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jergins (jergins), Saturday, 28 October 2006 06:23 (seventeen years ago) link

jergins (jergins), Saturday, 28 October 2006 06:24 (seventeen years ago) link

awwh, :(

makeing out (Pablo A), Monday, 30 October 2006 15:38 (seventeen years ago) link

four months pass...
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jergincito, Friday, 9 March 2007 09:37 (sixteen years ago) link


Pupil (17) drank 52 Tequila! Then it fell in coma

jergincito, Friday, 9 March 2007 09:39 (sixteen years ago) link

ghost rider, Sunday, 11 March 2007 05:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 11 March 2007 05:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Heave Ho, Sunday, 11 March 2007 15:08 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
holy shit!

story here


US of the dome of the TV tower pours black smoke, spark sprays, to rubble falls to soil. Citizen of Berlin the landmark (368 meters) threatens to collapse. A horror scenario, which filmed now Pro7: “The inferno - flames over Berlin” (transmission: 21. May, 20,15 o'clock).

So this didn't happen and they were just filming? Whatever, I love the picture.

jergincito, Thursday, 29 March 2007 08:29 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...

brutal 45 min rainstorm in karachi

Heave Ho, Sunday, 24 June 2007 22:25 (sixteen years ago) link


jergïns, Sunday, 24 June 2007 22:26 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Karaoke singer attacked after starting song

It could have been the Coldplay song "Yellow" that upset the patron of a Wallingford neighborhood bar. Or perhaps it was the karaoke singer who belted it out.

Employees at Changes, on North 45th Street, said they don't know, but the ensuing melee just past 1 a.m. Thursday was one unlike anything seen at the bar before.

As soon as the man on stage started singing about the stars in his best Chris Martin impersonation, the woman reportedly said: "Oh, no, not that song. I can't stand that song!"

Witnesses said her distaste for Coldplay quickly took a violent turn, and she leaped at the would-be crooner, shouting expletives and telling him that his singing "sucked," while expressing the same opinion of the song, according to a Seattle police report.

She pushed the man and punched him, all in an effort to stop his singing.

jergïns, Friday, 10 August 2007 17:20 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

The Hawaii Superferry!

gr8080, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 18:50 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Strong storm takes aim at Pacific Northwest

A strong area of low pressure that has energy from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lingling is expected to strengthen again and push toward the Pacific Northwest.

jergïns, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 21:42 (sixteen years ago) link

big or small?

gr8080, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 23:37 (sixteen years ago) link


lxy, Thursday, 18 October 2007 01:15 (sixteen years ago) link

whoa here i cum ;)

Lingbert, Thursday, 18 October 2007 05:31 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...

am0n, Friday, 18 January 2008 18:30 (sixteen years ago) link

am0n, Friday, 18 January 2008 18:30 (sixteen years ago) link

no wai

deej, Friday, 18 January 2008 22:44 (sixteen years ago) link

two more people on to the highway:

i drove past the last one on the other side of the median u_u

gr8080, Thursday, 31 January 2008 11:13 (sixteen years ago) link

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estela, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 02:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Australian PM says sorry to indigenous Australians. 98% of Australia rejoices, 2% are bigoted fucks.

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 02:50 (sixteen years ago) link

ya really.
My co-worker's bf was in the office before and he showed me this sms that said something like "I'll say sorry when they say sorry for the 1 million cars they've stolen"

W4LTER, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:03 (sixteen years ago) link

I bet the person who sent that has suffered no social prejudice or poverty.

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:17 (sixteen years ago) link

like 50% of all cars and trucks in our metropolitan area are in some form of wreck right now I think

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link

hooray ice. hooray me not owning a car

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:40 (sixteen years ago) link

they were just showing sidewalk footage on the news of people slipping around all over the place downtown

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:40 (sixteen years ago) link

there's a pileup on basically every exit ramp and every bridge leading in and out of the city

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Most important story here:

libcrypt, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:29 (sixteen years ago) link

lik my ballz

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:31 (sixteen years ago) link

seven months pass...

Seattle Police arrested a 35-year-old man for indecent exposure at Green Lake Park on Monday afternoon after a woman caught the man beating off in the bushes.

According to the police report, the woman hid behind a tree and called police while she watched the man masturbate. While on the phone, the woman told police she “thought that [the man] had some kind of flesh-colored realistic-looking phony penis strapped to his genitals.”

The woman also told police she recognized the man who, according a police report, had masturbated in front of the woman and her daughter near the Green Lake Community Center three days earlier.

Officers arrived and contacted the man, who produced a dildo from his pants told police that he only had it “to make it look like he did have a large real penis through his tight fitting pants.”

Police arrested the man and confiscated his dildo. The report says the man has a prior conviction for indecent exposure.

Albertville FRANCE (jergins), Friday, 19 September 2008 16:50 (fifteen years ago) link


J4gger Dynamic Pentangle (Just got offed), Friday, 19 September 2008 16:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Bill would rename D.C. streetWashington Business Journal - by Jonathan O'Connell Staff Reporter

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U2 famously sang about a place where the streets have no names.

The Irish rockers apparently don’t know how it works in D.C.

A bill before the D.C. Council would rename a portion of South Capitol Street SE as “Taxation Without Representation Street.” And you thought it was hard finding your way around when it was South Capitol. Try sticking “Taxation Without Representation Street” into Google Maps or your GPS.

It’s unclear what portion would be renamed. Our guess: The stretch near Nationals Park, ensuring plenty of out-of-towners are introduced to D.C.’s fight for a vote in Congress.

The defacto D.C. slogan is already on the city’s license plates. The city approved adding the slogan to the official city flag, though no new design has been introduced or approved. Officials tried — and failed, thanks to the feds — to have it imprinted on the District’s quarter.

Council members Kwame Brown, Carol Schwartz, Harry “Tommy” Thomas and Tommy Wells sponsored the bill, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Que, Friday, 19 September 2008 16:54 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...

Seattle Police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed Capitol Hill's favorite dildo emporium, Babeland, last Thursday night.

Yesterday, police arrested Charmarke Abdi-Issa, 28, for investigation of robbery. Police believe Abdi-Issa has robbed seven small businesses and one cab driver since October 28th.

According to Babeland staff, Abdi-Issa came in to their store around 9pm on November 13th and told an employee he was looking for a Fleshlight. When an employee opened the cash register to ring him up, Abdi-Issa allegedly pulled a gun and told the staff member to go to the back of the store.

Babeland's Assistant Manager, Status Causey, says Abdi-Issa left with about $175 and the Fleshlight.

emple (jergins), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 01:52 (fifteen years ago) link

quite a pull

goole, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 02:04 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ohio 'underwear researcher' admits molesting kids
Thursday, December 11, 2008 4:57 PM


CINCINNATI -- An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges he fooled parents into letting him be alone with their children so he could sexually touch them while pretending to be an underwear market researcher.

Forty-four-year-old Ben Hawkins, of Springfield Township in suburban Cincinnati, could receive a maximum of 44 years in prison at his Jan. 29 sentencing.

Hamilton County prosecutors say Hawkins looked for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 16. They say he arranged to meet parents and children at schools, hospitals or at their homes and told parents he needed to measure underwear for research.

Hawkins pleaded guilty yesterday to nine charges of importuning and three counts of gross sexual imposition.

harbl, Friday, 12 December 2008 03:43 (fifteen years ago) link


harbl, Friday, 12 December 2008 03:44 (fifteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

there is this guy who rammed a petroleum delivery truck into the original local hell's angels motherbrain. he has no regrets at all , we are all baby panda baout him

Sébastien, Thursday, 1 January 2009 04:43 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...

Woman Injured In Sex Toy Mishap

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (WUSA) - A Southern Maryland woman was seriously injured in a mishap involving a sex toy over the weekend. The case was first reported on, and Saint Mary's county public safety sources confirmed the information to 9NEWS NOW.

The accident was reported to local fire and rescue personnel about 1:30 a.m. on March 7, from an address on Rogers Drive. The man who made the 911 call said he had placed a sex toy over a saber saw blade, and then used the power tool on his partner, but the blade cut through the plastic and injured the woman.

The victim, a 27-year-old woman, was reportedly injured and bleeding. She was later flown to Prince George's hospital center by Maryland State Police helicopter.

On Wednesday, Saint Mary's County Sheriffs released an update on their investigation. Detectives conducted an investigation which determined the injury was a result of a consensual act between two parties and no crime was committed.

Written by Bill Starks

eman, Thursday, 12 March 2009 17:48 (fourteen years ago) link


It is not enough to love mankind – you must be able to stand (Michael White), Thursday, 12 March 2009 17:49 (fourteen years ago) link


This is the day when fisticuffs happened everywhere (country matters), Thursday, 12 March 2009 17:50 (fourteen years ago) link

oh fuck

The-Reverend (rev), Thursday, 12 March 2009 18:06 (fourteen years ago) link

eman, Thursday, 12 March 2009 18:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Chemistry TA fired

Melissa Stredney allegedly gave undeserved grades, encouraged students to cheat
Gina Ferrentino
Issue date: 3/12/09 Section: Campus

lil butt (harbl), Thursday, 12 March 2009 23:03 (fourteen years ago) link

soon to be a major motion picture

nine months pass...

Unhinged obituary (written by a relative no doubt) of a notorious local slumlord

MADISON - Ray Peterson, a World War II Navy Veteran (the Navy meant a lot to him) and graduate of the University of Wisconsin, ambitiously driven business owner who was still working running his rental business, 96 year old father of five children, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, faithful husband of Joy Curtis Peterson for 64 years, born December 16, 1924 to Alice and Russell Peterson, died December 15, 2021, a day before his birthday from cardiac arrest, four months after Pfizer mRNA vaccine acquired at routine appointment where Dr. said she would even give it to a 2 year old. He had been hospitalized for injury and suspected heart attack after being found on his floor at home December 6, 2021.

Ray was preceded by his wife, Joy in death and is survived by their children: Debbie (Hoppy), Dawn (Larry), Danette (John), Mark and David; grandchildren: Michele (Jorge), Kristin (Kevin), Amanda, Kenneth (Queenie), Hoppy Jr. and Shaun; great-grandchildren: Jaylin, Braeden, Bryce, Samantha, Kingsley, Makenzie, Makaila and Makyle. Ray's parents; brother, Ralph and sister, Barbara preceded him in death. His nieces and nephews are now numbering more than 50 and are increasing exponentially.

Ray's grandma, Ida Peterson guided him to purchase his first house at age 17, before he went to war serving in the United States Navy and subsequently graduated from University of Wisconsin that he and Joy married a month after. They had met at young adult dances and Ray taught ballroom at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. He and his dad built a ski jump in Michigan. Joy was once supposed to see Ray in a ski jump competition but he hurt his arm or shoulder in the practice run so he didn't compete. When Joy went to visit him in the hospital, she said she fell in love with his strong arms. He taught himself to play guitar and enjoyed playing it and singing Johnny Cash songs especially, he also loved diving off diving boards.

Ray's professional failing Madison marginal rental housing service directed toward the Madison homelessness, with Joy's stressful office management of her husband's business that when she retired their daughter, Danette, assumed and with him gone she was left to manage.

The acceptance of Ray's body was refused by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Anatomy Department, being his and Joy's final wishes giving to those they believed to be most in need, due to him dying with Covid he tested positive for upon hospital admittance without symptoms being their reason for not treating it, except to place in Covid ward not allowing any visitors and only began adding Covid treatment after being hospitalized for a week, though they stated as early as day after hospitalized he is confused and doesn't know where he is that's common with Covid. His breathing began requiring oxygen initiated December 12, followed by finally treating the Covid December 13 with steroids, besides Remdesivir that wasn't successful but instead detrimental, nor was our request pleading with them to try monoclonal antibodies or Ivermectin under Right To Try Act, as the Covid exacerbated after not startng treatment when diagnosed. When he was desperately ill December 14, he was still able to respond he wants any measures taken to keep him alive, sadly as he would have said his treatment was discombobulated. His hospitalist Dr. said of Covid vaccinated patients he treats who've had resulting heart problems, average occurrence of hospitalization is 4-5 months after Covid vaccine. Thankfully, the compassionate UW body donor coordinator picked up Ray's ashes, looked up the private area on campus of land restoration where Joy's ashes were placed he remembered handling and placed Ray's with hers.

His memorial service will be Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at VFW Day Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison, WI 53716, followed by gathering for fellowship and food.

Helping families understand challenges and improve their ability to support their service member or veteran; NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 20:08 (one year ago) link

96 year old gets covid vaccine, dies within a year. coincidence??????

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 20:31 (one year ago) link

don't be insensitive, who has ever heard of a 96 year old man dying from anything other than vaccine injury?

scientific method man (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 12 April 2022 20:57 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Some organisation has created a list of "registered frituristen" (it's a Belgian thing, a shop where you buy Frites/french fries etc) and the article about the ones in the city I live in has the most "You are only here because of the photo" look ever (sorry for cookies etc):

StanM, Thursday, 7 July 2022 15:01 (one year ago) link

That's an impressive fry shelf!

pplains, Thursday, 7 July 2022 15:22 (one year ago) link

that's how they all look :-)

StanM, Thursday, 7 July 2022 15:31 (one year ago) link

Talkin' about this thing!

pplains, Thursday, 7 July 2022 16:03 (one year ago) link

yes, every frituur has that, is what I wanted to show with that google image link :-)

StanM, Thursday, 7 July 2022 16:05 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

This is the fourth time in a year that this blind guy who lives in my neighborhood gets hit in the face by low hanging signs. They just don't follow procedure (= hanging them at least 2 meters high) - he describes the experience as someone punching him in the face.

StanM, Monday, 22 August 2022 16:07 (one year ago) link


pplains, Saturday, 3 September 2022 15:16 (one year ago) link

Plane is down now in a field near Ashland (north central MS).

DPRK in Cincinnati (WmC), Saturday, 3 September 2022 15:38 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I did demand what news from Shrewsbury.

— Willy Shakes (@IAM_SHAKESPEARE) October 4, 2022

The centre of the #galaxy tastes like raspberries, smells like rum, and is full to the brim with alcohol. We're not joking... @DMorris_Star investigates. #Space #Spacefacts

— Shropshire Star (@ShropshireStar) October 4, 2022

mark s, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 15:55 (one year ago) link

I meant to post this one a while ago. My old local booze shop:

Featuring the classic excuse "he had been looking after 10 bottles for a friend and that they had mistakenly ended up on the shelves in his shop".

emil.y, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:10 (one year ago) link

we all know this iconic photo, right??

The iconic photo of Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth standing under the McDonald’s arches on a winter day has been installed in the place where it was taken.

Fans have become familiar with Richard Upper’s picture since it was shot during the two Van Halen members’ promotional tour of 1978. Upper had been sent to join them in a limousine as they capitalized on interest in the band’s debut album, released that year.

At the opening of a brand-new restaurant in the same location, Upper recalled the story, telling West Newsmagazine: “We were driving from KSHE down Watson and we saw the McDonald’s sign. We’re already hungry, and they said, ‘Let’s go, guys.’ So we did.”

He continued: “We got our meals and we were walking back to the limousine. I looked up at the sign and said, ‘Eddie, we can’t leave without taking a shot of this with you guys.’ So he’s rifling through his bag trying to eat ‘cause he’s really hungry, and he and David get perfectly right in the middle, under the sign, and I take a bunch of pictures. This was the best one.”

The current owner of the Crestwood franchise – national restaurant No. 71 – confirmed it was the first McDonald’s in St. Louis, in Missouri and possibly on Route 66 when it opened in August 1958. Nolan Ruiz explained that the original building had been replaced soon after Van Halen and Roth had visited. That building was recently knocked down to make way for a state-of-the-art establishment, with the famous picture on display.

He added that there was another point of local interest: “It’s how I met my wife and became the proud parent of four children.”

Karl Malone, Sunday, 16 October 2022 15:02 (one year ago) link

i like how the article hints that it was the famous picture of van halen that directly led to the current owner of that mcdonalds franchise meeting his wife. their four children have that iconic photo to thank, along with the support of mcdonalds nation

Karl Malone, Sunday, 16 October 2022 15:03 (one year ago) link

i'm forever trapped into clicking on the articles on facebook, thereby granting facebook permission to show me links every single day until i die, until i explicitly tell them to stop showing them to me. and i'm not going to do that any time soon, because the face is that articles are a delightful mix of truth, myth, rumors, and substantiated but barely tangential anecdotes

Karl Malone, Sunday, 16 October 2022 15:17 (one year ago) link

Did the restaurant remember to take the brown M&Ms out of the McFlurries?

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Sunday, 16 October 2022 15:47 (one year ago) link

eddie expressly forbids pickles from the big mac

Karl Malone, Sunday, 16 October 2022 15:51 (one year ago) link

Unusually snowy for Saint Louis?

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 16 October 2022 21:39 (one year ago) link

not so unusual. less so because of global warming and all that business, but still a heavy foot+ of snow is always possible

Karl Malone, Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:40 (one year ago) link

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

lord keep you chrispas bagonza

the late great, Saturday, 17 December 2022 01:49 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol ffs

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 6 January 2023 16:35 (one year ago) link

Iron Eyes Cody Foundation needs a new President, hop aboard

paranormal bully romance (Neanderthal), Friday, 6 January 2023 17:35 (one year ago) link

That's the kind of shame that'll make you red-faced.

pplains, Friday, 6 January 2023 18:53 (one year ago) link

when you're such a bad neighbor, your address is printed in national news

maf you one two (maffew12), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 12:55 (one year ago) link

the thrilling conclusion. wonder how long they've been waiting to break out this headline.

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 27 January 2023 19:03 (one year ago) link

the footage is pretty great. it's just the assistant coach kicking ass in the game lol

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 23:21 (one year ago) link

lol I was just reading about that. i am mad that nobody has posted coaches statz yet

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 23:35 (one year ago) link

"wow this player that normally averages 4 ppg dropped 35 points!"

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 23:35 (one year ago) link

they were truly making it look easy out there

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 23:37 (one year ago) link

All the times UFO have been spotted in south Essex

ledge, Sunday, 12 February 2023 20:35 (one year ago) link

"23314511 times ufo spotted south essex"

seems like it wasn't this many times despite the URL

mark s, Sunday, 12 February 2023 20:42 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

pplains, Monday, 24 April 2023 19:08 (ten months ago) link

Godammit, never mind.


pplains, Monday, 24 April 2023 19:09 (ten months ago) link

You ever wished so hard that something false was so true?

pplains, Monday, 24 April 2023 19:09 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

there is a bar/restaurant in Clermont, FL called the MoonCricket Grille. yes, a racist name, and yes, they're aware it's racist and have been told why and won't change it.

so today they're charging 49 cents for Bud Light, for the purpose of the customer to dump it out.

why 49 cents?

49 gay people were murdered at Pulse in 2016.

I wish the plague on this business.

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 31 May 2023 19:51 (nine months ago) link

A war of words has ignited between two Ayrshire takeaways over 'copycat' claims.

Popular restaurant Tempura, which has outlets in Ayr and Kilmarnock, accused a Kilwinning takeaway of copying their colours and their logo in a searing broadside issued from its Facebook page.

Tempura cafe and bar claimed it was a 'sad day' that the North Ayrshire eaterie, dubbed Tempura Kilwinning, had copied their look.

The Beresford Terrace-based operation went on to accuse their namesake of trying to "fool customers" and said that the business was nothing to do with them.

The full post reads: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

"A sad day when a business not only copies your name but even needs to copy the colours you use in your logo…

"We think they may be trying to fool customers into believing we are involved, please note that this business is nothing to do with us…"

But Tempura Kilwinning hit back at the claims and categorically said they were not intending to fool customers and are "in no way imitating" the Ayr venue.

The Station Plaza eaterie said they did not plan on "copying colour schemes" and "didn’t realise there cannot be business with the same or similar names that sell the same products."

Tempura Kilwinning's Facebook post reads: "Hi folks, we would like to put on the record that we are no way related to 'Tempura Ayr' and have seen the post regarding the situation, we are in no way imitating them and we do not intend to fool customers into believing so.

"We would like to have this on record and have not planned on ‘copying’ colour schemes either.

"We didn’t realise there cannot be business with the same or similar names that sell the same products.

"We have a completely different menu from Tempura - Ayr and as I said originally, we are not trying to imitate them. Thanks folks."

Tempura Kilwinning's Facebook page was only set up on Wednesday.

The dispute emerges after the same Kilwinning venue, also known as King Kone, saw its chef leave the premises last month.

Big Dibby confirmed: "Big Dibbys will unfortunately no longer be based in King Kone.

"However King Kone will still be open but it will not be my food that’s being served. Keep your eyes peeled folks for some exciting news."

rick semper moranis (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 June 2023 11:01 (nine months ago) link

But where is Big Dibby now?

Maggot Bairn (Tom D.), Friday, 2 June 2023 11:04 (nine months ago) link

never happy when chefs are saying "keep your eyes peeled"

mark s, Friday, 2 June 2023 12:09 (nine months ago) link

Big Dibby cuttin cheese

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Friday, 2 June 2023 13:35 (nine months ago) link

Big Dibby planning to open King Klone

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 2 June 2023 18:02 (nine months ago) link

Northwest National considers moving on from state’s only moving sidewalk

The moving walkway was originally a "fix" because the elevation of the concourse was off when it was built and that resulted in a slight slant to the floor.

Fondano said the plan is to remove the walkway and fill the hole beneath it. The slant will likely remain.

pplains, Wednesday, 14 June 2023 13:49 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Edinburgh Airport passenger 'only had seven minutes to down 5am pint' due to queues

When the couple tried to enter the airport and go through security they realised it was the security crew and they would be stuck in it for the next hour.

A fuming Edinburgh Airport passenger travelling through the airport has told how he only had seven minutes to down a pint after being stuck in security queues which were like being in a "rugby scrum."

Andy Campbell, 59, from Perth was jetting off to Corfu with his partner at 5am on Monday, August 28 and was shocked to see a huge queue snaking outside the terminal building but assumed it was to access transport into the city centre.

When the couple tried to enter the airport and go through security they realised it was the security queue and they would be stuck in it for the next hour.

Speaking to Edinburgh Live Andy said: "We arrived around 5.15am for our holiday flight and noticed the queue along the terminal building outside and assumed it was for bus pick up or something similar.

"But on entering the building we quickly realised that it was the security queue! It stretched from the bottom of the escalator to the door all the way along to the connecting bridge to multi-story then doubled back all the way along to the escalator.

"They were intermittently turning the escalator off to limit numbers in security but that didn’t work."

He continued: "It was a complete rugby scrum out in the corridor. This created a backlog which then merged with the people allowed up the escalators.

Finally, he said: "The woman manning the boarding pass scanners wasn’t exactly cheery or helpful either. It is an international airport trying to secure new routes and it has only six security lanes, one of which was out of order!"

The couple made their flight just in time despite security queues and told how they had just seven minutes to finish their pint before heading to board.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Airport said: “A technical issue affecting a lane at security resulted in longer wait times for some passengers however this was rectified promptly and waits returned to levels we would expect a short time later.

“The priority of our teams is to ensure passengers pass through security safely and they work hard to ensure any wait times are kept to a minimum.”

come on barbo let’s go parpo (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 29 August 2023 16:59 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

During a TV interview with a railway guy about the dangers of not stopping at closed train crossings a cyclist rides through the closed crossing:

StanM, Tuesday, 5 December 2023 10:22 (three months ago) link

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