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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:33 AM
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God, I love the UK!
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:23 AM by FlashHarry


See NY Times story here

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As a one-man vigilante force, Angle-Grinder Man, who takes his name from the boot-destroying circular saw he wields, has made only a modest impact: by his own estimates, he has freed about 20 cars so far (he does it only part time). But his campaign against the city's effort to immobilize cars for parking violations and other infractions has touched a nerve in a city of strict parking regulations, zealous traffic police officers, ubiquitous speed cameras and car owners increasingly aggrieved at what they believe is mean-spirited law enforcement.
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For a serious laugh, check out Angle Grinder Man's Web site. He looks like Neil from the Young Ones--especially that pic in the bath!
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:57 AM
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1. Am I the only one who finds this hilarious?
I did grow up in the UK. Maybe that's it.
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omshanti Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:07 AM
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2. Your car got booted?
Never fear! Angle-grinder man is here!

He will free your illegally parked car from those evil tire booters. Every parking lot should have its own Angle Grinder man!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:23 AM
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3. Hi omshanti!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:24 AM
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4. Welcome!
:toast:
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omshanti Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:19 PM
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10. Thanks all, for the welcome!
My friend's car got booted the last time I visited England. How I wish Angle Grinder Man had come to our rescue then!
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:24 AM
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5. I love the costume!
Is it necessary? No. Is it cool? Yes!
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:41 AM
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8. Especially the gold boots.
Oh yeah...
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mr blur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 06:23 PM
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12. Nope...
It is hilarious!
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:26 AM
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6. Excellent - I want to live in the UK
Dependent on 2004 elections it'll be option number 2, right behind Canada.
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Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:29 AM
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7. LOL- that's hilarious.
I was in France up until about a week ago, and he was in some of the papers there, too.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:42 AM
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9. I first heard of him
When the London Evening Standard did a piece on him last month. I did a thread then, but a thread on Angle Grinder man is always welcome if you ask me!
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 04:23 PM
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11. Kick
:kick:
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trigz Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-03 02:34 AM
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13. Fantastic!!
I'm laughing so hard my coffee threatened to spill all over the keyboard! Magic!
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-03 02:38 AM
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14. PML!!! Spentastic assures me it's not him......
And I'm out of the country....

It does look a bit like Thankfully In Britain though.......are you sure it's not you mate?

P.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-03 06:01 AM
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16. It's not me
I'm actually one of the 118 118 runners! :evilgrin:

Got Your Number!
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-03 03:18 AM
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15. See, THIS is creative resistance.
I love this guy's MO. Quite brilliant, in actuality. What jury's going to convict a guy wearing gold boots while sawing traffic cop "boots" off cars that are mostly locked down in an attempt to rake in cash?

Well done, AGM. Well done.

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