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July 07, 2006

The four courts

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 18–200mm f3.5–6.3 DC
Filter: UV
Date: 9th June 2006
Location: Dublin
Shutter: 1/500s
Aperture: F/9
ISO: 200
Comments: another black and white, comments appreciated
Post–processing: b/w and cropped


Is there some new fun game?

So I went out for a nice dinner at our local Indian with my Mum and Dad. Nice discussion about where my life was going, where my friend's lives were going, and why I wouldn't want to join the army, what with an impending world war. Had a few beers, some nice Chicken Sashlick, Onion Bahjii and Garlic Naan. Lovely discussion with the known owner of the establishment about the new sport he'd taken up (obviously then with some local businessmen chat between him and my Dad).

Walked home via the new Aston Martin garage to admire the cars. We stopped at a zebra crossing as the Silver Peaguot 206 approaching wasn't slowing down.. as it roared passed I was hit with something and found myself with water all down my trousers. I have to applaud their accuracy as it does look like I have wet myself. A quick scour around, and I couldn't see any bottle, water balloon etc, in fact it happened so quickly I wasn't even sure it came from the car. Fairly amused by the incident (mother concerned, but as slightly inebriated also found it amusing) we carry on home. As a police car cruises by, Dad indicates it to pull over, but I wave it on as what harm has been done?! I was amused by it, not really effected in anyway (other than the wet patch all down my front). In fact I think my parents were more concerned by it than I was.

So this leads me onto two questions. Firstly, when did Amersham become a place where people threw stuff out of cars at other people? I can understand youths at other youths, but I was flanked by my 50 year old parents, did they not worry about hitting them? Obviously not. Amersham (as you can look up on the web) is on the end of the Met. Underground line, and although some associate it with London, it is not actually in London and is surrounded by farms, the Chiltern hills and a bit of countryside. There have always been gangs and stuff, but I've never been threatened, or even vaguely concerned by the mobs of common thugs roaming the parks, even when out on my own during my years at school (thats not just me being all 'me man, me strong'). So when did it become ok to be like that? I have actually heard of more and more muggings and burglaries round here. It is quite sad really.

My second question is, perhaps this is a new game I've not heard of? A slightly thuggish successor to Flashmobbing that was a favourite when I was a teen? Has anyone heard of a new game? Or is it just the same old, lets go out in your car and throw water bombs at people? I have to admit that I did it as a kid, but at people we knew. Ah well, no harm done!


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