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Brighton's new i360 tower - a ' giant dildo with a cock-ring'

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  2. Ron Merlin

    Ron Merlin All about the anatomical snuff box.

    I had the dubious pleasure of translating a voiceover script about this today: "A bold and unusual achievement that tourists should love!" FFS :mad:
     
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  3. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    It's not in Hove,Its nearly a mile from Hove.
     
  4. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    And to think, the majority of my family come from down there :facepalm:
     
  5. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    The plan was, ma in law comes down from the north, 2 of us do sewer tour, have lunch with mad woman and do tower late in afternoon. The sewer tour booked for months has just been cancelled because of pride. Getting dinner in afterwards will be hell because of pride. Bollocks. :facepalm:
    Oh and the London to Brighton trains will be packed. :facepalm:
     
  6. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    So it has opened for business today,lots of suits down there and staff dressed as the Penguin from Batman films selling you shit and booze.That famous non commercial broadcaster are doing a live radio show from the site.Along with mentioning BA every 30 seconds they keep saying how great it is for the people of Brighton and what a beautiful iconic structure it is.They also interviewed punters who had just "walked on air":D and Bobs your uncle the word iconic gets rolled out again and again.If i were a cynic i would say the beeb are reading from a script.
     
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  7. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Oh and tonights firework display has been canceled due to the er,,coastal weather,:cool: The back slapping session still go's ahead regardless.
     
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  8. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    No trains out of London bridge this weekend either.:mad:
     
  9. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

    Well, that first flight didn't go according to plan! :D

    45 minutes late cos the doors wouldn't close. Finally at 2.45 it slid up the pole, but not to the 138m. The 20 minutes viewing time was cut short to about 5 mins max, & it made the descent. Half way down there were shrieks of panic as an unexpected jolt had hearts in mouths. Stationary there for another 5 mins until back to terra firma :D

    I watched it, & listened to Sussex Radio, but I doubt this'll get a mention in the media this evening.

    200 folks crammed into a donut at 15 quid a pop. Lovely jubley!
     
  10. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

    The fireworks are apparently on a boat that can't make the journey to Brighton! :D
     
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  11. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Yeah i heard it might be wet at sea this evening.:D
     
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  12. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I heard on the radio that it is not designed to go all the way up.It stops 30 odd metre's short of the top.
     
  13. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

    Yep. The pole is about 168? I think they said. Still 5 minutes is a skank :D
     
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  14. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    "Skanking on air Just like the Victorians did on water".:D
     
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  15. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

    BBC South East just reported that those that were skanked on the first flight will be getting a refund :D
     
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  16. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Well that was "fun". They have yet to sort out crowd flow as it took an age to get off because everyone stood around by the exit looking at the
    merchandised photos you had to endure before getting on it. Have to say, as someone who does not like heights it was fine, I think because of the huge floor. Other than that, it was exactly as expected. You get in a caapsule, you get taken to a height, you come down again and get off, end of.
    Ma in law loved it, wifey wants to go back, me I need a new phone as I found out the camera in my smartphone is buggered.
     
  17. moon

    moon Happy Happy Jo Wonderland

    image.jpg Did this really happen?
     
  18. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  20. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    yes, i was stuck in a cable car once (for 5 minutes before it started moving again) and that was enough for me to vow never to get on one again.
     
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  21. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Looks like they were only stuck a few feet above the ground...
     
  22. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

  23. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    They should put some more lubrication on it
     
  24. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Lucky for them it wasn't windy down here today.
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  25. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

  26. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    They should be in the local news headlines thread :D
     
  28. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Who can be failed to be moved by the double curved ‘oblate ellipsoid’?
     
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  30. Tom A

    Tom A Goat among sheep

    Reminds me of the Radio City Tower in Liverpool.
     

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