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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:14 pm 
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My little speech begins with the words: "I know no one likes me and I have accepted that, for the moment." ;-)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:02 pm 
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Jochen Lembke wrote:
I´d like to present my new vid, where I have sped up the whole procedure of road-telling to 31 minutes, for the whole town-map of Brighton & Hove, roughly 3000 roads, streets, closes etc., all without any help, just from out of my head.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0G1JnKKrmc

Defo 10 out of 10 for that. =D>

Jochen Lembke wrote:
Now, I have also recorded a video with a little speech, addressing all of you here and other interested, you are welcomed to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG4JiAGmi8A

I couldn't disagree more with you on that.

I'm 100% certain there is no anti German feeling here, not saying that might not have been the case 20/30/40 years ago, but time is a healer.

We might take the pi** out of some German people and traditions, but that's not personal, in my opinion, it's merely banter.

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Best regards to the Forum, Jochen Lembke

Same to you, and you keep taking those pills. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:22 pm 
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Well, thank you, Sussex.

I am pleased that you aknowledge my shere contribution (despite all the quarrels we had) to the cab trade in general and specifically to Brighton & Hove and i am sure in time they all will in this town. You know my dream is that one day I will have a road named after me ;-) or just a small close would be ok.

And I truly hope that I will have the chance for a come back, because I miss Brighton and the job terribly!

Moreover, I didn´t say Germans are no liked but.. well let s best keep politics out of this, YouTube offers a platform for a debate as well.

So hopefully i will soon be able to return and, yeah, we´ll see, what next!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:16 pm 
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And no pills, Sussex, just hard work. Years, and years!

I´ve been new to Brighton, I´ve been learning it´s roads now for 13 years, from zero to hero ;-), hard work and an iron will, if not to say fierce, if not terrible will, for I sometimes thought this is killing me, this is too much for me, sometimes i couldn´t sleep because of that, sometimes I even had anxiety attacks.

But the brain is the most amazing thing, now it feels like a rush, like a drug my brain feeds on, I feel euphoric each time when I go through the map like this.

It was just like coming to England after being a professional driver on the other side of the road for so long and you thought, oh my, I will have to drive carefully and then, suddenly, like someone throws a switch - there, the same routine, the same practise and security, everything just mirrored by your brain!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:50 am 
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Now, as promised another vid of me, rattling down the roads with my eyes closed. Might be a bit boring to watch, so just for proof and demonstration. For it is much tougher than being guided by my drawing it´s 40 minutes, but I will keep working on it to get it under 30 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnrGv-yvAKo

This other vid is more entertaining, it´s about my h2g2-sequel and that this whole "me-being-right-and generally-very-special-business" upsets a lot of down-to-the-Earth-people, makes them think I am a t***. Well, I try my best to be at least an entertaining and funny t*** and not the pain-in-the-ar-se-kind of t***.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vxKLI6Ohdk

It addresses all interested on this forum and refers to the picture below, clearly demonstrating I am a very special and important t***.

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I have tried to link to the pictures I have taken, but they come out too big, so I have to add the quotes in writing.

It says: "... the web is teeming with h2g2-fan fiction outpourings, usually develloping neglected aspects of the story, such as the day-to-day-life of a teaser, who visits planets that have not made interstellar contact, with the sole aim of scaring the inhabitants. While some of them are pretty dreadful, other writers are both witty and articulate and it´s all (at least mostly) harmless.
You´ll have to look far and wide, however, to find fan fiction on quite the scale of ... (refers to long deleted site of mine), the site is owned by a German taxi driver named Jochen Lembke, who has written an unsolicited sixth Hichhiker´s novel, entitled "42´s the answer, but what´s the question anyway?"
A 42-chapter story that begins with a bull-dog owning Arthur Dent clad in a Union Jack costume and ranting against the "riff-raff of foreigners", it remains unpublished, except on this blog.
Having apparently submitted the manuscript to the late Adams´ agent on several occasions, however, Lembke insists that the subsequent assignment of Eoin Colfer to the official sixth Hitchhiker´s novel is "a scandal", one he has sworn to fight with a "media campaign of intergalatic size, a cry for justice, so to speak in a shark´s business". Watch this space."

So, basically, this all demonstrates both outstanding road-knowledge and language capabilities for a foreigner who wasn´t born in this country and by moral right they ought to give the licence back, but to quote an English friend of mine (the few I have) they will still be "anal" about it.

So the next time will show - will they give me the licence back? Will I be able do it again? Or will I be able to make a career of it´s own by all that by now and will come back to England anyway?

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