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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

In which I remember years ending in four

2004, 1954, 1944

In honour of the boys playing at Twickenham this weekend (they can't do as badly as they did against
the Irish), it was quite fitting that I saw a new poster at Glamoursmith about letting people off the train first tonight.

It does seem almost like a rugby tackle getting out of the tube in the rush hour and you feel as though you've left something of yourself behind dragging yourself out.

At Hammersmith Station

"Do you think you actually know when your ribs crack?" one of the characters in the short story Confidence Trick written in 1954 said "but on a philosophical note of fair comment rather than complaint".

But as a 21st centry century take the poster's not bad but doesn't convey the sheer shock of seeing how packed a tube can be:

Please pass down the car by Fougasse - From Underground Art by Oliver Green

Top poster by Fougasse from 1944.

But, forties, fifties, noughties tube scrummage is still the same.

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