Wednesday, 4 March 2009

In the land of the giants

I was trying to do a 'Help I'm about to be crushed by a giant bulldozer!' pose. Not very successfully by the look of it.

14 comments:

thebristolblogger said...

As my two year old son knows, that's not a bulldozer it's a giant dump truck.

Chris Hutt said...

Tyred of life, are you?

Kerry said...

Is 'giant dump truck' the technical term? I was going to refer to it as a 'tractor'.

The Bristol Blogger said...

There's some considerable debate over this, actually.

Wikipedia says:

"The term ‘Dump’ Truck is not generally used by the mining industry, or by the manufacturers that build these machines. The more appropriate US term for this strictly off road vehicle is, ‘Haul’ truck and the equivalent European term is 'Dumper'"

Meanwhile Liebherr, manufacturer of the T 282B (pictured?) seem to call it an 'AC drive truck'.

The two year old is standing by giant dump truck, mind.

Chris Hutt said...

I wonder why they're always painted yellow? To make them more conspicuous, seeing as it's so easy to miss one and tread on it?

Dave H said...

I think it only fair to point out to readers that the tyre is normal sized and Kerry McCarthy MP is in fact only 5¼ inches tall (in heels). She refers to our world as Brobdingnag and travels between Westminster and her constituency in a kangaroo's pouch.

Any photos in which she appears to be almost normal size are crude Photoshop forgeries.

And if you should ever see a kangaroo hopping down the M4 you now have the explanation. You may even manage to spot Kerry’s head peeping out.

Kerry said...

When I was last in Zambia (which is where this was taken) I was told that they'd started using yellow rafts for whitewater rafting down the Zambezi, because the hippos kept trying to mate with the grey ones.

Chris Hutt said...

Kerry, how about a caption competition?

My entry - Kerry goes walkabout with John Prescott (in his mobility scooter).

Kerry said...

My researcher thought this was a Father Ted "small".... "far away" thing. (Dougal and the cows).

Old Holborn said...

Your what?

thebristolblogger said...

"Kerry McCarthy greets Gordon's ego as it's transported into Bristol at the weekend"

The Grim Reaper said...

You're not as tall as the cameras in the Houses of Parliament make you look, are you?

Kerry said...

Not for the blog. I have a proper job too, and staff. They read my blog, surprisingly enough. They don't comment on it though because they're worried people will be mean to them.

Paul said...

Kerry isn't Old Holborn one of your staff using an alias?