so i’ve decided to start a new website. i’ve become mildly obsessed with Metropolitan Police Incident Signs (MPIS). I find myself taking detours to see them. Of course, by their very nature, these signs aren’t always in the most salubrious of areas. I intend to post all these pictures by area and map them. It’s a nice way of looking at serious crime levels. More soon.
But the remarkable thing about them is the terminology. We’ve already seen SERIOUS INCIDENT referring to a drive-by shooting. As opposed to this one, found today:
Another, not yet photographed, read HOMOPHOBIC INCIDENT. I’ve also heard tell of an MPIS on the Old Kent Road which is written only in Korean. Looking forward to checking that out.
But my all time favourite is this one captured this evening:
I imagined running home to announce that a BURGLARY ARTIFICE occured on the corner the other night. Anyone with any idea as to what this actually means?
I’m also very keen on getting hold of more photographs. Spread the word. rustleATclaraDOTcoDOTuk
highly irritated by the continuance of the french connection “fcuk” marketing nightmare, i decided a few weeks ago to launch my own variant, namely “king cnut”, or maybe ‘king cnut. i would get some t-shirts designed and sell them on the web.
so, i take step one . . . go to register the domain name. surprise - it already exists.
this isn’t the first time (there have been many) that i get an idea which has already come to pass, but it surprised me that i had not been aware of king cnut’s existence. i figure if i didn’t know then many of you won’t either.
it turns out it would not have been much of a fun ride anyhow. after dave griffiths set up cnut, french connection sued.
many would have been scared off, not dave griffiths. he did two things:
first he trawled through french connection designs and found where they’d infringed other companies logos within their designs (ford, pepsi etc), then he wrote to the comapnies concerned and got them to sue french connection. this cost FC £3m. yup, THREE MILLION POUNDS. nice.
then he found prior uses of the miss-spelling of the word FUCK and invited those involved to sue too.
what a heart-warming story.
shame about the t-shirts.