Monday, October 27, 2008

Go, Animal, Go!!!

According to this, someone with a British car has decided to screw with the tiny electronic minds in German speed-cam land:
An Audi TT with British registration plates has been repeatedly caught speeding on roads in the Bavarian city of Bayreuth. But because continental speed cameras are set up for left-hand drive vehicles, the cameras keep missing the driver’s face.

Instead, they keep capturing clear views of a manic Muppet-like toy which the cheeky Brit has propped up on his passenger seat. . . .

"The driver has been caught on camera on several occasions and the puppet is on the passenger seat every time. We suspect he positions the toy deliberately before accelerating past the camera."

Note: the original picture is on this German page, and in clicking over, I see they're apparently under the impression that this is "Ernie" aus der Sesamstra├če. Nope, that's definitely Animal from the Muppet's Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, though he may have gotten a haircut to make himself harder to identify. . . .

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