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Funko
15-12-2009, 12:31:07
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/dec/14/freezing-weather-snow-uk-temperatures

We might actually get some snow in England's so of course chaos is predicted.

We had snow in Feb! Twice in a year?!?

Tizzy
15-12-2009, 12:32:53
Yay! Snow!

Funko
15-12-2009, 12:36:18
You won't be saying that when it turns to slush and ice 30 seconds after falling and you slip over.

King_Ghidra
15-12-2009, 13:32:32
That sounds like a threat

MDA
15-12-2009, 13:33:48
he meant "treat", kick him!

Funko
15-12-2009, 13:35:13
You won't be saying that when it turns to slush and ice 30 seconds after falling and you slip over!

Funko
15-12-2009, 13:35:36
MDA you cross post causing bastard!

Tizzy
15-12-2009, 13:42:14
No cross posts please, it's the season of goodwill

Funko
15-12-2009, 13:43:59
That'll be a big change for CG, having a good Will.

Lurker
15-12-2009, 15:40:31
yeah, better postpone implementation of that change and send it back to committee for further study.

Asher
15-12-2009, 17:25:15
It was -59C in Canada this week.

Funko
15-12-2009, 17:26:27
Ah, an Indian Summer!

mr_B
15-12-2009, 17:28:19
:lol:

MDA
15-12-2009, 18:05:45
soon they'll be exporting dry ice!

The Mad Monk
16-12-2009, 17:14:56
Global warming FTW!

Asher
16-12-2009, 19:37:27
They should hold the next climate change summit in Regina, Saskatchewan sometime between December and February.

Funko
17-12-2009, 08:51:12
And bring beach gear.

Drekkus
17-12-2009, 08:59:14
SNOW!! There's SNOW!!! Big blanket of SNOW!! YOOHOOOO!!!

Funko
21-12-2009, 10:32:50
It must be difficult for Northerners to understand the disruption caused by the snow, because the disruption is primarily being caused to people with jobs.
Greg

:D

http://ifyoulikeitsomuchwhydontyougolivethere.com/2009/12/18/comeback/

Funko
21-12-2009, 19:03:01
Since I posted that, we've had a few inches of snow in a few hours, and it's the worst snow I've ever seen in Reading. The traffic is literally gridlocked, people abandoning cars to walk. Tizzy got sent home early, got a lift and took 3 hours to get 2 miles back to town from work.

If there are any gritters, they couldn't get out anyway, all the roads are blocked.

Fun times.

Provost Harrison
21-12-2009, 23:52:12
I've coped so far with a bit of common sense, although I did have too many to drink the other night and fell flat on my arse on ice...still bruised now.

Would've also helped if they'd bothered to grit the M60...although this was the first time I'd ever seen snow ploughs on our roads.

Funko
22-12-2009, 10:51:13
Working from home today.

Common sense wouldn't have helped anyone in Reading. No grit, iced up roads, people taking 3-5 hours just to get out of car parks. Total gridlock. Roads closed, abandoned cars, hotels opening conference halls to let stranded motorists sleep etc.

Doesn't seem to have been anywhere near as bad even as close as London or Oxford.

Lurker
22-12-2009, 13:02:03
I've coped so far with a bit of common sense, although I did have too many to drink the other night and fell flat on my arse on ice....



"Common sense" the PH way. :beer:

King_Ghidra
22-12-2009, 13:34:50
:lol:

London had a good amount of snow for a couple of hours, but that was it. Out here in Theale it is as Funko described. About 2/5 of the office made it in today.

Bossman
22-12-2009, 13:45:32
Killing season for snowmen will last a few more days, kids next door built one on my doorstep and I've got an urge to kick it to death.

Provost Harrison
22-12-2009, 17:24:33
Actually I was in Manchester at the time :D

MOBIUS
22-12-2009, 17:32:16
Had snow but been completely unaffected. Yesterday was nice on the train up to Crewe, the hills looked beautiful with a blanket of snow on them!

This morning seemed bad though, I even contemplated working from home.:cute:

Provost Harrison
22-12-2009, 17:45:39
Don't be so smug, for some of us, Christmas has already started :D

MDA
22-12-2009, 17:51:30
Got about two feet of snow over Friday/Saturday. Maryland cannot deal with more than about 4 inches. Government was shut down on Monday, despite them having all of Sunday to clear the roads. I didn't have to drive, so it was awesome.

was was

Japher
22-12-2009, 20:07:58
From America - With Love
http://www.dailydemotivators.com/pics/fuck%20you%20canada.jpg

MOBIUS
22-12-2009, 20:35:47
Don't be so smug, for some of us, Christmas has already started :D

I wake up smug every day because I don't live in London.

Provost Harrison
22-12-2009, 20:38:41
Cardiff working out for you? I see your years of dumbing down are complete :p

Koshko
23-12-2009, 01:10:23
I enjoy when the UK gets snow. They act like they got stricken with the apocalypse.

RedFred
23-12-2009, 07:34:48
Huh? I didn't think you were Canadian.

Funko
23-12-2009, 09:55:14
What this week has shown is that we are 5 inches of snow away from starvation and rioting.

King_Ghidra
23-12-2009, 10:09:23
On the news last night they were interviewing some americans who were on a flight from boston to london that was rerouted to glasgow because of the snow

they universally had the opinion that the uk was in dissarray because of the snow. one guy said 'i can't believe you have a little snow and london is in total lockdown. total lockdown'

yes that's right, london is closed. everyone has retreated to the tower where we will wait until the queen issues the command to return.

MOBIUS
23-12-2009, 12:26:21
It's all about preparation:

Richmond (Lib Dem Council), for example, all the roads - including the minor residential ones - completely clear.

Cardiff (another Lib Dem Council), again utterly unaffected.

Other places - total chaos!

:cute:

MOBIUS
23-12-2009, 12:26:45
:clueless:

Funko
23-12-2009, 12:28:41
On the news last night they were interviewing some americans who were on a flight from boston to london that was rerouted to glasgow because of the snow

they universally had the opinion that the uk was in dissarray because of the snow. one guy said 'i can't believe you have a little snow and london is in total lockdown. total lockdown'

yes that's right, london is closed. everyone has retreated to the tower where we will wait until the queen issues the command to return.

Reading was actually in total lockdown.

Provost Harrison
23-12-2009, 12:29:00
You can say that again!

Funko
23-12-2009, 12:31:37
It's all about preparation:

Richmond (Lib Dem Council), for example, all the roads - including the minor residential ones - completely clear.

Cardiff (another Lib Dem Council), again utterly unaffected.

Other places - total chaos!

Turning this party political = totally gay.

It's also partly about how much bad weather you get. From what I've heard London didn't get anywhere near the volume of snow we had in the short time we had it.

That said, Reading's preparation was particularly bad, but I still think I'd rather the coucil money was spent on something useful to more people all year round, not preparing for one off events have never happened here in my lifetime before.

MOBIUS
23-12-2009, 12:37:05
:lol:

True, I am a gay twat!

Still, all they had to do was buy in the grit and store it somewhere, and have a detailed action plan in the event of snow. So once the grit is bought, it's a one off payment unless used - hardly putting young defenceless orphans out on the street, is it?

The analogy is having a savings account in case of a 'snowy' day. None of this "It snowed at the wrong time of day" BS that seems to be the new excuse...

Funko
23-12-2009, 12:43:50
Here's what happened in Reading

1. It starts to snow heavily
2. Everyone leaves work Gritters head out
3. Total gridlock, gritters can't get to roads to grit them because they are full of traffic

But Reading can't cope with the traffic at the best of times.

Bossman
23-12-2009, 12:48:59
Same in Basingstoke, Bracknell, Newbury...

Then I listen to the news about the morons complaining that the council did nothing... If I was the editor there'd have been a big hand pointing at them with TWAT written on it.

Funko
23-12-2009, 13:06:52
Council just issued a timely update

http://www.reading.gov.uk/latest/mediareleases/PressArticle.asp?id=SX9452-A7848662

Japher
23-12-2009, 13:48:36
Reading should get a CG award of the decade... for laziest town

Funko
23-12-2009, 13:58:01
:provost:

Koshko
24-12-2009, 01:43:10
Huh? I didn't think you were Canadian.

American. Upper Midwest though. We are experiencing an ice storm right now in fact. Stuff be covered with frozen water.

jsorense
24-12-2009, 06:45:56
Have you noticed that when you are in an airport that people with a Canadian tag on their backpack/carry-on want to cut in line? :hmm:

Asher
24-12-2009, 06:47:36
Nobody fucks with Canadians. We have lumberjack axes in our carry-on.

RedFred
24-12-2009, 06:52:44
...yes, we are all lumberjacks and we're okay.

American. Upper Midwest though. We are experiencing an ice storm right now in fact. Stuff be covered with frozen water.

Read the thread title. By mocking the UK you must be a Canadian.

jsorense
24-12-2009, 07:02:07
Summary please.
What is funny aboot Canada?
Is it their fault that they all have brain damage from hockey preschool?