the baggy trousered misanthropist

missives issued from the lair

Image: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

UPDATE: It broke.

ORIGINAL POST: This is the Emirates Air Line cable car, which is going to travel between the O2 Arena  and the ExCeL exhibition centre during the Olympics. Apparently it travels 300ft over the Thames at 8.9mph and is capable of carrying up to 2,500 people per hour.

I don’t mean to be cynical, but does anyone else feel we might be operating ever so slightly above our national competence levels with this? Last night, not 15 miles away, a dangerous criminal escaped from Pentonville prison using a ‘makeshift rope’.

It makes me nervous, that’s all. I’ve seen Moonraker.

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2 thoughts on “Cable Car: Totally Over My Head

  1. Conrad says:

    Different skillsets; British management and organisation isn’t good; but engineering design is still some of the world’s best, despite manufacturing being up the spout.

    1. Oh crap. It’s like one of those pub discussions where I’m impressing everyone with my facetious asides and then Conrad points out I’m not actually saying remotely based in fact. Bugger 😉

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