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Our shock exposé earlier this week of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard poster campaign outrage promoted a provocative call to Vulture Central from one "Barnacle Bill", who claimed to have been party to the original promotion brainstorm which eventually led to the rather unfortunately accurate depiction of seafaring life back in …

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Missing Flag

I would have thought that one of the lonely crewmembers from HMS The Good Ship Venus might be communicating with the some similarly lonely soul on the Martina Navratilova using the international Code Flag Zulu...

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Filthy Playmobil minxes

I'm surprised they are allowed to sell that stuff to children. Wait till the Daily Mail finds out.

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Freud would be proud

"Hindsight" - seriously ?

You naughty little bug.... er tinker you.

"Aye, I've been there meself, me hearties, and I can thoroughly recommend it."

Have you indeed ? Too much information though.thanks.

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Boffin

LOL

Bendover

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Ahh playmobil on a friday

Can we expect a lovely BOFH to round the afternoon out too?

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I like the flags.

Nicely done.

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Paris Hilton

So

So a closed little port in a stormy tea cup ?

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Happy Friday

Yaar! You've sure brightened up this sea-dog's day.

Go on El Reg!

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lol

We asked, and you delivered. Thank you!!! *wipes a tear from eye*

They arn't lying either - it's actually a pretty cool trip to the ol' historic d*ck yard - I used to live pretty close to it and took family visiting from Manchester there, they all loved it.

Another fairly touristy thing to do is take a boat trip around from Gun Wharf... you get to see the old boats from another angle, and get some pretty impressive comparative views of the modern warships just a bit further along. I could see my house on the boat ride too!! :D

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Paris Hilton

Bend Over....

Lol, like the message in the flags.

Paris, because she would!

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A story of danger & adventure on the high seas.

Captain Coppernob by Lawrence R Bourne.

I found this book, while clearing out my fathers house.

There's a copy on e-bay as well.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Captain-Coppernob-Lawrence-R-Bourne-Oxford-1931_W0QQitemZ380058714056QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item380058714056&_trkparms=72%3A985|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

What else could I use but the Skull & Crossbones

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Well done!

And a tip of the nautical cap to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for having a sense of humor about the whole thing...

//Arrrr...Talk Like a Pirate Day is only a few weeks away, matey!

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absolutely...

made my friday! Thank you el reg for proving children's toys can be made adult.

Mine's the one with directions to toys'r'us on the sleeve.

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Fair Play?

Usually, these type of things result in C&D takedown notices all over the place in attempts to kill negative publicity. It's refreshing to see that they realise the value of this publicity and are using it positively for their benefit. In other words, even though they won't use the image, it has basically done it's job anyway!

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Splice the timbers, shiver me mainbrace etc.etc.

"Aye, I've been there meself, me hearties, and I can thoroughly recommend it."

Me too, and I'm in no way a maritime enthusiast - I also recommend a trip up the Spinnaker Tower on a clear day, even if you're not inclined to do the touristy things. The views are worth it.

Nice to see the people at the Dockyard take the article in the spirit in which it was intended ;-)

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Nice Flags

laughed when I translated those :P

Hint: http://www.gma.org/Tidings/snailtale/flags.html

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Gold.

Pure gold.

...where do you source you Lego guys, by the way? The variety is quite remarkable!

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Pumpkin?

I thought the figure on the left was shagging a pumpkin until I saw the arms, then I concluded it was a scarecrow. I think it's time for a kip.

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Sir, obviously

"lick o' the cat"

priceless.

Paris, coz I hear she has a cat too.

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Ahh, Friday at last!

Knowing that the flags were using for Signals, can anyone tell us what they are saying in the 2 pictures?

Or do we really not want to know?

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F**king...

Brilliant.

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Ah....

It's Friday!

Cheers

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Flags

Did you get your tame ex-Jolly Jack Tar Lewis Page to do the flags for you?

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Arrr...

...me Friday is complete Jim Lad...

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They don't like it up 'em

Nuff said

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Captain Pugwash

It's Roger the Cabin Boy - ooh!

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Pirate

Lies! Damn lies I tell you!

As a former matelot I can hand on heart deny that any bum skullduggery goes on in the modern andrew - ever!

If anyone proves me wrong I'll eat my coveted doughnut ring cushion.

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we can only guess ...

... at the range of objects that Playmobile make to fit in their tiny hands.

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Yea!

I thought reconstructions had gotten binned by the management or something.

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Well, that's one ad campaign buggered.

mmmyep.

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extreme pronz!

I see a sword, looks like it is a threat to life.

I see a dog, maybe you're fantasising about the dog!

You best get censoring.

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@David Wiernicki

Playmobile not Lego.

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Awesome

...simply awesome

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Tim

>> but with the hindsight provided by its recent online coverage I can now

>> see that we might have chosen the camera angle a little better!

Priceless!!

Thanks for cheering me up on a boring afternoon at work.

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Flags

For those who can't be bothered to check the flags:

Original - D I S C O V E R

New - B E N D O V E R

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Nice one

Good on Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for taking it as intended. So rare nowadays, think I will pay them a visit, have not been since school days.

A

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@AC pedant

Not only is it not Lego, it's not "Playmobile" either. It's "Playmobil".

That's the trouble with pedantry, it can bite you in the arse. Which really ought to be depicted in plastic-figure format etc...

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IT Angle

Arrrr etc.

Shouldn't there be a warning on this to switch on InPrivate ?

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Happy

Ok thats it I can't work now

Lol what better way to finish the week, yet another Reg classic :)

Thats it I am off to the pub...

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"we might have chosen the camera angle a little better"

No, no, this one's quite enough thanks.

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Respect to the dockyard

A lesser organisation would be courting even more ridicule by unleashing its lawyers by now.

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Playmobil FTW

Thanx!

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Re: Flags

Hey! I actually took time to translate those flags!

Though I admit, I had to send the piece of paper into the trashcan... I think a note saying "BEND OVER" is definitely *not* work safe!

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Splendid work, scum!

What a treat for the Friday. But was it just me who misread historicdockyard.co.uk as historicockyard?

"Left hand down a bit Number One!"

"Help help I can't swim!"

"Shall I throw you a buoy?"

"No don't muck about, I'm drowning!"

/exit Round the Horne...

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Arrrrrrr

Lived in Pompey for a while. a friend of mine has keys to the dock yard and we spent many a happy hour plannintg the departure of the Warrior. Piracy ... its so old school lol

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Hold on

Dont those pictures fall foul of the "extreme porn" law, whereby performing certain kind of adult sexual acts is legal, but taking, dysplaying, distributing, possessing or looking at pictorial or photographic representations of them is illegal?

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Said Poster....

... is actually photographed on the deck of HMS Victory. "Victory?" I here you ask. Well you would, wouldn't you. Rather you than me matey.

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Excellent

Very funny indeed

but where's Master Bates or Roger the cabin boy

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Search for the Golden Rivet

Obviously the "sea squeal" to the original article..

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