July 20th, 2007

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friday apocalypse poll

Yay! timscience has aquaplaned back safely from his camping trip. Best night of the year to decide to go and camp by a river. Apparently Truck festival have a parking field under water and are thefore advising people to park in the village or come by public transport. Hmmm.

Poll #1024894 So! Much! Rain!

So much rain! What's going on?

It's the APOCALYPSE for sure.
5(13.2%)
You're going to a festival, duh.
7(18.4%)
Mud-wrestling!
1(2.6%)
Call this rain? When I was a young 'un we used to swim THREE MILES to get to school and were thankful for it.
4(10.5%)
Let me give you a short lecture on how global warning is making weather systems more extreme, creating a greater incidence of storms.
4(10.5%)

Floods in Sudan? For real?

Well, it is the rainy season, although I'll admit it's quite unusual for that to bring significant quantities of rain.
3(7.7%)
Yes, and I'm sure it will solve all their problems instantly.
1(2.6%)
Yes, and I'm sure it will make no difference whatsoever.
5(12.8%)
Yes, and somehow I don't think it'll improve the marginal nomadic farmer experience.
16(41.0%)
Frankly, I don't think anything could improve the marginal nomadic farmer experience.
14(35.9%)

The worst thing about a wet festival is:

Getting soaked to the skin
3(7.7%)
Bands being too hammered and/or cold and miserable to play well
3(7.7%)
No way to sit down without getting mud-arsed
12(30.8%)
Watching friends nervously for signs of hypothermia
0(0.0%)
Watching self nervously for signs of hypothermia
2(5.1%)

When I get home this evening:

Water will have come in through the weak seal around the bottom of the front door.
6(15.8%)
Toxic run-off from my neigbours' gardens will have finally killed of my Rose of Sharon.
3(7.9%)
The ants will all be drowned.
8(21.1%)
The rats will all be drowned.
1(2.6%)
The pigeons will all be drowned.
2(5.3%)

Tell me the best way to keep warm this weekend:

Drink enough wine to replace the blood leaking out of me
5(12.5%)
Pack a thermos, waterproofs, survival blanket and one of those dogs with a flask of brandy.
6(15.0%)
Shared body warmth {:]
12(30.0%)
Triple-layer your hoodies and dubbin everything that's going to be exposed.
6(15.0%)
Just stay at home, Jeremy. The line-up's kind of rubbish anyway.
11(27.5%)
shoutshoutletitallout

oh noes! festival all drowned!

Well, poor old Truck just disappeared under the busted banks of the Ginge Brook, so neither me nor anyone else is trucking this year.

We're also being sent home from work. And poor old juggzy is currently stuck in her flooded car next to some godforsaken Oxfordshire b-road, waiting to be airlifted to safety.

In desperation I offer kittens:

basket of kittens
basket of kittens
smug, cream, kittens, etc.

ETA: Oh great NOW the sun's coming out...