Merry Hill shopping Centre: "Merry hell, merry bloody hell" Top 5 Page for this destination Birmingham Shopping Tip by sourbugger

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  Merry hill mono - in oz !
by sourbugger
 
 

A massive shopping centre only a few miles from the centre of Birmingham with hundred of stores - the usual high street suspects are all here.

As with many 'trendy' schemes the planners came up with a gimmick : a monorail to transport people from the car park.

It lasted less than a year ! Breakdowns and the worries of the Fire Brigade meant it ended up being sold to some place in Austraila (see photo)

One is of course reminded of the 'monorail song' from the simpsons :

Lyle Lanley: Well, sir, there's nothing on earth
Like a genuine,
Bona fide,
Electrified,
Six-car
Monorail!
What'd I say?

Ned Flanders: Monorail!

Lyle Lanley: What's it called?

Patty+Selma: Monorail!

Lyle Lanley: That's right! Monorail!

[crowd chants `Monorail' softly and rhythmically]

Miss Hoover: I hear those things are awfully loud...

Lyle Lanley: It glides as softly as a cloud.

Apu: Is there a chance the track could bend?

Lyle Lanley: Not on your life, my Hindu friend.

Barney: What about us brain-dead slobs?

Lyle Lanley: You'll be given cushy jobs.

Abe: Were you sent here by the devil?

Lyle Lanley: No, good sir, I'm on the level.

Wiggum: The ring came off my pudding can.

Lyle Lanley: Take my pen knife, my good man.

I swear it's Springfield's only choice...
Throw up your hands and raise your voice!

All: Monorail!

Lyle Lanley: What's it called?

All: Monorail!

Lyle Lanley: Once again...

All: Monorail!

Marge: But Main Street's still all cracked and broken...

Bart: Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!

All: Monorail!
Monorail!
Monorail!

[big finish]

Monorail!

Homer: Mono... D'oh!

Theme: Other
Website: http://www.merryhill.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 8, 2005
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