Salvage?

by John Quiggin on February 18, 2006

My wife forwarded this sequence of photos that are doing the rounds, headed “Irish Salvage”.

No doubt eagle-eyed Irish Timberites and readers will be able to point out that the truck is of a make used exclusively in the UK, or that the superscript on the manifest is of a type not found in the Irish localisation of MS Word.

Update: As expected, too good to be true. The second spill is faked. Still, it’s pretty funny.

© Nicholas Griffin of Roundstone, Connemara

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Jon 02.18.06 at 3:25 am

Googling “Michael Long” “Truck and Crane Hire” leads you to this site, which also suggests that the pics are copyright, and that the copyright holder gets in touch with those who put the pics up.

Also, of course, that the final photos are fakes.

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John Quiggin 02.18.06 at 3:53 am

Thanks for this. I Googled “Irish Salvage” and didn’t find anything. I’ll deal with the copyvio ASAP.

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ab 02.18.06 at 6:35 am

This is funny because…???

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david tiley 02.18.06 at 7:16 am

Interesting as a sensible response to copyright. Mind you, if they were my photos, and someone inserted an extra crane to create a false story, I would be pissed off. And if the new photo had my copyright notice on it – to maintain authenticity – my head would hurt and I would grind my teeth with rage.

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Keith Gaughan 02.18.06 at 7:59 am

The number plates are Irish ones, and Galway regs at that.

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John Emerson 02.18.06 at 8:26 am

From an American point of view it’s hard to understand how strong the ethnic feelings are in the British Isles. One CT thread I was on about Welsh ethnicity became quite bitter, whereas most Americans think that the Welsh are English. The Irish are a different story, but the Irish are certainly old Americans by now, fully authorized to be nativists if they should so desire.

So anyway, my guess is that plenty of people in the British Isles, both English bigots and Irish patriots, will take this as an obnoxious sort of coon joke.

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Barry 02.18.06 at 8:40 am

Heck, I’d guess that close to half of USA citizens aren’t quite clear on the whole ‘Europe vs England’ thing. Let along ‘UK’ or ‘British Isles’, etc.

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etat 02.18.06 at 11:35 am

“Heck, I’d guess that close to half of USA citizens aren’t quite clear on the whole ‘Europe vs England’ thing.”

In that case, perhaps the half that are clear could come over and explain it to us.

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Pepe 02.18.06 at 12:27 pm

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Doug 02.19.06 at 3:54 pm

England is a part of Europe.

If you have further questions, I am Over Here.

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