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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Here's looking at you, kid

Shot with Olympus E510
That line is one of the six in Casablanca voted the most memorable of all time - twice as many as its nearest rival. I don't suppose Bogey had a mobile CCTV unit in mind when he said it. It says on the side of the van "Community Safety Vehicle" but what it does most of the time is look for traffic infringements and give out tickets. View of the whole van here.

Oh? what were the other five? "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.", "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'", "Round up the usual suspects.", "We'll always have Paris." and "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.". So where was "Here's looking at you, kid" in all that?? (At the end of "We'll always have Paris" if you needed to know)

posted by Ham at 01:25 -- Comments here: 6

Comments on "Here's looking at you, kid"

 

Blogger scouter573 said ... (03:39) : 

Those security cameras are all over London. I'll be watching you.

 

Blogger Ham said ... (11:48) : 

Oh yes.... and there was always Somebody's watching me

 

Blogger lynn said ... (15:00) : 

Can you see me now, Ham? Can you see me do THIS?

 

Anonymous imajoebob said ... (04:54) : 

That's superfluous in London. One morning I tried counting all the CCTV cameras between my flat on Great Dover Street and the bus stop on New Kent Road about 500 metres away. I stopped counting after I reached 40. But hadn't reached the bus stop.

As a Yank it bothers me, but I can rationalise that it really does nothing about "victimless" crimes, so who cares? They can't (yet) smell what you're really smoking, or that the guy you're talking to is covering you for £50 on Tottenham giving one. On the other hand, traffic cameras' primary purpose is to raise revenues, and really only reduce speed for 25 metres of road at any time.

In the States they don't have many traffic cams, because moving violations are the responsibility of the driver, not the owner. If you speed, they cite the driver, not the car. So cameras are pretty worthless. Perhaps it's the last vestiges of the Wild West: catch me if you can.

Oddly, parking violations are the car owner's responsibility...

 

Blogger Dakuro said ... (17:39) : 

Well I guess that it can't be helped, I hear this many times from people work in Canada Viagra labs, they always said also that other employees stoled food from the fridges.

 

Anonymous Water leak repairs said ... (06:13) : 

Haa!! it's good for security purpose!! great initiative!!

 

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