A Great British Fowl-Up - Grin with cat attached
|A Great British Fowl-Up||Jul. 30th, 2006 07:27 pm|
A Vile Canard
A Comedy of Errors
Two Double Bacardi And Cokes, Please
What The Hell Made You Think That Would Work Anyway?
The Duck Race was a farce of truly British proportions; I've not the strength to give you the full de tails of de ducks, but suffice to say it was, in the words of the announcer, "A bit of a disaster". And that was the bit I missed.
No attempt was made to place the duck-containing booms (having 20000 rubber ducks escaping into the wild Not Being An Option) before the tide turned at 1:30; probably logical, but some previous testing would not have gone amiss. They layed the booms. They tangled and sunk. They disentangled them, relayed them, and they sunk again. One floated away down the river. They unrolled a new one, layed that, and it
Somehow they managed to call some winners; I suspect they just made the numbers up.
I managed not to see, or take a picture of, a single rubber duck. However I did get a bunch of pictures of people which are here.
And yet, I rather enjoyed it all ;)