Lemfids: World Cup 2014 flag mania on English roads.
Look out for Lemfids driving on a road near you, they are half Lemming and half Trifid. Will and Guy
are going to try to explain this Football flag mania that
sweeps through English summers roughly every 2 years. The latest invasion
in the summer of 2014.
Lemfids look a bit like cars, if fact they may have been cars in a former life, but it's as if they went into decay and
sprouted strange appendages. These appendages bear a strange resemblance to flags, but are made of much shoddier material. All-in-all, the effect is rather like a Trifid from a bad 1960's
Close examination of the Lemfids reveals that their metal bodies are made in Japan, while their nylon arms are
of Chinese extraction. Another interesting fact, despite superficial differences, all
conform to the 'Gwill' constant, which states that the age of the driver + the age of the vehicle = 31.
you will see in early
June is Lemfids
swarming on English roads. They may appear in other countries, but sightings in Wales and Scotland are rare. It seems that Lemfids are performing a strange mating ritual, we have it on good authority that this protracted courtship will reach a climax
with a spectacular dance at on Midsumers Day.
As soon as England lose to Costa Rica, and thus are eliminated from the World Cup, all the Lemfids will make one last journey to Stonehenge. It will be a sight to behold as just after midnight on
June 24th / 25th all this generation of Lemfids will wave their flags at their ancestral site in Wiltshire. After approximately 10 laps circling the ancient stones on the A344, the Lemfids will form up and drive down
the A303 to Southampton. They will then splutter along the coast road; just after they reach Brighton the Lemming effect takes over and
all the Lemfids will make a bee line for Dover where they will drive serenely off the white cliffs.
Thus when you wake up on
25th of June all the Lemfids
will be gone from the roads. Yet, the amazing thing about the Lemfid is that
World Cup flag mania undergoes regeneration and will return the next time England feature in a
major football tournament.
Because of the poor quality of driving in the
England, the Department for Transport has now devised a new scheme in order to identify poor drivers and give good drivers the opportunity to recognise them whilst driving.
For this reason
when ever England play in a tournament, Lemfid drivers display the following bad
- Overtaking in dangerous places.
- Hovering within one inch of the car in front.
- Stopping sharply.
in residential areas.
- Pulling out without indication.
- Performing U turns inappropriately in busy streets.
- Undertaking on motorways taking up more than one lane in
- Displaying World Cup flag mania.
These drivers will be issued with flags, white with a red cross, signifying their inability to drive properly. These flags must be clipped to a door of the car and be visible to
all other drivers and pedestrians.
Those drivers who have shown particularly poor driving skills will have to display a flag on each side of the car to indicate their greater lack of skill and
general lower intelligence mindset to the general public.
Please circulate this to as many other motorists as you can so that drivers and pedestrians will be aware of the meaning of these flags.
Department for Transport
17th May 2014.
William Hodgson had decked out his Sunderland house with flags as though England had already won the World Cup.
However, an anonymous resident complained to Sunderland Housing Group that the decorations
were making the street look untidy.
Although the Sunderland
House committee supported the England team, they still ordered Mr Hodgson to remove some of the flags in the interests of neighbourhood harmony.
Mr Hodgson said: 'I'd like to know who made the complaint, but they said they
obliged to tell me. '
I'd just like to ask them why.'
He added that it had taken three weeks to put up the flags, with the help of his son.
Sunderland Housing Group said in a statement: 'Sunderland Housing Group, like everyone in England, is firmly supporting the England team and is happy for its tenants to demonstrate their national fervour, by flying the flag on their homes.
of our tenants have upset their neighbours by bedecking their entire homes in flags.
'They've asked us to have the flags removed. In the interests of neighbourhood harmony, We've asked the Hodgsons to tone
it down a bit, but we hope the flag continues to fly in Kingsway and that everyone enters the spirit of supporting our boys.'
Faces of World Cup 2014
Please send us your examples of England
World Cup mania.