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Funko
04-08-2005, 11:47:51
For UK/Reading ers who want to come

Tizzy and I are looking at going KLM Heathrow - Rotterdam return. Probably Friday morning to Tuesday.

Funko
04-08-2005, 12:07:23
OK me and Tizzy are booked. But Tizzy got the last cheap seat on that flight. :(

Funko
04-08-2005, 12:10:38
Heathrow - Rotterdam

KL-1332 21 October 07:50-10:50
KL 1337 25 October 15:55-16:15

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 12:15:55
I think I'll be there.

Tizzy
04-08-2005, 12:16:33
I'll be there but I won't think

Debaser
04-08-2005, 12:48:21
I've thought about it, and I wont be there.

Nav
04-08-2005, 12:50:36
anybody else up for going by rail? I can get good rates.. ;)

Debaser
04-08-2005, 13:20:36
Nav yesterday:
http://www.redballoondays.com.au/images/products/VGR583_LW.jpg

Zopperoni
04-08-2005, 13:27:34
I should be able to make it.

Funko
04-08-2005, 13:28:11
YAY!

Actually as we are staying until the Tuesday I was thinking one day I might have to take Tizzy to Amsterdam.

Nav
04-08-2005, 13:29:36
woohoo I always wanted to be fat and old in charge of a locomotive!

Funko
04-08-2005, 13:29:55
Two out of three isn't bad!

Nav
04-08-2005, 13:31:22
yes im working on acquiring the steam train.

Funko
04-08-2005, 13:31:41
So are you coming to Rotterdam?

Venom
04-08-2005, 13:33:01
I'll be there!

Funko
04-08-2005, 13:33:52
That's a lie isn't it.

Nav
04-08-2005, 13:36:55
Definately up for it. Just going to look into rail and see if it's viable. It would take about 5 hours to Rotterdam.

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 13:37:34
We need Venom there for our england vs rest of the world footbal match in the park.

Funko
04-08-2005, 13:37:44
Would you have to get up at 04:30am? :cry:

Nav
04-08-2005, 13:38:25
Absolutely not. :D

Funko
04-08-2005, 13:38:46
At the moment England only has 2 potential players...

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 13:40:02
You can take scotland as well, if you like. :D

Nav
04-08-2005, 13:40:16
Might be better to be UK v. ;)

Couldnt you get a later flight?! or was that the cheapest or something.

Venom
04-08-2005, 13:41:02
Yes it's a lie. And whatever team I was on would win.

Funko
04-08-2005, 13:41:29
That was WAY cheaper. And it's not so bad, K_G and I went similarly early last time - did we meet you there? We get there in the morning so have a whole extra day practically.

Zopperoni
04-08-2005, 13:42:23
Originally posted by Funko
Would you have to get up at 04:30am? :cry:
At least on the way back, you'll be flying "1337" :D

Funko
04-08-2005, 13:42:55
I didn't even notice that!

Nav
04-08-2005, 13:58:43
Hmm well I can arrange return tickets to Rotterdam via Brussels for about 60. However that's only about 10 cheaper than by KLM, and way longer journey most probably.

Tizzy
04-08-2005, 14:14:23
Originally posted by Drekkus
You can take scotland as well, if you like. :D

You think they won't see through that tactic?

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 14:16:31
:cute:

Well, they can have the US as well then. :D

Funko
04-08-2005, 14:21:36
ok. :beer:

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 14:25:04
LA to Amsterdam is around $750 and I'd still have to get to Rotterdam. It looks like I won't be making this meet.

Venom
04-08-2005, 14:29:15
Where the fuck are you getting that ticket from? Crashdown Airlines?

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 14:29:23
750? Must be cheaper for sure.

Zopperoni
04-08-2005, 14:32:22
I just searched with Expedia and even Air India charges 800 bucks... :eek:

Venom
04-08-2005, 14:34:25
What LA is Oerdin talking about? LA South Carolina or something?

Zopperoni
04-08-2005, 14:36:59
I selected LAX, since I suspect that it will carry most airlines.

LAX looked rather huge when I was there :)

Funko
04-08-2005, 14:41:20
Originally posted by Oerdin
LA to Amsterdam is around $750 and I'd still have to get to Rotterdam. It looks like I won't be making this meet.

To Rotterdam is only $30 return on the train.

I've got $662 LAX to Amsterdam, where are you flying from?

Nav
04-08-2005, 14:52:50
Maybe look for cheap flights to london.

Funko
04-08-2005, 14:54:09
Most of the cheapest ones are change in london, the cheap flight sites are good at working it out for you. :)

Nav
04-08-2005, 14:55:55
Well if anyone really wants to save I can arrange london to rotterdam train journeys through my company. :D

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 14:56:22
Originally posted by Venom
Where the fuck are you getting that ticket from? Crashdown Airlines?

expedia.com

Venom
04-08-2005, 14:57:06
I still don't understand how you can fly from LA for less than you can fly from Raleigh. That's retarded.

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 14:58:40
Bigger city and more competition. Continental is $751 with a stop over in Houstin while KLM is $766 with a stop in Memphis.

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:00:33
I got that $662 on orbitz.com

American Airlines and Lufthansa

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 15:04:19
Originally posted by Funko
To Rotterdam is only $30 return on the train.

I've got $662 LAX to Amsterdam, where are you flying from?

I'd fly out of LAX since San Diego always adds $100 on to the ticket. I'll just take the train LA then fly if I go.

I could "master the moment" but I'm not sure if I have the money and time off of work to go to Europe.

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 15:10:54
The cheapest price I've found on orbits has a total cost of $741. I'm not sure why they have $613 written in big bold letters then have $741 writting in small print under it. Surely taxs aren't $130. What's the extra $130 charge for?

Zopperoni
04-08-2005, 15:12:24
Is it a direct flight? If you have a stop, then you may have to pay the tax of the stop-airport as well... :(

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 15:15:45
It stops off in London both there and back.

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:28:14
Yeah, taxes. Heathrow taxes are huge. What dates are you doing?

I apologise, the one I found was on Cheaptickets.com

$538 + $124 taxes & fees =
$662 per person



Los Angeles, CA (LAX) -> Washington, DC (IAD)
Leave Thu, Oct 20 United Airlines 924
Depart: 11:15am
Arrive: 7:00pm

* 4hr 45min
* | Boeing 757

Change planes. Time between flights: 2hr 30min



Washington, DC (IAD) -> London, United Kingdom (LHR)

United Airlines 924
Depart: 9:30pm
Arrive: 9:45am


* 7hr 15min
* | Boeing 777


Change Airline. Time between flights: 2hr 45min


London, United Kingdom (LHR) -> Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)


Lufthansa 6587 operated by BMI -- BD 0107

Depart: 12:30pm
Arrive: 2:45pm


* 1hr 15min
* | Airbus A319

Total duration: 18hr 30min

This is an overnight flight.




Tue, Oct 25

Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) -> Munich, Germany (MUC)

Lufthansa 4691 operated by Lufthansa CityLine

Depart: 8:45am
Arrive: 10:10am

1 stop in MUC

* 1hr 25min
* | Avro RJ85


Change planes. Time between flights: 1hr 0min


Munich, Germany (MUC) -> Los Angeles, CA (LAX)


Lufthansa 452

Depart: 11:10am
Arrive: 2:25pm
* 12hr 15min
* | Airbus A343

Total duration: 14hr 40min

Lurker the Second
04-08-2005, 15:29:41
The difference of $130 probably is indeed taxes and other fees.

MoSe
04-08-2005, 15:29:49
Originally posted by Funko
KL-1332 21 October 07:50-10:50
KL 1337 25 October 15:55-16:15

sorry, albeit you carefully avoided to mention me, I'll chime in with my flight options anyway
:p

1st. there is NO flight connection btw Rotterdam and Italy AT ALL!

I'll have to fly to Schiphol
I can choose KLM or Transavia (HV)

- KLM does Linate (LIN), easy & cheap to reach, or Malpensa (MXP), well connected but ~1h & ~10 by bus or train shuttle.
- Transavia only does Bergamo (BGY), which is rather uncomfy to reach although feasible

to take adv of KLM promotions, I have to book a return fare from the same Milan airport, thus limiting my options.

KLM-MXP: 169
Dep Thu/Fri 20/21 13:05-15:05
Ret Sun/Mon/Tue 23/24/25 14:00 or 19:55

KLM-LIN: 170
Dep only Thu20 11:10-13:05
Ret only Mon24 08:30-10:15

Transavia justifies the trip from/to BGY only if I pick the cheapest flights, which would be 121
Dep Thu/Fri 09:15-11:00
Ret only Tue25 19:20-21:00

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:31:07
I wasn't including you because I thought you were crazy enough to drive. :)

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:31:53
Oerdin, your $663 flight is on the previous page. :)

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 15:35:57
Hmmm, that's $80 cheaper. I'm going to have to examine my bank balance and get back to you. I'm also going to have to check with my employer about getting some time off. I'll post the new developments soon.

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:36:49
The other thing is that it's possible last minute deals might come in, zmama would know more about that.

Venom
04-08-2005, 15:39:36
Zmama's probably off in Azgeroth or some other dorky fantasy world.

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:39:50
That nerd.

Venom
04-08-2005, 15:43:55
She'll probably suggest that you just use some mage spell and transport yourself there.

Mr. Bas
04-08-2005, 15:48:27
Unless important things pop up, I think I'll be able to make it. I'm definitely up for the football game as well. :D

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:49:38
If we have a US and British team can we be called USUK?

Venom
04-08-2005, 15:50:32
:lol:

Lurker the Second
04-08-2005, 15:54:21
I always thought NY/Newark to Amsterdam was cheap, but it's about $600 now for that time period. That's a good $200 more than I would have expected. (Not that I can go, but I was curious.) That's for nonstop, but you can only save $20 by taking a stop. Which, of course, makes no sense because just about every cheap ticket to anywhere in Europe seems to have its one stop in Amsterdam.

Those prices were off of Orbitz.

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:59:42
Cheaptickets has $551 with a change in London. Which is for the same route as the second half of one of Venom's possible routes.

Which is bizarre and means it's only an extra $100 from LA to New Jork.

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 16:00:13
Venom if DC isn't to far to go then KLM, United, and Northwest all have flights from DC to Amsterdam for $688 all taxes included.

http://www.orbitz.com/App/ViewFlightSearchResults?z=c159&r=1g

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 16:01:58
Originally posted by Funko
Cheaptickets has $551 with a change in London. Which is for the same route as the second half of one of Venom's possible routes.

Which is bizarre and means it's only an extra $100 from LA to New Jork.

I'm surprised its even $100 as plane flights are cheap in the US. I can fly direct to Vegas for $21 and if you shop around it's not hard to find LA to NY for around $100 when there's a sale.

Funko
04-08-2005, 16:03:11
You're surprised it's only $100 because it's $100 when there's a sale? :confused:

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 16:07:03
Originally posted by Funko
You're surprised it's only $100 because it's $100 when there's a sale? :confused:
I meant to type I'm not surprised but some how I didn't do it right. :bash:

Venom
04-08-2005, 16:10:36
DC's a 4.5 hour drive. That ain't happening. It's probably a $200 flight as well the way ticket prices apparently work.

Lurker the Second
04-08-2005, 16:12:10
If you get a $100 ticket from LA to NY or vice versa, you have to help serve food and drinks. Plus clean out the bathrooms after the flight.

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 16:17:06
They're not going to offer themm now sinceit's the peak travel season but there seem to be price wars in the low months and that's when the best deals are offered.

MoSe
04-08-2005, 16:25:04
Originally posted by Funko
I wasn't including you because I thought you were crazy enough to drive. :)

well.... :D

I am considering it!

I tried to check train connections too, but it would take 12-13 hours (whether by night or not), and a change in Paris. And no online info on the prices.

By car I'd have to drive ~1050 km, spend ~120 (or more, depending on the route I take and subsequent french highway tolls), and take 9hrs or less...
But I won't have to bother about booking, and I'd have absolute freedom with travel times...

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 16:33:13
Originally posted by Oerdin
They're not going to offer themm now sinceit's the peak travel season but there seem to be price wars in the low months and that's when the best deals are offered. End of october isn't really travel season, is it?

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 16:35:58
True.


Venom: How far is Richmond, VA? Tickets for $699 from there to Amsterdam.

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 16:41:06
Greensboro from $735 with one stop, Raleigh-Durham is $788.

MoSe
04-08-2005, 16:41:39
Originally posted by Funko
I wasn't including you because I thought you were crazy enough to drive. :)

hey :gotit: thinking to it...
I could take you up in Reading and drive you to Rotterdam!

Funko
04-08-2005, 16:45:07
Nice idea but, too late we've bought our flights. :)

Nav
04-08-2005, 17:03:55
You could pick me up. ;)

zmama
04-08-2005, 17:18:14
Me too!
Would be fun to do that again :)

Insane but fun. But please please Please don't tell the border guards that we met on the internet again!! I almost died laughing...not a good thing at borders ;)

Venom
04-08-2005, 18:00:14
Richmond's about 2.5 hours. Doable but for a saving of 60 bucks not really worth it.

Provost Harrison
04-08-2005, 18:02:58
I'll be in Amsterdam a month earlier alas, but I don't think I am going to be making a return visit quite so soon!

mr.G
04-08-2005, 21:13:10
Originally posted by MoSe
well.... :D

I am considering it!

I tried to check train connections too, but it would take 12-13 hours (whether by night or not), and a change in Paris. And no online info on the prices.

By car I'd have to drive ~1050 km, spend ~120 (or more, depending on the route I take and subsequent french highway tolls), and take 9hrs or less...
But I won't have to bother about booking, and I'd have absolute freedom with travel times...
and if you park your nice car in downtown rotterdam, the nice people here will morph the bodywork for free.

mr.G
04-08-2005, 21:17:57
can we go to kinderdijk, ah ah can we?

mr.G
04-08-2005, 22:34:12
we can do the old dutch spijkerpoepwedstrijd at my place.

did you know that Drekkus was spijkerpoep champion of the josephshool?

maybe i can lend a sjoelbak so we can do a sjoelchampionship or something

jes jes

MOBIUS
04-08-2005, 22:35:23
Hmmm, 99 Cardiff to Amsterdam return - or drive!:D

MOBIUS
04-08-2005, 22:38:04
Actually I am quite partial to doing a driving trip if anyone else wants to tag along?

I'd be driving right past your place PH...:D

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 22:50:15
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
The difference of $130 probably is indeed taxes and other fees.

That means taxes are like 25% of the total price. That's just outragous.

mr.G
04-08-2005, 22:52:48
welome in europa
wanna know what we dutchies pay for one liter of fuel?

1.40 euros that is about 80% taxes.

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 23:32:00
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Hmmm, 99 Cardiff to Amsterdam return - or drive!:D You think that will be cheaper?? And certainly not faster. You'd be down about 99 pounds if you park here the whole weekend.

Provost Harrison
04-08-2005, 23:36:47
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Actually I am quite partial to doing a driving trip if anyone else wants to tag along?

I'd be driving right past your place PH...:D

:D Yeah, I live just off the A20 :D

Oerdin
05-08-2005, 01:43:51
Originally posted by mr.G
can we go to kinderdijk, ah ah can we?

That sounds like a place Micheal Jackson would like. :gasmaske:

Funko
05-08-2005, 09:23:35
Most times I try and book flights from Heathrow to Europe the taxes are more than 50% of the final price.

MoSe
05-08-2005, 09:29:05
Originally posted by mr.G
welome in europa
wanna know what we dutchies pay for one liter of fuel?

1.40 euros that is about 80% taxes.

1.40??? :eek:
And I thought our was the most expensive, at 1.26!!!

Funko
05-08-2005, 09:30:28
Ours is like 86p, what's that in euros?

MoSe
05-08-2005, 09:34:58
When I traveled to Gatwick with easyjet, I paid 70 (the first time, booked months in advance) IIRC at least 40 there of were taxes.
But that's like that with special and promotional fares.
In january you see ads for summer flights at 0.99: of course there's no discount on the 30 taxes...

Now, the offers I reported above with KLM were 99 flight +70 taxes, and those with Transavia are 59 flight +62 taxes

Spartak@work
05-08-2005, 09:37:01
Aboutr 1.20 1.30

Funko
05-08-2005, 09:37:20
There was a story here recently about airlines getting told off for quoting "taxes" including stuff that wasn't actually airport tax. The government is talking about making them put the full price on the ticket and show the real taxes.

MoSe
05-08-2005, 09:54:20
Originally posted by Spartak@work
Aboutr 1.20 1.30

I'd say: more that 0 and less than 10... :rolleyes: :p

at the current online rate of 1.4372, rising (yahoo finance), .86 = 1.236 (you know gasoline prices are given in thousandth not in cents)

barely cheaper than here (2~2.5 cents)

Funko
05-08-2005, 10:05:35
I thought it'd be more expensive here.

MoSe
05-08-2005, 10:34:51
We can find 2-3 cents down here if we refuel self-service and/or look around for a cheaper station, your prices are probably variable too

In Mendrisio, Switzerland, 60km from Milan, I have found a best price station selling Super95 at ~1.40 CHF (was last time there 3 months ago, it was cheaper but rising) that would be ~0.90

Estimating a 10l consumption for the return trip (at 140-150kmh on the highway - at 110-120 I'd consume 8-8.5l.), 35l in Mendrisio cost me exactly as 25l in Milan. Above that breakeven point, I spare .36/l !!!

As I can get safely to a 55l refueling (without risking a panne on the road that is), I'd spend 49.5 for a net 45 usable liters, that is an effective 1.10 price.

The only problem is that to spare those ~7 per tank, I face a high risk of losing 700 at the adjoined Casino!!! :D

Zopperoni
05-08-2005, 10:37:55
There are some people here who use sunflower oil instead of diesel to save on fuel costs.

However, retail chains have become wary of people who check out 80 bottles of sunflower oil :D

Fistandantilus
05-08-2005, 10:41:50
Sunflower oil? and your engine is happy?

Zopperoni
05-08-2005, 10:43:32
Yes, apparently it works perfectly fine, but only for diesel engines.

Funko
05-08-2005, 10:44:15
Yeah, people do that here as well. In one case they were getting waste oil from chip shops.

Takes a small modification to the engine. People got in trouble though, if they use sunflower oil for car fuel they have to pay tax on it.

Zopperoni
05-08-2005, 10:47:12
Alistair is such a darling, isn't he?

Drekkus
05-08-2005, 10:51:44
It does save 40 cents per litre. But your car will smell like a frying pan.

MoSe
05-08-2005, 11:06:50
which could be an improvement too

Drekkus
05-08-2005, 11:34:44
yes.

Zopperoni
05-08-2005, 11:36:46
And it's flower power!

Drekkus
05-08-2005, 11:39:31
YES! People should burn more flowers!

MoSe
05-08-2005, 11:45:11
but cutting them is bad!

Drekkus
05-08-2005, 11:54:50
BURN them!

MoSe
05-08-2005, 12:28:00
without cutting them first!

Drekkus
05-08-2005, 12:48:13
in your car!

MoSe
05-08-2005, 14:41:37
shove your tulips in my tank!

MOBIUS
05-08-2005, 18:23:08
Originally posted by Drekkus
You think that will be cheaper?? And certainly not faster. You'd be down about 99 pounds if you park here the whole weekend.

No. Cost has nothing to do with it, it might be more fun...:D

But it is probably not worth doing if I'm going alone...

The cheapest current petrol here that I know of is 86.9/ltr and the most expensive I've seen is 95.9p, so that's our range...:(

MOBIUS
05-08-2005, 18:26:51
Cars are so fucking expensive here - had to buy a new tyre today cos I had a puncture and my car has bloody performance tyres...:(

And my road tax is overdue...:(:(

And I paid for my insurance last week...:(:(:(

But I did have a brilliant day touring and sightseeing today!:)

paiktis22
06-08-2005, 14:51:32
Originally posted by mr.G
welome in europa
wanna know what we dutchies pay for one liter of fuel?

1.40 euros that is about 80% taxes.

aaaa
:nervous:

and i thought 1 euro /litre was expensive. but then there's salaries differantiations too.

Drekkus
06-08-2005, 15:31:41
Not for MrG. :D

mr.G
06-08-2005, 15:43:44
fok you
got 3 commissions this week assssssssssshole

Nav
06-08-2005, 16:35:57
MOBIUS. I'm definately up for a road trip! (and also happy to split the cost). :D

Oerdin
06-08-2005, 18:25:01
Originally posted by Funko
There was a story here recently about airlines getting told off for quoting "taxes" including stuff that wasn't actually airport tax. The government is talking about making them put the full price on the ticket and show the real taxes.

They should.

Oerdin
06-08-2005, 18:27:01
Originally posted by mr.G
fok you
got 3 commissions this week assssssssssshole

Yeah, tell your boss whose boss. ;)

mr.G
06-08-2005, 18:28:59
jesjes
hey boss i am the bozzzzzzzzzz.

and all right i am a "poor" bastard but i like my job

devilmunchkin
07-08-2005, 10:08:00
sometime oerdin and i are gonna have to go to one of these things anyway...
that or i'm just gonna move to england and get it over with.

Provost Harrison
07-08-2005, 23:08:31
This roadtrip could be cool :)

MOBIUS
08-08-2005, 00:05:23
Well are you up for it then?

After all, I have to drive past yours and Nav's to get to the chunnel...:D

And an added bonus would be loading up on duty free on the return journey!:beer:

Nav
08-08-2005, 10:13:53
It would probably be cheaper (and more fun) to do it by ferry though.

Funko
08-08-2005, 10:14:12
Hook of Holland is pretty close to Rotterdam

Nav
08-08-2005, 10:22:06
Arr that's a good idea.

mr.G
08-08-2005, 10:58:09
jep
did that a month ago, is a nice trip and good good very good beer abroad

MOBIUS
09-08-2005, 23:57:28
Or there's Dover - Zeebrugge...

Provost?

Provost Harrison
10-08-2005, 00:07:04
Could be a goer if there are a few people up for it! I'm trying to avoid spending much as I will have been away the month previous.

Vincent
10-08-2005, 07:34:29
Cabin 80
Cabin 80 to way out
I am waiting
Did you see me in the crowd
Hook of Holland 6 AM
Someone shouted tell me where I am
Hook of Holland trains and boats
Someone said it's raining overcoats
See the man on
See the man on the quay
There's a girl from Switzerland
In the same compartment
Humming trains and boats and planes
On a street in Rotterdam
Back in 1925
There's a woman and a man
Black and white a photograph
Wonder if they're still alive
Wonder if they're still alive

mr.G
10-08-2005, 07:37:17
doing a little dance while singing Vincent?

Nav
10-08-2005, 09:13:52
Dover - Zeebrugge would probably be better than Harwich (Ipswich) - Hook of Holland!

mr.G
10-08-2005, 09:22:18
why?
for getting nice belgium beers?

Funko
10-08-2005, 09:44:50
Why on earth would Dover - Zebrugge be better? Ipswich isn't that much further from London than Dover but Zebrugge is much further from Rotterdam than Hook of Holland.

Map:

http://multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=600000.962461531&Y=250000.56273856&width=500&height=300&gride=616032.962461531&gridn=244426.56273856&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=freegaz&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&inmap=&table=&ovtype=&zm=0&out.x=7&out.y=14&scale=1000000

mr.G
10-08-2005, 10:35:24
and they let you steer on the Harwich-Dover trip jesjes captain mrDjie

Nav
10-08-2005, 10:48:19
Well I though Ipswich was much further than Dover. Obviously it isn't. :D

I wanna be captain!!

Funko
10-08-2005, 10:48:46
:D

Oerdin
10-08-2005, 10:49:02
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
sometime oerdin and i are gonna have to go to one of these things anyway...
that or i'm just gonna move to england and get it over with.

Yeah, I want to go. :(

I'm not sure if my work will let me though.

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 10:51:26
Originally posted by mr.G
and they let you steer on the Harwich-Dover trip jesjes captain mrDjie Did you do your retard act again to convince them?

When did you go on that boat anyway?

zmama
10-08-2005, 10:53:48
Act?

mr.G
10-08-2005, 10:57:03
Originally posted by Drekkus
Did you do your retard act again to convince them?

When did you go on that boat anyway? just a few weeks ago with the other dirk, the time you had your mental 0ffdays and get married and all.

mr.G
10-08-2005, 10:58:25
Originally posted by zmama
Act?
one step further away of getting a place to sleep at mrg's at the meet.
not so smart zmama, no no not so smart at all.

mr.G
10-08-2005, 11:02:01
captainG (http://webdisk.planet.nl/heijm509/publiek/album/_w/Afbeelding(41)_jpg.jpg)

zmama
10-08-2005, 11:04:22
I have no smart at 5:53 am

only IV coffee

mr.G
10-08-2005, 11:07:01
better keep quiet at the early hours, hah ;)

Tizzy
10-08-2005, 11:08:51
Did mrG just threaten zmama?

not so smart mrG, no no not so smart at all.

mr.G
10-08-2005, 11:10:47
you already had the masterbedroom at mrG's, bet i will eat bisquits in bed the night before the two of you arrive.

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 11:12:35
Originally posted by mr.G
captainG (http://webdisk.planet.nl/heijm509/publiek/album/_w/Afbeelding(41)_jpg.jpg) :lol: Aaaah, they let you use the REAL steering wheel, up on the passengers deck.

mr.G
10-08-2005, 11:13:56
what about "the law" at the meet?

that Lurker-sissy is taking a raincheck, so i suppose Dyl will represent the law at the meet?

Funko
10-08-2005, 11:24:30
Who's football team will he go on?

mr.G
10-08-2005, 11:34:55
referee
must be
:lol:

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 11:34:56
We will take the girl, you can have Dyl.

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 11:35:20
Originally posted by mr.G
referee
must be
:lol: :lol: Oooh, good one!

Funko
10-08-2005, 11:41:49
If it's USUK vs rest of the world we have

Me, MOBIUS, Nav and possibly Venom or PH

and you'll have

Drekkus, mr.G and Mr Bas? Zopper?



Assuming Tizzy and zmama won't be playing... and I actually think PH might not want to either,

Well it might be doable in a small game.

mr.G
10-08-2005, 11:47:11
No Usuk, it's UK vs rest of the world.
just because you are so so proud of being "the craddle" of football and all.
(point : if venom shows up he will be on our team)
and there is a small change that Nav can do his tip off trick tou you will not be in disadvantage


and Dyl will be referee

Tizzy
10-08-2005, 11:48:42
For comedy value if for no other reason, it should be USUK vs everyone else.

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 11:48:59
Originally posted by Funko

and I actually think PH might not want to either,
Why not? Maybe as goalpost?

mr.G
10-08-2005, 11:51:23
Originally posted by Tizzy
For comedy value if for no other reason, it should be USUK vs everyone else.
comedy
comedy
as if you britts have a sense of humour

Tizzy
10-08-2005, 11:57:04
I'm very easily amused.
Luckily for Funko.

Funko
10-08-2005, 12:01:16
Originally posted by mr.G
No Usuk, it's UK vs rest of the world.
just because you are so so proud of being "the craddle" of football and all.
(point : if venom shows up he will be on our team)
and there is a small change that Nav can do his tip off trick tou you will not be in disadvantage


and Dyl will be referee

We'll be at a numerical disadvantage.

At the moment we've only potentially got 3 players.

mr.G
10-08-2005, 12:02:30
well
that IS your problem

our problem is that we don't own a ball

Funko
10-08-2005, 12:11:14
I'm sure we can buy one.

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 12:15:35
I have one! I think it's used once.

mr.G
10-08-2005, 12:25:10
as a buttplug?

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 12:45:55
No, it's a real vijfje!

mr.G
10-08-2005, 12:48:09
jaah und?

Nav
10-08-2005, 12:56:05
hmm footy... I'd like to point out that I have two right feet.

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 13:01:02
And you're lefthanded?

Funko
10-08-2005, 13:07:47
Originally posted by Nav
hmm footy... I'd like to point out that I have two right feet.

there is a reason I'm trying to recruit more players. :)

MoSe
10-08-2005, 13:40:13
Originally posted by Nav
It would probably be cheaper (and more fun) to do it by ferry though.

when zmama and me came by car last autumn, the hovercraft was unexpectedly cheaper than the ferry (and expectedly faster)

that's on the Calais-Dover, at least
the Chunnel costed thrice or more

MoSe
10-08-2005, 13:47:34
Originally posted by Funko
Why on earth would Dover - Zebrugge be better? Ipswich isn't that much further from London than Dover but Zebrugge is much further from Rotterdam than Hook of Holland.


What are you trying to optimise?
Looking for the shortest Total Time?
Looking for the shortest Stint to Drive?
Looking for the cheapest Total Cost?

Would you prefer a solution that brings you the nearest to Rotterdam, so that you can rest on a longer boat journey (provided you're not seasick), even if it might take more time and more money overall?

Going from Gent to Reading, driving to Calais seemed to me (and zmama) the obvious choice. IIRC I had investigated the Oostenda option, but can't recall why, it looked totally out of question.

MoSe
10-08-2005, 13:53:27
Originally posted by Funko
If it's USUK vs rest of the world we have

Me, MOBIUS, Nav and possibly Venom or PH

and you'll have

Drekkus, mr.G and Mr Bas? Zopper?


that would be USUK vs. NL....

I might be doing the ball

Zopperoni
10-08-2005, 14:02:44
I'm game.

Cruddy
10-08-2005, 17:53:59
Hmm... any chance you can put me down as a possible for the meet?

I'll have to check work for time off, but I reckon I'll be due a few days by then.

Drekkus
10-08-2005, 18:02:14
Originally posted by MoSe

I might be doing the ball You what???? :eek:

mr.G
10-08-2005, 19:37:46
don't tease him

MOBIUS
10-08-2005, 20:41:41
Originally posted by MoSe
What are you trying to optimise?
Looking for the shortest Total Time?
Looking for the shortest Stint to Drive?
Looking for the cheapest Total Cost?

Would you prefer a solution that brings you the nearest to Rotterdam, so that you can rest on a longer boat journey (provided you're not seasick), even if it might take more time and more money overall?

Going from Gent to Reading, driving to Calais seemed to me (and zmama) the obvious choice. IIRC I had investigated the Oostenda option, but can't recall why, it looked totally out of question.

Always Cheapness as the no.1 priority...:D

But really it depends on whether PH wants to come or not as going via Dover goes straight past his house, as opposed to Harwich...:bash:

MoSe
11-08-2005, 09:10:08
Originally posted by mr.G
don't tease him

I'm not good at football, but I have a foot good at foot, and a ball good at ball

mr.G
11-08-2005, 09:35:37
damn MoSe, this is your lamest post evah.

you need a vacation

Funko
11-08-2005, 09:48:08
Harwich takes you to Hook of Holland, surely that's better?

MoSe
11-08-2005, 10:04:45
Best thing is that the proclivousest in advices are Funko and me, neither partaking in that car trip! :D

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 10:20:18
Hook of Holland is really close to Rotterdam. You drive of the boat, onto the highway, and within 20 minutes you're there.

mr.G
11-08-2005, 10:21:49
jep and for the trip back ditto.
pfffffft

Funko
11-08-2005, 10:30:52
And it's called Hook of Holland

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 10:32:24
it's actually called Hoek van Holland.

mr.G
11-08-2005, 10:32:36
jes
that's short for:
captain Hook of Holland

aarrrrr arrrrr

Funko
11-08-2005, 10:34:16
Originally posted by Drekkus
it's actually called Hoek van Holland.

No it isn't. Silly Dutchij.

Provost Harrison
11-08-2005, 10:37:35
Everyone knows the Hooker of Holland is in Amsterdam :rolleyes:

mr.G
11-08-2005, 10:39:07
:rolleyes:

Funko
11-08-2005, 10:40:16
Yes, there is only one hooker in Holland, she is very busy though.

Provost Harrison
11-08-2005, 10:40:27
:rolleyes:

mr.G
11-08-2005, 10:41:32
Originally posted by Funko
Yes, there is only one hooker in Holland, she is very busy though. jes jes
and happy

http://mc.clintock.com/second_floor/bookcase_2/ICON-images/the_happy_hooker.jpg

Funko
11-08-2005, 10:44:38
there are many many hookahs though.

mr.G
11-08-2005, 10:48:39
that's true

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 11:04:19
She's all yours, PH:

http://home.planet.nl/~kroo0017/images/Me20and2020Xaviera.jpg

mr.G
11-08-2005, 11:10:24
Originally posted by Drekkus
:lol: Aaaah, they let you use the REAL steering wheel, up on the passengers deck.
jesjes they did, it was awesome

Venom
11-08-2005, 13:08:47
WHORES! Whores I say!

MoSe
11-08-2005, 13:40:15
and you're a poltroon

mr.G
11-08-2005, 13:44:27
i learned a new word t'day, thank you Moseeeeej

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 14:08:29
What does it mean?

mr.G
11-08-2005, 15:51:27
coward or something

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 15:58:09
chicken?

Venom
11-08-2005, 15:59:46
Political Cartoon maybe?

mr.G
11-08-2005, 16:19:08
manwhore

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 16:21:55
Maybe he meant Royal Troon.

Venom
11-08-2005, 16:35:49
Manwhore to the royals?

Drekkus
11-08-2005, 16:37:45
with a golfclub up his ass.

mr.G
11-08-2005, 16:54:09
Originally posted by Drekkus
Maybe he meant Royal Troon. metric system?

Funko
11-08-2005, 16:54:43
Royal Troon with Cheese?

mr.G
11-08-2005, 17:04:30
damn you R the schjmart wan

Funko
01-09-2005, 10:58:27
BUMP!

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:01:53
yaaaaay i will be there

Funko
01-09-2005, 11:02:50
I will be there too.

Have you got Crash Bandikaart?

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:03:19
uhhhh i guess

Tizzy
01-09-2005, 11:04:12
I'll be there with the bru*




*some of this statement may prove to be untrue

Funko
01-09-2005, 11:04:47
Plane rides can be thirsty.

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:09:31
Originally posted by Funko
I will be there too.

Have you got Crash Bandikaart? not yet, Drekkus and I will go in training tho

you verliezers you

Drekkus
01-09-2005, 11:10:18
Je bent de Verliezer!

Tizzy
01-09-2005, 11:11:05
I think we all know who the verliezers are

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:11:20
what you say are you yourself, with your nose in the coffeecream

zmama
01-09-2005, 11:13:17
coffee
coffee
coffee

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:14:00
Originally posted by Tizzy
I think did it hurt a lot?

Funko
01-09-2005, 11:14:30
Shit, have to get in training for football and Crash kart? That's a lot of work.

Tizzy
01-09-2005, 11:15:29
Originally posted by mr.G
did it hurt a lot?

jes jes

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:16:33
kick the newbie, that would be a great relief, orrrr a seagull of course

Oerdin
01-09-2005, 11:19:16
We need a seagull AE.

Tizzy
01-09-2005, 11:21:23
The seagull would flap and fly away, the newbie would curl up and cry.

I know which would be more satisfying.

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:23:54
yaaaaay wait till you get home

Tizzy
01-09-2005, 11:24:50
Why? Is there a nice surprise waiting for me?

Funko
01-09-2005, 11:25:50
Yes! Today you get to make dinner! WOO!

:beer:

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:26:24
jesjes you can kick that surprise daily, sometimes it sits in the couch sometime the surprise stands before the stove.....always kickable jesjes

zmama
01-09-2005, 11:26:29
Oh good...I'll be right over

Tizzy
01-09-2005, 11:26:45
Yaay! I like making enchiladas :)

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:27:56
enchiladas ...... those little doggies I suppose...... hot and all?

Funko
01-09-2005, 11:28:02
See guys, if you want to keep your girlfriend happy you have to give her nice treats like letting her cook now and again.

mr.G
01-09-2005, 11:29:06
and be daily kickable

Oerdin
01-09-2005, 11:30:18
Someone needs to buy Mr G one of these so he can kick it daily.
http://www.krittersinthemailbox.com/animals/seagull/kmi79397f.jpg

http://www.krittersinthemailbox.com/animals/seagull/kmi79397.htm

Lurker the Second
01-09-2005, 13:12:24
Odd looking sex toy.

Lurker the Seconder
01-09-2005, 13:13:26
jesjes Old looking sex toy.

mr.G
01-09-2005, 13:30:33
:rolleyes: you are so funny

mr.G
01-09-2005, 15:20:17
So we've got

Funko
Tizzy
Drekkus
nice mrG
zmama
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.
.
.
.
and?

Fistandantilus
01-09-2005, 15:30:04
who is "nice mrG" ?

A surprise guest?

mr.G
01-09-2005, 15:36:48
jesjes

wearing red pants and a yellow shirt

Zopperoni
01-09-2005, 15:55:15
I'll be there too.

MoSe
01-09-2005, 18:01:24
Originally posted by mr.G
So we've got

and?

:hmm: what kind of confirmatijon do you still need?

I think I'll be there, by any means, but probably by car (should Fist want to join the trip, just ask)
I'm afraid I won't be able to fetch the same ham as last year tho

zmama
01-09-2005, 18:48:10
Damn!

But maybe the same wine ;)