Buskers & broomsticks

September 18th, 2008 · 206 comments

Zora Zero spotted this ongoing street-musician spat in Portobello Road Market, London.

BUSKERS Please note: WE LIVE HERE. We can't hear TV/radios or open windows when you play. Buskers who play here have had + and will have water thrown on them and the police called. Please be kind enough to play elsewhere. Thank you

I’m not a Londoner, but living near Portobello Road and complaining about the buskers seems like living near Times Square and complaining about the lights, no?  I was cheered, therefore, to see the responses added by other more busker-friendly neighbo(u)rs at the bottom of the original note.

Buskers, we live here as well and we miss you!!

Admits our submitter (who described herself as “team foreigner, with busker sympathies”): “the paint on the railing was indeed being damaged by the original anti-busking clear-plastic-envelope-taping resident.”

related: I used to be your biggest fan

FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · cry me a freaking river · London · music · neighbors · noise · p.s. · saga · U.K.


206 responses so far ↓

  • #1   krystolla

    A cello is a pretty hefty instrument, not appropriate for carrying while running away from crazed note writers / water wielding maniacs.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 7:43 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   bellabeastie

      I thought it said “me like you-eye candy the cello player”

      Methinks cello player would want to stay far away from note’s author.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Woman on the Verge

    I especially adore the comment about the no buskers sign damaging the paint… it is just so perfectly PA. Questions this raises: What kind of music are the Buskers playing? Does the Anti-Busker movement have a theme song so the Buskers could play it? Is the cello player cute? Why in the world would you throw water on them as a deterrant when obviously it might just be seen as a lovely way of cooling them on a hot day? Where do I have to play if I want free beers?

    Sep 18, 2008 at 7:45 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   0falcon8 bang

      they play selected works from Busker DÜ

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:39 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Claire bang

      Perhaps the anti-Buskers are actually awaiting the much-anticipated Busker DU Unplugged CD…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   bumphercar

      more importantly, what the hell is a busker?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   claw71 bang

      Buskers are people who make their livings as street performers. Don’t get excited though, your mom’s still a hooker. That doesn’t count.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 4:28 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Mishee bang

      I still wonder why people who come in here, who are on the internet ask a question that can be answered quickly by google.

      Another example of the saying “Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”

      Sheesh!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Canthz_B bang

      I just used the handy-dandy hot link provided by the PANGoddess for a definition. But, hey, I’m not that bright and I do things the hard way sometimes.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 4:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   Brian

      How the hell could you NOT figure it out just from reading the two notes?

      Let’s see, they are on the street … making some kind of noise … and musical instruments are involved. Hmmm, total mystery.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 7:11 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Woman on the Verge

      Personally, I’m waiting for Meryl Streep’s turn in “Buskers: the Musical”.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 8:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Arielemc

    How exactly does one hear an open window? Phrased a bit awkwardly.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 7:48 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   aaa

    I have to say, “busker” and “busking” are about the most retarded sounding words in the English language. Those street performing freaks should’ve gotten their metaphorical asses kicked just for that.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:08 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   amy d bang

      But the submitters name, Zora Zero, kicks ass!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:19 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Mishee bang

      aaa – most of the words that the Brits use that didn’t make it over the pond are pretty retarded.

      but I do love a nice British insult – they are creative like that…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:53 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Paintball "Punk"

      I shall now list some of the words I hate.
      “Busker.”
      “Barista.”
      “Supertaster.”
      “Blogger.”

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:43 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   coo-coo cachoo

      Thou slander of thy heavy mother’s womb!

      For you Lady Mishee! The Shakespearean insulter. :grin:

      http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/index.html?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Mishee bang

      I love to insult in Shakespeare:

      “Thy mother’s of my generation. What’s she, if I be a dog?”

      hahaha! Shakespeare likes the Yo Momma jokes! Yessss!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:21 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   coo-coo cachoo

      He did apparently. Quite a lot. :lol: Who knew!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   coo-coo cachoo

      Your virginity breeds mites, much like a cheese.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   aaa

      Mishee, Archie McPhee sells Shakespearean insult gum. I got some for my friends’ birthdays a while back.

      http://www.mcphee.com/items/11715.html

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   katrina

      The word “buskng” may not be used in George Dubyah’s empire, but it is used in Canada-eh :)

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   Mishee bang

      Just another reason to Blame Canada.

      And Please please please don’t EVER refer to my wonderful country as being “Dubya’s Empire”…

      I did not vote for him, either time, and on that note, I will give the Dixie Chicks one up and say that I am not just ashamed he is from Texas, I am ashamed that he even exists and claims to be an American.

      What is the countdown at now peeps?

      http://www.bbspot.com/News/2005/01/bush_countdown.html

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:45 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.11   Claire bang

      As a Brit expat, it took me a while to realize that the following words and phrases mean something else in America:
      “I’ll be happy to knock you up in the morning”
      “What team are you rooting for?”
      “We were snogging on the balcony!”

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.12   Claire bang

      And as an Englishwoman, I never thought I would ever see a leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world announce to the public, “I know how difficult it is to put food on your families” and, while speaking to the press about education and No Child Left Behind: “Our children is learning” Thank you, George W! You make the Queen look like a nuclear physicist!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.13   Mishee bang

      My favorite is the “Millions of OB/GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women across this country…”

      And that’s not his only OB reference also… that man sure does love to talk Gynos…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.14   First Timer

      That’s NUCULAR physicist, Claire.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:10 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.15   Canthz_B bang

      That’s “nucular physishist” to Dubya!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.16   Canthz_B bang

      Great minds think alike, First Timer! ;-)

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.17   claw71 bang

      I never thought I’d see a British PM make himself at home in said world leader’s ass. Tony, how could you?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.18   Claire bang

      George W. also complimented former Australian PM John Howard following Howard’s return last year from Iraq on Howard’s “successful visit to your Austrian troops”…which must have come as a complete surprise to Howard…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.19   Claire bang

      Yes, Claw, it took all the surgeons in the UK to gather together and extract our former PM from GW’s rectum.

      It was simply bloody unpleasant to see them together at public photo ops…which one had the biggest shit eating grin and which one was just full of shit.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.20   Marie

      They should try him for it in one of those wonderful new Sharia courts you have now.
      England is so superior.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 2:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.21   tinkerbell2

      why thank you, yes we are.

      and way back up this thread, don’t you go trying to blame ‘barista’ on the Brits, buddy. That’s one of yours.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 7:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.22   Paintball "Punk"

      I never said it was. I was just listing words I hate, regardless of their point of origin. Pip pip.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 11:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.23   tinkerbell2

      well, good. we have some crappy words, but that isn’t one of them.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 11:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.24   pfft

      This site needs a thumbs-down, not just a thumbs up.

      Sep 20, 2008 at 7:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.25   amy d bang

      It used to have both, but we used the thumbs down willy-nilly so kerry took it away.

      Sep 20, 2008 at 7:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.26   Mishee bang

      I’m thinking my post saying “HA! Comment #200!!!” would most likely elicit a bunch of thumbs down…

      Thank god its gone now. I can’t take that kind of rejection anymore…

      Sep 20, 2008 at 8:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.27   Canthz_B bang

      Too bad you can’t trust people to not be mean-spirited with the thumbs-down.
      I saw some really funny comments that had their rating numbers sabotaged that way. :-(

      Sep 20, 2008 at 8:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.28   bellabeastie

      I wasn’t around for thumbs down…
      Still not exactly sure how the “thumbs up” works.
      seriously.

      (sorry-not funny-curious)

      Sep 21, 2008 at 12:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   amy d bang

    I find it amusing to pretend that Buskers is a lost cat. The “We miss you Buskers” sign is from its owners. The “Attention Buskers” sign is from residents who live in a building next to the alley where Buskers now plays and yowls all night.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:21 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   anglophile bang

      I am going to name my next cat Buskers, amy!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:27 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   amy d bang

      Will it be Mister Buskers? Either is good, but the Mister is like icing on the cake to me.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   anglophile bang

      Yes, ok, Mr. Buskers. But I’m not going to offer him beers. That would be wrong. Very wrong.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Mishee bang

      will he be a driving cat, like Toonces?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   Frankie bang

      Trolls don’t eat cats do they? (this unitard is bunching)

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   Mishee bang

      Unless your name is ALF you shouldn’t be eating cats at all!

      Now eating pussy is something entirely different…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   RandyinReno

      For God’s sake Amy, don’t get a driving cat like Toonces!! Things always ended badly with Toonces at the wheel.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 5:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   claw71 bang

    There are several things to consider in this selection. First, the resolve of the people who are opposed to the buskers seems stronger than that of the people who support them. Look at the font and the crisp lettering. It’s so severe. There’s a lot of anger in that note. These people mean business and probably won’t hesitate to go above and beyond the threat of forced hydration if necessary.

    That brings me to the second point which is the half-hearted support offered by the busker supporters. While it appears that more people are willing to back the buskers, I don’t believe that their support would extend much beyond the scrawled notes seen here. These people are unorganized and sloppy, as one would expect from fans of busking.

    The third and final observation is an aside but still relevant. Buskers don’t perform for “some beers” they are out there performing for money. They try to make a living by providing entertainment. Your voluntary financial support allows them to pursue an artistic career path. Compensating them with alcohol doesn’t put food on the table, it won’t get them any time in a recording studio so they can cut a demo. Alcohol actually sends buskers on an express ride to homelessness. They hock their instruments for cash so they can buy Ripple and then they become aggressive panhandlers who eschew performance art in favor or poor personal hygiene.

    You’ll notice that none of these alleged supporters is promising monetary remuneration if the buskers return. This is also typical of people who enjoy street performers. They’ll stand there and be entertained for hours only to walk away without reaching into their pockets for the spare change these poor buskers so desperately crave.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:27 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   amy d bang

      kerry is a PANhandler. :lol:

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:36 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Claire bang

      They DID offer to throw water upon the Buskers…maybe this is the residents’ idea of offering a free shower to the unwashed….

      I find amusement in how hard the writer of original PAN was obviously bearing down on the paper with his/her pen….

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   B Rad

    Everyone was missed…. except Graham.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:31 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   anglophile bang

    The Buskers can’t come back. They have been sent into hiding by the Imperial Buskers Protection Program. I suspect most of them are trying to make a living now miming on the streets of Paris or washing windshields at busy intersections in New York and LA.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Holiday Djinn

    What kills me is they claim that they cannot hear their own tv or radio when they play? Seriously?
    What did you do, turn the Buskers into proper “Chamber” musicians and invite them in for a drink? They have measured decibel levels on the streets of New York and London. It can be over 100+ decibels. No way a few steet musicicians on classical unamplified instraments are going to come close to drowning out the “street noise” much less your tv/radio in your apartment.

    Never pass up an opportunity to be angry or passive aggressive, eh?

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:31 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Fresca

      Buskers can’t drown out TV/radio? I beg to differ. Some of them do their busking with an electric guitar and amplifiers. I’m all for the soft sounds of cello music drifting up from the street, but a bad rendition of “You Shook Me All Night Long” ramped up to 11 is another thing altogether.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 8:51 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Holiday Djinn

      If it is really that loud they don’t have a “Disturbing the peace” law in the Isles?

      I am pretty sure they do or an equivalent law. I am also sure whoever wrote this PAN probably would have done the same damn thing when The Beatles played the Rooftop concert on Abbey Road studios back in January of 69.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   snee bang

      damn noisy long-hairs with their devil music!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:46 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   jackie31337

      I’m not sure if I’ve had too much coffee or not enough, but the letters in your comment entered my brain in a jumble and got interpreted as “damn long nose-hairs…!” Maybe it’s just a sign I’m getting old.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 5:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   claw71 bang

    It’s really too bad that the note didn’t threaten to call the constables. Somebody could play Yakety Sax while the bobbies, with night sticks held high, chase the cello player up and down the street. God, I love British comedy…it’s so intellectual.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:46 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Dave

    “Yes, because Benny Hill is the zenith of British comedy, isn’t it?”, said Dave, passive-aggressively. “Yo need to go educate yo ass,” he added.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:52 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   claw71 bang

      Perhaps you should educate yourself on comedic staples such as irony and sarcasm. You might also want to look into PAN staples such as nesting.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:07 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Dave

      An American educating me on irony? That’ll be the day!

      You shitblob! Cock off!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:15 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Mishee bang

      See what I mean? Their insults are just AWESOME!

      I am gonna tell my Mister to “cock off” today… no wait… I don’t want him to take me up on it…

      Instead, I will yell it at another driver who pisses me off.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:24 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   claw71 bang

      I wouldn’t dream of it. You’ve clearly demonstrated your superior Britsh wit in this thread. I’m humbled, really. Now go see a geologist about those stalagmites you call teeth so I don’t have to cringe every time you open your mouth.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:26 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   amy d bang

      If you cock off near a shitblob, fecal mist sprays all over everything in the vicinity. Please be careful.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:28 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   Mishee bang

      I’m prepared amy, I have my toothbrush in my pocket.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:30 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   anglophile bang

      shitblob has a distressingly American feel to it, however.

      If you wanted to it to sound more British, how about shitesnogger?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:36 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   Dave's a Wanker

      Oooooo look at me I watched an Eastenders and The Office marathon on BBC America now I am all Biritishy on yo ass!

      Shut the fuck up.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.9   Dave

      Dave’s a wanker… is a wanker.

      I can’t even get BBC America in Woking. Or were you talking to Anglophile? She seems nice enough, lay off her.

      Bollockmuncher.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:20 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.10   snee bang

      ooh, “bollockmuncher”–now there’s an insult i can sink my teeth into!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.11   amy d bang

      If you sink your teeth into it wouldn’t that make you a figurative bollockmuncher, yourself?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.12   snee bang

      umm…well i…umm…i…

      SOD OFF, AMY!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.13   tinkerbell2

      leave Dave alone, the poor bugger lives in Woking. you bunch of arse-candles.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 7:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.14   AuntyBron

      Benny Hill just looks like Captain Kangaroo.

      Sep 20, 2008 at 1:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.15   bellabeastie

      Love you, AuntyB, but Captain Kangaroo had grey hair and wore a blue uniform. And a mustache.

      Benny Hill never had a sidekick named Mr. Green Jeans.

      Sorry to burst your bubble. Next up — Bozo the Clown !!

      Sep 21, 2008 at 12:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Mishee bang

    I wonder if the cello player they really love is the guy who didn’t make it on Last Comic Standing this last season.

    Poor Jim Tavares… but of course, he was cut cause we all know that the British just aren’t very funny.

    Damn, I just realized this is another British note… do we have to start making fun of their teeth again?

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   amy d bang

      Please don’t mention the Boston Tea Party, Mish. I can’t take another fracas like last time.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Dave

    Hang on, didn’t those fat Yanks vote Porky’s their number 1 film in a poll a few years back? A modern side-splitting classic of our times!

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:01 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   anglophile bang

      Look, Dave. I like the English as much as — nay, more than — the average girl. (For proof please note my user name.) But you’ve got a huge chip on your shoulder. The comments here tend to skew American because there’s a lot of American posters, kerry lives in NYC, etc. We can only go by the British programming we get here. And if you don’t get BBC America on your cable, then you’re stuck with the aged British comedies that air on Public TV. And Public TV isn’t exactly known for being on the front wave of pop culture. What do you expect of us?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:16 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Mishee bang

      Hey, “Have You Been Served” isn’t on the cutting edge?

      Everything I know is a lie.

      I guess I should start watching “Do Shut Up” instead…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:25 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   claw71 bang

      I wonder what Dave would have us watch…Sasha Baron Cohen, or, as I like to call him, the poor man’s Tom Green?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:39 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   Sheepish bang

      Living in the Great White North, I sometimes have to flip past BBC shows to get to the good American programming (everyone knows how awful Canadian shows are) and every time I see a BBC program I always think to myself,
      “Where did they find all those ugly people to put on television?”

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:57 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   Mishee bang

      Well Sheep, when all you have are Rhodas to choose from, its hard to find a Mary.

      and yes… Canadian shows suck… its almost ruining the new (guilty pleasure) 90210 (or as I call it: 9021-hos) for me knowing that the lead actress came from Degrassi.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:02 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   Sheepish bang

      you know what’s ruining 90210 for me? how old Shannen Doherty looks, especially in HD. yuck!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:19 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.7   claw71 bang

      And Porky’s is an underrated coming-of-age classic. Frankly I think it’s better than American Graffiti and Rebel Without a Cause. Obviously it’s a far cry from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and not as socially relevant as The Breakfast Club but it’s definitely important.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:22 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.8   Dave

      I rest my case.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.9   park rose

      Dave, you’re an ignorant pratt. Piss off.

      However, kudos for recognising the wonder that is ‘glo. So you can’t be completely ignorant. Wait…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:39 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.10   claw71 bang

      Dave, for a guy who claims he doesn’t need a lesson in irony you sure seem a bit thick. I’d hate to have to stoop so low as to use emoticons. Do you need emoticon’s?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:42 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.11   Dave

      Yes please!

      Your analysis of various topics is fascinating. I do love it when you spout horseshit on just about everything under the sun, as though we care.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:53 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.12   Canthz_B bang

      Apparently, we do care, since claw’s posts are consistently among the highest rated.

      Perhaps this just is not the place for you, Dave.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:34 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.13   Vampy

      Yeesh Dave, have another pint already.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:41 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.14   RunBarbara bang

      hey dave…you remind me of something…let me think…
      oh right! you remind me of this guy i knew in college that loved the sound of his own farts. he loved them so much that he would just sit around and fart all the time, murmuring to himself what a good boy he was. this guy alienated himself from possible friends and ruined the upholstery on many a couch.
      learn from fart guy, dave. quit while youre ahead (and before you shit your pants).

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:43 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.15   Canthz_B bang

      Is it possible to shit with a whole head up there?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:50 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.16   Holiday Djinn

      yes, canthz b. Especially when, like dave, you are full of shit.

      It just kinda oozes out around the ears, and down the back of your own neck.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.17   Mishee bang

      last I checked dave wasn’t here…

      but then again, I am usually stoned…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:19 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.18   bikerbabeee

      Claw, has at least 3 known groupies here, and it is obvious many more enjoy his posts.
      Claw–3+
      Dave–0

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.19   Mishee bang

      yes, but only one of us has the wordpress registered name “Mrs. Claw”… can you guess who?

      A hint… it is none of you.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.20   GhostWriter bang

      Dave, there is a pattern to all this:
      - First come plausibly deniable insults from Claw71.
      - Your incensed retorts soon follow.
      - Claw71 then gleefully skewers your commentary and opinion.
      - A flock of bewitched harpies slash at you in a territorial response to your Claw71 attacks.
      - After a few days, the fervor quiets, and another newcomer shows up.

      Stick with us, I don’t want you to leave.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:34 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.21   anglophile bang

      Bewitched harpies? Bewitched harpies???

      Why thank you, GW. I didn’t think you even knew I existed.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:37 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.22   Vampy

      I’m not bewitched!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.23   Claire bang

      David, as a fellow British citizen, I take deep offense that you are determined to insult claw whose writings have a touch of genius about them.

      What is ironic about your comments, David, (pardon me, but I find that calling you “Dave” would indicate a sort of chumminess between us), is that you obviously felt that you were making witty comments, but you’ve made a bloody mess of things.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.24   claw71 bang

      Touch of genius?

      About the closest I’ve ever come to a touch of genius is when I was molested by a chess grand master….or was it a KKK grand wizard…either way, I’m not nearly as clever as people think.

      I am better looking than you might imagine, but that’s not important.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.25   Mishee bang

      RB likes it when there is a bloody mess of things…

      But she likes to red wing it, so I guess that explains why…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.26   RunBarbara bang

      its not that i like to red wing it, mish, its just that youre such a ho that youre always in various stages of RU486′s effects. if i didnt mind a little ketchup on my hot dog i’d never get to hit that with you.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.27   Canthz_B bang

      The Red Sea parts yet again.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.28   Claire bang

      I was going to offer myself to Claw, but the line was too long…although a lot of his gropers were walking away with contented smiles as they lit their cigarettes….

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.29   Ti O

      RB is the Moses of the merkin. The Cootchie Charleston Heston. Ehh… you get the idea.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.30   RunBarbara bang

      he’d break you in half and suck your guts out, claire. like a crawfish.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.31   Dave

      Ah deary me, bloody mess indeed! Don’t worry GhostWriter, I’m in this for the long haul. I’ve been lurking for a long long time and have seen some hideous atrocities carried out by this ‘Claw’ menace.

      I’ve always believed that true superheroes should have their true nemeses. It makes for much more entertaining reading. It’s painfully obvious that our friend Claw the arsegob is said superhero – he’s got a band of Lois Lanes throwing their knickers on him (which he then sniffs).

      Actually, I think I’m going to drop the Dave tag. Just call me Lex Luther from now on.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 6:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.32   anglophile bang

      See, now arsegob is a delightfully British insult.

      ;)

      Sep 19, 2008 at 6:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.33   tinkerbell2

      I feel I may have prematurely defended Dave earlier, before he tried to take on claw71. Dave, mate, you’re on your own.

      [runs and hides]

      Sep 19, 2008 at 7:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   John

    A friend of mine is a Hare Krishna whose group danced and sang in Times Square for years. A few years ago, however, they were told by the police they could no longer do so because the area residents were complaining about the noise.

    I’m not sure who exactly lives directly in the middle of Times Square and how sensitive and selective their hearing is that the sound of a few tambourines was unbearable, despite the constant din of traffic and pedestrians.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:02 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   claw71 bang

      I’d rather listen to bums puke behind the dumpster than Hare Krishnas sing.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:20 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   GhostWriter bang

      Maybe they started working “The Late Show’s” side of the street. Letterman hates the Krishnas; they tried to steal his baby.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:22 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Mishee bang

      of course you would rather hear that claw…

      it reminds you of your mother.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:26 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   Canthz_B bang

      The residents of Times Square are merchants. Merchants who’d like to see customers (tourists from Muncie, Indiana) come into their stores, not moving quickly past to avoid the weird cult-people.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:46 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Numinous bang

      I guess “The Cult Of Claw” wouldn’t be welcome there either.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Canthz_B bang

      Not since they closed all of the porn shops in the area, Numinous. The COC used to party in Times Square 24/7 years ago, though.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.7   claw71 bang

      Well, things do get a little noisy when we play park the python. It couldn’t last forever.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.8   RunBarbara bang

      it only get noisy when you pull the duct tape off our mouths. other than that, its just the soothing squeak of bed springs breaking and the silent crying of innocent children around the world.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   GhostWriter bang

    “Wazzat soyn sigh, ‘enery?”

    “Danno- lawmee chick…”

    “Allo! ‘eesez ‘Bushka’s Pleeze Noot’”

    “So, ‘e wuntza noot, royt?”

    “Eye, less givvum a royt propah noot!”

    “Croynk it ta ‘livin, ‘enery- ‘Ya Shook Me Owl Noyt Lawng’ inna wan, two, throy…”

    [[[BLEEEARRRKKKKTTTTT!!]]]

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:17 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   bellabeastie

      Aye !! smashin’ gov!

      ‘ell moyk der doy !

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Rabbit

    Those buskers were fucking delicious.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Mishee bang

      Why don’t you rabbit yourself on over to the Unitent now?

      That was deliberate. And oh, so wrong.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:55 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   amy d bang

      Rabbit, sometimes a joke just dies. One day it’s hilarious, the next day it’s passe. Yes, some are sad at its passing, but we have to accept it when nature takes its course. Continued attempts to revive a joke only serve to hold the joke from its final resting place. Fd would want you to let it go now, so it can rest in peace.

      *gives Rabbit a hug and a commiserating look*

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:08 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   anglophile bang

      amy, make fucking delicious wake up. Please?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   amy d bang

      I’m sorry Glo, but fd is truly gone. Not even I can wake it up. Although…

      I have heard of an old joke that fell from favor, its usage dying out, then having a spontaneous resurgence in popularity and the joke being “new” again. Sadly, that requires faith. We still must let fd go in the hopes that it will return one day and spread joy to a new generation.

      Peace be with you.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Mishee bang

      and Thank you Terry.

      Amen.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   GhostWriter bang

      I have a theory that the humor of a running joke varies sinusoidally. It is quite possible that Fd will revive and grow even stronger in a couple of weeks.

      …and that makes me scowl.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   amy d bang

      Damn pollen counts effect everything!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   snee bang

      fucking delicious is still strong in sneeworld, but you know…it’s sneeworld. *shrug*

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   Mishee bang

      Funny ames, I figured it was the Dow Jones…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.10   amy d bang

      Isn’t that a rapper?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.11   Canthz_B bang

      DEAD?! But, you guys told me FD went to live on a farm in the country!! :cry:

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.12   Claire bang

      CB, they told me that FD went to live a kindly old woman who did not have any other FDs to keep her company

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.13   Bellabeastie

      FD went to live in Soviet Russia where old jokes laugh at YOU !!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 7:32 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.14   jackie31337

      Perhaps FD will come back as a zombie if enough posters attempt to reanimate it….

      Sep 19, 2008 at 5:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   GhostWriter bang

    BUSKERS Pease note

    “Damn- forgot an ‘L’…”

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:54 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Sheepish bang

    The resident that is concerned about the paint is the most realistic one of all. Really, the buskers aren’t harming the building itself, it’s the ‘we’ person that lives in the building that is causing the most damage.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 10:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   anglophile bang

      Could it be the royal ‘we’? Perhaps the Queen has a little love nest in Portobello Road? 8O

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Goldie

    They still have Woolworth’s? Ours closed ten years ago. I thought they’d gone out of business. No witty comments, as my mind has been scrambled by Woolworth’s return from the dead.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 10:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Mishee bang

      where in the HELL did that come from Goldie?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Mishee bang

      ok…. who knows how long they have had that sheet protector…

      I mean… if that sheet protector could talk, it could regale us with stories of PANs gone by, notes from the past, regarding things that bothered the owner during the course of their life…

      That, my friend, is a very important piece of England’s history right there…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Frankie

      Is it a timeless logo? The one they’ve always had? Not that you could really call it a decent logo. It’s just kind of hanging out on the inside there. All boring and with no thought for design and such.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   coo-coo cachoo

      Oooo good eyes Goldie!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   snee bang

      we still have woolworth’s in sneeworld, but you know, it’s sneeworld…and that woolworth’s is fucking delicious!

      muaahahahahahahahaa…aaaaah….ohhh.

      *suiting up*

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   Rei

      Our local Woolworth’s closed not so long ago, but they do still exist, unless I’m even more unobservant than I thought…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   Mishee bang

      They are now Foot Locker according to Wikipedia.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Canthz_B bang

    He throws water on buskers and egg nog on carolers.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 11:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   bellabeastie

      “Water on Buskers
      and egg nog on carolers
      brown paper wine bags
      given a fling
      These are a few of my favorite things.”

      “When the cops come
      And neighbors com-plain
      I simply remember my favorite things
      and then I don’t feel so mad-

      When I’m feeling mad-
      A douse with poo-water is what they get

      And then I don’t hear soo bad”

      (with apologies to Julie Andrews)

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   bellabeastie

      Ooh missed a line or 2 ..damn late night edit..

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   coo-coo cachoo

    Hello Buskers my old friends.
    So glad you’re playing here again.
    My neighbors a bit of an anorak
    He says you sound like a mating cat
    But the music that you play soothes my brain
    through window panes
    It is the sound of Buskers.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 11:22 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   anglophile bang

      I like this parody just fine. Except, I have to ask…

      Anorak?

      :?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   coo-coo cachoo

      In British slang an anorak is a person, typically a man, who has unfathomable interest in arcane, detailed information regarded as boring by the rest of the population, and who feels compelled to talk at length about this information to anyone within earshot.

      I couldn’t think of anything to go with mating or howling cat and I was just fixated on using that. So okay it really doesn’t fit but it was the best I had at the time, it’s late and I am sleepy.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   anglophile bang

      Thanks for that information. I was wondering if calling someone a hooded jacket was supposed to be insulting.

      If I had needed to look it up in the first place, I guess I would have found that Wikipedia article all by myself. ;)

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   Canthz_B bang

      Like “dick-head”? Un-circumcised, of course.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   coo-coo cachoo

      S’ok I took a chance with this reaching parody. I know that others here are much more adept at it.
      Now I must be off to my RailFan meeting. :lol:

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.6   Canthz_B bang

      ccc, I hope you didn’t mistake my meaning.
      I was just linking hooded jacket to an anatomical part to find the insult anglophile was looking for.

      I wasn’t calling you one! :-D

      Sep 18, 2008 at 12:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   secondsout bang

    Long since become a bit of a joke, the Spice Girls are now resorting to busking. Who knew that Sporty Spice could play a mean cello? “Wannabe” just isn’t one of those songs that translates well in a symphonic version.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 11:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   katrina

      d’you wanna know the difference between the spice girls’ movie and a porn movie??anyone?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 2:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   secondsout bang

      Wait, the Police were called in? I knew that they were a little passe, too, but I didn’t realize they were also now busking.

      As for the spice girls and porn movies? Umm, RB’s mom isn’t in the spice girl movies. Not in that many porns, either. Not the mainstream ones. She specializes in the German scheisse films.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 4:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   katrina

      the porn movie had a better soundtrack
      *ducking quickly*

      Sep 18, 2008 at 7:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   bobby

    don’t buskers have to pay money to busk? seems as though if there’s no No Busking policy, then getting water thrown on them would just be harassment and the buskers could call the police.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 12:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Frankie

    If it can’t be Wikipedia, You Tubed, or Googled, can it still be Busked?

    Sep 18, 2008 at 12:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Canthz_B bang

    “Busking” sounds like something properly done in the nude.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   GhostWriter bang

      …with a drunk Gary Busey.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   Mishee bang

      Gary Busey isn’t actually drunk, it just seems that way.

      Be careful when you are around him, and keep your eyes on your endocrine system! He will pull that fucker out as fast as you can blink!!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 1:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.3   Claire bang

      Based upon George W’s implementation of the disastrous No Child Left Behind education act, PM Gordon Brown has announced Britain’s new “No Busker Left Aloud” campaign…which will be about as successful as Marmalite at an American breakfast.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.4   Mishee bang

      I just googled marmalite.

      I have to go take a shower and then get some electroshock therapy.

      Will be back later.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   katrina

    I’ve heard if you leave your buskers under the window, they can get sprayed with fecal matter from annoyed unwilling “patrons” of their art….

    Sep 18, 2008 at 2:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Claire bang

    I heard that Buskers will sneak into your flat and lower your A/C to 65, turn on all your lights, and then throw up on your welcome mat when they sneak out your front door.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Bellabeastie

      And I heard that Buskers will ring your buzzer repeatedly for no good reason and awaken your devil spawn child.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 5:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Claire bang

    I think a key point to raise here is just how musically gifted is that cello player? I mean, a cello in the hands of an inept musican would be far worse a racket that a Buskers convention….

    Sep 18, 2008 at 3:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Halley

    I don’t know what the laws are in England, but in the US, in most cities, if you are on a public street during “public hours” (Usually around 6am to 10pm) calling the police will do nothing because it’s a public through-fare. Buskers/street performers have a lot of rights that not a lot of people know about. So keep calling the police, because eventually the police will stop answering your calls, ye who crys wolf.

    And throwing water on the buskers? That’s ASSAULT. Technically the busker could press charges on you for loss of money from that day’s work, damage to their instrument/equipment, emotional strife, etc.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   aaa

      Yeah, but cool kids break the law.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 3:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Mishee bang

      I just broke the law 10 minutes ago.

      Hell, for all I know, I am breaking the law right now just by existing, I am that much of a rebel!!

      Does that make you like me a little more Triple a?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t know about where you live in the USA, Halley, but here we have vagrancy and loitering laws as well as disturbing the peace and public nuisance ordinances.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.4   snee

      i can see the usa from my house!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 6:29 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   Mark bang

      Well then, you’ve got foreign policy experience!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 6:35 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.6   Canthz_B bang

      We have laws against looking at us too, Peeper!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 6:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.7   snee

      i’m a sneeper-peeper. *focuses in*

      mmm, lookin’ good tonight, america…show me those purple mountains majesties…yeah, that’s it…fruited plains, uh huh…

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.8   Canthz_B bang

      Those aren’t fruited plains…that’s San Francisco! 8-O

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.9   Canthz_B bang

      Changed my mind…not worth the comment.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 10:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.10   aaa

      Well, I dunno Mishee, I mean, I don’t know if it’s possible to like you anymore than I already do. I mean, it’s not that you suck or anything, but I’ve reached the Mishee-liking quota since I’ve got to save some of my liking for other people. Like myself. :D

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Canthz_B bang

    To the tune of “How much is that doggy in the window”:

    I’m sick of the buskers by my window,
    They sound like a dog’s plaintiff wail.
    This note’s for the buskers by my window,
    To tell them their talent’s a fail.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 6:35 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Rei

      You wacky Americans. Even your dogs are plaintiffs now?

      (I could have made that wittier, but it’s late and I just got back from the pub.)

      Sep 18, 2008 at 6:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   Canthz_B bang

      “plaintive”…boy, I screwed that up “royally”! :lol:

      Sep 18, 2008 at 6:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   Canthz_B bang

      Luckily, it wasn’t a “plaintiff whale”!
      That would take up valuable courtroom space!

      Sep 18, 2008 at 7:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.4   jack t ripper

      Technically, as the song is being sung in Portobello Road Market in London, would that not make the canine plaintiff a British dog, not an American pooch?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 7:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.5   Canthz_B bang

      I wasn’t making a British or an American joke, I just used the wrong damned word…when I want your help, I’ll tell you to blow me! Rip that, Jack!!! :evil:

      Sep 18, 2008 at 7:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Canthz_B bang

    Is a busker with children a mother busker?

    Sep 18, 2008 at 7:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Bellabeastie

    Is a busker who lives in Nebraska a corn busker?

    (sorry, meant to nest that)

    Sep 18, 2008 at 8:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Canthz_B bang

      Is Sarah Palin part Alaskan buskie?

      Sep 18, 2008 at 9:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   bellabeastie

      Not Part –ALL.

      Or would the term be “Bush-kie”

      And I will bet you that Alaskan bush is right nasty.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.3   Canthz_B bang

      Is that why they call what comes out of those things “Track, Trig, Bristol, Willow and Piper”?
      They could be Biblical names…I admit to not having read it word for word, cover to cover.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.4   bellabeastie

      No- they aren’t Biblical. Just Trendy. Because she’s a maverick, you know.

      She could have named them Matthew, Mark, Mary Magdelene , Margaret & Luke for all I care. Doesn’t change the fact that she is running with Judas.

      Sep 19, 2008 at 12:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   0falcon8 bang

    Oi! Take that racket somewhere else, ya motherbuskers!

    Sep 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   bellabeastie

      Deal with it.

      I apologize to no one – and I hope you were kidding,. You don’t like it. well…

      Sucks to be you.

      Sep 18, 2008 at 11:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Heather

    In communist Russia, buskers play you.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   chickenspittle

    Buskers and noise lovers near Portobello Road need to band together like Melbourners did with the “If you move into Fitzroy and start making noise complaints you are a moron!” Facebook group and related website.

    Sep 18, 2008 at 11:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   LLL

    What’s a busker?

    Sep 20, 2008 at 1:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   amy d bang

      Someone who doesn’t read a thread before posting in it.

      Sep 20, 2008 at 2:30 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   bellabeastie

      Snap. Can always count on amy d.

      Sep 21, 2008 at 1:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   glastonberry

    Very nice handwriting on the first sign, must be an artist or architect… But they were obviously so pissed they misspelled Please and had to insert the l afterward.

    Sep 22, 2008 at 4:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Mean Mr. Mustard | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] related: Meanwhile, on Portabello Road [...]

    Apr 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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