July 7th, 2005

Snoopy Magneto

The Veronica Mars Balloon poll - round one

As borrowed with permission from slowfox, I present the Veronica Mars balloon poll.

It had been a particularly boring day at Neptune High when Veronica had signed up for the hot air balloon trip. Looking back, her first sign that things were going to go wrong should have been that of all the adults that could have come along to chaperone, it just had to be her father.

The second sign was when she reached the launching point for the balloon that morning, and saw just who else was in the group to go up. Any trip with Logan Echolls and Madison Sinclair along was gonna be hell, let alone having Duncan and Meg there together. Fortunately, Mac and Wallace were also present to distract her.

The third sign? Well, that would be when everyone was on board, and the balloon guy with what sounded like the world's worst hangover let go of the cables early, and they found themselves drifting out to sea in a very strong wind.

So naturally the discovery that the balloon was undergoing a slow leak really didn't come as that much of a surprise. Wildly off course, and they were adrift over the middle of the ocean, with no land in sight. Compeletely out of the range of any cell phone, they threw all the phones and whatever surplus equipment was lying around overboard. But to no avail.

A deathly silence fell across the basket as everyone realised that the only weight left to jettison was themselves.

Poll #527421 The Veronica Mars Balloon poll

The first person therefore to leave the balloon was

Duncan Kane
Logan Echolls
Keith Mars
Madison Sinclair
Meg Manning
Veronica Mars
Wallace Fennel

So, if you'd like to leave pleas for certain people to be thrown out or be kept in, feel free. And pimp to your hearts content - this first round will be open for about 2 days before I cut it off and move onto Round 2. Yes, I'm evil. Mwahahahaha...
Snoopy Magneto

Short note

Just to say to re-assure everyone on my flist that yes, I'm okay and was nowhere near London today. Fortunately, it looks like no-one else I know in Real Life was down there either.

This... this is just plain wrong. It shouldn't be like this.
Tea dammit [stargrazer_dream]

Blitz spirit

Selected quotes from metaquotes which fairly accurately sum up the mood in Britain I'd say:

Cultural differences

The responses by people today really highlight for me the differences between Americans and English people.

Americans: OMG! there's been a terroroist attack! My prayers are with you!!

English: London's been bombed. Shit. that means the tube is closed. I wonder if I can still make it into town tonite to see that play I have tickets for.Not to say this isn't upsetting or that people aren't worried. There's just a certain lack of melodrama.

"But to the terrorists I'd like to remind them of this: We've been bombed by better classes of bastards than you. We've had the Blitz and the IRA, you guys are distinctly small peanuts."

happymrlocust: I'm confused...no-one is running around like a headless chicken!
annlarimer: It's hard to panic the British. They've dealt with the Blitz, the IRA, the Silurians, the Zarbi, the Daleks, the Cybermen...

11:45 am: re: the bombings in london this morning, a bit of a humorous perspective:

"Terrorists -- Dude, London?! WTF were you thinking?! XRef: Blitz, IRA, Ru Paul."

"Not seriously" isn't quite the term, but I know what you mean. It's the British reaction. The yes-okay-but-where's-my-tea-I-want-to-watch-Corrie response. You feel like going "Damn, I wish it was the French, it's fun to blame them for everything". When the news reporter said "Shopkeepers are opening their doors bringing out blankets and cups of tea" I just smiled. It's like yes. That's Britain for you. Tea solves everything. You're a bit cold? Tea. Your boyfriend has just left you? Tea. You've just been told you've got cancer? Tea. Coordinated terrorist attack on the transport network bringing the city to a grinding halt? TEA DAMMIT! And if it's really serious, they may bring out the coffee. The Americans have their alert raised to red, we break out the coffee. That's for situations more serious than this of course. Like another England penalty shoot-out.

I'm sure the foreigners think we're nuts for being so calm about it all.

That last one would explain my icon. *grins*
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