Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Scobie-Dobie-Don't!

In the spirit of totally ignoring what our local flying doctor has revealed in the last 24 hours over on the seedy north side of the island, here's some more chucklesome Scobie snaps sent in by my readers. Keep 'em coming!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

C'mon ECR, we're dying to now your opinion on the Moores & Co saga!

Richard Eastcliff said...

If you want to know my opinion, I'm totally fed up with the snide bickering that passes for debate on this island. You see it at council meetings, you see it on the blogs, and now you see the rozzers getting involved. It's not political debate, it's backstabbing, recrimination, and fiddling while Rome burns.

I mean, bloody hell, as if there weren't enough real problems in Thanet to keep people occupied! I've seen it time and time again over the past ten years or so, and I'm effing bored with it.

So is it any wonder that I'm sticking my fingers in my ears and going 'ting-a-ling-a-loo'?

Anonymous said...

And the the burning issues in "Rome" are?

Anonymous said...

If you don't know Anon 4:43 you aint on the same Planit Fanit!

Anonymous said...

I'll name that tune in 5

Anonymous said...

I think I can help you with that one 4.43

The Roman Legion has recently scrutinised its latest centurion.

And the question was raised "Have you been nicking our salt ration"

The local Barbarians do have a scribe, an olave, a learned man. But he is p-ssed off scribing on the subject of the occupying force of Romans.

HQ in Rome has got to hear of the local legion's problems.

And so has the scribe locally.

He actually is no fool. And he has sussed "Holy cripes if HQ Rome actually does something about this I will have to revisit some decades of local history to re-scribe them"

Fairly safe in the assumption that HQ Rome is going to do nothing our scribe is entertaining the masses by poking fun at a young man who aspires to a seat in the senate. Thus helping deflect local Barbarians from noticing the salt ration anomalies in their local legion.





Anonymous said...

'ting-a-ling-a-loo'
The B side of Ernie the fastest milkman in the west!
Benny Hill november 1971

Anonymous said...

Not quite sure what you meant by your answer ECR. Are you blaming Oldfield or Moores?

John Holyer said...

ECR 3:15pm,

Well said.

Duncan Smithson said...

Quite right! Point scoring to make yourself seem brighter seems to be the strategy of choice for 'debate' in Thanet. Bloody waste of time! It would be great if people actually had an intellectual debate on issues, trying to find solution, rather than trying to make out they are the cleverest person in Thanet. Utter. Utter. bs

Richard Eastcliff said...

Good lord! These comments appear to be pretty much on track for a change. Well, apart from the branch line to the Roman Senate!

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear enough 7:27pm. I'm not blaming any individuals, what I am bemoaning is the rotten state of politics in Thanet which has led to this unfortunate situation. I am taking no view on the rights and wrongs of this particular example of rotten boroughness.

If it wasn't all so sad, it would indeed be fitting material for the late, great Benny Hill!

Anonymous said...

Well said ECR our politicians and civil servants have failed. How do we get rid of them? Most of them will just sit there until election time and then reapply for their seats and with the depth of apathy could be reelected with little more than their own vote. The civil servant swill keep their heads down and take each months paycheck. Rotten indeed.

Anonymous said...

Where does Scobie get his hair cut and is there any truth that he wears a Onesie to bed?

Anonymous said...

Dear ECR,

I want to thank you for highlighting how well travelled young Will is and his amazing connections for one so young.

South Thanet is truly blessed to have such a candidate, steeped in life experiences and so fresh out of education.

Thank you,
Bert (of the Boiler Makers)

Anonymous said...

Dear Will,

Please return our suit you're damaging our reputation.

Many thanks,

Oxfam

Anonymous said...

12:46, I know Bert and you cannot be him because he cannot write. Bet you are really a Tory toff taking the pee.

Tony Ovenden said...

I suppose there is nothing worse that sitting in on a meeting with people who given the chance would argue over the thickness of the chocolate on a biccie. Same applies to blogging I suppose.

CHRISTINE TONGUE said...

Film and discussion on this very topic: Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Rd Broadstairs, Feb 26th 7pm
email to book a place on inmeds@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Tony, who is arguing for it seems like a few people with a sense of humour. If others cannot see the funny side of it perhaps they should go elsewhere for their entertainment.

Anonymous said...

These photographs are not of Will Scobie. Someone has used a computer to cut out his face from one photograph and put it on other photographs.

Duncan Smithson said...

I recently heard of a (fairly high level) meeting that took place to discuss why a previous meeting had failed to make a decision. As above said, arguing over the thickness of chocolate on a biscuit. Pathetic! Oh - and to the comment above, I suspect you may be right.

Anonymous said...

8.13 pm Are you sure? How do you know? Am absolutely gutted as I thought everything on these blogs was true in a Daily Mail kind of way.

Anonymous said...

At least debating the thickness of chocolate shows you have an opinion instead of whining and saying nothing about the debate. Being dismissive about someone's opinion without actually adding to the debate is childish. It would be better leaving the debate and going back and playing with your toys

Anonymous said...

"Point scoring to make yourself seem brighter seems to be the strategy of choice" and "I recently heard of a (fairly high level) meeting" seems to be point scoring and bigging yourself up maybe you should take your own advice. And anon 9:38 good points, scoring or otherwise.

Bemused of Birchington said...

And there was me thinking these were original photographs anon at 8:13pm. I shall ponder over why you don't get it while I enjoy a McVities chocolate biscuit with extra chocolate. By the way, the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin debate has yet to answer the question.