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(Some Guy)   Pub landlord makes joke about turning his beer garden into an airport. Humourless desk jockeys at the planning office have a problem with that   (devonlive.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Public house, Comedy, Exmoor, Departure Lounge, Landlord Steve Cotten, Devon, Humour, formal letter of concern  
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3969 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Aug 2020 at 11:46 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-05 9:40:49 AM  
Speaking of biergartens, my local place took the lock-down/reduction to totally remodel the inside.  As soon as this shiat is over, whenever that may be, I'm Ubering over and having a couple of liters of Hoffbrau....and jägerschnitzel...and bacon-infused sauerkraut.
 
2020-08-05 11:52:28 AM  
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Precedence
 
2020-08-05 11:53:27 AM  
Beer for the GENTLEMAN!

and wine for the ladies....

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2020-08-05 11:54:01 AM  
Bureaucrats are a boring bunch.

Without going into explicit details, a few years back myself and someone else were in an office signing off on some stuff. Person I was with had to sign something their credit would be affected if they didn't blah blah blah, so they joked, "Hey, that's fine by me, my credit is a mess anyway!"

Based on the context of the whole time there, they were clearly joking.

Bureaucrat BLEW UP at us, said we were making threats to commit fraud, wanted to kick us out, etc. It was utterly farking absurd. I actually had to talk this red tape pencil pusher down off the ledge while the person I was with looked like a deer in headlights.
 
2020-08-05 11:55:05 AM  
"Not So Dangerous Dave" implies the existence of "Dangerous Dave"
 
2020-08-05 11:55:32 AM  
"I would appreciate your views on this matter and what your intentions are and to arrange a suitable time for me to visit to assess the situation."

Real story: Bored desk jockey hatches a plan to be paid for going to the pub.
 
2020-08-05 11:59:20 AM  
"Having received this communication from Exmoor planning authority, all long haul flights have been suspended forthwith until retrospective planning has been granted for the recent conversion of the beer garden into Yarde Down International Airport. We apologise for any delays, and remind you that the departure lounge facilities are still open, thank you."


This sound like a fun dude to get hammered with.

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2020-08-05 11:59:25 AM  
This is the better way to publicity and free advertising, rather than hacking drinkers to pieces with a sword or giving patrons Covid or the herp.
 
2020-08-05 12:02:32 PM  
He should have told them he submitted the plans, and they were on display in the display department. Then send them a photo of the loo with a "Beware of the Leopard" sign on the door.
 
2020-08-05 12:03:39 PM  

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Heh, my car is in that picture.
 
2020-08-05 12:22:16 PM  
It's fun to fly to a place for a pint, I say submit the plans:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_​R​anch_Airport

Anyway, the bureaucrat is doing a great job.  Imagine if the American "deep state" would stand up to people "joking" about illegal acts.
 
2020-08-05 12:26:43 PM  
Its is an international airport, wait till he opens the duty free shop.
 
2020-08-05 12:33:34 PM  
It's been a quiet week in Exmoor
 
2020-08-05 12:42:20 PM  
ftfa:
But when Devon Live contacted Exmoor National Park Authority, a spokesperson joined in the fun and made this official pun-filled comment: "Good to see so many new ideas taking off on Exmoor in these turbulent times.
"All our letters are written in plane English and when we heard what was going on at the Poltimore Arms our planners parachuted in to see what all the fuss was about.
"We continue to work with the landlord, Mr Cotten, to bring this case to a conclusion at jet speed."

subby fails at recognizing what "humour" is
 
2020-08-05 12:55:01 PM  

tokinGLX: ftfa:
But when Devon Live contacted Exmoor National Park Authority, a spokesperson joined in the fun and made this official pun-filled comment: "Good to see so many new ideas taking off on Exmoor in these turbulent times.
"All our letters are written in plane English and when we heard what was going on at the Poltimore Arms our planners parachuted in to see what all the fuss was about.
"We continue to work with the landlord, Mr Cotten, to bring this case to a conclusion at jet speed."

subby fails at recognizing what "humour" is


It's Fark 2020 where 95% of the headlines are misleading, usually towards negativity.

A couple years ago the headline would have been something like "Park Authority responds with best reply ever."
 
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2020-08-05 12:55:47 PM  

tokinGLX: ftfa:
But when Devon Live contacted Exmoor National Park Authority, a spokesperson joined in the fun and made this official pun-filled comment: "Good to see so many new ideas taking off on Exmoor in these turbulent times.
"All our letters are written in plane English and when we heard what was going on at the Poltimore Arms our planners parachuted in to see what all the fuss was about.
"We continue to work with the landlord, Mr Cotten, to bring this case to a conclusion at jet speed."

subby fails at recognizing what "humour" is


Or subby failed to read the whole article.
 
2020-08-05 1:07:53 PM  
...is beer actually good for plants?
 
2020-08-05 1:14:01 PM  

MagicChicken: ...is beer actually good for plants?


They prefer Brawndo. It's what plants crave.
 
2020-08-05 1:19:43 PM  
Thanks for submitting, I enjoyed the article and both the landlord and Park Authority have a good sense of humor with this one, which we all need more of.
 
2020-08-05 1:37:00 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's Fark 2020 where 95% of the headlines are misleading, usually towards negativity.


That was Fark in 2002, too. And in 2006, and 2010, and 2014, etc.
 
2020-08-05 2:47:32 PM  

tokinGLX: ftfa:
But when Devon Live contacted Exmoor National Park Authority, a spokesperson joined in the fun and made this official pun-filled comment: "Good to see so many new ideas taking off on Exmoor in these turbulent times.
"All our letters are written in plane English and when we heard what was going on at the Poltimore Arms our planners parachuted in to see what all the fuss was about.
"We continue to work with the landlord, Mr Cotten, to bring this case to a conclusion at jet speed."

subby fails at recognizing what "humour" is


So this spokesperson's response is separate from the letter received. Some bored bureaucrat sent out a stupid letter and when the agency or whatever was asked about it, the PR person got how silly the whole thing was.
 
2020-08-05 2:49:47 PM  

shoegaze99: NotThatGuyAgain: It's Fark 2020 where 95% of the headlines are misleading, usually towards negativity.

That was Fark in 2002, too. And in 2006, and 2010, and 2014, etc.


I disagree.

Been hitting Fark since late 2001 and it was very lighthearted.  Anyone remember the Commie/Fascist meter at the top of every politics thread?

Lately it is mostly negativity and politics on the Main tab.  And if politics aren't involved someone always brings em into the thread.
 
2020-08-05 3:03:48 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: shoegaze99: NotThatGuyAgain: It's Fark 2020 where 95% of the headlines are misleading, usually towards negativity.

That was Fark in 2002, too. And in 2006, and 2010, and 2014, etc.

I disagree.

Been hitting Fark since late 2001 and it was very lighthearted.  Anyone remember the Commie/Fascist meter at the top of every politics thread?

Lately it is mostly negativity and politics on the Main tab.  And if politics aren't involved someone always brings em into the thread.


Don't tread on me!
 
2020-08-05 3:59:52 PM  
Sounds like the only ones to not get the joke is the DevonLive website, and subby.
 
2020-08-05 4:52:50 PM  
English humour. So understated.
 
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