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Friday 23 October 2009 3.22pm
No problem with toning down the on-street promotional antics.
But the only inference from the words of Canon Nunn Quote:'the concept of suffering as entertainment make these places a scandal.' is that he thinks these places should be closed down. Or am I reading too much into his statement.
Friday 23 October 2009 3.28pm
I dunno, it seems to me that people need to get over themselves a bit faster. Frankly, history was gory and barbaric, but I think I'd rather have my (grand) kids get a load of that than half of the stupid fantasy video games they have their heads in. OTT is my view.
Friday 23 October 2009 3.30pm
phoney wrote:
... Or am I reading too much into his statement.

Possibly, his very next sentance from the same quote is "If people choose to pay money to be 'entertained' in this way that is up to them. But those of us with more taste or different moral and ethical standards should not have to be confronted with it."
Friday 23 October 2009 3.37pm
Guillotines at London Bridge - are we losing the historical plot ?

Heads on pikes, would be more credible. Any suggestions ?
Friday 23 October 2009 3.45pm
How about an enactment of someone being hanged, drawn and quartered. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanged,_drawn_and_quartered
Friday 23 October 2009 4.08pm
The manners of some of the LBE staff could do with a bit of brushing up. That very tall pale guy who stands outside the station started shouting after me trying to create a scene, calling me shorty (I am nearly 6ft7). When I accused him of giving tall people a bad name, and being on stilts, he rolled up his trouser leg to show me a rather too convincing (i.e. actual) abscess. Not really what you need when you're off to Borough Market for some lunch.
Friday 23 October 2009 5.28pm
I'm torn. I like the gory touts - I wish they'd ham it up some more - and I like the laughs and liveliness of the street scene. There's nothing more grisly than herds of grim-faced commuters slogging their way home, so let's terrorise them or amuse them. Mock executions are too much, unless it's Guy Fawkes.
Friday 23 October 2009 6.44pm
I agree with you, Julien (bottom of page 1) - very well put. It's just a bit too much "in yer face".
Friday 23 October 2009 6.48pm
the LBE people are a blot on the landscape and all the noise they make surely breaks some local bye law or other
Friday 23 October 2009 10.04pm
Julien wrote:
When you think of it, what the London Dungeon is doing is quite extraordinary. Imagine the chaos that would arise if all the shops along Borough High Street or Tooley Street decided to adopt the same aggressive marketing technique.

I understand that the London Dungeon was there 20 years ago and that these animations may have been justified then.

What aggressive marketing techniques are you talking about and what do you mean by 'animations'?
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