Those of you that have spent time here will be aware that my office / secret lair / labratory / place of work, lies deep beneath a roundabout on the outskirts of Gloucester.

This roundabout is actually a very cleverly disguised hollowed out volcano which has a number of hidden entrances and exits. The entrances are beautifully concealled and guarded by an army of killer robot rabbits, which from a distance look exactly like normal rabbits. The exits are a whole other story and are places that only those minions that have greatly displeased me end up visiting. Let us hope you never get to see them yourself.

Those very few that have been inside will mostly have arrived by helicopter. Local drivers would be completely unaware of any comings and goings though, due to the location and nature of operation of the helipad. Let me explain…

The traffic lights on each of the junctions turn to red, and special projectors hidden in the tops of the lamp posts display three dimensional video images of traffic running around the roundabout. While this happens the center of the roundabout slides out across the road and at precisely the correct moment, the road and roundabout top are both temporarily obscured by the projections of several very large lorries (mostly Wincanton distribution, but a couple of Eddie Stobbart’s just for luck). The helicopter swiftly passes down into the roundabout (mouth of the volcano) and the top slides back into place. The traffic in the videos disperses and then finally the lights change back to green, as if nothing had happened.

Genius.

This morning, being such a beautiful morning, I took a stroll “up top” and thought I’d share some of the survellance pictures of the robot rabbits with you.  Just for fun.

Be warned, while they may look cute and cuddly, they’re in fact very heavily armed, with varying varieties of weaponary which you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong end of. I’m particularly impressed with the micro-heavy-artillery, which you might be able to glimpse in this photo.  Just near the lamp-post, letting loose a shell in the direction of that incoming truck which I believe may have set off one of the rabbit’s sensor’s.

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You’re welcome to visit, but don’t say I didn’t warn you of the dangers.


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