Where is Ace Jackalope? (episode 9)
Where has Ace Jackalope journeyed that he would have to "mind the gap" as his shirt suggests?
Answered - Cumbres wrote:
"You are in a "Tube" station in London, England. I guess this explains your long pause in posting! :)"
Jolly good, Cumbres; Ace had me take him for a quick trip across the pond on urgent business. It seems something was afoot in the damp streets of London, but there's nothing our antlered detective can't protect the women of England from. Stay tuned.
This post is part of An American Jackalope In London:
More Easter Stuff - Easter Island moai (stone statue) in The British Museum
Good Friday - Crucifix tombstone in Highgate Cemetery and a crucifix at a church in London.
St Patrick's Day Megapost - Celtic crosses in London's Highgate Cemetery.
Red, Gold and Almost Gone - Includes photos of London's Chinatown.
He Belongs to the Ages (but you can still buy a souvenir) - We run into an Abraham Lincoln statue in, of course, London
Why Jackalopes Don't Play Soccer - Battered Buckyballs litter London.
Christmas Leftovers - An October shopping trip through Harrods, Selfridges and Hamley's, with lots of Christmas decor pictures.
Spamalot - We go to the Monty Python-based play and meet Tim Curry
London Trader Vic's - A visit to London's oldest tiki bar
Where is Ace Jackalope? (episode 13) - The game is afoot!
Werelopes of London - Lycanthopic jackalopes stalk places mentioned in the Warren Zevon song, plus a few pictures of the London Underground.
Dracula's London - A Halloween tribute to Bram Stoker using London locales implied in "Dracula"
Where is Ace Jackalope? (episode 9) - Mind the Gap
You are in a "Tube" station in London, England. I guess this explains your long pause in posting! :)
I think it was in Charing Cross station where I first heard the term "Mind the Gap" repeated over the PA. I couldn't help but believe the British were ahead of us. In the US we would say watch the gap. The British not only want you to see it but to think about it too! :)
They don't say "mind the gap" so much anymore, sadly. Last week, the only place I heard it in a recording was at the Bank tube stop, although it did appear in print on electronic posters along one of the escalators. What seems to have replaced it in most places is a recording asking you to "mind the yellow line."
The phrase lives on, however, in "mind the gap" t-shirts and (my favorite) "mind the gap" thong underwear (yes, I photographed a package of that...shall I do a post?)
Sure, I would be curious to see that!
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