and this doesn't strike you as odd?

Sunday, July 09, 2006

view from a train

As the majestic silver bullet (that would be the GNER cattle truck) flashed past Peterborough the other day at a stunning 23mph, I noticed a sign. It bore a picture of happy, handsome young achievers of both sexes co-existing happily in a non-discriminatory environment - not sure any of them were black, but that can sometimes spoil the happy co-existence of your non-discriminatory environments, so I see their point. The message was: 'Think outside the box? - They didn't even know there was a box!' No of course not - they live in bloody Peterborough; if they saw a box their heads would probably explode with the excitement of it all. Oddly, the next sign didn't read 'Imagination overload? Come to Peterborough, we're used to that sort of thing!'.


  • At 5:23 AM, Blogger Violet Socks said…

    What were you doing in Peterborough anyway? That's the burning question.

  • At 11:50 AM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    What else???

    well strictly speaking I was passing through on a journey from Newcastle (home-town and all-round great place) to London(current abode and less great)- but leaving is a better punchline. Thanks for the feed, Doc.

  • At 12:17 AM, Blogger witchy-woo said…

    I was at the Tackle-Fest show in Peterborough the weekend before last.

    I had a fab day :)

  • At 10:37 PM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    tackle fest - presumably a gay porn extravaganza. surely not a convention of rugby enthusiasts! gay rugby porn aficianados?

  • At 11:26 PM, Blogger witchy-woo said…


    Fishing tackle.

  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    of course! now why didn't fishing spring to mind? what else could it be but a thousand fat men with beards looking at keep nets and err swivels (fishing technology terms exhausted now) and one feminist with her glass of wine still in hand! hope you spread the good word while you were there.
    and of course I'm sure there wwere women and thin men and men withoput beards but as you know I don't like to let a few facts get in the way of a good old-fashioned prejudice.
    may I also take this opportunity to apologise to any peterburgians (?burgers?); not that nay will be reading as it's just you me coddy and violet. a cosy little net indeed - whoops there goes the fishing thing again.

  • At 2:46 AM, Blogger witchy-woo said…


    Actually, Peterborough Tackle-Fest is the least sexist fishing exhibition I've ever been to.

    Others even make rods and reels into something fetishist with women in their underwear trying to sell ground bait fer chrissake. It does my head in and I don't go to those anymore.

    I quite like Peterborough though - there's none of that....yet.


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