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cynical capitalist opportunism

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Abitrary, 10 Feb 2008.

  1. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Just heard a bleedin' ice cream wagon.

    Sometimes I think these people actually want the world to go up in smoke. I really do.
     
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Ice cream = global Armageddon, end of environment as we know it etc?;)
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Passed one on todays ride......a queue was formed too....nice day though. ;)
     
  4. Ashtrayhead

    Ashtrayhead Über Member

    Location:
    Belvedere, Kent.
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Ice-cream is VERY VERY nice -esp. on a nice sunny days ride ! [;)]
     
  6. Why not? It was warm enough for ice cream here today.
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    our club run had a café stop at an ice cream farm. so cake was forsaken in favour of ice cream, especially as the café was full of walkers.
     
  8. longers

    longers Veteran

    We get an ice cream van round here most days, probably 360 days a year.


    He sells tabs and there are a good many tales of ice cream vans selling *assorted others*. A friend from Belfast said you could score from his ice cream van.

    Was it Glasgow where they had the "ice cream wars" in the 70's? Much GBH and ABH to be had over their pitches no?

    I saw an excellent play at the Royal Exchange in Manchester about an imaginary local ice cream dynasty.
     
  9. OP
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    Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    A sad and inconvenient truth is that when they start clamping down on gas guzzling vehicles, ice cream vans will disappear.
     
  10. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Oh, sunny day, I could just go for a Mivvi...

    No need to disappear. Stick some solar panels on the top to run the electrics.
     
  11. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    So they is growin that shoot nowadayz, mental
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    The ice cream man comes round here all weather, even when freezing out, and usually arrives as my kids are going to bed.... yep - 7.30pm to 8.00pm .....barsteward.
     
  13. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    When they heard the ice cream man, I used to tell my kids that he turned the music on to warn everyone that he had sold out and was going home - it worked for a while!
     
  14. OP
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    Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I don't see why when it gets hot, i.e. when global warming is at its strongest, hoardes of CO2 emitting ice cream wagons taking to the streets wouldn't cause some sort of tipping point.
     
  15. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Location:
    Worcs, UK
    I'd always assumed global warming was a trend, rather than having settings. Surely global warming can't be in effect during the winter, because summer days are hotter by that reasoning