Moonrise

Monday, July 27, 2009

In the News.......

From my Fave Newspaper, The Sun UK.......


New craze in Amsterdam involves throwing Smart cars into canals

Smart car owners have been left Smarting over a new craze — for throwing their motors into canals.

Dutch pranksters in Amsterdam have dumped dozens of the tiny two-seater cars into the city's waterways.

And now police fear the bizarre trend will spread to the UK and the rest of Europe.

Eco-friendly Smart cars are small enough to be picked up by just a few people and dumped into the Dutch capital's canals, reports De Telegraaf newspaper.

One victim Casper de Jong was woken by police after they found his Smart floating in the waterway outside his apartment. Mr de Jong said: "Several weeks ago the same thing happened to my companion's Smart. Both cars were a complete write-off."

One Smart sales worker said: "We're not supposed to talk about this because the police don't want the craze to spread but we've had quite a few drowned cars returned to us."


Wish we had more canals here in SoCal...

Hey!!! I bet they have LOTS of water up 'round Seattle/ Olympia...(hint-hint) Porch Minkees....
Wollf

6 comments:

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Just move them a block or two.... or move them so they're illegally parked....

Howlsatmoon said...

I like the drop them in the canal personally....*kidding*...sheesh

(well, kinda)

Robin Shelley said...

Remember the drop-the-clothespin- in-the-milk-bottle game at birthday parties when we were little kids? Well, maybe....
LOL!

aA said...

We used to have fun with Honda Civics and Dodge Colts and Ford Festivas in college. Turn them sideways in parking spaces. So much fun.

the "Smart" should appear in quotes on these vehicles.

Robin Shelley said...

Our high school principal bought a little MG car one year & some of the boys picked it up & set it in the hallway outside his office. Lucky for them Mr. Chiles J. Smith had a sense of humor!

Howlsatmoon said...

Yupp...I drove a '53 Mini in high school...it often times ended up on the wrong side of locked fences...durned football player buddies....