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oldtiffie
10-18-2007, 07:29 AM
Post 1 of 2.

I thought a bit of "lightening up" and change of pace with some worthwhile manipulation of photo images would be a nice change.

It is "as is" as it arrived by email recently.

It's one for the "Truckers" and "image-manipulators".

I thought it was pretty clever. They are very imaginative.

Very obviously, it is the same image of the same truck in the same place - 7 times.

As there are 7 images, and as I am limited to 4 images per post, this will have to go to (what I hope to be) 2 consecutive posts.

Any comment/s?

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Here are 7 pictures of European trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back.

The first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Truck_art1.jpg

The second is of canvas tote bag.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Truck_art2.jpg

The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Truck_art3.jpg

The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back and there has been a driver painted in the driver's seat looking back over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads "On the wrong way?")

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Truck_art4.jpg


Now - onto post 2 of 2.

oldtiffie
10-18-2007, 07:29 AM
Post 2 of 2

The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Truck_art5.jpg

The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the company that sells the books.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Truck_art6.jpg

The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy. The "inside" of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Truck_art7.jpg

Your Old Dog
10-18-2007, 07:50 AM
Old Tiffe, thanks for the post! I'm fascinated by that stuff. I gotta email that link to a dozen graphic artist I know! I have never seen anything like that in the US.

Norman Atkinson
10-18-2007, 08:25 AM
Oh, I so wish that we could have recorded a truck in Avignon. The Sur le pont d'Avignon one. I'd just 'sous' 'd the bridge and went up for nourishment neare the Palace of the Popes. Here was a lorry/truck/camion with the words
in French

'Another load of Psh1tt!' ( fooled yer)

But Rolls Royce was going to name its new 'flag ship' Silver Mist.
I'll leave the Dutch to translate.

One of my mates found something called Pile Wonder in France. It did not work. Well, it did because his rear end glowed for a while

Swarf&Sparks
10-18-2007, 10:21 AM
on y danse
on y danse

Frank Ford
10-18-2007, 10:48 AM
This one's been around the forums for quite a while, but it's still my favorite truck paint job:

http://www.frets.com/ForumPix/plumbingtruck.jpg

Cheers,

Frank Ford
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Norman Atkinson
10-18-2007, 11:06 AM
Nope, went under the old bridge! Would you believe that it has spans missing?
I was canoeing- down the Rhone to Arles. L'Arlaisienne ( or Lazy Hen) and having a Bizet time. Finished up in the Med- in more ways than one- for the Carthorse Julie- Quartorze Juillet. I was a right little Bastille- as Hector Berlioz wood( ah, yes) say. I am almost cracked the expression about curing one's Cathar. However, it would be Aigues Mortes or Dead Water on the rest.

One passes a place called Orange but not the one next to Tumbarumba in NSW!

PS. Nice one, Frank, Oi loik it- Gard de Lieu?

Norm

Alan Smith
10-18-2007, 12:17 PM
Non non Norman, c'est garde l'eau.

Norman Atkinson
10-18-2007, 12:35 PM
Nope- it is guard the 'loo. The water bit doesn't quite bother me although I do get flushed at times from my exertions. It is the Chamber( sic) of Horrors that causes the damage- from upstairs windows.

Never did trust the French. Did you realise that the sewers of Paris have street names and every so often they run boat trips for visitors> Then they run their balls down them to clean them. I joketh not, fellas.

We, and I confess to being a Francophile have something called a 'Poo bell' in the French 'broom cupboard' up in the Savoie.
And they have a nasty habit of nasal things.
They have signs at the end of tunnels asking the Brits to 'extinguish their bougies' Boogies are snots in any language but I don't pick my nose in public- even in tunnels. And then at every bend in the road - they 'Danger Pierres chutes'
Poor bugger- with every Frog gunning for him.

And they eat snails. They do!

oldtiffie
10-18-2007, 06:04 PM
Norm and others.

Beware when quoting foregn languages or "rubbishing" the "locals".

Being of Irish extraction, I just loved this one.

An Irishman walking through a field sees a man drinking water from a pool with his hand. The Irishman shouts "Na ol an t-uisce, ta sť lan de chac bo" (Don't drink the water, it's full of cow sh!t.)

The man shouts back "I'm English, speak English, I don't understand you".

The Irishman shouts back "Use both hands, you'll get more in."

John Stevenson
10-18-2007, 06:23 PM
Paddy is sat in a rowing boat in the middle of a corn field rowing away.
Mick walks by see's Paddy and shouts out "It's people like you who get the Irish a bad name, If I could swim I'd jump in and come and smack you one"



.

oldtiffie
10-18-2007, 07:27 PM
Here's one for all you "Road Warriors" - a "Road Rocket"

"As is" - from an email received recently.

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Can you imagine some guy going 110 kph on the freeway
with these balloons trailing a few metres behind him?


Instructions for a fun time on the freeway...............

Step 1. Tie balloons to car.
Step 2. Drive like a bat out of hell....
Step 3. Watch people freak out!!!!

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Road_Rocket1.jpg

I don't care who you are....that's funny.

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Chipslinger
10-18-2007, 07:33 PM
I can not Imagine anyone going 110 KPH.

80 MPH perhaps. ;)

oldtiffie
10-19-2007, 12:56 AM
The following is another email received rescently - "as is" - just a pic. Says it all - doesn't it?

'nuther one for the "Road Warriors".

Seems a Porsche or Ferarri or the like just is not enough.

But check out the "Doctors" car in the Doctor's car Park.


OT? No way. This is about:
- "cutting edge" stuff;
- quality "mills";
- whether "quality iron" really will "do it for you";
- getting a better (bigger?) "fit";
- getting a better "finish";
- getting it in and keeping it in;
- perhaps "Sir" is going for a "Sir clip" - oh!! - a circlip was it?.
- whether "bigger is better" after all;
- retro-fitting with better gear;
- etc.;
- etc.

Oh dear.

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http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Roadwarriors_Cars1.jpg
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oldtiffie
10-19-2007, 12:59 AM
Paddy is sat in a rowing boat in the middle of a corn field rowing away.
Mick walks by see's Paddy and shouts out "It's people like you who get the Irish a bad name, If I could swim I'd jump in and come and smack you one"

.

Yep.

I can go along with that John.

Reminds me of a crowd of men in a cleared land area.

If they were Irish, it would be a Paddy Field.

If they were Australian it would be a vacant lot.

Ain't it the truth though?

dp
10-19-2007, 01:12 AM
A couple of things I noticed while I was riding a Harley around Italy last summer. Those painted trucks, and the mid-ships location of the rear wheels so they could make those tight turns on narrow roads. And that there was so damn many of them!

I recall one truck I was following from a distance while headed into the Dolomites - quite a distance, too. It had a SYT on the back with a bum you could see all the way from Pompeii; short skirt and more skin showing than you'd see in the Olympic skating contests. There was quite a line of traffic behind that one. I can't say that I recall what was being offered to purchase, though.

oldtiffie
10-19-2007, 01:28 AM
And you DEFINITELY were NOT speeding?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Speeding-1.jpg

oldtiffie
10-19-2007, 01:44 AM
And you thought you only had to content with "Lurkers" on the HSM forum.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/SpeedEnforcement1.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/SpeedEnforcement2.jpg

oldtiffie
10-19-2007, 02:23 AM
Justice must not only be done -- it must be seen to be done.

Those that use the roads and work in an "INdustrial/Commercial" envronment will appreciate this.

Its true!

I copied it from my local Newspaper.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/workcoverinspector.jpg

Norman Atkinson
10-19-2007, 02:39 AM
OTiff, note the slight change of title and the far from obvious political and social undertones. Ah for those long nights of studying some called political economy.

Today, would you believe, is full of a new 'Guide Book' syndrome where writers find the funny side to things in their travels. Happily, I am not of that disposition, I leave scathing comments about countries to those who not only live there but more importantly pay rates and taxes there.

Said he somewhat warily after pushing his British, French and Spanish cheque books to one side!

My kind regards to the Land of Upside Down People from the Land of Northern Rocks. And believe me, Tiff, it is rocking just a mile down the road at its HQ.

Norm

Norman Atkinson
10-19-2007, 02:55 AM
I belong to an RAF Squadron( yawn) and I go to Re-unions( Well?) and there is a lot of enjoyable family holiday snaps of visits to Iraq and Kosovo and places. There is a nice one of a friendly local waving as the bridge in which he was negociating parted down the middle suddenly. That one made the TV. They do get around- but the rest are= for family consumption and the bar lady and staff are 'not present'.

Well, the new boys have a Tornado thing- or more, with a dirty big fin and makes nasty banging noises and carries concrete. I am keeping it more of less in an engineering topic, please note. Well, this thing was painted a pretty blue.

If anyone has a blue 1000 lb concrete bomb in their back garden, I will be pleased to pass on the information- in the bar of ( censored)

Norm

oldtiffie
10-19-2007, 05:59 AM
I belong to an RAF Squadron( yawn) and I go to Re-unions( Well?) and there is a lot of enjoyable family holiday snaps of visits to Iraq and Kosovo and places. There is a nice one of a friendly local waving as the bridge in which he was negociating parted down the middle suddenly. That one made the TV. They do get around- but the rest are= for family consumption and the bar lady and staff are 'not present'.

Well, the new boys have a Tornado thing- or more, with a dirty big fin and makes nasty banging noises and carries concrete. I am keeping it more of less in an engineering topic, please note. Well, this thing was painted a pretty blue.

If anyone has a blue 1000 lb concrete bomb in their back garden, I will be pleased to pass on the information- in the bar of ( censored)

Norm



If anyone has a blue 1000 lb concrete bomb in their back garden, I will be pleased to pass on the information- in the bar of ( censored)


Perhaps this Norm? Someone got their b*m kicked and their wings clipped.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/B-17_bomb_run.jpg

Norman Atkinson
10-19-2007, 06:27 AM
Ah, thereby hangs a tale(?)

We( more yawns) had a rather small airfield called RAF Hendon which was originally a lunatic asylum( I know, nothing changes) Around the airfield was assorted houses and a dirty big railway embankment with only 826 yards to come to an abrupt halt. At where a bit of the Dirty Dozen was filmed, I add.

The numbers of tail wheels left on the line grew and grew!
I went back to the scene of my youth many years later. it had turned into what is laughingly called the RAF Museum. I found, to my horror, a whopping big Air Sea Rescue launch on what had been the parade ground.

Obviously, the first signs of Global Warming.

Cheers and that

Norm