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Old 2nd May 2005, 14:24
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The future of our country

We keep hearing how university graduates are the future of the U.K. It looks like it's time to emigrate before it's too late.

"At least 10 revellers were taken to hospital yesterday, some with spinal injuries, after plunging 25ft from Magdalen bridge, only to find the river Cherwell no more than 2ft deep after a dry spell.
A further 40 were treated at the scene. One girl of 19, suffered a compound fracture to her leg, which resulted in a severed artery, one suffered broken ribs, and another had serious spinal injuries.
Over 100 people had ignored police warnings, and climbed over safety barriers, so they could jump"

This is a traditional event for students from Oxford university.
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Old 2nd May 2005, 14:26
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Well it's Oxford. That's where the thickies go
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Old 2nd May 2005, 14:34
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I heard this on the news whilst plowing my furrow along the motorway this morning, and wondered if this was a wind up, I couldn't quite believe how stupid these feckless morons could be.

Think I might recommend Cambridge to my Son when the time comes.



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I know it's hard to believe, but it's true. A few of the newspapers have photo's of them jumping into the water, (and being carried out)
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Didn't the latter ones notice that the initial ones were exhibiting symptoms of pain?
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I understand that, as with all dinosaurs, pain signals take several minutes to travel from the extremities to the brain. So those above would not have received the alarm signals in time to stop....
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Didn't the latter ones notice that the initial ones were exhibiting symptoms of pain?

Why am I thinking of the game "Lemmings"?

(And where's that nuke button?)
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Old 2nd May 2005, 15:03
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Go to Glasgow to study. At least it's cheaper.......and they'll show you how to drink properly
 
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And fight properly as well..........

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ahhh, I'll have a tear in my eye when I leave next week.......
 
Old 2nd May 2005, 15:19
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wondered if this was a wind up

Nope. Been down to the bridge at 6am myself to hear the choir sing from the tower and watch a few bridge-jumpers.

I suspect the only ones who jump are those who haven't heard the unpleasant stories - of which there are plenty - of what happens when the jump goes wrong. Not only is the Cherwell very shallow but all sorts of crap lies below the surface upon which the unwary can easily find themselves impaled. I kid you not.
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Old 2nd May 2005, 15:21
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They only jumped because they were pi$$ed! Who hasn't done something silly when a bit tipsy........with the exception of jumping 25ft into a 3ft puddle of water
 
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I have done many stupid things and didn't need to be tipsy to do them, but I never ended up broken
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Old 2nd May 2005, 15:55
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They're uni students. They've only just graduated from writing dirty words on toilet walls. They're full of theories with absolutely no practical experience. They have yet to grow up. Just have a look at their 'rag mags' for proof of primary school humour and total lack of originality.

(Un)fortunately "pranks" remove some from the gene pool before they have had a chance to breed. Such is life. Are they sure that they got all of them out of the mud at the bottom?? Maybe a couple have been pile-driven into the nethermost regions.
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This is one of the ways, not yet modified by social engineering, to clean out the gene pool.
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Old 2nd May 2005, 16:09
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I wonder how many of them want to be pilots when they grow up. I wonder how many of them felt that, by taking the action which they did, their chances of passing through a BA induction course might be improved.
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Old 2nd May 2005, 16:26
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If they are really smart students, they'll go down to Toulouse and get paid to break a few bones next time...
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Ah yes, engineers............ that explains all

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Old 2nd May 2005, 16:44
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By saying I'm not even going to rise to that statement, does it mean I already have?
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Old 2nd May 2005, 17:04
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Wouldn't have happened at Newcastle..........





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Row, row, row your punt
Gently down the stream
Belts-off, trousers-down
Isn't life a scream?

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