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A giant scaffold bearing the image of British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared on the cliffs of Dover on Monday, complete with a Union Flag skirt and a rude hand gesture indicating to the rest of Europe that it should go away.

This thing appeared cliffside in Dover Monday. It was whisked away almost immediately and…that’s about all I can find out about it.

Which is weird. A thing that big — requiring specialist construction, scaffolding and a crane — should leave all kinds of paper trail. I couldn’t find much about it online. One article said they were filming it with a drone, which may have been the point. That’s public land, so I’m not sure why it was taken down — wind hazard? I have so many questions.

We no longer have a fifth estate, we have minders.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 6, 2017, 8:52 pm

Wow – you’re right, that’s no small crane, and no small scaffolding.
Some information on it will turn up though. Probably someone with a name like “Reality Show Loser” will release the NSA documents on it.
It’ll turn out to be Russians, trying to influence your elections.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 6, 2017, 10:16 pm

This brought to me the mental image of New York’s Statue of Liberty with the torch replaced by a large sign saying


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 6, 2017, 10:38 pm

Dont cranes have the name of the company that owns them as advertisement? If you had that, you can call them.

If you hadnt been a member of the EU, you wouldnt have been stuck with the Italian jihadi.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: June 6, 2017, 10:51 pm

Appeared briefly, and disappeared?

Aliens! Has to be.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 7, 2017, 12:21 am

Was it for an ad? When Virgin Airlines expanded to the US, they modified the Hollywood sign to something with Virgin in it. Dont laugh. It was more than 25 years so I cant remember the details. Guess it predated photo shop.

Anyway, I thought this was cool. It’s a metro style map of the major Roman roads. I would think there were more in the UK, tho:


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 7, 2017, 1:52 am

At what time will they begin to report election returns on Thursday. I know there is an embargo until evening. I vaguely remember some unofficial info coming out earlier last June for the Brexit vote. With the time difference, I may have to start following it late Wed. evening.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 7, 2017, 7:56 am

I’m not sure, Ric Fan. I’m not too edge-of-my-seat on this one — I think the polls are faked up. I simply do not believe Labour under Corbyn has rocketed up to within a point of the Tories.

I mean, nobody really likes May, but Corbyn’s a nutter.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 7, 2017, 11:12 am

I just want to see the left crushed.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 7, 2017, 12:32 pm

I wonder what photos taken from offshore look like. (Astounding, I should think.) When you said she was showing a rude hand gesture I automatically assumed she was demonstrating the Hawaiian Good Luck sign. My bad.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 7, 2017, 1:47 pm

To see their Social Justice Warriors driven before us, and hear the lamentations of their melting snowflakes.

I hope.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 7, 2017, 1:58 pm

Oh, and in the future we need to refer to the alphabet soup intelligence agencies as the “historically interesting secrets agencies”.

They seem to have a lot secret information that might be useful if used RIGHT NOW (like the names of immigrants and scumbags who want to be terrorists today, that the Russians really DID hack the voting machines, and that the President tried to stop an investigation three months ago but we decided not to say anything at that time…), which they keep hidden or unused until the info is really way past the “use by” date.

I’m fairly sure they can now reveal to us that the Germans plan to invade Poland in 1939 (and Trump’s cousin is involved) but that information comes from an anonymous but REAL intelligence source (trust us) based on unconfirmed documents that came into our possession.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 7, 2017, 2:27 pm

Ric Fan, darned if that Roman roads map doesn’t look like the NYC subway system map! (“From Verona, change at Aquileia to Illyrian Orange Line, change at Dyrrachium to Balkan Red Line, change at Thessalonica to Balkan Green, de-chariot at Athenae —“)

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 7, 2017, 2:31 pm

i love the idea of Roman roads. My dream would be to own land with my own Mott and Bailey and a Roman road. 🙂

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 7, 2017, 3:21 pm

Historically fractured fact –
many people believe that the term “Surf’s up!” comes from the surfer culture of the California 60’s, but this is not true.

It was actually first used in England after the Norman occupation forces started building their Mott and Bailey strongholds. It was many a day when the Saxon serfs, laboring on the Bailey portion of the fortification would be summoned to work on the Mott with the cry of “Serf’s UP!” from the Norman seneschal (en français évidemment).

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: June 7, 2017, 6:15 pm

Durnedyankee, back in the early Seventies a high school classmate dropped the following in a history class:

“What did the medieval lord say looking out the window one morning? Serf’s up!?

Pretty much destroyed the class for the entire period.

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