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Instead of Time person of the year, who's B3ta's and why? (Thanks to Elliot Reuben for the suggestion.)

(, Thu 16 Dec 2010, 10:53)
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I don't know his name and at any other time he'd be a bastard
Picture the scene;

I'm happily wandering round East London. I've only lived here a few weeks so am just getting to know my way around so apologies if my geography is a little off.

Anyway while crossing the road by the entrance to Aldgate East Tube Station my attention is caught by the sound of screeching brakes and swearing. I take a quick look where this disagreement is taking place and see the following.

There is a cyclist shouting at the driver of a brand new Range Rover saying he should have looked where he was going and to be more careful as he nearly kncoked him off his bike and could have hurt him.

The drivers response was, shall we say, less than favourable. He stops the car directly in fron front of the cyclist. He then dives out of his car and begins hurling obscenities at the cyclist and seems to be having a particular problem with the colour of the cyclists skin.

Now we have all lost our temper when driving and no doubt we have all thrown a swearword, if only under our breath, at other road users. All well and good. I however have a massive problem with racists. If you don't like someone fine. Just come up with a decent reason.

Anyway, this bigoted member of the Hitler youth has failed to notice the smartly dressed man who has diverted himself from the crossing and has now got into the (open) drivers side of the Range Rover and promptly driven off in it.

Man turns round to see car gone and seems somewhat bemused for a split second. As he turns round in a state of shock the lights turn green and the cyclist pedals past flicking him the bird.

I laughed so hard I thought I was going to pass out.

Now while stealing cars is wrong. If the bloke hadn't been such an arse I would've felt a little bit sorry for him.

Happy Christmas.
(, Thu 16 Dec 2010, 21:04, 31 replies)

(, Thu 16 Dec 2010, 21:07, closed)
Nice one!

(, Thu 16 Dec 2010, 22:11, closed)

(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 0:22, closed)
Top twoccer!
*clicks hard*
(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 5:26, closed)
Get's a click
(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 10:00, closed)
And how is your new Range Rover?

(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 10:31, closed)
If you're new to the area (Aldgate)
There is a mental curry house called the Kebab house. Doesn't sound much and decor not amazing but the food is insane for the price. Order the lamb chops....Oh and good story , although I think Aldgate is the last place that someone should be racist, he was lucky to get away with just his motor being nicked.
(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 10:48, closed)
That's fecking magnificent.
(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 11:02, closed)
Not really a crime
More a public service.

(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 11:21, closed)
At least he'll give somebody working in the insurance call centre a good giggle.

"So Mr Racist, can you explain how your vehicle came to be stolen?"
(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 11:29, closed)
Call centre
I really hope his insurance call centre is in India.
(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 14:54, closed)
Distraction robbery?
Or pure, Karmic coincidence?
(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 11:39, closed)

(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 14:07, closed)
Fucking love this!

(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 14:07, closed)
Big click
I'm an atheist, but obviously there is a God really. I hope they caught it on CCTV. The tv production companies will be clambering over each other to get hold of that footage!
(, Fri 17 Dec 2010, 14:54, closed)
Well, I'm disappointed in all of you
this is but a moment in time, a snapshot. Not one of us knows the whole story, in fact, it is likley that the only two people that know the whole story is the cyclist and the driver, yet everyone sides with the cyclist. Cyclist's can and will be cunts too. I'm not saying you are wrong, just that it is possible. You'd jump on any old bandwagon passing by.
(, Sun 19 Dec 2010, 1:50, closed)
They side with the cyclist
Because the driver hurled racial abuse.

(, Sun 19 Dec 2010, 12:41, closed)
Still doesn't make it right
Not so fuckin bright yourself, semen breath.
(, Sun 19 Dec 2010, 12:51, closed)
Your car,
was it?

Probably not insured either. Shame.
(, Sun 19 Dec 2010, 15:03, closed)
As I said in my post I didn't think it was right.
Just saw it as an amusing way for karma to restore itself. If the bloke hadn't been such a racist twat I would have felt more sorry for the driver of the car.
(, Sun 19 Dec 2010, 15:17, closed)
It occurred to me
sometime later, that I have heard of thieves using this method to steal cars.
Scrape down the side or start an argument, then when the driver gets out they drop the bike or have someone else standing by to steal the car.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 5:48, closed)
I do get what you mean
I was replying to the following procession,and not trying to denigrate your post. Just to remind the hanger's on (in the spirit of the last qotw) sometimes, it's not what it looks like. I've learned some hard lessons and been accused a few times of some very serious shit, and it's taken a lot of time money and effort to prove my innocence. The short of it is,now I get very defensive when I see a bunch of people making up their minds with just one side of the story being told.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 12:38, closed)
Nah, but I would jump in a racists Range Rover

(, Sun 19 Dec 2010, 19:29, closed)
I have a few issues with what some people call "racism"
By that , I mean, I think there are some double standards at work.
It seems that you can call someone a-
stupid cunt
fat cunt
skinny cunt
short cunt
tall cunt
white cunt
all of the above, substiting bitch for cunt
But prefix with the word "black", and the same people that will find sickipedia hilarious wil jump down your throat.
I tend to consider racism, as discriminating by way of believing or treating them as in some way inferior or less deserving than your own race.
Colour to myself is just an identifying feature, much the same way as the local transport regulators will want to know what colour your car is.
For example, I heard someone on the telly recently describe Oprah as a fat black bitch, no racism intended, just a statement of fact.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 6:04, closed)
Dunno, I might be getting this wrong
but stupid/fat/skinny/short/tall/white people haven't really been subject to the same amount of discrimination over the past few hundred years. Just a thought.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 9:11, closed)
I'm not sure how long it happened is relevant
I would never suggest that it ok to treat some as inferior just because of their race like the African slaves in America or islander slaves in Australia were treated. My point was soley that colour is frequently used in everyday life to identify everything around us,but is considered distasteful, should someone actually point out that the guy is black.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 9:20, closed)
Your spouting nonsense, If I uttered the words, white cunt, that is racist. This isn't the 1st time i've heard you come out with an argument like this...It would be funny if you didn't believe it. I also like the way you have turned the story into the cyclists fault. Champion the racist driver because you believe that the ethnic probably was a thief anyway...Twat.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 10:07, closed)
if you read the post, I said it was a possibility that the driver was not at fault,generally I was suggesting that both sides of the argument be considered. Also I believe that the thief was not identified in the original post. You've tried to put words in my mouth. I seriously have the shits with people who play the racism card, but when the system favours them because of race, that's OK. White is a colour not a race, same with black. Fact.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 12:27, closed)

1) You suggest that the driver, might not be at fault. Under what circumstance would the driver not be at fault? It seemed cut and dry. Even if the cyclist was a decoy for the thief, did the driver know this?

2) How can I be putting words in your mouth when you suggested yourself that he was possibly a decoy for the thief.

3) Both sides of the story? Why do we need to hear both sides when it's impossible to actually know why the driver was being racist.....Prehaps it was because he was a racist.

5) What does playing the race card have to do with what we are talking about here, in what scenario did the cyclist play the race card??

6)Species and race, learn the difference.

Sorry I couldn't let this go unanswered, I found your posts a bit bizzare. I have a feeling i'm wasting my time though.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 13:08, closed)
I'm pretty sure
My dog is smarter than you. You are almost incoherent.
(, Tue 21 Dec 2010, 1:01, closed)
I'd say you were pretty much right, his argument is totally flawed.
(, Mon 20 Dec 2010, 10:12, closed)

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