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Its time for Conga Conga !!!

………From the bringers of the Undie 500, International Optimism Day , and Happy Wednesdays

Group aim to set new “Conga Line World Record” in support of Red Nose Day
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http://www.justgiving.com/congaworldrecord
Optimists to raise money by dancing through central London

On Red Nose Day, Friday 13th March, a group of Optimists Society members will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for a Conga Line, by distance travelled. They’ll be doing it to raise money for Comic Relief, get some exercise, have fun and cheer up Londoners along the 17km route.

\Its not to late to take part mail James @ – james@eternaloptimist.net
The attempt has already been “accepted as a New Record Category” by Guinness World Records, who await details of a “Suitable Claim”. Society members will use Guinness standard rules for endurance dance routines. Bringing together a lead “Conga” and 10 team members to follow. Of course the public will also be welcome to join at the back wherever they like along the route.
The route takes in many of Londons top tourist sites. It will start in London Bridge, take in the sights of the Southbank, head past Comic Relief’s offices on Embankment then head up through Westminster into the Royal Parks, through St James Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens turning down Notting Hill to Shepherds Bush, through the new Westfield Shopping Centre and ending at BBC Television Centre in the early evening. The proposed distance will be 17km. It will take an estimated 5 hours to complete. Though we might continue to conga into the night if people sponsor us to…

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The Optimists Society, is a social-action group promoting positivity and helping people make a difference to themselves and others through simple actions.

Please visit our fundraising page… http://www.justgiving.com/congaworldrecord

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Ride a motorbike or scooter in London? Clear your diaries…

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Major demo, on Tues 31st March. Protesting against Westminster Council’s cash-grabbing and opportunistic fees. The scheme to make you pay to park your bike isn’t permanent yet. If enough people kick up an inconvenient fuss, they will quietly bin the scheme. So – protest!!!

Meet in Trafalgar Square at 5.30ish, Tues 31st March.

It’ll be noisy, shouty and fun!

Full details here

Ewwwwww

How gross… theres even some hairs stuck in it!

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The Coolest place in London.

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as voted by Gareth S.

Do you have a place that is cooler?

Isn’t She Lovely?

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Nice :D

Not all coppers are bad.

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These lovely Community Support Officers agreed to have their picture taken with a rose given to them by The Optimists Society on Valentines day.

However when we asked them about how they felt about the New Anti-Terrorism 2008 acts, they had absolutely no idea what we were talking about.

Heh, nice picture though!

Motorbike Parking Tax from Westminster Council

No to the Bike Parking Tax

No to the Bike Parking Tax

You may have noticed that motorbike parking bays in central London have suddenly sprouted new signs, demanding payment for what has always been free.

This is Westminster Council’s latest bright idea. They admit, in writing, that this is nothing more than a method for extracting cash. So – a new tax on motorcyclists. No doubt, cyclists will be next, and then – who knows? – pavement tolls!

What London needs is a transport infrastructure that works better – and a vital part of that is heterogeneity. You need a mix, people on buses, people on tubes, people who cycle, people who walk, and people who ride scooters and motorbikes. Motorbike riding has been on the rise lately, to London’s benefit. So what do Westminster do? They think “Aha! Money!!”

Right now, the scheme is a test. Here is a video, from last night, of what Westminster Council can expect more of, if they don’t cease and desist with this idiotic plan.

That Friday Feeling

This guy noticed me looking, and said “Do you like my sign?”

I said yes.

The thing is – he was selling the Big Issue, and probably wasn’t subject to the 9-5 Monday to Friday grind. But still – you don’t turn down an invitation to smile.

Great Street Art

Love it.

I want a T shirt of it.

Would it be bad of me just to make one? I mean – they put the pic up in the street, so it’s kind of public domain, right?

Wacky Racers

Walking tube sign by Stevec77

Walking tube sign by Stevec77


Did anyone else hear the alternative tube announcments at Hammersmith last night?

It was absolutely Hilarious!

I noticed something was up when the guy announced the "district line train on platform two, calling at all stations to Upminster with a U." Hmmmm...

Swiftly followed by "The next train on platform one will be the cockfosters train" and he giggled followed by some static.

This was my train. I was tired and figured I was hearing stuff. No one else seemed to have noticed anything.

Until... "Lay your bets ladies and gentlemen please"a doff and some static.

Now the people were paying attention. "On your right we have the Piccadilly line and on the left the District line in racing green"

You know Im giggling my head of now right? The people are just like staring...

*STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS -MIND THE DOORS PLEASE*

"and while the Piccadilly line is talking about it the District line is closing the doors taking the lead!!" doff doff.
So the train doors slam shut and as it accelerates out I just catch him...

"TOO BAD Piccadilly ... looooser!"

I wish they did it like that everyday....

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