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ice cream van banned as an 'eye-sore'

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    Busy bodies complaining again
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    (Original post by Friar Chris)
    Personally, if there was a way to convince my local council to ban the ice cream van that comes round at 8pm every night and blasts out 'if you come down to the woods today' at ears-splittingly loud volumes, I'd take it. Even with all the windows closed, it goes right through the flat...
    That van's not selling ice-cream
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    (Original post by Friar Chris)
    Personally, if there was a way to convince my local council to ban the ice cream van that comes round at 8pm every night and blasts out 'if you come down to the woods today' at ears-splittingly loud volumes, I'd take it. Even with all the windows closed, it goes right through the flat...
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    That van's not selling ice-cream


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    (Original post by Witty Username)
    That van's not selling ice-cream
    Some of the verses in that song are disturbingly perverse when viewed in the context of paedophilia. :erm:

    "If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise..."

    "For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic..."

    "Every teddy bear who's been good is sure of a treat today. There's lots of marvellous things to eat and wonderful games to play..."

    "Beneath the trees where nobody sees they'll hide and seek as long as they please 'cause that's the way the teddy bears have their picnic."

    I'm traumatised.
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    (Original post by whyumadtho)
    Some of the verses in that song are disturbingly perverse when viewed in the context of paedophilia. :erm:

    "If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise..."

    "For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic..."

    "Every teddy bear who's been good is sure of a treat today. There's lots of marvellous things to eat and wonderful games to play..."

    "Beneath the trees where nobody sees they'll hide and seek as long as they please 'cause that's the way the teddy bears have their picnic."

    I'm traumatised.
    Random. Surely quite a few things are perverse when viewed in the context of paedophilia though?
    Regardless, the ice cream van that drives around the student ghettos of Birmingham has nothing to do with kiddies either (AFAIK).
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    (Original post by Witty Username)
    That van's not selling ice-cream
    Is it the Selly Oak weed-van? Didn't know it visited Harborne too!
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    (Original post by Friar Chris)
    Is it the Selly Oak weed-van? Didn't know it visited Harborne too!
    From your description it sounds like it! Really loud music, and trying to sell ice-cream at 8pm....
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    (Original post by Witty Username)
    From your description it sounds like it! Really loud music, and trying to sell ice-cream at 8pm....
    This is exceptionally unsatisfactory for me, on two levels:

    1. My general dislike of drug dealers

    2. I was so going to relent and go get an ice cream from it sometime soon.


    Addendum to post: Your signature picture also mocks me with ice-cream. This is just not fair.
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    Ice cream has milk in and maybe meat in some way. I suppose it is for the greater good that it is not sold.
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    Was expecting something massively ugly. That's just an ordinary ice cream van.. probably one of the nicer ones that you'd see around.:tongue:
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    (Original post by Friar Chris)
    This is exceptionally unsatisfactory for me, on two levels:

    1. My general dislike of drug dealers

    2. I was so going to relent and go get an ice cream from it sometime soon.


    Addendum to post: Your signature picture also mocks me with ice-cream. This is just not fair.
    Apologies for the sig
    I was so disappointed when I found out it didn't sell ice-cream.
    This meme captures my emotions exatcly:
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    What a lovely lass, and in a spotless uniform with hygienic gloves too. Good luck to her.
    The last time I bought a lolly at the side of the road you could have planted potatoes in the dirt under the guys nails, the dirty wee fecker.
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    (Original post by Friar Chris)
    Personally, if there was a way to convince my local council to ban the ice cream van that comes round at 8pm every night and blasts out 'if you come down to the woods today' at ears-splittingly loud volumes, I'd take it. Even with all the windows closed, it goes right through the flat...
    There used to be one round my way - was on the other side of the village, but it was still bloody loud when you were sitting in the garden. Played Greensleeves (at a slow tempo too) - which was simultaneously depressing and annoying, a bit like one of those adverts for old people's life insurance that are on a loop on the Sky News channel.
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    LOOOOOLMYgosh.

    What a ridiculous ban? Why is the council wasting bans on ice cream vans? Ban strawberry fruit shoot instead, it's vile!
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    (Original post by Ray Bradbury)
    What a lovely lass, and in a spotless uniform with hygienic gloves too. Good luck to her.
    The last time I bought a lolly at the side of the road you could have planted potatoes in the dirt under the guys nails, the dirty wee fecker.
    LOL, "lovely lass", meaning she has big...

    "the dirty wee fecker"- LOLOLOL

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    Bloody council jobsworths :fuhrer:
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    I don't see how it's an eyesore, if anything it's part of the view for a countryside town or village. It's the sort of thing you expect to see.
    Daft decision, but then again councils often had a knack for displaying a lack of common sense.

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