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(Guardian)   Britain's tourism minister says wannabe vacationers trapped in the country due to huge passport backlog take "staycations", under the motto "when life gives you lemons, you can always trust the government to come and shove them up your arse"   (theguardian.com) divider line 16
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2014-06-20 02:05:10 PM  
3 votes:
Why do you wait till the last minute to get your passport?
2014-06-20 02:39:30 PM  
2 votes:

spawn73: its illegal to not tell the government where you live.

/Denmark.


I realize Denmark was a rather unique case among the countries that were occupied by the Germans during WWII, but as a general principle, a law like that doesn't pass the "Jews in the attic" test.
2014-06-21 12:16:10 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: spawn73: No, but you're a moron.

Well, since that statement is coming from someone who doesn't see how a government could possibly abuse a law that requires you to notify them where you live at all times, well, I'll take that as a compliment.


Don't take it as one. You're really stupid.
2014-06-20 07:50:03 PM  
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: skinink: Take a vacation in your own country = vacation like an American.

It must suck for the Brits.  They used to own half the world and now you can drive from one end of the country to the other in a matter of hours.  They're roughly the same size as Idaho.
It's not like they can go from one type of paradise to another with ease.  No wonder they all look so dour


Actually you can drive to France or Italy from England.
2014-06-20 04:57:01 PM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: spawn73: dittybopper: spawn73: dittybopper: spawn73: its illegal to not tell the government where you live.

/Denmark.

I realize Denmark was a rather unique case among the countries that were occupied by the Germans during WWII, but as a general principle, a law like that doesn't pass the "Jews in the attic" test.

It passes the examples given.

But who really cares about a test written by nutjobs?

Because sometimes, it's a valid test:

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Yes, if only there had been a law that required you to declare your Jews in the attic.

Whatever you say Clive Bundy. I'm sure you're considered the smart one amongst the other soveign citizens.

So you *ARE* a Holocaust denier.

If not one that denies it existed, at least one that denies that it could ever happen again.


No, but you're a moron.
2014-06-20 04:27:11 PM  
1 votes:
That's not as annoying as the allegedly serious media using a word like "staycation". We don't even use one of the words it's derived from.

As Charlie Brooker said, anyone who uses words like that is a funt.
2014-06-20 04:26:03 PM  
1 votes:
The British public have demanded that lawmakers and politicians should take "Stay-raises"  in lieu of pay increases and benefit rises. (
2014-06-20 04:13:11 PM  
1 votes:
Years ago I had a ton of vacation time and the boss came at me one day asking why I never took off etc. I always figured he would use any time I took off against me when promotions came around since he had done it to others. I told him I had no money, since I was trying to get ahead on bills and no place to go. He got a smug look on his face and suggested I take a staycation and then started going into how I should save money and I could go to Paris like him and his wife. I really wanted to jump across the table and choke him out.
2014-06-20 03:33:35 PM  
1 votes:

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Did you mean lemon party?
NSFWNSFWNSFWNSFWNSFWNSFW
could be NSFW.
did I mention NSFW anywhere but government offices?
http://www.lemonparty.biz/


I fell for that one years ago. Pic of a guy holding up a big sign along a stretch of road in the States somewhere, and it read "Tired of High Gas Prices? Lemonparty.org"

Whoopsie
2014-06-20 03:19:36 PM  
1 votes:
"Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way..."
2014-06-20 03:12:38 PM  
1 votes:
Hubby renewed this year. Got an appointment at the Durham passport office the same week, passport renewed in one day. New one sent to house within the week. #Londonproblems

Part of the problem here is the short 6 week summer break for schools which means everyone in the UK wants to go on their Thomsons flight to Lanzarote at the same freaking time.
2014-06-20 03:10:36 PM  
1 votes:
Take a vacation in your own country = vacation like an American.
2014-06-20 03:09:20 PM  
1 votes:
I always liked "If God gives you lemons, find a new god".

spawn73: BalugaJoe: Why do you wait till the last minute to get your passport?

I did that once.

From applying to having it my hand took 20 minutes.


Of course, England doesn't have a clue who lives there, so they have to double check everything, vs. me, I just produced my government medical card, that everyone gets in the mail, since its illegal to not tell the government where you live.

/Denmark.


Every country has an expedited service I reckon. I've gone to the UK passport office and gotten mine in an hour or so. It's nothing special.
2014-06-20 03:06:23 PM  
1 votes:

spawn73: BalugaJoe: Why do you wait till the last minute to get your passport?

I did that once.

From applying to having it my hand took 20 minutes.


Of course, England doesn't have a clue who lives there, so they have to double check everything, vs. me, I just produced my government medical card, that everyone gets in the mail, since its illegal to not tell the government where you live.

/Denmark.


It helps that you only have about 5 million people.
2014-06-20 02:10:55 PM  
1 votes:
Or you could, you know, always have a valid passport.
2014-06-20 02:06:03 PM  
1 votes:
That's a pretty good motto.
 
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