"Farewell to Lionel the lobster, blown up by the Royal Navy"

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  1. Re: "Farewell to Lionel the lobster, blown up by the Royal N

    In its own inimitable style, the BBC has reported this as the work of an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit from Portsmouth. See here for story and video.
     
  2. Re: "Farewell to Lionel the lobster, blown up by the Royal N

    Fine by me, let the pongoes take the flak
     
  3. Re: "Farewell to Lionel the lobster, blown up by the Royal N

    Fiona Smith, a crustacean expert at the Sealife centre in Weymouth, said: "Lobsters like to make their homes in crevices and rocky areas.


    Didn't they used to call Booties Lobsters? :D
     
  4. A moment of silence for Lionel please.....

    Coz you never leave an oppo behind, you NEVER LEAVE AN OPPO BEHIND!!
     
  5. Re: "Farewell to Lionel the lobster, blown up by the Royal N

    It is very British isn't it, to give a feisty and stubborn old lobster a nickname and infer a personality on it immediately preceding detonating it's home and blowing it to smithereens.

    I understand the fellow was nipped as he tried to pull the bugger out, I'm sure as hell I would've made an 'extra special' effort to get him into a new home. A nice, new clean STEEL home on the hob. :lol:

    EDIT : Re-reading the first paragraph there it sounds like a metaphor for a certain Mr PM.. :roll:
     
  6. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Oh Bpmb Disposer, fresh from the sea, have you a lobster you can sell to me?
     
  7. Re: "Farewell to Lionel the lobster, blown up by the Royal N

    Normally yes, but I have to concede,

    The bugger fair bit me and left me to bleed

    So I assembled the charge and muffled my cry

    And blew the wee bastard into the sky!
     
  8. Re: "Farewell to Lionel the lobster, blown up by the Royal N

    Boom, Boom... 8) :D
     
  9. Aww poor Lionel, that is really mean.
     
  10. Funny how nobody has mentioned the Luftwaffe's part in this - first of all, they bomb Stan Boardman's chippy, now they cause the death of an unsuspecting Wurzel lobster ! BARSTEWARDS !!!!
     

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