Monday, June 05, 2006

I wasn't going to post...

...but I couldn't resist this:

"Patriotic drivers showing their support for England with window flags during the World Cup will pay more in fuel costs...An average car with two flags attached burns an extra litre of fuel per hour at an average of 70mph...500,000 drivers all doing the same will create 2.8m kg of carbon dioxide emissions. The extra fuel consumption is caused by the flags creating drag."

So in addition to wasting their own money (while kindly contributing more excise duty through fuel tax to the treasury), they are also imposing additional, unnecessary costs on the environment.

Perhaps this is additional evidence of the proposition I heard during the last World Cup. Namely, that those little white and red flags you see attached to cars are a bit like either the red L signs or green P signs you sometimes see on car. That is, a warning of a particular quality possessed by a driver - that is, a learner or someone who has recently passed. In this case, it is a warning that the driver is, how shall we put it, somewhat intellectually challenged....a special needs case, perhaps. I'm sure you get my gist.

3 Comments:

Blogger Martyn said...

It used to be believed that people who attached the flag to their vehicles were crypto-fascist sympathisers. Now it's become clear that they're merely stupid. At least it keeps the Pound Shops and Newsagents of England going, so I can't wholeheartedly disapprove.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006  
Blogger alfie said...

'Now it's become clear that they're merely stupid'

Good grief, Martyn, I guess sneering elitism rules OK?
I just love the way you have dismissed several million people as being 'stupid'...... Why has it become clear they are merely stupid? What proof do you have for making such an arrogant and ill informed assertion?

Nice link to 'Pound Shops' also - keep those dullards in their place in the sink estates eh Martyn? And crypto fascist sympathisers? Sorry, haven't a clue what you are talking about there. Are you talking about the BNP? If you are then presumably they would be flying the Union flag?

St George's flags are only ever produced when there is a football tournament - World Cup or European Championship - unless they coincide with the Crypto-Fascist Jamboree, I cannot see the link - but maybe you can?.....

Saturday, June 17, 2006  
Blogger BondWoman said...

"St George's flags are only ever produced when there is a football tournament" Not entirely true. Like I said before, "Alfie", whoever you are, tone your comments, or go away. Preferably the latter.

Monday, June 19, 2006  

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