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2018-07-01 12:50:10 AM  
inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.
 
2018-07-01 01:55:09 AM  
No, this train's going to Notlob.
 
2018-07-01 04:52:41 AM  

iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.


What's a hosepipe?
 
2018-07-01 04:54:44 AM  

FatherDale: No, this train's going to Notlob.


No Norwegian Blues were harmed during the making of this erif dnalroom.
 
2018-07-01 05:03:06 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?


It's that thing you screw into a nozzledong.
 
2018-07-01 05:07:16 AM  

studebaker hoch: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

It's that thing you screw into a nozzledong.


+1 funny

/Jerk
//I really am curious
///3's
 
2018-07-01 05:14:57 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: studebaker hoch: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

It's that thing you screw into a nozzledong.

+1 funny

/Jerk
//I really am curious
///3's


They're banning people from watering their gardens.
 
2018-07-01 05:16:59 AM  
caira: They're banning people from watering their gardens.

The spotted dick harvest is going to be awful this year, and there's some worry that they'll see a shocking decline in the number of absolute units.
 
2018-07-01 05:19:10 AM  

iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.


Wildfires in places where they don't normally have them are Bad News.  How much training do your local firefighters have?

Ours are highly trained, and are ready to fly to help in other western US states as needed....did yours help with fires in Spain/Portugal?(I guess with brexit, that's not feasible anymore)
 
2018-07-01 05:19:10 AM  
The hole in the ozone layer is alright by me
'Makes England warmer in the summer
Them tropical guys had it too good too long
High time they learned to sing another song
And anyway, what's wrong with the odd melanoma
If it gets us all out of the coma
It used to rain
Dreary and grey
Most every day but not any more
We come out of our homes
We lie down
Under the cloud that never comes
We roll in the radiation
And we make love
Under the sun
Under the sun

The polar ice is melting
'Suits me fine
We go to the beach
On the Northern Line
We watch the sea
Comin' up the street
Under the sun
Under the sun

(not their best album, but still good)
 
2018-07-01 05:19:47 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?


Ask your mother.
 
2018-07-01 05:20:33 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?


What's a faucet?
 
2018-07-01 05:22:08 AM  

Scaley: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

What's a faucet?


So they can't use a hose so the firefighters have more water? Okay.
 
2018-07-01 05:26:58 AM  

Scaley: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

What's a faucet?


I didn't faucet. It was like that when I got here.
 
2018-07-01 05:36:56 AM  
So it hasn't yet gotten to full "Spot of Bother" yet.

/You never go full Spot of Bother.
 
2018-07-01 06:02:39 AM  
Hot weather and wind over the last week have sparked fires

Yeah? Really? Hot weather and wind is enough to set something on fire?

Not some asshat camping with an open fire? Not someone throwing a still glimming fag out the car?
 
2018-07-01 06:13:55 AM  

iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.


Right. Manchester, of all places is not where you would ever expect that to happen.
 
2018-07-01 06:14:42 AM  

IlGreven: So it hasn't yet gotten to full "Spot of Bother" yet.

/You never go full Spot of Bother.


Careful, now!
 
2018-07-01 06:39:27 AM  
🎵Out on the smoky, windy moors...🎵
 
2018-07-01 06:52:36 AM  

Cpl.D: IlGreven: So it hasn't yet gotten to full "Spot of Bother" yet.

/You never go full Spot of Bother.

Careful, now!


Down with this sort of thing!
 
2018-07-01 06:56:44 AM  
Actually I live just a few miles from this silly old carry on.
There is a touch of smoke over that way but nothing to interrupt my Sunday lunch.
Damned silly nonsense if you ask me, keep this kind of thing overseas where it belongs!
 
2018-07-01 07:52:53 AM  

AllerJeez: Cpl.D: IlGreven: So it hasn't yet gotten to full "Spot of Bother" yet.

/You never go full Spot of Bother.

Careful, now!

Down with this sort of thing!


Ach! Don't get your knickers in a knot
 
2018-07-01 07:55:41 AM  

AllerJeez: Actually I live just a few miles from this silly old carry on.
There is a touch of smoke over that way but nothing to interrupt my Sunday lunch.
Damned silly nonsense if you ask me, keep this kind of thing overseas where it belongs!


In all seriousness; is it heath or peat burning? The smoke looks so thick for such small vegetation
 
2018-07-01 07:56:20 AM  
I live near there, and it's been hot and sunny without rain for over a week, and the forecast for the next week is the same. 2-3 weeks without rain? What is this, California?
 
2018-07-01 07:59:07 AM  

Bonzo_1116: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

Wildfires in places where they don't normally have them are Bad News.  How much training do your local firefighters have?

Ours are highly trained, and are ready to fly to help in other western US states as needed....did yours help with fires in Spain/Portugal?(I guess with brexit, that's not feasible anymore)


Nonexistent. 99,
99% of fire stations are small appliances for house fires. A few for high rises in major cities. Some helicopters to do water dumps, no other air support.
 
2018-07-01 08:18:06 AM  
Crikey.
 
2018-07-01 08:31:46 AM  

Scaley: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

What's a faucet?


Daddy, what's Vietnam?
 
2018-07-01 08:35:25 AM  
Lol welcome to California, biatches.

Enjoy the weather: grey skies, raining ash :)
 
2018-07-01 09:04:46 AM  
It's gone from what's all this then to "guy trying to start a conversation on the train"
 
2018-07-01 09:05:11 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?


i.redditmedia.comView Full Size
 
2018-07-01 10:50:55 AM  
Oh bother!
 
2018-07-01 11:10:41 AM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?


£20, same as in town...
 
2018-07-01 11:13:08 AM  

Mega Steve: Scaley: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

What's a faucet?

Daddy, what's Vietnam?


It's where your raincoat was made.
 
2018-07-01 11:50:39 AM  

FiggyPudding: Bonzo_1116: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

Wildfires in places where they don't normally have them are Bad News.  How much training do your local firefighters have?

Ours are highly trained, and are ready to fly to help in other western US states as needed....did yours help with fires in Spain/Portugal?(I guess with brexit, that's not feasible anymore)

Nonexistent. 99,
99% of fire stations are small appliances for house fires. A few for high rises in major cities. Some helicopters to do water dumps, no other air support.


FWIW the army were sent in to help deal with the wildfire near Manchester.
 
2018-07-01 11:58:33 AM  

ktybear: AllerJeez: Actually I live just a few miles from this silly old carry on.
There is a touch of smoke over that way but nothing to interrupt my Sunday lunch.
Damned silly nonsense if you ask me, keep this kind of thing overseas where it belongs!

In all seriousness; is it heath or peat burning? The smoke looks so thick for such small vegetation


I really don't know.
We have moorland fires every year around here but they burn out in a day or so. I can only assume that the soil is so dry it is burning/smouldering as well.
 
2018-07-01 12:01:17 PM  

AllerJeez: ktybear: AllerJeez: Actually I live just a few miles from this silly old carry on.
There is a touch of smoke over that way but nothing to interrupt my Sunday lunch.
Damned silly nonsense if you ask me, keep this kind of thing overseas where it belongs!

In all seriousness; is it heath or peat burning? The smoke looks so thick for such small vegetation

I really don't know.
We have moorland fires every year around here but they burn out in a day or so. I can only assume that the soil is so dry it is burning/smouldering as well.


Don't know for certain, but I've seen it mentioned that the ground is peat, so potentially it's burning underground, too.
 
2018-07-01 12:02:17 PM  
Maybe I should try reading comments to which I'm replying 🤔
 
2018-07-01 12:16:34 PM  

Scaley: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

What's a faucet?


It's seen on the Crown Jewels.
 
2018-07-01 12:19:09 PM  
You can smell the Chinese hoax from Chorlton-cum-Hardy?
 
2018-07-01 12:20:44 PM  
Piffle

DURANGO, Colo. - The 416 Fire north of Durango continued to grow Sunday, jumping from 41,617 acres on Friday to 49,301 acres as of Sunday morning. Firefighting costs also rose to $26.4 million, according to officials.
There are 360 people working on the fire, which began on June 1. It is 37 percent contained.

Forecast - 95F, 12% humidity, 17-45 mph winds
 
2018-07-01 12:46:45 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Piffle

DURANGO, Colo. - The 416 Fire north of Durango continued to grow Sunday, jumping from 41,617 acres on Friday to 49,301 acres as of Sunday morning. Firefighting costs also rose to $26.4 million, according to officials.
There are 360 people working on the fire, which began on June 1. It is 37 percent contained.

Forecast - 95F, 12% humidity, 17-45 mph winds


You might want to read the Weeners in this thread, genius.
 
2018-07-01 01:09:04 PM  

iron de havilland: FWIW the army were sent in to help deal with the wildfire near Manchester.


Whenever the army gets involved with a natural disaster I can't help but think of this SATW cartoon:
img.fark.netView Full Size

That's the kind of natural disaster we should have here, not wildfires.
 
2018-07-01 04:18:41 PM  

Unobtanium: Mega Steve: Scaley: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

What's a faucet?

Daddy, what's Vietnam?

It's where your raincoat was made.


Do you mean a jimmy-hat?
 
2018-07-01 04:29:12 PM  

iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.


It used to never happen.

You'd better get used to it now, it's going to be more frequent until the North Atlantic Current stops.
 
2018-07-01 04:35:42 PM  

DarkVader: Unobtanium: Mega Steve: Scaley: 668NeighborOfTheBeast: iron de havilland: inb4 assholes who point out that this happens all the time in the shiathoile part of the world they live in.


This is notable because it never happens. Same with the wildfires in the Hebrides and Edinburgh a few months ago. The UK's natural climate is Atlantic, helped by the jet stream bringing us warm gulf air from the south west.

We'd normally have plenty rain to put these fires out, or at least saturate the ground to the point they wouldn't have started in the first place.

But your typical British summer hosepipe bans are now in place, so, yay us.

What's a hosepipe?

What's a faucet?

Daddy, what's Vietnam?

It's where your raincoat was made.

Do you mean a jimmy-hat?


Macintosh
 
2018-07-01 05:06:47 PM  

DarkVader: t used to never happen.

You'd better get used to it now, it's going to be more frequent until the North Atlantic Current stops.


Which is why I've bought an inflatable dinghy off the interwebz.

I don't know how to play the fiddle, unfortunately.
 
2018-07-01 10:54:50 PM  
ISO15693: (not their best album, but still good)

Holy crap, another Marillion fan on here. That album sounds great in the remixed/remastered version, it does have my favorite Marillion song on it (A Few Words For the Dead).

Rising Ape: What is this, California?

*sigh* Native Californian, live in Los Angeles. Fire season is going to be really bad this year. The rain has been very sparse since last year, it's just a tinder box waiting to go up.

/Or you could love.....
 
2018-07-02 02:56:27 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Piffle

DURANGO, Colo. - The 416 Fire north of Durango continued to grow Sunday, jumping from 41,617 acres on Friday to 49,301 acres as of Sunday morning. Firefighting costs also rose to $26.4 million, according to officials.
There are 360 people working on the fire, which began on June 1. It is 37 percent contained.

Forecast - 95F, 12% humidity, 17-45 mph winds


Pfft, that's nothing compared to the fire your mom and I made last night.
 
2018-07-02 03:20:11 AM  

Henry Holland: ISO15693: (not their best album, but still good)

Holy crap, another Marillion fan on here. That album sounds great in the remixed/remastered version, it does have my favorite Marillion song on it (A Few Words For the Dead).


I still think they peaked with "Misplaced Childhood" but there are some other gems here and there since then. Still not used to the post-fish vocals.
 
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