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Sunday, June 26, 2005

And Did Those Sheep In Ancient Time?

Oh dear. Another doomed tourism initiative has come our way. And this one's Cumbria-wide. Those geniuses at the Cumbria Tourist Board have decided to, like, get hip and happening with the young people. Yes, what Cumbria needs is its own mobile-phone ringtone.
Except this one's a cut-up of sheep over a drum machine baaing William Blake's 'Jerusalem'. Go on, go and download it yourself. The Women's Institute probably thinks this is dangerously edgy, radical stuff. We think it doesn't quite match the Geordie Tourist Board's Hadrian's Wall Gay Shopping Experience (sadly unavailable online), but then we're really quite jaded here in News-land.

9 Comments:

Blogger Piers said...

That really is appalling.

27/6/05 8:51 am  
Blogger Nick said...

Yes, I thought it was very baaaad . . .

27/6/05 1:22 pm  
Blogger Irene Adler said...

An iddea ewe would find hard to bleat.

27/6/05 1:32 pm  
Blogger Irene Adler said...

Sorry there's a spelling error in that last.

27/6/05 1:33 pm  
Anonymous Eleanor said...

I lOVE the pissed-off Nick picture!

28/6/05 11:38 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Steady on . . that's supposed to be me looking charming & debonair for the ladies.

29/6/05 12:07 am  
Anonymous Eleanor said...

Oh no, you are much more agreeable than this picture lets on, Nick.

3/7/05 10:59 pm  
Blogger RenMan said...

Sorry about this... but 'I remember you' would have been better.
Still trying to record the Trail Hound doing his 'waaauoooff'. So far got me saying 'come on Ben do the bark thing?'

4/7/05 12:03 am  
Anonymous Trev said...

Isn't it a little ironic that the Lake District where this ringtone is presumably based has some of the worst mobile phone reception in the country and thus there ain't a hope in heck of someone actually triggering that ringtone when you're out on the fells?

Actually, how about playing this from a speaker hidden in the ground especially around the lower slopes of Windermere? That'll confuse those southerners! :)

Trev - also plotting evil things against caravan owners

11/7/05 2:28 pm  

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