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luka
19-10-2004, 11:13 AM
things which have caught your eye recently.

1.a foundry worker pushing a rusty wheelbarrow with a large hole in the bottom.

luka
19-10-2004, 11:14 AM
2. double rainbows. the second band a mirror image of the first, the colours reversed.

Woebot
19-10-2004, 11:47 AM
<img alt="newsprint.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/newsprint.jpg" width="400" height="300" border="0" />

I saw this piece of newsprint bluetacked to a brick wall.

originaldrum
19-10-2004, 11:53 AM
=> a really fat man walking a really small dog on the way home from the ferry

be.jazz
19-10-2004, 12:53 PM
A 2 metres + pianist and his 1.5 metres (if that) girlfriend.

craner
19-10-2004, 04:53 PM
chewing gum on paving stones like polka dot; a red telephone box doused in tar; blonde Alice upstairs; a DVD called <em>Japan Ė know your enemy</em> (cost: £5.99)

satanmcnugget
19-10-2004, 10:27 PM
the layers of caked dirt on the face of a 'working girl" who just bummed a smoke off of me about a half an hour ago

Melmoth
20-10-2004, 02:54 PM
Quartz confetti in the gutter after a TWOC.

stelfox
20-10-2004, 05:55 PM
the nagina sweet shop in whitechapel, which when you approach it has half the initial "n" obscured by a sign and looks like a "v"... say no more

Baal's Eyes
20-10-2004, 10:28 PM
some blood spots on my stairwell

GuyMercier
20-10-2004, 10:33 PM
"hounds of love" on the futureheads album is a cover of Kate Bush

Jim Daze
21-10-2004, 02:55 PM
that the nagging fears of paranoia, self doubt and inertia do not go away just because you stop smoking weed.

sufi
21-10-2004, 03:26 PM
that the nagging fears of paranoia, self doubt and inertia do not go away just because you stop smoking weed.
quitting tobacco makes you aggressive, impatient, obnoxious, clumsy like a crack'ead
free up the paranoia

satanmcnugget
21-10-2004, 08:46 PM
moral of Jim's post? dont stop smoking weed :D

Woebot
22-10-2004, 07:54 AM
a builder using a wheelbarrow to wheel another wheelbarrow (interlinked at the front)

Jim Daze
22-10-2004, 11:34 AM
A fox with mange carrying a take away carton in it mouth :(

originaldrum
22-10-2004, 12:40 PM
Quartz confetti in the gutter after a TWOC.


u mean in manchester?

Melmoth
22-10-2004, 02:22 PM
Why would I mean Manchester?

originaldrum
23-10-2004, 04:25 AM
Why would I mean Manchester?

sorry blad, i though you meant TWOC in manchester



something which caught my attention recently:

tinchy strider looking like a zombie on the cover of lord of the decks vol 2

Woebot
23-10-2004, 04:50 PM
<img alt="wicker_bike.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/wicker_bike.jpg" width="400" height="300" border="0" />

Rambler
24-10-2004, 01:21 PM
... which ironically looks like a wheelbarrow.

grimly fiendish
24-10-2004, 01:38 PM
the awesome power and beauty of wind turbines

http://homepage.mac.com/weesimon/011.jpg

adruu
25-10-2004, 05:12 PM
twin dwarf amputees making stick figures in their palms out of pocket change

frenchcurve0
25-10-2004, 05:54 PM
I noticed a cat in my neighborhood was pregnant,
this after noticing that part of her tail was missing not a week prior.
I noticed my four year old was far more willing to be friendly to her when I told him about her babies in that pouch of hers. (usually he likes to scare cats off)

be.jazz
25-10-2004, 09:43 PM
The near-extinction of the white back-up singer.

luka
26-10-2004, 03:54 PM
a worm drowning in a puddle

a boy with his hood up walking through victoria park. at irregualr intervals he lights fireworks, barely breaking stride, not even turning round to watch them fizz and explode. it is broad daylight.

be.jazz
26-10-2004, 10:58 PM
Two guys carrying a sofa down the street on their heads at 11PM.

nick.K
29-10-2004, 01:02 AM
as I was changing a tire in the pissing rain by the side of the road in darkest newcastle I watched a couple driving past me in a capri-escort-ghia with KYLIE and JASON written across the top of their windscreen.

also - I had to door step a couple of people to ask for stanley knives so I could get the hub caps off the hire car (again, in the the sheeting rain). many thanks to the guy in the the shop who'd seen 'the hitcher' but gave me the benefit of the doubt.

Karl Kraft
30-10-2004, 06:42 PM
A Muslim lady near Whitechapel wearing a Burberry Burqua.

originaldrum
01-11-2004, 09:49 AM
when i came home today i noticed i had left my amp on all day - dang!

rob_giri
01-11-2004, 07:08 PM
Ah Luka, i've always loved your beautifully poetic examinations of the streets of London. The graffiti, the birds, the strange gestures and behaviour of unexpressive residents. Always brings a smile to my face. You are truly a great poet.

I also very much enjoyed the many happy hours of listening to your pirate tapes that you sent my brother Keith. I (we) truly appreciated them to great length. Along with a liberal sprinkling of Can and Lamonte Young, they were our soundtrack to 2003.


Yesterday i noticed a strange looking old lady tearing the bark off a paper tree and stuffing it into a plastic bag, with a odd expression on her face to match.

Jim Daze
02-11-2004, 10:22 AM
Graffiti in Whitechappel

"my other bike is you (sic) mum"

Metatron
02-11-2004, 11:38 AM
A carrot, painted silver and tied to a tree.

It's still there, but sadly I don't have a digital camera on me.

be.jazz
02-11-2004, 12:40 PM
A red bandana tied around the neck of a white stone statue.

Woebot
05-11-2004, 09:24 AM
<img alt="murder.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/murder.jpg" width="640" height="480" border="0" />

Might seem rather blase to place this within the context of "things you have noticed" but murders round my part are distressingly common.

Actually the killer of this young guy was guilty of being blase too. They attacked him in our local supermarket with a piece of wood which (the murderer claims he was unaware of) had a nail in it. It's just the same seeming unawareness of their own strength/insensibility to the fragility of human life, which caused a young guy to be killed in fist fight in our street 8 years ago.

nick.K
05-11-2004, 12:08 PM
there's much badness about. i heard my neighbour being assaulted and stabbed, I shouted and called the police. he staggered out into the street: naked, bleeding, screaming. his assailants saw me. it's a very bad scene. it happened about a month ago. things haven't been the same since.

nomos
08-11-2004, 01:22 AM
Just saw the Aurora Borealis for maybe the third time in my life. Greens, blues and pinks dashing around the sky, sometimes creating vast conical shapes. Too noisy in town to be able to hear them (http://www.irdial.com/people/stephen.htm) though.

Woebot
08-11-2004, 11:41 AM
<img alt="tortoise.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/tortoise.jpg" width="320" height="240" border="0" />

please santa, can i have one of these for xmas?

damn these little blokes move SO FAST!

martin
08-11-2004, 12:26 PM
Something I noticed while watching that old black and white clip of the Righteous Brothers doing 'You've Lost that Loving Feeling' - they look like a parallel universe Thunderbird puppet mock-up of Will Self and Martin Amis

adruu
08-11-2004, 03:33 PM
a leaf falling next to me in the subway

Rambler
09-11-2004, 03:11 PM
In the academic reference section of Foyles, an Encyclopedia of Stress.

In three volumes .

Rambler
11-11-2004, 07:47 PM
Last night at a swanky dinner I saw two playing cards - 5 and 7 of hearts - stuck to the 20-foot high ceilings. And apparently they're not the only ones around.

luka
12-11-2004, 09:40 AM
an advert in the docklands.

pizza-delivered to your desk!

sufi
12-11-2004, 10:31 AM
yesterday, just by london bridge, on my way back from the east,

i saw a cormorant struggling to swallow a wriggling fish

the fish was alive, all the way down... in the thames...

Woebot
12-11-2004, 10:36 AM
a squirrell with an enormous ball of tissue paper in its mouth crossing the road

Jim Daze
12-11-2004, 04:06 PM
In a dream I noticed all my friends sitting around a long table . I was sat at the head of the table. They were laughing hysterically and as I protested their faces started to melt like wax.

what can this mean ?

satanmcnugget
12-11-2004, 10:55 PM
the Nas posters all over my city that say Nas Loves T.O.

be.jazz
12-11-2004, 11:18 PM
A red bandana tied around the neck of a white stone statue..

mms
15-11-2004, 08:27 AM
dreamt last night that the signs that cardiff council had been putting up had occult significance.
Especially the new designs for the city centre toilets. Implying that the council was run by satanic forces.
Haven't been to cardiff in years.. I woke ready to warn a friend who lives there.

Woebot
15-11-2004, 09:39 AM
<img alt="heron.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/heron.jpg" width="640" height="480" border="0" />

heron snacking at the penguin enclosure

adruu
15-11-2004, 03:39 PM
there is a need in the market for a machine that allows you to smell your own breath

Metatron
18-11-2004, 01:40 PM
Last night at a swanky dinner I saw two playing cards - 5 and 7 of hearts - stuck to the 20-foot high ceilings. And apparently they're not the only ones around.

I've seen one of these at the Shepherds Bush Empire - it was definitely a five of something - what does it all mean?

luka
18-11-2004, 02:01 PM
thats an interesting story lads, you need to research that.

-a womens fashion boutique on the Bow end of Roman Road called Arrogant.-

rewch
19-11-2004, 03:37 PM
a mauve plush chair that sat abandoned in mason's yard st. james' for a week or so...when i came back to work after a weekend someone had expressed their enormous contempt for it (& presumably the rest of us) by laying an exceptionally well-formed & entirely obscene turd on the seat...wanted to take a photo but the next day it had gone...

Rambler
19-11-2004, 06:22 PM
I've seen one of these at the Shepherds Bush Empire - it was definitely a five of something - what does it all mean?


Saw another one on the ceiling of the Gatehouse Theatre in Highgate at the weekend. Might have been a three of spades.

I'm gonna look into this over the weekend...

Rambler
19-11-2004, 06:27 PM
Damn. First hit on Googling for 'playing cards ceiling':

http://www.magictricks.com/cards/cardceiling.htm

Maybe not that interesting after all. Shame.

originaldrum
21-11-2004, 06:46 AM
there is a need in the market for a machine that allows you to smell your own breath


i thought all you had to do was lick your hand wait for it to dry and then smell it

originaldrum
21-11-2004, 06:49 AM
things you have noticed - i noticed thast everyone i saw at a cafe for breakfast this morning looked full knanckered, what were they all doing last night

HMGovt
22-11-2004, 12:59 PM
There's a bloke who rides around Cambridge town centre with tinny, unidentifiable (possibly hardcore punk) music coming out of a tesco bag mounted on his handlebars. His right hand is always in the bag, twiddling. He's been doing this for at least three years and he's still doing it now.

This raises many questions: is it the same tesco bag? If not, how often does he invest in new one and why tesco? Does he play the same tape over and over again? What is he trying to tell us all? What sort of brainwrong results in this sort of cycopathic behaviour? Has anyone else seen or heard him?

luka
23-11-2004, 10:46 AM
strange lights in the sky over bethnal green.

i really hope someone else has seen these or i'm in trouble...

craner? jim? stelfox?

craner
23-11-2004, 12:18 PM
strange white lights swirling around?

luka
23-11-2004, 02:40 PM
phew, i'm not going mad then

simon silverdollar
23-11-2004, 04:36 PM
- a man stepping outside his door, immediately seeing 2 policemen walking down the road, and then diving straight back into his house.

the policemen didn't notice.

Jim Daze
25-11-2004, 04:07 PM
a man on a high powered motorcycle with a blacked out visor weaving from side to side down the street ,outside college in Stockwell, when he got near the bloke standing next to me as we stood in the middle of the road, he gestured as if to shoot him, at the same time his exhaust back fired with a loud bang, as if he could control it. I nearly shat myself, but then I am a big pussy........ :eek:

grimly fiendish
25-11-2004, 04:48 PM
that - in glasgow at least - citroen C3s are without exception driven by imbeciles who shouldn't be allowed within a million miles of a main road. honestly. every time i see one, i can guarantee the driver's going to do something idiotic, often in my general vicinity. i'm getting quite paranoid about it.

mms
25-11-2004, 10:40 PM
strange white lights swirling around?


yeah alll over central london up to pimlico, i think its a christmas thing from somewhere in oxford street.
does it say anything tho or is it just a pattern that thru some supporting television and advertising campaign will shortly be burnt onto my brain if i pay it too much attention.

xero
26-11-2004, 12:14 AM
yeah alll over central london up to pimlico, i think its a christmas thing from somewhere in oxford street.
does it say anything tho or is it just a pattern that thru some supporting television and advertising campaign will shortly be burnt onto my brain if i pay it too much attention.

it's for the olympic bid

grimly fiendish
26-11-2004, 01:56 PM
it's for the olympic bid

what, a trial run for "look how much money we can waste on something pointless nobody really cares about or understands"?

:)

(i'm joking. i'd be delighted if london got the games, to be honest)

owen
26-11-2004, 04:18 PM
fuck, I wouldn't.

Yesterday I noticed a bearded man in a motorised wheelchair zipping down the old kent rd, said wheelchair was covered with a red canvas tent-ish thing, with a dog on a lead attached to each side.

rewch
02-12-2004, 01:07 PM
man on tube this morning...(no evidence of vagrancy)...wearing tweed trousers inside out...tweed jacket did not match said trousers

sufi
02-12-2004, 03:59 PM
I found a 1/2 penny on the ground, who dropped that eh? did it fall thru a time warp?
a notice (which i noticed,) it had a picture of some shoes and it said:

LOST
have you lost a pair of shoes which were found in a bin on bellefields road, if so please call XXX XXX

xero
02-12-2004, 05:51 PM
4 ducks standing in a row on the edge of the towpath chatting - half an hour later I passed by again and they were still at it

martin
03-12-2004, 12:06 PM
I've only just noticed that 98% of minicab drivers are highly dangerous sex offenders. Thank fuck the Mayor's not slacking! Good on you Ken - we'll nail these rapist beasts

grimly fiendish
11-12-2004, 06:34 PM
this picture of john knox on the wall of the world's end pub in edinburgh, which for a fraction of a second presented itself to my addled mind as some else entirely

http://homepage.mac.com/weesimon/knox.jpg
http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,258944,00.jpg

mms
12-12-2004, 03:15 PM
I've only just noticed that 98% of minicab drivers are highly dangerous sex offenders. Thank fuck the Mayor's not slacking! Good on you Ken - we'll nail these rapist beasts


that adverts a bit brutal isn't it.
had the pleasure of a tiefing mini cab driver once and it was most unpleasant, got away without being hurt or robbed tho.

sufi
12-12-2004, 03:30 PM
minicabs:
it's well brutal = shock treatment
& zero useful info about how to distinguish licensed minicab from unlicensed...


noticed:
a gang of seagulls up & down our street this afternoon
compact hurtling white hooligans, compared to the shabby apathetic pigeons or plump smug magpies, who all seemed to be keeping heads down

Melmoth
12-12-2004, 03:47 PM
a notice (which i noticed,) it had a picture of some shoes and it said:



I've seen something similar on the Walworth road. I've got an awful feeling that its supposed to be 'conceptual' art.

mms
12-12-2004, 05:14 PM
minicabs:
it's well brutal = shock treatment
& zero useful info about how to distinguish licensed minicab from unlicensed...

absolutley, totally destructive in so many ways, especially as licenced cabs don't have the power or cash to do adverts defending themselves.
I got a cab last night to a party cos i had a big bag of records and a bad back and the taxi driver told me he hated his job, he also told me he spoke 3 fluent languages, though he said he didn't want to bother looking for another job cos he did it some time ago and got knocked back alot because he was turkish.
seems a bit mad to me but it's easy to feel this way. he also said i seemed as if i couldn't be from london, well spotted ;)

jd_
14-12-2004, 08:42 PM
Sometime last week I watched four strangers cross a busy street together. They moved close together and in unison like a flock of birds until they were safe when they instantly broke apart without acknowledging each other and went their seperate ways.

Woebot
16-12-2004, 09:50 AM
<img alt="elephant.jpg" src="http://www.woebot.com/images/dissensus/elephant.jpg" width="640" height="480" border="0" />

Randy Watson
05-01-2005, 05:09 PM
Driving through Cambridgeshire I saw three scarecrows in a field. Their legs were formed from old trousers tied at the bottom inna Kid Creole/zoot suit way. The trouser leg of one of them had come undone and was flapping back and forth in the wind. It looked very much as if it were doing the can-can.

h-crimm
05-01-2005, 06:29 PM
I've seen something similar on the Walworth road. I've got an awful feeling that its supposed to be 'conceptual' art.

incredibly it could be worse; you phone the number and a computer tells you about an affordable designer shoe factory oulet store just opened in the east end. guerilla advertising. "if youre desperate enough to try and scav someone elses shoes out of a bin via a lost and found ad, you'll love mmmmmmmmm's discount fashion brand shoe emporium, every days a close-out sale!". i could barely type the phrase guerrrrillll urgghh adddve urcghh tizing cos of the shudders of disgust...

Woebot
06-01-2005, 01:52 PM
a fox on hatton gardens at 9am weaving between the traffic

owen
06-01-2005, 01:55 PM
cripes! they're remarkably fearless nowadays

thing i noticed just now- squirrels make a really quite unpleasant noise. a sort of strangulated squeak, like a mini-fox. i had no idea they even made a sound.

sufi
06-01-2005, 02:28 PM
there's a new 'FOUND' poster on my street it's already a bit indistinct but it say:

FOUND

(type of creature illegible)

A Bit Flat, but basically OK
contact: (Details)

sufi
06-01-2005, 07:54 PM
foxes
they're well on the rampage,
i often imagine them in the cellars and darkplaces, spendinging the daytimes, lurking in a leisurely way,
skulking & plotting our demise...
"one day my cub all this will be yours"

there was a big dead fox in our street the other week, healthy looking (except dead obv) with a fine bushy brush...
apparently the brixton nimbys are getting their peds & suvs & weimeraners together for some urban bloodsports, tally-ho!


i saw a bird of prey on a rooftop in bob marley way the other day, getting mobbed by 4 magpies. as someone raised to be superstitious from an early age about magpies i found this most disturbing, as i reckon i never seen more than a couple together round here before.
it was a little un, i checked it as it flew off, not a kestrel.

sufi
06-01-2005, 08:12 PM
i saw the ghost dog again, a couple of times in the market in the daytime recently.

descriptuion. big, alsation looking doggy, black & shaggy almost dred. no collar, no sign of any owner anywhere. trotting along thru the market, noone bothered it (BIG doggy) & bothering nobody...

i caught the same dog before, at least 2 years ago, at the bins 2 or 3 miles away down in w norwood, early in the morning 1 day w2hen i had to wake early for some reason and wandered out, 1/2 sleeping, & saw the dog. i returned home to bed then woke later, not sure if i dreamed the whole experience...http://www.dissensus.com/images/icons/icon9.gif

mebbie obviously this black dog is somehow symbolical (yawn) - still spooky spooky spooky tho!

er off to the nature forum i think :)

sufi
13-01-2005, 01:46 AM
Naevus spider :eek:

nick.K
13-01-2005, 04:51 PM
last year I saw thousands of squirrels, i'm sure there'll be even more next year. in the summer they'd skip along the pavement beside you

red_shift
13-01-2005, 05:31 PM
i once saw a squirrel choking on something in a park in toronto. happily it managed to dislodge the blockage and carry on it's way before i had to resort to some sort of rodent heimlich manoeuvere (sp?).

luka
13-01-2005, 06:16 PM
yeah squirrels are doing very very well. they've recently colonised my mum's garden, and, more suprisingly, my dads. it's a roof garden, three storeys up on a big estate thing. they dig up his bulbs.

jack
14-01-2005, 12:46 PM
the old sports pictures outside on the bookies down my road feature gary mabbut in my favourite ever spurs kit; the yellow away one with blue squares

luka
14-01-2005, 01:14 PM
yeah i love those anachronistic pictures in the windows of bookmakers. the famous one is aggasi, mid-shot with that mullet and what appears to be an semi-erection.

sufi
14-01-2005, 02:32 PM
gary mabbut's from our village :D
chew valley bwoy, gerard

jenks
14-01-2005, 02:39 PM
gary mabbutt - the unforgiven, wembley 1987
football not a big strand on this forum - some sociological reason? (considering it seems to be so male-dominated here)

rewch
14-01-2005, 07:32 PM
gary mabbut's from our village :D
chew valley bwoy, gerard

think you might have noticed that a while ago... in fact i'm surprised everyone here is unaware of that particular & scintillating fact

(p.s. for everyone except sufi there is a long - exceptionally tedious - backstory to this... hence sarcasm)

jenks
17-01-2005, 09:49 AM
this reply reminds me that whilst this is a virtual community there is also a real community out there who know each other as ed or whatever rather than woebot etc - me, i don't know any of you and just thought i'd make the comment about football - especially after the incredibly blokish and frankly CAMRA like posts about beer. sorry if i invoked your withering sarcasm - must try harder, must try harder!

Woebot
17-01-2005, 10:32 AM
this reply reminds me that whilst this is a virtual community there is also a real community out there who know each other as ed or whatever rather than woebot etc - me, i don't know any of you and just thought i'd make the comment about football - especially after the incredibly blokish and frankly CAMRA like posts about beer. sorry if i invoked your withering sarcasm - must try harder, must try harder!

cant quite figure out the whys and wherefores of this. suffice to say, jenks, i love you like a brother :)

you too rewch, you lovely boy :)

everybody be 'sorta' friendly immediately. not too friendly, but friendly in a kind of high-minded cosmic fashion.

jenks
17-01-2005, 11:04 AM
thanks for the love, much needed. ;)
i suppose i am just aware that there's all kinds of connections and history on here that i am not aware of, just felt i'd been slapped down a bit unfairly- i still feel a bit daunted every time i post as if, as an outsider, i am not being witty or erudite enough

Melmoth
17-01-2005, 11:17 AM
There are more outsiders around than you think, Jenks. I certainly have no history with anyone here.
Thats what I like about it.
And your posts are always on the money. :D

sufi
21-01-2005, 02:37 AM
http://brikistan.org/DSC00349.jpg

luka
25-01-2005, 12:47 PM
walking east along regents canal, the section which runs alongside victoria park
a crow engaged in a ferocious dogfight with four seagulls. it went on for quite a while. it was exciting.
the gulls and the crows have been engaged in turf wars for as long as i've been paying attention to brids. both belligerent creatures. the gulls always win becasue they work together, though one on one i might back a crow, depending on the type of gull it was facing.

sufi
25-01-2005, 01:49 PM
i sawa wren and a thrush at the weekend...
http://www.bloxsome.com/media/2009_small.jpg

one of our neighbours told me this story ages ago - he'd be walking his doggy round the park & he used to see this eritrean/somali looking jogger doing circuits
he noticed that the guy carried a stick with him,
asking why he was told it was in case of attack by crows
"yeah right" says mervyn, "lotta nuttas round brocky theses days :rolleyes: "

then a few days later sees the guy desperately fending off a crow thats swooping on him as he jogs... :eek:

luka
25-01-2005, 02:44 PM
sufi, that is a good story.

Gerard
25-01-2005, 07:43 PM
I've been mobbed by crows in Richmond park with my dog. That day I took to walking with a big stick, shit scared I was in for a pecking. I even broke into a jog at one point to get away, shouting to the dog "Run Poppy run!". The whole episode sent shivers up me spine.

Later on same walk there was a stand off between my dog and a big old stag. The park, once a refuge, left me fear-addled and swearing off nature.



The other day on Clifton downs, in Bristol, me and the dog were MENACED by crows. This time they were on foot.

mms
25-01-2005, 10:10 PM
i saw frances de la tour ie miss jones from rising damp near camden earlier, she looked the same, but seemed rather confused, but then she was always quite confused on the show that made her famous.

i sat next to two media tarts in the caff talking about a show that's going well and looks set to be the next 'office'.
that's camden for you.
funny fuckin place, where subcultures go to become museum pieces for tourist cameras.

HMGovt
25-01-2005, 11:36 PM
I've been mobbed by crows in Richmond park with my dog. That day I took to walking with a big stick, shit scared I was in for a pecking. I even broke into a jog at one point to get away, shouting to the dog "Run Poppy run!". The whole episode sent shivers up me spine.

Later on same walk there was a stand off between my dog and a big old stag. The park, once a refuge, left me fear-addled and swearing off nature.



The other day on Clifton downs, in Bristol, me and the dog were MENACED by crows. This time they were on foot.

One thing I noticed on a visit to Tokyo was the crows. They are enormous, maybe two, three times bigger than the ones you see bin-bagging from tree to tree in this country.

Were they always at home in the city, or did they decide to move in on the rich pickings left by earthquakes and industrialised bombing? Whatever, though hugely beady eyed, they were always docile. But I did notice they were happy to stay nearer the ground than most birds, perching around head height. Perhaps because cats are scared of them?

Gerard
27-01-2005, 03:48 PM
I have a old Japanese painting of a crow at home. He is very beady but certainly benign. I'll try and post a pic of it here.

jd_
27-01-2005, 03:56 PM
Last night at a bar I saw a mouse running between this woman's feet and around her purse. I was expecting her to freak out but she never noticed it even though it was there more than it wasn't. She laughed with her friends and had a good time.

rewch
27-01-2005, 04:12 PM
One thing I noticed on a visit to Tokyo was the crows. They are enormous, maybe two, three times bigger than the ones you see bin-bagging from tree to tree in this country.

Were they always at home in the city, or did they decide to move in on the rich pickings left by earthquakes and industrialised bombing? Whatever, though hugely beady eyed, they were always docile. But I did notice they were happy to stay nearer the ground than most birds, perching around head height. Perhaps because cats are scared of them?

ravens maybe? the crow's bigger cousin: http://kaweahoaks.com/html/raven01.jpg


yves klein was once the captain of the spanish judo team...

rewch
27-01-2005, 04:14 PM
one of our neighbours told me this story ages ago - he'd be walking his doggy round the park & he used to see this eritrean/somali looking jogger doing circuits
he noticed that the guy carried a stick with him,
asking why he was told it was in case of attack by crows
"yeah right" says mervyn, "lotta nuttas round brocky theses days :rolleyes: "

then a few days later sees the guy desperately fending off a crow thats swooping on him as he jogs... :eek:

mmm... remember that story & seeing that stick bloke too... in australia it's magpies... especially when they're nesting but they don't look like english magpies... more like the jay

Woebot
04-02-2005, 10:50 AM
protest

Woebot
04-02-2005, 10:51 AM
numberplate

Gerard
04-02-2005, 11:52 AM
WOW! What a thing. Giorgio Moroder?

mms
08-02-2005, 06:48 PM
doing some data entry stuff at my current place of work, then coming across someones death certificate who drowned in the tsunami is odd and sad. then having to log it is sad too.

mms
09-02-2005, 08:42 PM
today i noticed chas and dave with their wives in tower records piccadily when i was buying the latest issue of fortean times.
which is an improvement on yesterday. when i wrote the last post.

Yuri
11-02-2005, 07:07 AM
http://img94.exs.cx/img94/7523/vanallen9qv.jpg

stardust
11-02-2005, 07:43 AM
the 'most members online' bulletin.
nice numbers.

Helen
29-04-2005, 07:16 AM
A small bird had gotten caught in a stormwater drain about 20ft high, had died, slid all the way to the bottom where there was a small rusted hole just big enough for the birdís wing to protrude and spread perfectly as if in flight.

Moderate amounts of psilocybes a few nights ago yielded no hallucinations but that the moon, which was full and custard yellow, had turned 90 degrees clockwise. I could turn my head on the side and see the compassionate face I have seen in the moon all my life, bUt upright there was a completely new, much angrier face. Itís back to normal now.

luka
29-04-2005, 11:23 AM
i saw a fox ushering her cubs into the den in forest gate.

nomos
01-05-2005, 03:09 AM
shoes hanging from the electrical lines in my neighbourhood. a new pair at a new intersection every so often. i have a hunch that it's the work of a local pimp - like a warning to non-paying johns. but i'm moving to a less exciting neighbourhood on monday so i guess i'll never know.

http://www.rhizomatic.org/dissensus/shoes.jpg

filth
02-05-2005, 01:05 AM
the cambridge badmusic-tescobag-cyclist rode past my window today

also, cambridge phenomenon no. 2: 'disco kenny' (i forget, or never knew, how he gained moniker) enters pub ... strolls up to table after table of people exclaiming 'the world's gone mad, ya gotta laugh, havent ya? the world's gone mad, ya gotta laugh? -repeat for five minutes- walks on to next table, same again... the world's gone mad

nomos
02-05-2005, 03:55 AM
re: my last one...

put a few things out at the curb before moving, including a mini ironing board. less than an hour later a roving brawl broke out between a few of the local junkies and in moments my ironing board was being swung about as a weapon. someone got well-whumped with it a couple of times. the brawlers ended up around the corner before the police came. now i'm wondering if my ironing board was seized as 'evidence.'

it wasn't supposed to turn out this way.

:eek:

Randy Watson
03-05-2005, 02:52 PM
also, cambridge phenomenon no. 2: 'disco kenny' (i forget, or never knew, how he gained moniker) enters pub ... strolls up to table after table of people exclaiming 'the world's gone mad, ya gotta laugh, havent ya? the world's gone mad, ya gotta laugh? -repeat for five minutes- walks on to next table, same again... the world's gone mad

Some bloke used to walk 'round Sainsburys in Camden BELLOWING at the top of his lungs "The best of luck! The best of luck!" Just another soothing facet of life in Camden.

qwerty south
03-05-2005, 10:01 PM
the sight and smell of many bluebells(?) in the wood near my home

daren
05-05-2005, 06:57 AM
A neo-hippie playing American pop hits such as the Spin Doctors' Two Princes in the downtown street corner.

hint
09-05-2005, 10:58 PM
before the election, on placards along the A24, the letters:

M A U D E
(soon-to-be-victorious tory candidate)


after the election, the same letters rearranged:

M A D E U

3underscore
17-05-2005, 07:36 PM
Last night at a bar I saw a mouse running between this woman's feet and around her purse. I was expecting her to freak out but she never noticed it even though it was there more than it wasn't. She laughed with her friends and had a good time.

Funnily enough, I had that happen to me in a pub a few months ago, but it was a bloody great big rat. I didn't freak, but I certainly moved my feet quickly (it was definitely wild as they were knocking down the old hospital near by, and disturbing all kinds of things). I got very annoyed with the landlady asking me "are you sure it wasn't a mouse?" as if the difference between about two and twelve inches was an alien concept for me to be sure about.

zhao
23-05-2005, 10:58 AM
at the listening station at Aaron's Records, right next to me was a very tall blonde lady in her 50s or 60s, dressed in a mini-skirt, stockings and heels with hair all done and tons of make up, listening to the head-phones, DANCING AS IF SHE WAS IN A BROADWAY SHOW OR ALONE IN HER BEDROOM. she was doing the walking up and down the aisle thing shaking her hips, all kinds of hand motions... raised more than a few eye-brows in the shop. oh and she wore a gallon of perfume but still the stink shined through.

the crazies... the real stars of Hollywood.

rewch
23-05-2005, 03:35 PM
all over paris above street signs someone has affixed tiles to form colour mosaic images of space invaders, ships from galaxian &c. the pixellation of the originals has been preserved and the mosaic form is therefore fitting... apparently it has been going on for about ten years & has been attributed to an anonymous artist

3underscore
24-05-2005, 02:15 PM
all over paris above street signs someone has affixed tiles to form colour mosaic images of space invaders, ships from galaxian &c. the pixellation of the originals has been preserved and the mosaic form is therefore fitting... apparently it has been going on for about ten years & has been attributed to an anonymous artist

Yeah - he isn't particularly anonymous though! I have a t-shirt by him, and there are maps of his invasion of Manchester (telling you where the mosaics are), and you can actually buy mosaics yourself.

Great idea though.

rewch
26-05-2005, 02:49 PM
nice... & thank you... what's his name?

Yoghurt Sothoth
26-05-2005, 07:42 PM
Great idea though.

MORTALS, MINE OWN SENTIENCE HAS HAPPENED UPON A MOST SQUALID REALISATION! HARK YE THIS:

<PRE>MORTALS, WHEN THOU DOST 'POO', THAT ART A PART OF 'YOU'!

INDEED, FOR WHEN THE CRINKLY BROCCOLI AND SOLIDIFIED GRISTLE OF MAMMAL MEAT DOTH CLAMBER
THROUGH THE CHAMBERS OF THE MORTAL COIL, IT DOES ALONG ITS TRAVELS MAKE SCRAPINGS OF THE
'GUT', WHICH DOTH CONTAIN THE 'DNA'.

THIS, MINE MORTALS REPORT, MAKES FOR RATHER SUCCULENT MORSELS ON THE PATH DOWN INTO THE
DEPTHS OF THE FILTH. MINE 94,002,010TH MINION PARTICULARLY ENJOYS THE ANAL FLECHETTES OF THE
PEOPLES OF NEW GUINEA, WHO DO ON OCCASION STILL PARTAKE UPON THEIR OWN KIND! PRIMARILY THEY
ROAST THEIR FELLOWS UPON THE 'SPIT' AND CONSUME THEM WHOLE, INCLUDING HAIRS UPON THE HEAD
AND GENITAL REGIONS!

MINIONS CONSUMING MINIONS, THIS ART THE CYCLE OF LIFE RETURNING END UPON END TO THEE!</PRE>

luka
27-05-2005, 03:18 AM
long-tailed tit in forest gate
foxes everywhere

zhao
31-05-2005, 08:52 AM
the other day I was sitting in my studio working, turned my head and there was a spider, of the daddy longlegs variety, hanging all the way from the ceiling, not 3 inches from my nose, at eye level. I watched it closely for a time, and put a finger under him. when he touched my finger he quickly turned around and climbed back up to the ceiling, all wobbly like.

luka
01-06-2005, 07:59 AM
a squirell chasing away a flock of pigeons to get the food all for itself.

luka
08-06-2005, 10:17 AM
a woodpecker in victoria park.

sufi
08-06-2005, 07:36 PM
i saw a woodpecker on me mum's front garden a few weeks ago, proper psychedelic, just like on the cider bottle
http://www.antiquemapsandprints.com/p-2421.jpg

simon silverdollar
09-06-2005, 11:40 AM
i noticed that a large number of pigeons in london have only stumps where their feet should be. who's taking all the pigeons' feet?

hint
09-06-2005, 12:02 PM
i noticed that a large number of pigeons in london have only stumps where their feet should be. who's taking all the pigeons' feet?


People who feed pigeons do not help to keep pigeons healthy. The food pigeons get from people may lack essential nutrients, which pigeons require for overall good health. The risk of injury to pigeons attracted to the Borough by pigeon feeding is also higher. For instance, many pigeons suffer missing and deformed feet after catching them in man-made structures. (http://www.bexley.gov.uk/service/publicprotection/pigeons.html).

Woebot
15-07-2005, 09:27 AM
.

owen
14-09-2005, 05:16 PM
revive!

today i saw a mixed race couple sat together in greenwich jobcentre, giggling, the girl repeatedly punching the boy. suddenly the boy takes umbrage.

'what are you like? You GEEZER BIRD!'

they continue much the same as before, occasional punches at boy until again he gets annoyed.

'you're an olympic bastard'

3underscore
15-09-2005, 05:46 PM
Why is it that all people who force their way onto a rush hour trains seem to look condescendingly on the rest of the world? They force on, and - on finding there is hardly any room (which was pretty obvious in the first place) - shout "CAN YOU MOVE UP, PLEASE?!?!".

Like it had never crossed everyone's thought and we hadn't already tried that.

Accidentally kicked him on the shins in the process of getting off.

luka
16-09-2005, 12:07 PM
deer in rochmond park and epping forest. rabbits in epping forest and along the thames and eastway cycle track. a pheasant in chadwell heath near hainault country park. two snails making slow love.

sufi
16-09-2005, 01:20 PM
dreamt about mice last night
1 was found dead in me office this morning :(

sufi
16-09-2005, 01:33 PM
Tuesday i saw 14 magpies on the roof of a house :eek:
tell me, o augurs, what this omen bodes???
haruspicem, augurem, hariolum, Chaldaeum nequem consuluisse velit

(it did turn out to be a very pleasant evening...)

matt b
16-09-2005, 01:42 PM
while on isle of arran saw: 3 golden eagles riding thermals, red deer next to us in the campsite, seals just hanging out.

go. there.

simon silverdollar
16-09-2005, 03:08 PM
skuas attacking other sea birds in orkney. skuas are the coolest birds in the world- proper pirates, they nick other birds' food by chasing them until they drop whatever they've just caught.

but didn't see any eagles in orkney, sadly.

Jim Daze
16-09-2005, 03:53 PM
Alison Goldfrap at the opposite table to us in a Thai restaurant in S***e N*******n . She looked dead miserable like a pop noir granny.

Helen
18-09-2005, 04:59 PM
Nordic folk make the end-of-sentence inhalation audible to emphasise a point they have just made.
Time passes faster in the Northern hemisphere.

simon silverdollar
19-09-2005, 01:00 AM
Alison Goldfrap at the opposite table to us in a Thai restaurant in S***e N*******n . She looked dead miserable like a pop noir granny.

goldfrapp is a weird one innit. started out so coffee-table, and now trying to do this sleazy-shaffle thing. all seems uncomfortably opportunistic.

she's probably lovely tho, and i'm just being a cunt

matt b
19-09-2005, 10:41 AM
2 drunks (proper ones- with ripped coats covered in piss'n'puke) angrily chasing each other round leeds train station. commuters parted swiftly

Woebot
26-09-2005, 10:21 AM
.

luka
26-09-2005, 11:37 AM
a man on romford road (manor park end) barbecuing corn in a modified shopping trolley. dunno how much he was selling them for though.

a decapitated squirell in the gutter.

a muntjac in epping forest.

gabriel
26-09-2005, 02:36 PM
Alison Goldfrap at the opposite table to us in a Thai restaurant in S***e N*******n . She looked dead miserable like a pop noir granny.

why have you starred out 'tok ewingto' ?

DigitalDjigit
27-09-2005, 03:42 PM
On Sunday a guy in a skateboard-type helmet riding a bicycle on the shoulder of I-95 (a major highway). When I was going home from DC a few hours later I saw him again but on the other side of the road.

Yesterday I heard a loud bang. A small bird hit my groundfloor window. I came outside and saw it lying dead in front of the window.

luka
14-10-2005, 12:41 PM
thats funny cos i was riding my bike along the A13 dartford to dagenham the other day. it was fucking terrifying. and illegal. anyway, the coincidence is i was walking past sarah bonnell school late last night when a cockatoo fell out of a tree and landed by my feet. it wasn't dead though.
one of the strangest things to happen to me in a while.

Ach!
16-10-2005, 01:52 AM
I saw a young lady bent over railings along Walworth Road. All of a sudden she started up and began flailing her arms around manically. There were some other people that saw her and they obviously thought she was fitting, so for some reason they tried to get her to lie on the ground - instead she struggled away from them and began runnning South, towards E&C, arms and legs and head all moving violently. I think she may have been possessed, or at least she may have thought she had been. Might have been drugs I suppose. Last I saw of her she was stumbling in the very middle of the road. It was very busy, 6pm. Don't know what happened to her.

rewch
17-10-2005, 05:09 PM
big roadside billboard in north georgia:

- what part of 'thou shalt not' did you not understand?
god


...god has a marketing department

carlos
19-10-2005, 02:46 AM
i saw Johnny Ramone's tomb in Los Angeles:

http://www.pitchphase.com/photo/JRamone.jpg

Jim Daze
30-10-2005, 01:21 PM
George Melley walking down a street in Shepards Bush wearing a brightly coloured velour robe in the fashion of Sun Ra.

Jim Daze
03-11-2005, 05:01 PM
A homless guy carrying a bag full of old tennis rackets early morning Charing Cross Rd,

dozens of green woodpeckers in the nature park at Waltham Abbey,

a mouse on the arm of my sofa as I awoke from a doze.

Lichen
03-11-2005, 08:18 PM
A homless guy carrying a bag full of old tennis rackets early morning Charing Cross Rd, .
Maybe it was the Baumer

originaldrum
06-11-2005, 07:54 AM
an egg was thrown at my house the other night during halloween!

we weren't even home!

don't kids know the rules

now i'm sus on everykid i see

jd_
14-11-2005, 11:25 PM
Dr Phil just had four well dressed, middle aged white women on their hands and knees beating office chairs on his stage. They were sobbing and yelling "It's not my fault!"at the chairs while they punched them. One woman stood up and threw hers at the ground repeatedly, trying to destroy it. None of the chairs were damaged in any way, and one by one he hugged them and told them it was going to be ok and they stopped their attacks. Then he told them that tomorrow was going to be one of the most important days in their lives and for them to "Come prepared to be real".

do-deck
16-11-2005, 11:24 PM
perhaps this is cheating somewhat, but iphoto recently started working again (after months) and i noticed kico:

<img src= "http://static.flickr.com/25/64021282_d81197fe49.jpg" />

initially noticed in chichester last summer.

dogger
18-11-2005, 05:24 PM
There's a bloke who rides around Cambridge town centre with tinny, unidentifiable (possibly hardcore punk) music coming out of a tesco bag mounted on his handlebars. His right hand is always in the bag, twiddling. He's been doing this for at least three years and he's still doing it now.


It's not Syd Barrett is it? :)

owen
22-11-2005, 05:10 PM
Conversation overheard in Salavation Army charity shop, Deptford High St.

youth in hooded top walks up to the counter and asks the elderly, very upright, very sally army shop assistant (who is listening to marching bands on the stereo)
'do you have any musical instruments?'
'er, which ones?'
'any, anything that makes music.'
'what sort of music? classical? pop? marching band? (turns up and points to music as if to demonstrate)'
'any, any music.'
'i think we might have a french horn in one of the other shops'
'what is that?'
(shop assistant mimes and describes french horn)
'yeah i'll get that!'
'but what do you want it for?' (shop assistant increasingly dubious of youth's intentions)
'i want to learn it!'

(i think he's ordering it in now)

PeteUM
26-11-2005, 01:25 PM
There's a bloke who rides around Cambridge town centre with tinny, unidentifiable (possibly hardcore punk) music coming out of a tesco bag mounted on his handlebars. His right hand is always in the bag, twiddling. He's been doing this for at least three years and he's still doing it now.

This raises many questions: is it the same tesco bag? If not, how often does he invest in new one and why tesco? Does he play the same tape over and over again? What is he trying to tell us all? What sort of brainwrong results in this sort of cycopathic behaviour? Has anyone else seen or heard him?

He never comes up Mill Road...

don_quixote
27-11-2005, 10:10 AM
i didnt think it was so much in a tesco bag rather than in his rucksack, but yeah i've seen him. he just rides round and round and round and round the town centre every weekend.

and nah, he never goes up mill road as far as i know, he certainly prefers places where plenty of people will see him.

minikomi
28-11-2005, 02:08 AM
on a sign out the front of a church:

"The most important vitamin for a christian: B1"

There was another church near my house which used to have such abstract phrases (cant remember any of the good ones but one which stuck was "God is the question.") on its board they were like little weekly koans - confusing and cleansing my mind each time i drove past. the place must have changed hands recently because all we get is pap like the phrase above now :(

Woebot
28-11-2005, 08:50 AM
a tramp's dog wearing a blazer with the sleeves rolled up. fitted it perfectly.

Martin Dust
28-11-2005, 09:05 PM
A man beating the fuck out of a woman, both pissed, stepped in and she told me to "Cunting, piss off". Which I did. Waiting for a cab, they both went past in the back of a police car. Sometimes magick defends itself :)

Martin Dust
28-11-2005, 09:07 PM
The more I work, the more I realise that if I had bigger balls I would never spend anytime with most of these people ever again...

Iria
30-11-2005, 03:38 PM
things maybe not, just a people.. exactlly- english women, big women under 30, walking down a streets in
UK... eating crips, with dirty hair, to small jeans and pink tshirt.. and laughing very loudy and feeling so proud cause she`s English.. next to her- small girl, probablly her daughter.. with a big overweight [she looks like 7- old girl only!] weared with the newst fasion desinged clothes.. sweety pink little lady starts crying, screaming thats momy is a fuc****monster cause she doesn`t want to buy her favorite cookie... :confused: Strange situation or may be we should get it as a ordinary one?
Positives.

Woebot
11-12-2005, 09:07 PM
an improbably beautiful women dressed in 1940s clothes pushing a piano on wheels along the south bank of the thames being followed and snapped by a red-headed dwarf photographer.

you couldn't make it up.

Woebot
26-01-2006, 12:32 PM
an improbably beautiful women dressed in 1940s clothes pushing a piano on wheels along the south bank of the thames being followed and snapped by a red-headed dwarf photographer.

you couldn't make it up.

weirdly yesterday in grteen park tube i saw the conceptual twin to this event.

a smartly-dressed man was shouting like a drill-yard major at a shabby woman pushing her own wheelchair: "get a bloody move on mother" it was so surreally cruel as to be hilarious/bizarre.

you thought you should intervene but, really what business is it of one's and also, there was a sneaking suspicion that someone from the daily mail would leap out from behind a pillar and take your photo....

tryptych
26-01-2006, 02:27 PM
Stockwell tube, northbound northern line platform - the wall of the tube usually plastered with ads has been painted a deep shade of blue, which seems to fade down, getting darker towards the bottom (maybe due to dirt deposited on the sides?)

Anyway, the whole thing looks like a mural of a blue sky vista. Just needs a couple of whispy little clouds painted in here or there. I couldn't stop staring it while i waited for the train. Like looking over the harbour wall to the horizon on a clear day...

sufi
26-01-2006, 03:17 PM
have you noticed the tiled swan murals at stockwell? kinda abstract & hard to read until you get it ;)

benjybars
28-01-2006, 09:24 PM
yeah i love those anachronistic pictures in the windows of bookmakers. the famous one is aggasi, mid-shot with that mullet and what appears to be an semi-erection.

only just found this thread and just had to confirm my love of those pics..another favourite of mine is the one of nick faldo looking really constipated..

also, my local snooker club in haringey has SERIOUSLY outdated photos of 80s snooker stars which i quite enjoy.

zhao
17-02-2006, 08:20 AM
http://www.piratehaus.com/blog/amazing%20sculptor%20palm%20coast%20a1a.JPG

Woebot
17-02-2006, 10:01 AM
a man in a green bomber jacket driving a vintage silver shadow rolls royce listening to the housemartins

sufi
28-02-2006, 02:31 PM
While I was waiting for news about a new job i saw a heron flying over Brixton High St, what does that mean?
if it wasnt a heron it was a storkhttp://www.dissensus.com/images/icons/icon5.gifhttp://www.dissensus.com/images/icons/icon5.gifhttp://www.dissensus.com/images/icons/icon5.gif

Lichen
28-02-2006, 03:24 PM
We just had a baby. Must've been a stork.

Lichen
28-02-2006, 03:25 PM
Stork's are flippin enormous. You'd know if you'd seen one.

sufi
28-02-2006, 03:30 PM
it was quite high up/or small

dsp13
04-03-2006, 01:05 AM
a shirt in a second hand shop the other day that read "stop clubbing baby seals"... underneath it was a picture of seals and girls on a disco style dancefloor and under that "they stink of fish and they can't dance"

jd_
10-03-2006, 03:21 PM
I watched a powerline showering explosions of sparks all over the street last night. The street was all wet and there was some sort of weird alarm going off. It was perfect.

sufi
11-03-2006, 11:50 AM
rough-sleeper tagged by kids like street furniture

"well i told em it was ok long as they didnt write anything obscene like"

D7_bohs
11-03-2006, 11:48 PM
i didnt think it was so much in a tesco bag rather than in his rucksack, but yeah i've seen him. he just rides round and round and round and round the town centre every weekend.

and nah, he never goes up mill road as far as i know, he certainly prefers places where plenty of people will see him.

was in cambridge today - for he first time in nearly 20 years - and saw that guy within 10mins; feel like I was expecting him, after reading this last week

HMGovt
12-03-2006, 12:20 AM
was in cambridge today - for he first time in nearly 20 years - and saw that guy within 10mins; feel like I was expecting him, after reading this last week

Yes, I saw him today. You have to hand it to him though, he's always very clean shaven these days.

mistersloane
12-03-2006, 11:54 PM
a bloke on Marchmont Street in London last week as I was on my way to get fish and chips. he cycles past going, quite loudly, in a kinda barrow boy voice, 'getcha hairy arseholes'.

luka
26-03-2006, 11:55 AM
a living toad on the pavement in Romford.

birds ganging up to chase a magpie in Stratford.

St. Nicholas church in Deptford with skull and crossbones gateposts.

Woebot
27-03-2006, 02:17 PM
last summer i took this of a bike

Woebot
27-03-2006, 02:18 PM
close up

Woebot
27-03-2006, 02:20 PM
building

sufi
24-04-2006, 10:51 PM
A Crow seeing off a Seagull from its prey: dead pigeon (probly died from eating KFC)

luka
25-04-2006, 09:55 AM
yesterday i saw two thrushes chasing a crow in a churchyard.

when i was watching west hams fa cup final there was an east european man in the pub, armchair pulled up in front of the big screen shouting the few words he knew, repeatedly

go
go
go
go

free kick
free kick
free kick
free kick
free kick

jump
jump
jump

run
run#
run
run
run
run
run

that was pretty hilarious

nochexxx
25-04-2006, 10:00 AM
There's a bloke who rides around Cambridge town centre with tinny, unidentifiable (possibly hardcore punk) music coming out of a tesco bag mounted on his handlebars. His right hand is always in the bag, twiddling. He's been doing this for at least three years and he's still doing it now.

This raises many questions: is it the same tesco bag? If not, how often does he invest in new one and why tesco? Does he play the same tape over and over again? What is he trying to tell us all? What sort of brainwrong results in this sort of cycopathic behaviour? Has anyone else seen or heard him?


yeah i've seen this guy many times (for at least 5 years), always on a saturday. have yet to hear hardcore punk though, always crap heavy metal.

SIZZLE
25-04-2006, 01:30 PM
The first fly of spring in my apartment in Berlin has my cats literally beside themselves with excitement.

And: there is a line of toilet fixtures (seems like mostly the metal hardware) popular in this part of the world which shares my last name. Saw it for the first time in Belgium but they seem to be getting closer...

MATT MAson
25-04-2006, 02:30 PM
An old black guy walking down Flatbush Avenue wearing camo pants and a camo hat, a t-shirt (I think it was blue) and army boots, carrying a black bin bag. As we passed he turned and said to me, "I wanna go to Iraq so bad, my dick hurts."

He was like a pedestrian from Grand Theft Auto.

Jim Daze
26-04-2006, 02:03 PM
John Fruscante spending two and a half grand on records in the notting hill music and video exchange rarities section, he got the legendary 10% discount you get if you spend over a grand (reserved for rock stars and japanese only) still only amounted to about a racks worth of vinyl, I snivelled off with an Abwarts record and the Danielle Dax Peel sessions, which is crap. (3 quid though)

Jim Daze
26-04-2006, 02:06 PM
oh yeah and a guy sitting on a bench by the canal rapping the words

"Laura Ashley, Hennes, Top Shop, yeah were shopping" ?

Retail Rap anyone?

chichilatte
27-04-2006, 12:40 AM
On the bridge over the danube, budapest, two filthy workmen pushing mudwater with witch-style brooms into an iron-wheeled cart, watched by a zero-legged pigeon with a blob of chewing gum for a foot.

Also, by budapest train station, many tramps sitting on boulders observing chess match between two of them. one man not watching, instead he's reading a book on calculus. policeman with gun looks on.

Lichen
27-04-2006, 08:09 AM
Retail Rap anyone?


Biz Markie - My house is the Albee Square Mall....

luka
27-04-2006, 09:08 AM
rabbits on the greenway,beckton

a staff chasing a whippet on the greenway,plaistow
the whippet found it well funny, the staff was wheezing

stelfox
27-04-2006, 01:34 PM
http://static.flickr.com/35/123718523_d3935e4032_b.jpg

HMGovt
30-04-2006, 10:46 AM
Well don't just stand there. Clear it up!

luka
01-05-2006, 04:02 PM
a group of about 20 ten year olds in army uniform,marching to the orders of a bellowing middle aged man.
in woolwich.

more rabbits. theres rabbits everywhere.

BrokenFist
09-05-2006, 08:16 AM
these are pretty much the only things i've been noticing for the past week or so.

obesity. people who're too beautiful. people who're too ugly. my own narcissism.

all of which bother me. so yes, the past couple days have been a little uncomfortable. :D

BrokenFist
09-05-2006, 08:47 AM
http://static.flickr.com/35/123718523_d3935e4032_b.jpg

what is that?

In Moll
09-05-2006, 09:34 AM
On sunday I saw a bunch of folks in the park with rollerskates on participating in what could only be described as a 'skate-off', but the important part is they had a boom-box blaring chicago house, and one guy had blinking lights in his rollerskate wheels which blinked quicker as his wheels rolled faster. hot!!

mistersloane
16-05-2006, 11:58 PM
what is that?

looks like chicken

droid
17-05-2006, 12:55 PM
Ads on the top of bus-stops.

People cleaning windows with 40 foot long poles which squirt water instead of using the old ladders and sponges.

2 Shane Lynch wannabes waiting at a bus-stop wearing 'scarface' cotton tracksuits - one in pastel pink, the other in baby blue.

Chef Napalm
17-05-2006, 04:57 PM
There is, right this minute, a peacock in my garden!

Of course my camera is with my wife and daughter on a field trip.

rewch
22-05-2006, 05:39 PM
french people - in general - wear the most appalling shoes... cf. well off man in a nicely cut suit wearing grey faux-patent leather trainers... eek!

zhao
22-05-2006, 08:29 PM
absolutely nothing out of the ordinary - in light of all the peak oil / environmental disasters / imminent economic collapse we've been reading about - strictly business as usual here in the heart of Hollywood

Freakaholic
22-05-2006, 08:36 PM
Spring, in Chicago, for at least a month.

This is unheard of. We go from Winter to Summer, or as many people call it "Construction", in the span of a couple of days.

But a month or so of Spring? Weird.

IdleRich
05-06-2006, 10:15 AM
This is a weird one. Every day I go to work and back on the 242 bus from Hackney to New Oxford Street and sit on the top deck. On top of many of the bus stops between the West End and Kingsland Road on both sides of the road someone has placed a peculiar object - something that is about the same size as and looks like a plastic potato with a load of brightly coloured plastic pins sticking out of it. I'm wondering if it's some kind of art project or something because I can't think of any other explanation.

Lichen
05-06-2006, 10:34 AM
My daughter found a Slow Worm in the garden. I've always wanted to see one so was very pleased.

rewch
05-06-2006, 12:47 PM
This is a weird one. Every day I go to work and back on the 242 bus from Hackney to New Oxford Street and sit on the top deck. On top of many of the bus stops between the West End and Kingsland Road on both sides of the road someone has placed a peculiar object - something that is about the same size as and looks like a plastic potato with a load of brightly coloured plastic pins sticking out of it. I'm wondering if it's some kind of art project or something because I can't think of any other explanation.

have seen them too... but clueless too...

borderpolice
05-06-2006, 01:10 PM
On top of many of the bus stops between the West End and Kingsland Road on both sides of the road someone has placed a peculiar object - something that is about the same size as and looks like a plastic potato with a load of brightly coloured plastic pins sticking out of it.

I've seen them too. the one saw had a fat electric wire attached. i though maybe environmental/pollution monitoring. might also be a communication device of sorts for the public transport network. would like to know more!

matt b
05-06-2006, 01:33 PM
schindler's lift:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85381610@N00/160825960/

matt b
05-06-2006, 01:34 PM
a witty web address:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85381610@N00/160825959/

IdleRich
05-06-2006, 02:21 PM
"I've seen them too. the one saw had a fat electric wire attached."
Slightly worrying as one of my friends said that he originally thought that they were bombs and seriously considered calling the police. I reckon it's some kind of art project and it will all be revealed eventually although it will probably be quite easy to miss.
Failing that I might just climb up on top and see what they are.

Lichen
13-06-2006, 11:30 PM
A porta-cabin public toilet replete with cottagers' stick your nob in here type graffiti going round a roundabout on the back of a lorry with the front wall missing to reveal aforementioned graffiti

sufi
22-06-2006, 07:04 PM
2 stray guinea fowl in the lane by down by chew valley lake

bruno
02-07-2006, 10:49 PM
walked past a nurse guiding an old lady today, nodded to both, looked fixedly into the old woman's eyes and for a split second i pictured her as a young girl. it was a sobering thought.

Lichen
09-07-2006, 10:01 AM
walked past a nurse guiding an old lady today, nodded to both, looked fixedly into the old woman's eyes and for a split second i pictured her as a young girl. it was a sobering thought.

I know those birds!

Used to see them on my way to work.

Lichen
09-07-2006, 10:02 AM
Oooops. I quouted Bruno in error!


I actually know Sufi's Guinea Fowl.

nomos
14-07-2006, 05:07 PM
http://www.rhizomatic.org/blog/imgs/tornado_nguyen_big.jpg

sufi
18-07-2006, 11:38 PM
little clouds of midges dancing on the tops of tall trees in aliskander palace park like magic smoke signals or faeries spelling out the 99 names

Lichen
19-07-2006, 09:36 AM
A poster on a train advertising a medievil extravaganza at Berkeley Castle to include:


"Peasant Pelting and wandering lepers" :eek:

borderpolice
27-07-2006, 01:12 PM
I've seen them too. the one saw had a fat electric wire attached. i though maybe environmental/pollution monitoring. might also be a communication device of sorts for the public transport network. would like to know more!

here they are, glowing at night too. what on earth ????

[why dont the images show up directly???]

Freakaholic
03-08-2006, 06:51 PM
didnt see em, but the pictures are wicked.


http://blog.wired.com/cropcircles/

swears
03-08-2006, 09:09 PM
These two dogs, a Larador and I think a Collie that wander around every morning down the road from my house, sometimes in a field by the train station. They look healthy and calm, definately not strays. It's weird that whoever owns them just lets them go for a little walk together on their own everyday.

foret
04-08-2006, 02:28 AM
what is that?


tripe?

Woebot
14-08-2006, 11:05 PM
deaf tramps drinking and speaking to one another in sign language

martin
15-08-2006, 10:36 AM
A social services van with a guy in the back, face completely scarred up and burnt and wearing a plastic bubble helmet. Stops you whinging about the fact you've just messed up a DIY decoration job on your flat and have to start all over again.

MATT MAson
15-08-2006, 02:18 PM
I saw some sea forts...

John Doe
16-08-2006, 11:56 AM
The words: 'You and Me' spelt out by tying white plastic bags to the inner posts in a roadside barrier on Wood Lane

zhao
20-09-2006, 11:11 AM
Michael Douglas type white male standing by an exit off the free-way with cardboard in hand begging for change.

Lichen
05-11-2006, 04:50 PM
This on the microsoft website:

Are some of these tips just a little too New Age-y for you? Perhaps they are. But consider the story of Brian Talbot, who might have benefited from some of these strategies 13 years ago. He was driving himself hard as an up-and-coming executive in the accounting department of a retail-goods importer in Stamford, Conn., when he discovered that his career was out of whack.
One day, he found himself late for a flight to Los Angeles and "rushed, rushed, rushed," to make it to the gate on time. "All of a sudden I couldn't stand up, and just fell to the ground," he remembers. "The next thing I knew I was being awakened in a hospital bed." It turns out that he'd had a brain aneurysm ó a condition that eventually prompted him to leave his high-stress job and become a nightclub DJ.

....to sort out his health problems!?

nomos
21-11-2006, 01:05 AM
i'm just going down to google to look for some stuff. back in a bit.
http://www.deeptime.net/files/dissensus/google.jpg

swears
28-11-2006, 03:17 PM
Was buying a shirt for my dad's birthday in Marks and Sparks in Liverpool at lunchtime and saw Andy McClusky from OMD in the que ahead of me buying a couple of jumpers.
He was really tall.

luka
20-12-2006, 03:53 AM
1.a cockroach, stricken on its back in the sun, being eaten alive by a hundred ants.

simon silverdollar
20-12-2006, 10:05 AM
a massive security guard at Fopp records dancing and singing along to wham's 'wake me up before you go go', which was playing over the PA

nomos
06-01-2007, 04:27 PM
Two Disney 'Vacation Planner' DVDs in the mailbox we share with three other apartments, one addressed to Jesus Christ, the other to Adolf Hitler.

Guybrush
06-01-2007, 05:29 PM
Everyone and their hound seems to be using the word ‘misogynist’ all of a sudden. It appears to be a neat shorthand to describe a little bit of anything. Titoist!

PopMobile
08-01-2007, 02:09 PM
This on the microsoft website:

Are some of these tips just a little too New Age-y for you? Perhaps they are. But consider the story of Brian Talbot, who might have benefited from some of these strategies 13 years ago. He was driving himself hard as an up-and-coming executive in the accounting department of a retail-goods importer in Stamford, Conn., when he discovered that his career was out of whack.
One day, he found himself late for a flight to Los Angeles and "rushed, rushed, rushed," to make it to the gate on time. "All of a sudden I couldn't stand up, and just fell to the ground," he remembers. "The next thing I knew I was being awakened in a hospital bed." It turns out that he'd had a brain aneurysm ó a condition that eventually prompted him to leave his high-stress job and become a nightclub DJ.

....to sort out his health problems!?

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5750/banksycoronarydiseasehu4.jpg