The beast from the east.

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#1
Back in the day, "The beast from the east " were the bad guys, now the second cold war is heating up for a confrontation that will properly last about 20 minutes, that aside, some advertising guru in central city has hijacked the phrase and stitched it on to a forthcoming weather front that is according to the deep thinking ones in the weather office, is about to turn GB & Co Ltd into the star wars planet, Hoth. So we can expect the usual clusterfuck of incompetence and mismanagement, Trains cancelled due to " Snow on the line" hiring replacement busses, with predictable results, airports will be fighting a losing battle, with cancelled flights, and some numpty of a TV reporter, up to his waist in a blizzard driven snowstorm, somewhere up north, will be telling the incredulous population of marooned families" Do not drive unless your journey is necessary" Aerial shots of lorries and cars marooned on snow packed motorways, and fire service film of rescues of twats who thought they could walk on 1 inch of ice. The only hero's will be the Milkmen, posties, and the paper boys and girls, who provide a doorstep service.

Watching the TV documentaries of the snow covered wastes of Alaska and northern Canada, they cope with the extremes of winter weather, admittedly they have the equipment to deal with it, but its not above the wit of mortal man, and those 650 wastes of space on planet Westminster, to pay for and authorise the purchase of heavy specialised snow clearing equipment, ready to be dispatched to the worst affected areas. and as for the beast from the east, I think I married one.
 
#2
According to my sources, the grit we use is on effective to -5C. Below that it doesn't have much effect and causes black ice formation on road surfaces if the temp briefly rises before going down again. Expect black ice by Wednesday apparently.
 
#3
some advertising guru in central city has hijacked the phrase and stitched it on to a forthcoming weather front
Why would someone be running an advertising campaign for cold weather?

its not above the wit of mortal man, and those 650 wastes of space on planet Westminster, to pay for and authorise the purchase of heavy specialised snow clearing equipment, ready to be dispatched to the worst affected areas.
That would be a massive waste of money considering we have the weather that requires them for about three days every decade.
 
#4
Back in the day, "The beast from the east " were the bad guys, now the second cold war is heating up for a confrontation that will properly last about 20 minutes, that aside, some advertising guru in central city has hijacked the phrase and stitched it on to a forthcoming weather front that is according to the deep thinking ones in the weather office, is about to turn GB & Co Ltd into the star wars planet, Hoth. So we can expect the usual clusterfuck of incompetence and mismanagement, Trains cancelled due to " Snow on the line" hiring replacement busses, with predictable results, airports will be fighting a losing battle, with cancelled flights, and some numpty of a TV reporter, up to his waist in a blizzard driven snowstorm, somewhere up north, will be telling the incredulous population of marooned families" Do not drive unless your journey is necessary" Aerial shots of lorries and cars marooned on snow packed motorways, and fire service film of rescues of twats who thought they could walk on 1 inch of ice. The only hero's will be the Milkmen, posties, and the paper boys and girls, who provide a doorstep service.

Watching the TV documentaries of the snow covered wastes of Alaska and northern Canada, they cope with the extremes of winter weather, admittedly they have the equipment to deal with it, but its not above the wit of mortal man, and those 650 wastes of space on planet Westminster, to pay for and authorise the purchase of heavy specialised snow clearing equipment, ready to be dispatched to the worst affected areas. and as for the beast from the east, I think I married one.
I hope your finger ends drop off due to frostbite.
 
#5
Why would someone be running an advertising campaign for cold weather?



That would be a massive waste of money considering we have the weather that requires them for about three days every decade.

Would it in the great scheme of things be noticed with the colossal waste of money spent on the NHS computer system, that is not yet functioning, and of course the great unknown, HS2, and £13 Billion on overseas aid, that's it, fund it from that, at least we will know what a tiny fraction has been spent on. As for my comment on an advertising guru, I was being flippant, some scull stretcher in the weather centre thought that one up.
 
#7
'The Beast from the East'?

Cue lots of piss stained old men wittering on about the good old days permanently hungover in BAOR.
 
#8
In case you are wondering it happens here in Toronto as well. Every snow storm is touted by the media as the worst ever. Schools are cancelled, Roads are going to be a mess, warned to stay at home, dress warmly.. REALLY ?? We have the equipment to clear it too.

No... "Ooooops, apologies" however when the Hell Storm fizzles into 2" of sleet that turns out to be a minor inconvenience :-(
 
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#9
The trouble is, now that weather forecasts in the media are a commercial service touted for by different companies, everyone wants to turn the weather into news in order to get value for money. So a risk of wet windy weather becomes "storm of the century". When I was a kid we dug our way out through snowdrifts deeper then I was tall, and if someone said "It's cold out", the response was likely to be " 'Appen".
 
#10
Back in the day, "The beast from the east " were the bad guys, now the second cold war is heating up for a confrontation that will properly last about 20 minutes, that aside, some advertising guru in central city has hijacked the phrase and stitched it on to a forthcoming weather front that is according to the deep thinking ones in the weather office, is about to turn GB & Co Ltd into the star wars planet, Hoth. So we can expect the usual clusterfuck of incompetence and mismanagement, Trains cancelled due to " Snow on the line" hiring replacement busses, with predictable results, airports will be fighting a losing battle, with cancelled flights, and some numpty of a TV reporter, up to his waist in a blizzard driven snowstorm, somewhere up north, will be telling the incredulous population of marooned families" Do not drive unless your journey is necessary" Aerial shots of lorries and cars marooned on snow packed motorways, and fire service film of rescues of twats who thought they could walk on 1 inch of ice. The only hero's will be the Milkmen, posties, and the paper boys and girls, who provide a doorstep service.

Watching the TV documentaries of the snow covered wastes of Alaska and northern Canada, they cope with the extremes of winter weather, admittedly they have the equipment to deal with it, but its not above the wit of mortal man, and those 650 wastes of space on planet Westminster, to pay for and authorise the purchase of heavy specialised snow clearing equipment, ready to be dispatched to the worst affected areas. and as for the beast from the east, I think I married one.
If only there was a thread for this, you Mockney Yam Yam.
https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/uk-winter-hell.268440/page-56
 

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#12
but its not above the wit of mortal man, and those 650 wastes of space on planet Westminster, to pay for and authorise the purchase of heavy specialised snow clearing equipment, ready to be dispatched to the worst affected areas. and as for the beast from the east, I think I married one.
Baws. Cameron was once on the news, being asked why they didn't do just such a thing. For once, the ****, whom I hate, gave a very straightforward and decent answer.

Along the lines of:

"We could buy and maintain a fleet of vehicles sufficient to cover the whole of the country, but for the few days a year when we might need them, it'd cost a lot of tax money to store, maintain and run them."

Fair play.

Besides, you can't rely on a small fleet that gets dispatched, because as arses are to elbows, you'll send them to the wrong place at the wrong time.

I say, let the world come to a standstill and I'll go make snow angels.
 
#13
Now there's really only one way to not get stuck on a railway platform, up to your toes in snow, breaking through what looks like thick ice and stopping yourself freezing in the biting icy wind. Stay in bed and let the useless friggin' governments of all shades see that summat needs to be done, even buying gear that's only going to be used occasionally but that cost will be less than all those days lost due to being in bed. Snow chains on yer car, get your Missus to stop wearing short skirts and thin jackets in freezing weather and buy her some really bulky kapok clothing. Don't get on a train as you can't do nothing about ice on the lines, the train will happily skate through any station you attempt to stop at. Don't fly without checking your airyplane is going to take off and FFS do NOT take a short cut across the river on the thick looking ice. Don't test the elements cos you'll lose every time.
Oh, and consider this. How the feck does the bloke who drives the gritter lorry/snowplough/train get into work? :cool:
 
#14
Hmm.. I thought this was a thread about Putin or Kim Jon-un or at the very least one of these monsters ...
 
#15
Now there's really only one way to not get stuck on a railway platform, up to your toes in snow, breaking through what looks like thick ice and stopping yourself freezing in the biting icy wind. Stay in bed and let the useless friggin' governments of all shades see that summat needs to be done, even buying gear that's only going to be used occasionally but that cost will be less than all those days lost due to being in bed. Snow chains on yer car, get your Missus to stop wearing short skirts and thin jackets in freezing weather and buy her some really bulky kapok clothing. Don't get on a train as you can't do nothing about ice on the lines, the train will happily skate through any station you attempt to stop at. Don't fly without checking your airyplane is going to take off and FFS do NOT take a short cut across the river on the thick looking ice. Don't test the elements cos you'll lose every time.
Oh, and consider this. How the feck does the bloke who drives the gritter lorry/snowplough/train get into work? :cool:
Haven't you seen the adds? he uses a car, silly boy!
 
#16
Baws. Cameron was once on the news, being asked why they didn't do just such a thing. For once, the ****, whom I hate, gave a very straightforward and decent answer.

Along the lines of:

"We could buy and maintain a fleet of vehicles sufficient to cover the whole of the country, but for the few days a year when we might need them, it'd cost a lot of tax money to store, maintain and run them."

Fair play.

Besides, you can't rely on a small fleet that gets dispatched, because as arses are to elbows, you'll send them to the wrong place at the wrong time.

I say, let the world come to a standstill and I'll go make snow angels.
Stockpile of bacon, beans and whiskey should see you right. Dig in and enjoy it with a good book and the hounds stretched out in front of the wood burner.
 
#17
beast from the east ?

not interested.... unless any ones got a link to a hard nippled Lucy Verasamy talking about her cold front ?
 
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#19
Strangely the mountains are devoid of snow already up here in North Wales which is unusually early

Spring is in the air and whilst it's likely to be a cold snap, the doomsday forecasts for the weather can't see it happening here

Perhaps down south they'll get some for a change, will be funny to watch if they do
 
#20
Strangely the mountains are devoid of snow already up here in North Wales which is unusually early

Spring is in the air and whilst it's likely to be a cold snap, the doomsday forecasts for the weather can't see it happening here

Perhaps down south they'll get some for a change, will be funny to watch if they do
We live in a horizontal line level with north wales, if you cop it we will, by the by, the numpty on TV this morning says that the north will not suffer as much as the south, no defining line given, if you include jockistan in the big picture, we are in the south. Oh Joy!
 

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