Man gives Brighton Google car the two finger salute

The Bolton News: Man gives Brighton Google car the two finger salute Man gives Brighton Google car the two finger salute

If you're a Google car driver on Sussex’s streets, you’d better grow a thick skin.

First The Argus revealed how an unknown builder had seemingly given a camera car taking pictures for Google Street View a one-fingered salute while working in Powis Villas, Brighton.

Now another workman has been spotted throwing rude shapes at the passing car.

The Street View image of Palmeira Square, Hove clearly shows a tattooed man flicking a cheeky V sign with both hands behind his back.

The man, who we managed to track down, claimed he was just being a “naughty schoolboy”.

The cleaner, who said he didn’t want to give his name, added: “To be honest, I can’t even remember doing it.

“I was just being a bit of a naughty schoolboy.

“It’s a bit like wet paint, you shouldn’t touch it but it’s sort of instinctive.

“I’m not one of these lefties who think Google shouldn’t be doing this; I think Street View is pretty useful.”

The picture of the gesturing cleaner was flagged up by Chris Whittle.

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1:11pm Thu 24 Feb 11

chipmunk77 says...

And this is honestly classed as "newsworthy"?

Some people need to get a life! I have one!
And this is honestly classed as "newsworthy"? Some people need to get a life! I have one! chipmunk77

1:25pm Thu 24 Feb 11

Wiggsy says...

chipmunk77 wrote:
And this is honestly classed as "newsworthy"? Some people need to get a life! I have one!
If you 'have a life' why did you feel the need to comment?
[quote][p][bold]chipmunk77[/bold] wrote: And this is honestly classed as "newsworthy"? Some people need to get a life! I have one![/p][/quote]If you 'have a life' why did you feel the need to comment? Wiggsy

1:39pm Thu 24 Feb 11

dhamallamafarmer says...

Wiggsy wrote:
chipmunk77 wrote:
And this is honestly classed as "newsworthy"? Some people need to get a life! I have one!
If you 'have a life' why did you feel the need to comment?
An effort to get the paper to write some real news stories which will enrich his, your, and everybody else's life perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]Wiggsy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chipmunk77[/bold] wrote: And this is honestly classed as "newsworthy"? Some people need to get a life! I have one![/p][/quote]If you 'have a life' why did you feel the need to comment?[/p][/quote]An effort to get the paper to write some real news stories which will enrich his, your, and everybody else's life perhaps? dhamallamafarmer

2:47pm Thu 24 Feb 11

UglyAmerican says...

Dear Argus-
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As you are obviously paying someone to go street surfing on Google to find pictures of people "at their best", I'd like to submit my CV for your review. I have extensive experience wasting time surfing the internet and street surfing in various places. My extensive time wasting capabilities ensure that you can expand your Google Streets articles beyond Brighton and Hove. I would immediately expand to neighboring Portslade, Shoreham, Worthing and the 'Deans.
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Just think of the massive volume of articles I could generate, with such scintillating titles as "Person gestures obscurely at Google van", or "Parking Warden seen ticketing illegally parked wheelchair on Google Street View", or "Argus employees seen vacating bankrupt newspaper building on Google Streets".
Dear Argus- . As you are obviously paying someone to go street surfing on Google to find pictures of people "at their best", I'd like to submit my CV for your review. I have extensive experience wasting time surfing the internet and street surfing in various places. My extensive time wasting capabilities ensure that you can expand your Google Streets articles beyond Brighton and Hove. I would immediately expand to neighboring Portslade, Shoreham, Worthing and the 'Deans. . Just think of the massive volume of articles I could generate, with such scintillating titles as "Person gestures obscurely at Google van", or "Parking Warden seen ticketing illegally parked wheelchair on Google Street View", or "Argus employees seen vacating bankrupt newspaper building on Google Streets". UglyAmerican

2:56pm Thu 24 Feb 11

Granny says...

I agree with chipmunk,77. The Argus is supposed to be a local NEWSPAPER which keeps the local residents up todate with the news, not showing ridiculous pictures of idiots behaving like morons. The Argus is taking money under false pretences, from people who purchase the apology for a newspaper, and if I didn't have the internet, I most certainly wouldn't waste my money on it. It is going from bad to worse. Either get new reporters or go out of business.
I agree with chipmunk,77. The Argus is supposed to be a local NEWSPAPER which keeps the local residents up todate with the news, not showing ridiculous pictures of idiots behaving like morons. The Argus is taking money under false pretences, from people who purchase the apology for a newspaper, and if I didn't have the internet, I most certainly wouldn't waste my money on it. It is going from bad to worse. Either get new reporters or go out of business. Granny

3:23pm Thu 24 Feb 11

Gerard Scrawse says...

In these troubled times we need to do everything we can to attract decent people to our fair city. And what impression do we give by making obscene gestures to honest folk going about their daily business?

The Argus was absolutely right to remind us all of how much improvement there is still to be made.
In these troubled times we need to do everything we can to attract decent people to our fair city. And what impression do we give by making obscene gestures to honest folk going about their daily business? The Argus was absolutely right to remind us all of how much improvement there is still to be made. Gerard Scrawse

7:53pm Thu 24 Feb 11

General Dreedle says...

Next week roving reporter Neil Vowles talks to an unknown chiropodist who once mooned a traffic warden when out on a Saturday night and Naomi Loomes picks her nose in the Argus Editorial meeting.

Don't miss out - order your copy of the Argus now!
Next week roving reporter Neil Vowles talks to an unknown chiropodist who once mooned a traffic warden when out on a Saturday night and Naomi Loomes picks her nose in the Argus Editorial meeting. Don't miss out - order your copy of the Argus now! General Dreedle

8:12pm Thu 24 Feb 11

brightonandproud says...

not newsworthy this not newsworthy that, what do you want blood and guts?!!

your just all jealous you didnt get on google maps!! haha..
not newsworthy this not newsworthy that, what do you want blood and guts?!! your just all jealous you didnt get on google maps!! haha.. brightonandproud

11:35am Fri 25 Feb 11

Ale Merry says...

Perhaps he thought erastus piggot was behind the wheel of the google car!!! LOL
Perhaps he thought erastus piggot was behind the wheel of the google car!!! LOL Ale Merry

1:07pm Fri 25 Feb 11

Ashles says...

You'd think the Argus would be more concerned with the fact that the poor man in the photo is melting.
You'd think the Argus would be more concerned with the fact that the poor man in the photo is melting. Ashles

4:51pm Sun 27 Feb 11

Tye says...

I'm really shocked, they seem such well brought up, innocent lads - not looking like scallys dealing in "stuff"
I'm really shocked, they seem such well brought up, innocent lads - not looking like scallys dealing in "stuff" Tye

11:53pm Tue 22 Mar 11

Aunt Dess says...

I'm not a scally actually. And by the way, I'm not flicking the Vs, I'm scratching my back.
I'm not a scally actually. And by the way, I'm not flicking the Vs, I'm scratching my back. Aunt Dess

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