach the halfway mark, but making ground now, suddenly past Queen Victoria with Queen Victoria, Queen Victoria and Queen Victoria still well placed as they approach the first fence. (a low angle shot as the Queen Victorias appear over the fence and thunder towards the camera) And at the first fence it's Queen Victoria just ahead of Queen Victoria and Queen Victoria falling away in third place. And Queen Victoria in the lead as they ...

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2013-11-13 03:50:18 PM  
Meh. I'll be impressed when someone does that here:

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2013-11-13 03:52:44 PM  
Why traffic cones? Because they go well with a feather boa, lipstick, and rouge.

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(Hot, like Gassy Jack)
 
2013-11-13 03:54:03 PM  
I don't see the point.
 
2013-11-13 03:54:08 PM  
A little harmless mischief.
 
2013-11-13 03:54:09 PM  

Guadior42: Meh. I'll be impressed when someone does that here:

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Piker:

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2013-11-13 03:56:07 PM  

namegoeshere: Meanwhile in the US: [t3.gstatic.com image 209x241] /hot


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2013-11-13 03:56:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-13 04:02:03 PM  
Many years ago, Mrs Fetus and I took vacation for a few weeks in London. After a day at the British Museum, we were walking through Russel Square and saw the statue of the Duke of Bedford with a traffic cone stuck under his arm.

Although I thought it was funny, the signs warning me not to "worry the pigeons" were even more funny.
 
2013-11-13 04:07:50 PM  

namegoeshere: Meanwhile in the US:

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Unless there's good evidence that the person who did that was drunk to somewhere near the point of incontinence at the time then it hardly counts.
 
2013-11-13 04:27:32 PM  
Came for "Red Dwarf" references. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-11-13 04:31:30 PM  
My mom from Hungary said that after the 56 revolution, people would put buttered bread in the outstretched hand of the Lenin statue.

Not a drunk prank I guess, just their awesome sense of irony.
 
2013-11-13 04:47:35 PM  
Charlottesville's homage to Pazuzu.  Just because.
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2013-11-13 05:48:34 PM  
The statue they will erect of me will require no less than two cones.  If you know what I mean.
 
2013-11-13 05:54:37 PM  

lack of warmth: The statue they will erect of me will require no less than two cones.  If you know what I mean.


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Madonna?
 
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