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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2019, 09:14:48 PM »
York Minster had a pretty bad fire in the 80s didn't it, and they managed to restore it. I even did the blue peter competition to design one of the bosses but they never used it for some reason.

during my first year at grammar school I sat next to one of the winners in class, my closest brush with celebrity

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2019, 09:26:17 PM »
I am currently just down the road from Notre Dame, and have been all day, and I’ve noticed bugger all, so I reckon this is bollocks.

Are you sure that you haven't gone to Florence Cathedral by mistake?

I'll always remember the times I drove past it playing Midtown Madness 3.

You get to fart about inside of it on Assassin's Creed Unity, sadly no more.

They'll have to patch it out and replace the Cathedral with a smouldering heap.  There's no way around it.

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2019, 09:35:03 PM »
The takes on this have been hotter than the fire

I like this one, the madness of the precise figure:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-us-should-pay-17-83-percent-of-notre-dames-reconstruction-costs

Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2019, 09:39:59 PM »

They'll have to patch it out and replace the Cathedral with a smouldering heap.  There's no way around it.

It's amazing what skilled restorers can achieve.


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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2019, 09:45:41 PM »
Make a new one out of Lego. Everyone loves Lego. Isn't that right, BlodwynPig?


If you do it, ill retract my words

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2019, 09:47:58 PM »
It'll be Russian sightseers.

Watch it! My wife went with me and was respectful, wept tears over the diana underpass was her only stain

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2019, 09:48:44 PM »
Make a new one out of Lego. Everyone loves Lego. Isn't that right, BlodwynPig?

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2019, 09:50:17 PM »

If you do it, ill retract my words

This is exactly what you said to me about the twin towers, and look where that got me. I'll not be fooled again.

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2019, 09:52:37 PM »
This is exactly what you said to me about the twin towers, and look where that got me. I'll not be fooled again.

...still waiting for lego twin towers, doesnt have to be new york, donegal will be fine

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2019, 09:58:11 PM »
BBC News studio guy showing Tweets on a huge swipe-y flatscreen with lots of icons. "L'oiseau il..."

Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2019, 10:16:09 PM »
Being Paris it was probably started by bumming they love it lol

Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #71 on: April 15, 2019, 10:18:51 PM »
Magine there was a typo on one of the workers’ contracts and it said burn the roof instead of fix the roof and the guy is like hey I was just doing my job! Lol

Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #72 on: April 15, 2019, 10:19:50 PM »
Why didn’t god come down and put it out he could have pissed on it lol

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #73 on: April 15, 2019, 10:26:09 PM »
BBC News studio guy showing Tweets on a huge swipe-y flatscreen with lots of icons. "L'oiseau il..."

Disband this cunt organisation now

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #74 on: April 15, 2019, 10:26:50 PM »
Why didn’t god come down and put it out he could have pissed on it lol

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #75 on: April 15, 2019, 10:43:43 PM »
during my first year at grammar school I sat next to one of the winners in class, my closest brush with celebrity


I don't know why they never chose my design, I guess they didn't think dangermouse was a good fit for a gothic cathedral.

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2019, 10:48:18 PM »
What would the equivalent building be in the UK? The Post Office tower?
St Paul's? Or Westminster Abbey? Or Windsor Castle?

Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #77 on: April 15, 2019, 10:49:59 PM »
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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #78 on: April 15, 2019, 10:50:53 PM »
Oxford street Nandos?

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #79 on: April 15, 2019, 10:52:10 PM »
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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #80 on: April 15, 2019, 11:38:29 PM »
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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #81 on: April 15, 2019, 11:40:15 PM »
These flying buttresses that hold the structure together are now pushing back against nothing really (Now that the roof and what have you's gone); won't they tend to push what's left of the structure over?

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #82 on: April 15, 2019, 11:49:00 PM »
Brigade des sapeurs-pompiers de Paris (BSPP) are mental. They carry guns so they can shoot the fire out.

Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #83 on: April 15, 2019, 11:53:38 PM »
These flying buttresses that hold the structure together are now pushing back against nothing really (Now that the roof and what have you's gone); won't they tend to push what's left of the structure over?

Basic physics. Now that the weight of the roof pushing down is gone, the entire cathedral is liable to take flight and begin floating toward the stratosphere. This is why the firefighters have been very careful so far.

Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #84 on: April 15, 2019, 11:58:38 PM »


To be fair, this moronic Tweet may be the least mean spirited and closest approach to being helpful moment in Trump's entire life.

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #85 on: April 16, 2019, 12:13:22 AM »
To be fair, this moronic Tweet may be the least mean spirited and closest approach to being helpful moment in Trump's entire life.

I'm surprised he didn't offer to send Superman over with that frozen lake from Superman III.

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #86 on: April 16, 2019, 12:14:07 AM »
The latest photos from inside are encouraging, seems that there's a big layer of stone underneath the roof so the fire hasn't spread far inside, apart from underneath the spire. The organ might be saved!

Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #87 on: April 16, 2019, 12:33:58 AM »
You must be seein' a different Notre Dame to me; there's nowt left of the  one I'm lookin' at (Apart from the twin towers).

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #88 on: April 16, 2019, 12:40:59 AM »
To be fair, this moronic Tweet may be the least mean spirited and closest approach to being helpful moment in Trump's entire life.

Except that rapidly cooling stonework with an uncontrolled shitload of water plummeting from above is a very bad idea. Each litre of water you whack onto a fire has the potential to become 1600 litres of steam, which can ruin your day as I've learned to my cost.

The French are probably the best firefighters in the world: in terms of funding, training, and sheer numbers of 'em, anyway. France and UK populations are broadly comparable, as are Paris and London. Full strength, Paris has 9,000+ riding over 300 vehicles, opposed to London's diminutive 6,000 on 152 (obviously, less than half these firefighters would be available at any given time). London has 11 Aerial or turntable ladders, Paris has 66. Nationally they've got over 250,000 trained bods compared to our puny 60,000ish.

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Re: Notre Dame is on fire
« Reply #89 on: April 16, 2019, 12:44:05 AM »


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