Joke

Bah – my ISP have done it again. The amazing Wanadoo – so called because they stop you dooing anything you might actually Wanna – have for a long time blocked the sending of email from mobile devices, allegedly as an anti-spam measure. Now they seem to have a new wrinkle, apparently to protect me from the consequences of reading my own email. Luckily, with the assistance of 34sp and the co-operation of Rockin’ Rob, I’ve managed to start reading my mail, and my chum JPL has offered to sort me out with sending before I go on holiday in a few weeks time.

It’s still damned annoying though.

Anyway, I heard a joke over dinner last night:

This American charters a private jet to fly from Paris to London City. As they start their approach, he says to the pilot,
“Hey Mac, what’s that down there?”
The pilot replies,
“Oh, that’s the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. It’s the most downstream bridge over the Thames”

“So how long did it take to build that?”

“About eight years”

“In America, that would have taken about six months”

A bit later, they’re a bit further upstream, and the American has another question:

“Hey Mac, what’s that down there?”

“That’s the Thames Barrier. It protects London from the effects of flood tides”

“So how long did it take to build that?”

“About twelve years”

“In America, that would have taken about nine months”

They get a bit further, and pass the Canary Wharf tower.

“Hey Mac, what’s that?”

“Blimey,” says the pilot, “I dunno, it wasn’t there this morning.”

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