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   Undertoad  Saturday Jun 9 01:01 PM

June 9, 2007: British nuke sub nose rolls down the street



The BBC offers this item. How do you get the constructed nose of a nuclear sub to where it needs to be assembled? Roll it right down the middle of the street. I'd like to be there if just to see the double-takes of nearby pedestrians.

The sub looks happy, though, doesn't it? Yay I'm rolling down the street!

Quote:
The nose of a UK Astute class nuclear submarine rolls through the streets of Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria. The first 7,000 ton behemoth will be launched in early June.



freshnesschronic  Saturday Jun 9 01:09 PM

Aren't European streets very narrow?
Or at least that's what the media has told me through movies and stuff.
Not even so much as a guiding team in front either, eh?



Cloud  Saturday Jun 9 01:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
The sub looks happy, though, doesn't it? Yay I'm rolling down the street!
yep. Big grin. BIG grin!


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 9 04:02 PM

Happy until a rising bollard impales him, with lightning speed.



TheMercenary  Saturday Jun 9 05:00 PM

Great pics!



milkfish  Saturday Jun 9 06:17 PM

Did they really name a class of submarine the "Astute"? And does the average British submariner like that name?

I can see that lasting about five milliseconds here among the Pentagon types who have to think up this kind of thing. Of course, over here we have dropped the r in arse.



piercehawkeye45  Saturday Jun 9 09:50 PM

Just hope it doesn't tip...



dixy  Saturday Jun 9 09:52 PM

LOL the sub DOES look happy. Wow. If I was walking or driving and saw that I would definitely feel panicked. But then again big things like that make me feel uneasy...



monster  Saturday Jun 9 11:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by freshnesschronic View Post
Aren't European streets very narrow?
Or at least that's what the media has told me through movies and stuff.
Not even so much as a guiding team in front either, eh?
If the guiding team were in shot, wouldn't they be too close to be of any use?

And yes, most streets are very narrow by US standards, but they do strange things over there like research the course beforehand....


monster  Saturday Jun 9 11:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkfish View Post
Did they really name a class of submarine the "Astute"? And does the average British submariner like that name?
Why wouldn't they?


monster  Saturday Jun 9 11:13 PM

im in ur str33t ignoring ur bo11ards

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
I'd like to be there if just to see the double-takes of nearby pedestrians.
They're British. They'd pretend not to notice.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jun 10 12:35 AM

During the Vietnam war, Boeing built helicopters at one plant then towed them, on their own wheels, over the road for several miles to another plant to be painted and finished.

The PA legislature had to pass a special law to allow that and it screwed up traffic pretty good, because they were building one a day.



nil_orally  Sunday Jun 10 02:02 AM

Looks like a scene out of the Thunderbirds.

The good one, with strings. Not the crappy remake with more plastic people than the original.



nil_orally  Sunday Jun 10 02:07 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dixy View Post
But then again big things like that make me feel uneasy...
Wow. If only I had a dollar for every time a girl has said THAT to me.....





I'd have my first dollar. *sigh*


milkfish  Sunday Jun 10 02:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
Why wouldn't they?
Oh, the indignity:

Beans, beans, the musical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot.


Though in its current form, the sub is missing its ass entirely, and thus cannot toot.


monster  Sunday Jun 10 02:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkfish View Post
Oh, the indignity:

Beans, beans, the musical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot.


Though in its current form, the sub is missing its ass entirely, and thus cannot toot.

OK. A lesson for ya. We don't pronounce it like that. It's Aschoot

And "toot" is not the most common term for farting either, although it is used.

Here's how the rhyme goes....

Beans, beans good for the heart,
the more you eat.....

We're a lot cruder in general


CharlieG  Sunday Jun 10 06:34 PM

Back in the 70s-90s, Grumman Aircraft on Long Island used to build the Radome of the E2C out in Calverton LI (on the borth fork just beyond the split) - but the rest of the airplane was made in Bethpage, and the radome was shipped by truck down the Long Island Expressway - now you have to picture - it's way more than one lane wide, the highway is 3 lanes - I was waiting to enter the highway (entrance closed) when the truck, with it's police escort came flying by (pun) - I entered after them, and got up to 70 mph - and they were pulling away



TheMercenary  Sunday Jun 10 09:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkfish View Post
Did they really name a class of submarine the "Astute"? And does the average British submariner like that name?

I can see that lasting about five milliseconds here among the Pentagon types who have to think up this kind of thing. Of course, over here we have dropped the r in arse.
Ase?


tulzscha  Sunday Jun 10 10:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkfish View Post
Did they really name a class of submarine the "Astute"? And does the average British submariner like that name?
It's not quite the same degree of unintentional humor as the Curtiss XP-55 Ascender.


Aliantha  Monday Jun 11 12:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Ase?
They dropped the e too, and added another s to the end. Ass.


justush  Monday Jun 11 03:52 AM

Registered to say I'm surprised no-one commented how ugly this sub head is. If Holywood ever decides to cross-breed Frankenstein with Godzilla, they should use this piece as the head - stitched, rotting, ugly. Might be intentional for the sub tho, to scare off Nazi U-boats that patrol the Antartic.



Aliantha  Monday Jun 11 03:57 AM

Welcome to the Cellar justush. Nice handle.

There's lots of ugly pics on this particular forum. Keep going and you're bound to find something to really turn your stomach.



King  Monday Jun 11 11:04 AM

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...09/nsub109.xml

It's finished. Incidentally it was built not very far from me.



Sundae  Monday Jun 11 12:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
OK. A lesson for ya. We don't pronounce it like that. It's Aschoot
For clarity, I'd break it up into ass-choo-t
(but then I was trying to prove a point about the different pronunciations of hurry and blurry the other day, so what do I know?)


monster  Monday Jun 11 12:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
For clarity, I'd break it up into ass-choo-t
(but then I was trying to prove a point about the different pronunciations of hurry and blurry the other day, so what do I know?)

Indeed. But I was enjoying the sneeze-like quality of the altogether version


I really didn't get the ass-toot thing until milkfish spelled it out. I've only Americanized on some of those words (Tuna, Tuesday, tube, occasionally stupid...)


Sundae  Monday Jun 11 12:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
Indeed. But I was enjoying the sneeze-like quality of the altogether version


I really didn't get the ass-toot thing until milkfish spelled it out. I've only Americanized on some of those words (Tuna, Tuesday, tube, occasionally stupid...)
Ewwwww - I am seriously considering not turning up on your doorstep now - I think I would gag if you offered me a toooona sandwich.

I'll still consider it as long as you don't have any fancy words for beer I spose


monster  Monday Jun 11 01:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
Ewwwww - I am seriously considering not turning up on your doorstep now - I think I would gag if you offered me a toooona sandwich.

I'll still consider it as long as you don't have any fancy words for beer I spose

Bud is about as fancy as it gets.... :p

Hey what can I say, I have three kids with American accents. Adapt and survive.

How about Pastrami on Rye? Not sure what they do with tuna here, but you don't often see it in sandwiches. it's all ham and cheese, turkey and cheese, salami and cheese, beef and cheese, cheese and cheese.... I guess Toona's too messy to eat while driving, making calls, applying mascara and slurping coffee....


Sundae  Monday Jun 11 02:49 PM

Leicester's speciality sandwich option is tuna, cheese and onion - tinned tuna, grated cheese and diced red onion mixed into a sticky mess with mayonnaise to bind it. That and cheese & beetroot. Offered as standard choices alongside the normal ham & mustard, cheese & pickle etc.

So I am ready for anything - even beef & cheese.



monster  Monday Jun 11 02:50 PM

you may even be ready for a Philly Cheesesteak ...we might have to go dwellar-visiting to get something authentic....



Sundae  Monday Jun 11 03:32 PM

I'm promised one from LJ if I ever make it to the States...



Gravdigr  Monday Jun 11 06:58 PM

The sub-nose kinda reminds me of the smiley face spaceship in the movie "Heavy Metal".



Happy Monkey  Monday Jun 11 11:16 PM

I tried and failed to GIS for the smiley subs from "Yellow Submarine"...



milkfish  Tuesday Jun 12 06:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
Leicester's speciality sandwich option is tuna, cheese and onion - tinned tuna, grated cheese and diced red onion mixed into a sticky mess with mayonnaise to bind it. That and cheese & beetroot. Offered as standard choices alongside the normal ham & mustard, cheese & pickle etc.

So I am ready for anything - even beef & cheese.
I just think it is weird that the fruit of the prickly pear cactus is called tuna. Maybe it's good with cheese and onion.


DanaC  Tuesday Jun 12 10:36 AM

I pronounce it astewt....

Quote:
I'd like to be there if just to see the double-takes of nearby pedestrians.
There wouldn't be any double takes. I remember one time in Bolton, they were using Le Mans Crescent to film something that was supposed to be in moscow. They'd covered the place in fake snow and there were tanks and jeeps and cameras everywhere.....and guys in big hats. Typical Bolton response was to just trudge through the fake snow showing absolutely no sign that anything unusual was going on.


monster  Tuesday Jun 12 12:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
I pronounce it astewt....

Americans and Brits would pronounce that spelling differently, though. Newt is pronounced noot here, but nyute there. mostly.


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jun 12 03:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkfish View Post
I just think it is weird that the fruit of the prickly pear cactus is called tuna. Maybe it's good with cheese and onion.
Yeah, that's very strange. They are tasty though.


mitheral  Wednesday Jun 13 12:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieG View Post
Back in the 70s-90s, Grumman Aircraft on Long Island used to build the Radome of the E2C out in Calverton LI (on the borth fork just beyond the split) - but the rest of the airplane was made in Bethpage, and the radome was shipped by truck down the Long Island Expressway - now you have to picture - it's way more than one lane wide, the highway is 3 lanes - I was waiting to enter the highway (entrance closed) when the truck, with it's police escort came flying by (pun) - I entered after them, and got up to 70 mph - and they were pulling away
There's nothing quite like coming up on a house that is three lanes wide whipping down the highway at 110km/h.


CharlieG  Wednesday Jun 13 05:18 AM

BTW, The Astute was launched June 8th, so that picture is either

1)Old, or
2) one of the follow on boats (Subs, no matter HOW large are 'boats' not ships, by tradition) - Possibly the Ambush, or the Artful

As they are hoping to launch the Ambush late this year, or next year, I'm going to guess it's the nose for the Artful



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