How to forage a first aid kit and survive a terrorist attack

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How to forage a first aid kit and survive a terrorist attack

Post: # 171768Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:22 pm

Just made this TV clip and written anarticle for the Ecologist. and then a departure from my usual stuff with how to survive a terrorist attack.. Let me know what you think.
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Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:13 pm

I'm horrified and wondering whether to end my link with the forum.

Firstly I have lived all my active life in the territory of IRA terrorist attacks on mainland UK and have been near their bomb explosions 3 times. You must keep the scale of the treat in perspective. More people were killed in train crashes at that time.
Which leads me to the next point. People must continue there lives without fear or else they are allowing the terrorist to achieve their goal. Which is then my final point. You are sinkenly encouraging people to survive at the expense of others which is the disintegration of any society that is worth being part of and totally aligning yourself with the terrorists.

Cheap writting Andy - be ashamed

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Post: # 171779Post lovelygreenleaves
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:41 pm

Is this a joke?

Quote: You should also try to ensure that plenty of people are in between you and danger. It may sound heartless, but this is a heartless situation. Positioning yourself behind people you don’t particularly like may help you see the silver lining.

I imagine some people would actually try to help others.

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Post: # 171780Post Thomzo
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:46 pm

I thought it was hilarious. Funniest thing I've read in ages.

The first aid kit one was interesting too.

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Post: # 171785Post lovelygreenleaves
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:32 pm

Thomzo wrote:I thought it was hilarious. Funniest thing I've read in ages.

The first aid kit one was interesting too.

Well done Andy

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Um, so it was a joke? I bloody hope it was!!

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Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:57 pm

the ecologist clip and article are nice and chatty.

i didn't care for the wired article.. i can see you are being humorous, but it wasn't my cup of tea
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Post: # 171796Post Green Aura
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:59 pm

Oof :shock: :iconbiggrin: :lol:
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Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:40 pm

Well of COURSE it's a joke - try stuffing an NBC suit into a desk drawer if you think it was serious. Of course, it isn't as funny as Andy's face would have been when he discovered he'd mis-spelled comfrey. Now that I'd like to have seen :lol:

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Post: # 171814Post Millymollymandy
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:05 am

I can't see a mis-spelling of comfrey? :?

The other article is obviously a joke one. :lol:

Good TV link, I have that white yarrow as a weed in my lawn. I'd always thought of Yarrow as a yellow flowered plant. So now I just need to cut myself to try it out. :mrgreen:
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Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:51 am

Come off it guys!

Satire is a very powerful weapon in the hands of a good writter. This is not funny or clever or well written.
Its crap!

There is no credible substance to the core of this article - thats why it doesn't work. The content is incorrect so the black humour doesn't work either.

You think "oh its Andy" therefore it must be funny, but I showed it to others that don't know who he is and they say - its crap.

Also note that Andy himself has not responded to this thread.

I now know what "ish" is short for "foolish"
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Post: # 171827Post MKG
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:59 am

Millymollymandy wrote:I can't see a mis-spelling of comfrey? :?
It's in the video - one of the screens where the herb names come up for a couple of seconds.

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Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:06 am

healer wrote:Come off it guys!

Satire is a very powerful weapon in the hands of a good writter. This is not funny or clever or well written.
Its crap!

There is no credible substance to the core of this article - thats why it doesn't work. The content is incorrect so the black humour doesn't work either.

You think "oh its Andy" therefore it must be funny, but I showed it to others that don't know who he is and they say - its crap.

Also note that Andy himself has not responded to this thread.

I now know what "ish" is short for "foolish"
bye folks
It is a joke, Healer - but not one of his best, agreed. However, I don't think Andy would intentionally ruffle anyone's feathers too much so I'm prepared to give him some slack and put it down as a misfire. And, in fact, it is perfectly accurate in its irony - as anyone who's old enough to have read "Protect and Survive", the official government guidelines on how to survive a nuclear attack, would testify. And that one was never intended to be a joke.

Please don't leave because of one simple error.

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Post: # 171829Post Millymollymandy
Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:32 am

MKG wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:I can't see a mis-spelling of comfrey? :?
It's in the video - one of the screens where the herb names come up for a couple of seconds.

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Yeah, I discovered that later when I watched the video through! But is it his fault though or whoever made the video or the editing team of the website it was published in. I would suggest the latter! :mrgreen:
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Post: # 171860Post lovelygreenleaves
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:57 pm

healer wrote:Come off it guys!

Satire is a very powerful weapon in the hands of a good writter. This is not funny or clever or well written.
Its crap!

There is no credible substance to the core of this article - thats why it doesn't work. The content is incorrect so the black humour doesn't work either.

You think "oh its Andy" therefore it must be funny, but I showed it to others that don't know who he is and they say - its crap.

Also note that Andy himself has not responded to this thread.

I now know what "ish" is short for "foolish"
bye folks
I don't like it either - not clear enough that it's a joke, because it's not funny or well written. But ish doesn't mean foolish, there's no need to leave the forum because it's nothing to do with the forum.

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Post: # 171861Post pumpy
Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:15 pm

I really can't see the problem. O.K. so it's not particularly funny, but then it's obviously a jokey thing........ mind you, avoiding Basra is very good advice! Maybe people need to "chill out" a little bit in-stead of getting wound-up about something so pointless. :roll:
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