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Nov. 8th, 2008

Went to Bury St Edmunds today - not so interesting, except that the trains had been replaced by coaches so they could do some engineering work, and it was a bit of a magical mystery tour.

For the driver. He had NO clue where he was going. Seriously. He missed one of the turnings and was merrily going off into the middle of nowhere, in COMPLETELY the wrong direction. If no-one had leaped up and gone UR DOIN IT WRONG- "you're going the wromg way, THIS is where you should have turned off five minutes ago" we'd have ended up in Mendlesham. :P

Secondly: THIS is just... TOTAL awesomesauce.


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Nov. 10th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Bury St. Edmunds??? And they think Osoyoos is a weird name! ;)

And that ping-pong thing is awesome, I wonder who long it took them to get it perfect?
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
Osoyoos is one of those words that looks like it should be read backwards. *headperks* Personally, I think "Six Mile Bottom" is a far more amusing placename, but then I'm a child. ;)

I want to know how many out-takes there must have been for the ping-pong. Part of me wants to say "SHOPPED!" but I think that'd take almost as much effort.
Nov. 14th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
Some of them, like the one where he was standing outside and threw the ball into the open window to turn the light off might be faked. It's not like you can actually _tell_ that the ball is hitting anything. But yeah most of them seem genuine, I wonder if they worked out the physics involved calculating the angles, trajectories, the amount of force needed, etc.

Quite a few of the place names around here (Britsh-Columbia, Canada) are based off of First-Nations names or terms. For instance Kamloops, the city I live in, is based off of a Secwépemc word roughly meaning "meeting of the waters". It does tend to lend itself to 'creative' pronounciation (like Clayoquot Sound - correctly pronounced Clah-kwot Sound, NOT Clay-oh-Kwot Sound), so you can usually end up telling who is a tourist. XD
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