Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Road-Worthy Galleons

Argh, Woolworths on the portside stern!
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Road-Worthy Galleons are wooden sailing vessels made to Elizabethan standards, with extra large wooden wheel attached to the side of the hull and bough of the ship. The boat is propelled using the sails attached to its ever-so-large masts.

They come in a range of styles, from the large delivery vessels, that can be used instead of large trucks; smaller van-like boats that can be used to deliver goods from depots to supermarkets and shops; right down to the small and agile Viking Knorr that can be used by families or by postman to navigate the winding streets and closes of medi-evil cities, such as Edinburgh or York.

Taxis and busses should also be available, in the form of row boats and Longboats respectively.

With road-worthy galleons, you can truly say that your ship has come in.

[ sctld ], Jul 21 2002

Land Yachting http://www.halfbake...dea/Land_20Yachting
Not the same thing at all. [phoenix, Jul 21 2002]

from the Pythons "Meaning of Life" http://www.stone-de...rance/pictures.html
I don't think [ sctld ] had anything so large in mind [po, Jul 21 2002]


       "Low bridge, everybody down.
Low bridge, 'cuz we're comin' to a town..."
phoenix, Jul 21 2002

       Yar! Lets sail the Seven streets in search of land lubbers to pillage, me hearties!
yes yes yes yes YES!
sctld how would you like your doughy comestible? lanced on a cutlass,or perhaps thrown off the plank?
The_Englishman_Abroad, Jul 21 2002

       croissant, great idea and I love the title.   

       link added.
po, Jul 21 2002

       I think that is really funny - the woolies on the portside bow idea. but remember port is the left side of the ship and the stern is the back. you can't have it both ways even if you are a scot.
po, Jul 21 2002

       I would want a coracle version ...
Aristotle, Jul 21 2002

       po: The rear of a ship has both a left side and a right side, so therefor it is perfectly reasonable to have a portside stern.   

       Hm. I wonder who voted against this. The mystery lives on...
[ sctld ], Jul 21 2002

       Well it wasn't me. I second TEA's motion to pillage, and would also like to propose some good old fashioned destruction as well.
kaz, Jul 21 2002

       Does 'the plank' come standard or optional extra? That would be damned handy for back seat drivers. [tosses [sctld] a croissant and a barrel or rum]
Fink, Jul 21 2002

       Planks for all! and those scurvy blackguards (pronounced here 'Blaggyards') who gave this fine idea a fishbone be first to walk it!
Blissmiss, kaz and Mephista, will ye be me mateys in this fine voyage for pillage and booty?
The_Englishman_Abroad, Jul 21 2002

       me and [ sctld ] will go and play with ourselves then?
po, Jul 21 2002

       I was rather envisaging you both, along with another two booty-thirsty halfbaked bandits, in a rival Road-Worthy Galleon,
<Evil Grin> That or you could let us plunder you mercilessly? </Evil Grin>
The_Englishman_Abroad, Jul 21 2002

       well, if we are to be rivals: I choose SC and QB and I know whose side my money is on! WAR!
po, Jul 21 2002

       Quick you land-lubbing good for nothings! bring me the monkey spy! I need a report! ..... Custard Cannons on the port bough! . . . .

The_Englishman_Abroad, Jul 21 2002

       "fire to the portside of stern." "eh!"" just do as you are told, landlubber - scot"" what? stern has neither left or right? that cannot be right can it?"" put [ sctld ] on the bloody plank and make him walk!"
po, Jul 21 2002

       Alas, looks like I am running a crew of 2.. well monkey we shall walk the plank together with bravery and .....
Yar! stuff that, the monkey goes first! I challenge you to a duel Pirate po...
Cushion trebuchets at 30 paces! be ye baker enough to accept?
The_Englishman_Abroad, Jul 21 2002

       Shiver ye timbers, ye yeller lubbers. I'll swig me grog while I flog ye, then keelhaul ye under the ship, I will.
thumbwax, Jul 21 2002

       what are you talking about, the monkey is my father. hello dad!
po, Jul 21 2002

       & thumb is my fifth finger.
po, Jul 21 2002

       Arrrrrr. Is that a hook in ye pocket or are you glad to see me. Arrrrrr
thumbwax, Jul 21 2002

       Bastages! Even me own monkey spy be in ye pay! I am a cornered rat so I am and must leave the sinking ship...
Haul out the Plank Pirate po, ye be a worthy opponent and a cunning blackguard for sure!
The_Englishman_Abroad, Jul 21 2002

       walk that plank T E A . respect to yer! bye bye   

       High 5, mighty thumb. <g>
po, Jul 21 2002

       <Dwindling noise> I'll be back to get ye............

splish </Dwindling noise>
The_Englishman_Abroad, Jul 21 2002

       <sprinkles fish food> hah
po, Jul 21 2002

       High five, me arse. All I got is me hook. Arrrrrrr - begone ye Englishman - funny lad, methinks he was always a broad.
thumbwax, Jul 21 2002

       I can just see it now. Roving packs of dingy sailors. Sorta a marriage made in hell of the Hell's Angels and English Privateers.   

       Favored Costume of choice: loose pants and vests. Oh god! The 70's are comming back!   

       All the same you get a 'sant. Bless your black heart for comming up with this.
Severian, Jul 22 2002

       Gilbert and Sullivan would finally get their wish. (When W. S. Gilbert originally wrote "The Pirates of Penzance", it was called "The Pirates of Redruth". He then discovered that Redruth is not on the coast.)
angel, Jul 22 2002

       I'm sure Gilbert was ahead of his time. Give it a few hundred years and what with coastal erosion and global warming raising sea levels, I'm sure Redruth will gain the port it so richly deserves.
PeterSilly, Jul 22 2002

       Well, it's currently at 600 feet elevation, about four miles from a granite cliff, so don't hold your breath.
angel, Jul 22 2002

       The Himalayas used to be under the sea. Holding your breath might not be too wise, but stranger things have happened, eh.
sappho, Jul 22 2002

       The Goon Show did something along these lines in one of their old sketches when they decided to take her majesty's prison on a holiday to the south of France and left behind, in its place, a cardboard replica.   

       "Ahhh, there's nothing better than to be jostling along the Queen's highway in one of her majesty's prisons on a fine summer afternoon."   

       The galleon part comes in when they cross the English Channel in the prison.
grackle, Jul 23 2002

       I wrote a sci-fi story in which the characters travelled the 'desert sea' in contraptions somewhere between actual sailing vessels and something you'd see on Junkyard Wars. Planks standard, and I'll hold out 'n see if they'll throw in a parrot. Here's another +
spacer, Feb 20 2005

       How many miles to the galleon?
Basepair, Feb 20 2005

DesertFox, Feb 20 2005

       Damnit! I scrolled all through those annos hoping nobody had beat me to the MPG comment...   

       This is why I halfbake?
normzone, Feb 20 2005

       Me hearties!
DesertFox, Feb 20 2005


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