Brixton news, rumour and general chat - May 2014

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Rushy, May 1, 2014.

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  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Does it fucking matter?

    I'm sure people actually interested in supporting the business can use their brains to work out the precise date it was started, if they think it's so important.
     
  2. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    I doubt any of those manky pigeons are as old as me.
     
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  3. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

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  4. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    That's just teuchter trying to press buttons - probably part of his great big alerts game. :):rolleyes:
     
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  5. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

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    Gosling update.... They're huge!

    The clutch of four is intact, but the clutch of five seems to be down to two :hmm:
     
  6. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I think it's a shame that both Brixton Blog and Brixton Buzz in this case have done the increasingly prevalant internet news merry-go-round thing where loads of "news" sites just copy and paste press releases and the like from other sources. It's not proper journalism.

    I would prefer either a simple quote from (and link to) the original source, making clear that's what it is, or a proper piece of critical journalism where the writer has actually done some work in assessing and investigating the story themselves.
     
  7. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    I would prefer you fucked off and died, but we can't always get what we want, sadly.
     
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  8. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    OMG, that's awful. Have you tried to find out what happened?
     
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  9. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Is that fence post recent? Looks like the roots were cut whilst putting it in. You can't just knock a tree like that over.
     
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  10. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

  11. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

  12. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Good point, Rushy. If you do find out who is responsible for this, demand that new trees be planted. When the new development was built at the back of my block, some bastards chopped down a mature cherry tree which had brought joy to me and my neighbours for years. I went ballistic, and within a few weeks they'd planted two baby cherry blossoms.
     
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  13. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    I meant to say if Dexter finds out...
     
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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

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    I like this old school artwork on Station Road.
     
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  15. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Or call Trees for Cities.
    Run by an old Brixton neighbour of mine. They are looking for any opportunity to put new trees in.
     
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  16. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    He really wants to pull the levers but he can't get his hands on them.
     
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  17. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    [QUOTE="Rushy, post: 13172937, member: 12828"]Is that fence post recent? Looks like the roots were cut whilst putting it in. You can't just knock a tree like that over.[/QUOTE]

    No. It's been there for longer than fifteen years.
     
  18. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    No. i just took pictures of it :oops: before my basketball session. It was nice to smell the blossom close up. A wall of blossom to hurl my ball against does not compensate for a tree that is surely lost.

    Is there a tree surgeon in the house? Can it just be pushed back upright?
     
  19. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    This is a picture from inside the court, if you look carefully you can see one of my balls.

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  20. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    I think it was hit with something like this.
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    They guy in the picture is not to blame.
     
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  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I agree that the fence (if newly installed) is more likely the culprit than a lawnmower.
     
  22. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Then you don't mind me telling you that you are wrong.
     
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  23. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Damnation! He/she got the alert he/she was looking for, belatedly;

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  24. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    You can see from your original picture that the grass has been recently cut too.
     
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  25. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It could be both. Roots weakened some time ago by fence, then lawnmower man is the straw that broke the camel's back.
     
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  26. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    A bit melodramatic, no?
     
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  27. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    I think that after longer than 15 years the roots would have re-established themselves from a bit of surface fence work.
     
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  28. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Might be a concrete footing in there though which would mean they couldn't spread out properly in that direction which would be consistent with the direction in which it's fallen over.
     
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  29. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    It's a strawman argument, you are simply wrong.
     
  30. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Dexter Deadwood I think he might be right tbh. I've reversed a landrover into a tree only a bit bigger than that (yes, yes, insert female driver jokes here) and it was fine- an uninterrupted root system is the same size as the tree canopy.
     
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