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Author Topic: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?  (Read 1438 times)

John Fruits

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Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« on: June 04, 2018, 06:49:51 am »

I snagged this from blue-room.org, I guess "pigeon poo removal specialist" would be the job description.
https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/575144982858536/
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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 09:14:39 am »

Wow! I'm starting to feel my age - I remember seeing this clip when it was first shown on Blue Peter back in the seventies. John Noakes who co-presented Blue Peter from 1965-1978 was the action man in the team trying everything from free-fall parachuting (he held the world  record for the longest free fall for a civilian for a while) to bobsleighing as well as this cleanup job on Nelsons Column. He died just over a year ago in tragic circumstances in Majorca where he lived.
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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 10:28:18 am »

What's more amazing to me is the cameramen/women. They go up first, get crazy shots over the edge, etc.

Just a little rope between you and oblivion.
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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 10:36:34 am »

I snagged this from blue-room.org, I guess "pigeon poo removal specialist" would be the job description.
https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/575144982858536/
I remember a friend and I roofed a church 16 years ago.  I thought that was insane.

This brings insanity to a new level.


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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 12:42:03 pm »

So who installed the ladders?  How did they get up there to tie them off?
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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 03:56:46 pm »

I snagged this from blue-room.org, I guess "pigeon poo removal specialist" would be the job description.
https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/575144982858536/

My palms sweat just watching that. I used to be afraid of heights, now I am just afraid of the sudden stop at the end of a fall. 
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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 05:16:30 pm »

My palms sweat just watching that. I used to be afraid of heights, now I am just afraid of the sudden stop at the end of a fall.
Yeah, I couldn't even watch it, and ladders don't bother me.
It just looked so rickety.
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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 09:32:32 pm »

America = power washer and done. England = Spoon and bucket, life time job scraping shit.
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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 11:55:22 pm »

Yeah, I couldn't even watch it, and ladders don't bother me.
It just looked so rickety.

Actually I am not afraid of heights anymore, now I am afraid of widths.  ::)
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Re: Aren't you glad this isn't your job?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 12:00:34 am »

Actually I am not afraid of heights anymore, now I am afraid of widths.  ::)

I was just listening to that Steven Wright sketch yesterday :-)
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