Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Find The Fault No 9

The only time I attempted something like this is probably still talked about at Gillingham Ice Rink. It's too embarrassing to go into here, but it involved screaming skaters desparately trying to get out of the way of a big bloke in a red jumper travelling at an incredibly inappropriate speed, totally out of control. These mass sports have always caused me trouble. Ten Pin Bowling for instance. What's that all about? If you're really good at it, as everybody else always appears to be, you knock all those skittle things down with one ball every time. So what's the point. "Let's go bowling" someone says, always after everybody has sunk a shed-load of drink at a Christmas lunch. No thankyou, I don't want to have to take my shoes off at three thirty in the afternoon. I get so cross I want to wave a gun about like John Goodman does at the bowling alley in The Big Lebowski. No, bowling should be about gently rolling one down a greensward, pipe in mouth, faint applause from a weatherboarded pavilion with a clock on it. Which is absolutely nothing to do with this week's picture.

19 comments:

Annabel said...

It has to be that the shadows are going in the wrong direction! Quite an easy one, but boy will I be chuffed if it is right!

Vincent said...

And the girl has no hips.

williamandemma said...

I think the roller skates have something to do with it...

Annabel said...

Blast!!!!! williamandemma I think you got it.

Diplomate said...

Using roller skates on the ice was indeed a handicap introduced back in the late '20s to try and even things up a bit after a 10 year domination of the sport by the Scandanavian countires, the extra tight waist restricion was a later move in the same direction. So - back to finding the fault - well, using infrared technoloigy I have been able to establish the temperature of the "ice" at 24 Celcius !!!! quite obviously water and as such we ought not be able to see the girls skates at all.

Diplomate said...

By the way - I'm very impressed by the artist's dodge to save on background detail with the clever use of flood-lighting.

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Peter Ashley said...

Blimey, I go downstairs for a bacon sandwich and when I get back you've all been at it. Williamandemma are this week's winners of course. I can't comment on the ice temperature, but I did see some brass monkeys looking very worried when I went falling over at Gillingham.

David said...

These are getting easier! Spotted it straight away (honest!)

Jon Dudley said...

Nothing to do with the answer, but she has an unfeasibly slender waist doesn't she?

Circe said...

This one, of course, was quite easy to spot-- and yet without it how would we have had benefitted from such an "icebreaker" as this--to inspire all this levity? Thanks, Peter. It's how you roll.

Diplo, mate, you crack me up.

bikerted said...

Rollerskating on ice, soon to be seen as the latest I Was Once A Celeb thing on TV.

williamandemma said...

Both types of skate have the same effect on me - general lack of dignity and bruising (usually in that order). On a more general point, it is this blog's fault (or to be more precise the author's) that I am now trying to persuade my wife that it is worth spending a large sum of money on some Old Town trousers, or jacket, or waistcoat.......

Peter Ashley said...

Emma, come on. William's right you know. Get him over to Trouser Town. You know it makes sense.

Thud said...

My wife likes to bowl...she says crown green looks interesting but she does draw a line at having to smoke a pipe.

Peter Ashley said...

C'mon Mrs.Thud. A good bowlful of Player's Digger would set you up a treat.

williamandemma said...

Wiltshire to Norfolk for a pair of trousers? I'm not sure she'd agree to it, but at least we could make a nice A-road journey, rather than the motorways. We just need a babysitter for 3 days for a decent round trip.

Peter Ashley said...

The thing is William, you only need to go there once. Miss Willey will measure you up, then you can do it all from the comfort of your armchair. Leave the baby at a Little Chef.

Diplomate said...

Having left a very small person behind in error - at home (going out for a swift one), Machine Mart, Cadwell Park etc I settled on the plan of giving him my car keys on such occasions or tucking them under his pillow at home so that the chances of getting in the car and driving off were reduced - this worked quite well until i started carying a spare set.