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    Roller Toaster, Controlled Chaos and Tax

     Posted in An Objective Opinion & Thoughts on Things... at 5:05 on Thursday, April 10th, 2008 by Mr. Rant

    The above are several events this week which have opened my eyes to the healthy* world in which we live. This week has been once which has been fraught with arson, arresting situations and crime. I point directly to the following;

    Arson

    In the news this week it has been widely reported that the Oldest Wooden Roller Coaster in the UK and maybe even the world affectionately known as The Scenic Railway has been damaged by a fire destroying maybe around 25% of the total structure, this may seem to most as not much of a loss, but this like The Scenic are a vital part of this Great Isles industrial, social and entertainment history and therefore forming part of such should be recognised and looked after. We should as the present populous be open to insuring that the history of our country is preserved for prosperity. It may only be a load of wooden sleepers in monetary terms but it is far more priceless in term of its historical meaning, and thus in turn is the reason why it should be presevered.

    I must admit that before hearing the news of the Roller Toaster collamity, I as many other people believe, was under the impression that the oldest wooden roller coaster was in the safe hands Blackpool Pleasure Beach, but this is sadly not the case. The oldest by the records, resides (wholey… well maybe more partly now) at the former Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate, Kent; which closed in 2006 following many years of decline. It is my understanding that this closure was a shock to the locals as Dreamland was voted within the top ten Amusement Parks in 2006. After it’s last season the park was closed up and fenced off, and has been subject to planning wrangles since and it looks as thought the land will; as is inevitable these days; be transformed into immagrant housing or the more likely trendy estate.

    It would however be rather interesting to wake up each morning and look out of your window and see a major landmark next to your flat.

    So now the once great Scenic is now torched at its ruined section in need of restoration lets remember that The Scenic is Grade II listed, and this status will hopefully propell the restoration forward, or at least thats the plan. I lend my support to this task not just as a fan of Amusement but as a comparative to my own feelings about the places I loved as a child, namely the wonderful Brean Leisure Centre in Somerset. It has been a mainstay of the Brummie to devote a large ammount of It’s summer holiday to Somerset and of course being a typical Brummie I often holidayed in Brean or Brimingham 2 as I would like formally known. The Leisure centre at Brean is a Fair of sorts, which various travelling and permanant rides based there over the summer season, I was never much of one for rides but the buzz of just watching them was a thrill in it’s own right, and was enjoyed as much if not more as actually going on the rides. Its great fun to watch a ride in full motion, and to hear the sadistic bastard at the controls submitting his passengers to calls of

    “Do you want to go faster?”

    Subsequently hearing the screams of the poor sods as they half say yes and half vomit over themselves as the G-Forces increased. It’s all very good fun.

    Controlled Chaos

    We live in world today where free-speech is a widely accepted and evident part of everyday life. In certain countries in the world this is still not so. But one day it will be so. In a recent event this week I have been subjected to most outspoken form of free-activity I have ever seen. Free-activity is a phrase which I have coined, which contains the derivative formation of all times of strange and obtuse nuisance or otherwise to which this world and myself is having to become accustommed to. I travel alot, be it to work, or just in general which is, I suppose a daily part of most people goings on. In some ways I enjoy but in others I dislike.

    Take this week for example I have been subjected to on no less than four separate occasions teenages causing micheif and general frivolity. I have no problem with people have fun thats a part of daily life, a part which in the most part is allowable and justified, but why answer me this dear reader must I be subjected to seeing the under crackers of people all the time.

    On the bus you have teens fragrantly flashing their seqiun clad knickers, the teeny tiniest of thongs and the most unholy of G-Strings, be them green, flouresant pink or wild magenta. It’s a growing epidemic, and more so it’s a growing concern.

    The dissapeerance of the pant.

    I implore you that, the next time you see a youngling flashing her knickers in a wildly sexual fashion that you just mutter; be it under your breath or at full vocal pelt the following word;

    “Pants”

    Tax

    Well it’s not unusual and its quite accepted now, that this new tax year will bring in a Tax increase. Mr Brown and he’s counterparts have done it again. It’s all going up to fund the hospitals, schools and streets, and of course the government will love having an extra ┬ú1 to ┬ú2 a week off us working folk to fund their development addiction. Yes I agree that you have to develop our services but do you really have to take another chunk of my money? I have shiny things to buy.

    *I infact know that the world is far from healthy but there is not another word, at the time of writing which would some up how I feel about the terminable planet.

    (I appologise for the poor spelling in this post, but my WordPress Spellchecker has died. RIP Spellchecker.)


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    Update Status: Modified at: 22:31, on April 12th, 2008.

      Written By Mr. Rant.