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Custy's takes the p***

Thompson 29 Oct 09 - 02:13 AM
Declan 29 Oct 09 - 03:14 AM
Bugsy 29 Oct 09 - 03:32 AM
Young Buchan 29 Oct 09 - 06:37 AM
Jim Carroll 05 Nov 09 - 01:23 PM
katlaughing 05 Nov 09 - 01:34 PM
Joe_F 05 Nov 09 - 06:04 PM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Nov 09 - 11:03 PM
GUEST,stringbean 05 Nov 09 - 11:06 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Nov 09 - 11:38 AM
GUEST,Mick Turition 06 Nov 09 - 12:05 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Nov 09 - 01:41 PM
Charley Noble 06 Nov 09 - 05:27 PM
Joe_F 06 Nov 09 - 06:04 PM
Silas 06 Nov 09 - 07:11 PM
Charley Noble 06 Nov 09 - 08:30 PM
GUEST,leeneia 07 Nov 09 - 10:50 AM
Charley Noble 07 Nov 09 - 03:54 PM
Dave the Gnome 07 Nov 09 - 04:39 PM
Joe_F 07 Nov 09 - 05:29 PM
Jim Carroll 08 Nov 09 - 07:02 AM
Soldier boy 08 Nov 09 - 08:47 PM
Charley Noble 08 Nov 09 - 08:52 PM
Jim Carroll 20 Nov 09 - 04:11 PM
Bluegrassman 20 Nov 09 - 07:49 PM
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Subject: Custy's takes the p***
From: Thompson
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 02:13 AM

Custy's Traditional Music Shop has taken radical measures in self-defence against the revellers who like to use its shopfront as a midnight urinal:


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Declan
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 03:14 AM

The headline in one of the Irish papers on this story was "Slash and Burn".


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Bugsy
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 03:32 AM

Good for him!

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Young Buchan
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 06:37 AM

Oh, that's not so bad. There have been cases in England where shopkeepers have tried to stop kids hanging abut outside their shops by playing music the kids don't like, and when I first saw the message at the top of the thread I was afraid he'd been playing recordings of some deeply obscure sean-nos singer at them.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 01:23 PM

Update from Todays Irih Times.
I know politicians tend to take the piss, but......
Jim Carroll

'Urine wardens' proposed for Ennis
GORDON DEEGAN
THE CHAIRMAN of the Joint Policing Committee in Ennis yes¬terday proposed the appointment of two "urine wardens" to tackle the problem of public urination in the town at weekends.
The proposal by Cllr Paul O'Shea (Lab) is one of a number sparked off by Ennis businessman John O'Connor, who installed an "electric fence" for revellers who urinate on his shopfront at weekends.
Already, Mr O'Connor's device has claimed its first victim and Mr O'Shea said yesterday: "Ennis needs to be at the forefront of tack¬ling this serious problem."
Ennis Town Council is already spending €74,017 a year to lease the two "superloos" in the Market Street and Abbey Street car park areas. Last year, it received about €4,000 in fees from the toilets, which cost 25 cent each time to use the amenities.
Mr O'Shea said the appointment of urine wardens would be on a trial basis and they would patrol the town's streets at weekends on the look-out for revellers urinating in public.
Mr O'Shea said: "The wardens would then notify the gardaí and on-the-spot fines would be issued. I'm very serious about this."
Yesterday, Mayor Crankier Ceylon (2nd) said he would support Mr Orsha if he brought a motion on the issue. "I would encourage it on a trial basis, but if our traffic wardens are getting spat at during the day in carrying out their duty, I believe any urine warden would be in a lot of danger at 3 o'clock in the morning. I can see difficulties with it."
In his proposal, Cllr Johnny Flynn (FG) suggested the council follow an initiative in New South Wales in Australia and provide public urinals at weekends to combat the problem.
Cllr Brian Meaney (Green) said a website should be set up where people could upload photos of people urinating in public in Ennis in a "name-and-shame" initiative.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 01:34 PM

I wonder if they would have to measure each offending member...you know as in height, weight, length etc.?:-)

I caught a kid pissing between my house and garage one tie. I picked up my then husband's big black powder pistol, pointed it out the window and threatened to shoot his pecker off. He ran, mid-stream, as fast as he could and none of them ever peed back there, again!


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Joe_F
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 06:04 PM

There is a legend that Benjamin Franklin used that technique (with contemporary technology -- foil & a charged Leyden jar) to discourage the customers of a pub adjacent to his garden wall. However, my mother, who was an expert on Franklin, assured me that it was not so.

Young Buchan: I believe it is the case that officials of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York made some effort to determine what kind of music would deter riffraff from hanging out there, and Mozart won the prize.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 11:03 PM

So what happens if someone with cerebral palsy, let us say, wobbles into the electric fence? Does that person get a bad shock too?

What about a passing dog? A child?

What happens if a person, even if drunk, has a weak heart and gets killed?

How funny is it then?

I think the owner should confine his efforts to photography.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: GUEST,stringbean
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 11:06 PM

Where I live, bartenders are not permitted to sell more drinks to someone who seems drunk. It sounds to me like the authorities in that town need to start enforcing a law like that.

Pubs have no right to make a profit by sending totally out-of-control drunks into the streets.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 11:38 AM

"So what happens if someone......"
The shop is in a cul-de-sac, which is part of the problem; it is one of the places drunks head for late at night - I know; I've caught the smell wafting on the breeze the day after.
The device is similar to that placed around a field to prevent animals straying - therefore not lethal.
Personally, I don't find the situation funny, and certainly wouldn't if I was greeted with the stench of urine and excrement each time I came to work. ".....
Of course, he could stand guard all night.
Photography"???????????????? it's a music shop.
Jom Carroll


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: GUEST,Mick Turition
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 12:05 PM

Personally, I don't find the situation funny quoth Jom Carroll so why did Jom change the Mayor of Ennis's name (Frankie Neylon) in his quote from IT?


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 01:41 PM

"so why did Jom change the Mayor of Ennis's name (Frankie Neylon)"
I didn't - I scanned it down straight from the newspaper - I didn't proof read it (in a hurry).
You may blame any changes on my Abbey Fine Reader.
As it happens, I would have been happy to change Mayor Neylon's name, as he is a racist bigot who claimed that having Travellers in the area was like "having to put up with a landfill site" . More recently he said that immigrants moving in increased the crime rate.
Not too long ago I might have agreed with leenia and written off people who piss and crap in doorways as 'misunderstood and deprived little flowers', but I'm afraid that I have now reached the stage where I hope their willies catch fire and fall off - why should the rest of us have to wade through their bodily functions?
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 05:27 PM

"Twas in the Town of Ennis one cold November night,
A drunk took out his penis and waved it left and right,
In front of Custy's Music Shop, his impromptu urinal,
But he was in for a dreadful shock as the drops began to fall!

Next verse, anyone?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, poet en lieu


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Joe_F
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 06:04 PM

Mention of drops points out a defect of this technique: One has to be pretty close for the stream to form a conducting path.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Silas
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 07:11 PM

I'm with Jim on this one. Filthy bastards deserve all they get.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 08:30 PM

Joe F-

Good point! It does take a continuous stream to generate the requisite jolt, or that was our experience when experimenting with the electric fence down on the farm.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 10:50 AM

The shop owner has probably put up a fence designed to control cattle. Let's see, a cow weighs maybe, I dunno, 700 pounds? And the average adult male weighs maybe 150?

I just read a book involving horses, and it was mentioned that a good-sized horse can weigh 1000 pounds. Maybe a good-sized steer weighs that much.

Time to do a little science here before somebody gets badly hurt and the shop owner loses everything he owns.
==========
"Photography"???????????????? it's a music shop."

Read the article, Jim. It says the owner has been taking pictures of the offenders. That's a much better approach, if you ask me.

I also like Stringbean's idea that somebody should be going after the pubs.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 03:54 PM

Any livestock fence charger is not going to fatally injure a person. It certainly will startle them and that would be the point.

Down on the farm we used to hold on to the electric fence, absorbing the jolts, to demonstrate to our city cousins that the fence was "safe" to touch. Then we'd watch them jump out of their skins. What fun we had!

Where are the other poets on this thread. Isn't this topic inspiring?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 04:39 PM

I remember straddling a live fence in Cheshire and not quite making it! I think some people would pay for the experience:-)

DeG


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Nov 09 - 05:29 PM

DeG: In these times, it would not surprise me to learn that there was a whole movement dedicated to that experience, offering Web sites, bars with properly equipped urinals, and registered lobbies devoted to making it legal.


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 07:02 AM

Leeneie
Read the article - perhaps didnt make my point too well.
Can't see for the life of me why a shopkeeper running a shoestring business (dealing in traditional music) should have to spend time taking photography of incotinent thugs in order to keep his premises approachable
The police are unable or unwilling to use such photographs as a means of prosecution, and the 'deterent' value of name-and-shame is non-existant, and has become a desirable trophy hunt rather than a put-off (as with the ASBO in the UK.)
The loction of the shop is, as I have already described, in a cul-de-sac of business premises, so a passer-by is far more likely to be injured by skidding on the leavings of our visiting yob rather than from a harmless jolt from a cattle fence.
Ennis is an extremely pleasant small market town which has gradually deteriorated, thanks to the behaviour of a handful of hoodie thugs who are managing to make life for the residents somewhat unpleasant.
"I also like Stringbean's idea that somebody should be going after the pubs. "
Great idea - lets make life harder for the publicans and close down a few more pubs (want a list of how many we've already lost)?
The perps aren't necessarily drunks, just yobs who demand 'respec'' for themselves but have none for the rest of us. Sorry - a gentle jolt in their cerebral area sounds well-worth trying.
Other than that, it's the old technique of punishing everybody other than the perpetrator.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Soldier boy
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 08:47 PM

I'll have a go Charlie Noble :

I needed to go for a pee
But at Custy's the experience was rotten.
An electric shock as I pissed on his shop
Shot up my willie and right through my bottom!

[ To the tune of "The hole in the elephant's bottom" song ]


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 08:52 PM

Soldier Boy-

And several laurels awarded to the bold soldier boy! And an excellent tune!

Next, please?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 04:11 PM

Apologise for re-opening this, but perhaps a final (I hope) update.
Visited Ennis today (which, thanks to the flooding, is now almost an island) and called in to Custy's shop.
John was pleased to announce that his plan has resulted in complete success - no more incontinent louts.
One culprit was caught by the device, also on cctv camera. John was considering further action when he received a call from the perpetrator who unresevedly apologised for his behaviour.
John decided to take the matter no further, in spite his being overwhelmed with offers of payment for the film of our man displaying his obvious talents - by The Sun newspaper and other guardians of our society's morals.
Nice man John - hope you all drink his health when next the opportunity arises.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Bluegrassman
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 07:49 PM

If you're going down Cookes Lane in the night
With the thoughts of a pee, you just might
Jump back with a shudder when the shock hits your udder
And finish up having a Sh*t*

But don't think that you are alone
`Cause on camera your bits will be shown
The world will have seen the product of your spleen
When on Youtube it's shown on the screen


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 09:49 AM

Jim-

Thanks for the update. Every once in a while it's nice to know that real people are involved in these stories.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Neil D
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 12:14 PM

I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: Barbara
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 12:35 PM

I was just thinking, as I read of the flooding in Ireland, that Custy's probably got it's shop front all cleaned up -- and the rest of the street as well.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Custy's takes the p***
From: GUEST,dorset lad
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 05:48 PM

GUEST,leeneia, As a young lad in Dorset we would see who could hold onto an electric fence the longest.
An electric fence would not kill unless you applied the shock directly to the heart itself.
I take it that you are most likely from an urban area.


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