The Weekend Open Thread


by Clairwil
31st March, 2007 at 11:56 am    

Hello,
We hardly need an open thread really this week, such is the bizarre nature of some of the comments in the thread below.

However it’s tradition, so we’re having one whether you like it or not. I’m off for lunch with two lady friends today. I’m rather excited as it’s been some time since I’ve socialised with ladies. I did have some female friends a while back but they all got boyfriends and started breeding apart from one who kept getting raped. It was quite peculiar, we’d be in the pub, I’d nip to the loo and by the time I got back someone would have tried to rape her. I haven’t seen her for a few years so I shudder to think what’s happened in my absence.

Now I must make an appeal on behalf of two of my fellow bloggers. The Ill Man is looking for soup recipes. Do drop in and help him out if you can. Our Zin Zin is feeling a bit unloved, so pop in and say hello and if you have any widow wooing tips I’m sure he’ll be delighted to hear them.

Usual stuff below, please. Lot’s of nonsense, no politics or dull stuff. First person to make me laugh out loud is the cats pyjamas.

Cheerio


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  1. El Cid — on 31st March, 2007 at 11:59 am  

    I always knew Pakistan, with all its mountains, had a lot of winter olympics potential. A moslem Switzerland if you will.

  2. El Cid — on 31st March, 2007 at 11:59 am  

    I just never thought they would specialise in bobsleigh :)

  3. Rakhee — on 31st March, 2007 at 12:07 pm  

    Picklers, I’m hoping you can help me with something which I’m perplexed about.

    I live in a flat, overlook a communal garden and have a bizarre neighbour. For some reason, every saturday she comes out to sunbathe. Now the intelligent ones among us will realise that there hasn’t been much sun over the past months or years. She sunbathes, well, when it’s cloudy and cold. Is this a new trend or something? She doesn’t do it when it’s freezing but anything above 10deg and she’s there. Plus she wears bright yellow shorts. I don’t understand.

    *scratches head*

  4. Katy — on 31st March, 2007 at 12:09 pm  

    Stupid bloody work taking up all of my weekends. Boooooo.

  5. Clairwil — on 31st March, 2007 at 12:16 pm  

    El Cid,
    Has Pakistan won a prize? You’ve lost me.

    Rahkee,
    You are the cats pyjamas. What peculiar behaviour and yellow shorts as well! I’m afraid I cannot offer any explanation.

    Katy,
    Stop working weekends. It’s bad for the health.

  6. Chairwoman — on 31st March, 2007 at 12:33 pm  

    El Cid – Heard it Tuesday :-)

  7. ZinZin — on 31st March, 2007 at 2:41 pm  

    Have you seen the chocolate Jesus? Thats the kind of transubstantiation that I want not that unleavened bread they serve up every sunday.

  8. raz — on 31st March, 2007 at 3:07 pm  

    Yes making fun of someones murder is really funny.

  9. El Cid — on 31st March, 2007 at 3:54 pm  

    you credit me with greater sexual dexterity than i merit

  10. Sunny — on 31st March, 2007 at 4:44 pm  

    c’mon raz, chill out man… it was mildly amusing.

    Clairwil – it’s a pun on the murder of the Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer.

  11. Don — on 31st March, 2007 at 4:45 pm  
  12. ZinZin — on 31st March, 2007 at 5:02 pm  

    While we are on religion (sorry about that).

    Let me introduce to a new religious sect.

    http://youtube.com/results?search_query=rafa+cardinals&search=Search

  13. raz — on 31st March, 2007 at 5:15 pm  

    The guy was only murdered a couple of weeks ago. Have some respect, for fucks sake.

  14. Sunny — on 31st March, 2007 at 5:23 pm  

    I’ve just made a few changes to PP folks. Added:

    - a print button for printing posts and comments properly.

    - preview button for comments. You have to click ‘preview’ for it to show… the live preview slowed down things for some people.

    Let me know if there are any issues, thanks.

  15. Vikrant — on 31st March, 2007 at 6:49 pm  

    Hey Hundal, this April fool’s day, i wont be falling in for any of your pranks again!

  16. leon — on 31st March, 2007 at 6:56 pm  

    Nice one Sunny, the return of the preview is much appreciated.

  17. Vikrant — on 31st March, 2007 at 7:11 pm  

    Heh what if Sanjaya Malakar wins American Idol… it will be soo fucking funny.

  18. Vikrant — on 31st March, 2007 at 7:24 pm  

    Funny… somebody just added some stuff to Sunny’s wikipedia entry.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sunny_Hundal&curid=4499391&diff=119176299&oldid=119058315

  19. El Cid — on 31st March, 2007 at 7:46 pm  

    sunny, I hope you didn’t edit raz’s entry on my account. It made me smile to be honest. If you can give it, you gotta be able to take it. #9 looks odd now. still, i’m sure you can all work it out.

  20. Katy — on 31st March, 2007 at 9:28 pm  

    El Cid, I spent ages trying to work out what your #9 meant.

  21. William — on 31st March, 2007 at 10:58 pm  

    ZinZin

    Your’re a great guy, so here’s a light punch on the arm and a ruffle of the hair!!!

  22. Ravi Naik — on 1st April, 2007 at 12:07 am  

    >>El Cid, I spent ages trying to work out what your #9 meant.

    Did you figure out in the end?

  23. Katy — on 1st April, 2007 at 12:14 am  

    Not until after El Cid said that raz’s comment had been edited. I couldn’t work out which comment El Cid was responding to before that. I am not very clever, you see.

    :-(

  24. Sunny — on 1st April, 2007 at 1:45 am  

    Vikrant, someone’s still added this to the entry:

    However, some have accused him of inaccuracies in his research about Hizb ut-Tahrir.

    yeah… like who? HuT fanboys who have nothing to come back with.

  25. Sunny — on 1st April, 2007 at 1:46 am  

    By the way, I haven’t thought of anything clever for this year’s April Fool’s, sorry! I wish I had…

  26. Katy — on 1st April, 2007 at 8:43 am  

    I believe that “some have accused him of inaccuracies in his research about Hizb ut-Tahrir” violates the Wikipedia rule against weasel words. Sort ‘em out, young Vikrant.

  27. leon — on 1st April, 2007 at 3:28 pm  

    Assuming they’re reading will the people who keep editing Sunny’s entry with crap please stop and adhere to Wikipedia’s own rules:

    This article must adhere to the policy on biographies of living persons. Controversial material of any kind that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous. If such material is repeatedly inserted or there are other concerns relative to this policy, report it on the living persons biographies noticeboard.

  28. Ravi Naik — on 1st April, 2007 at 3:47 pm  

    >> Not until after El Cid said that raz’s comment had been edited. I couldn’t work out which comment El Cid was responding to before that.

    Thanks for clearing that out, Katy. :)

    By the way, Google announced today an exciting new broadband infrastructure…

  29. Kulvinder — on 1st April, 2007 at 4:29 pm  

    I was going to make a steve irwin ‘too soon’ type joke with a link to the relevant southpark episode (in keeping with my quest to reference popular culture as often as possible), but alas YT’s search function has been altered to prevent norty copyright theft and all the returns i get are teenage cam whores.

    I haven’t done anything this weekend.

  30. El Cid — on 1st April, 2007 at 4:56 pm  

    Breaking News……..

    In a major breakthrough, police in Jamaica have today released a digitally-enhanced picture from the hotel CCTV cameras which clearly show a man shouting Woolmer! whilst beating on his room door on the night of his murder.

    Police hope the release of the remarkably clear photo will lead to an arrest, although it is feared the suspect may have already taken a page out of Osama bin Laden’s book by hiding amongst caves on the Afghan/Pakistan border……..

  31. El Cid — on 1st April, 2007 at 4:57 pm  

    Click here for more:
    http://tinyurl.com/357xlw

  32. Sunny — on 1st April, 2007 at 5:13 pm  

    Ravi – funny April Fools joke. I wish I had the time and energy to spend on something like that…

  33. Vikrant — on 1st April, 2007 at 7:07 pm  

    @Katy: I may have quit Wikipedia, but i do keep a watch on over 400+ entries, i started (including Sunny’s). Wikipedia has become too factionalised and political these days. I personally know two very powerful guys in Wikipedia who are paid by ADL to… well keep anything remotely anti-Israeli/anti-Semitic stuff off wikipedia. Recently the Zionist cabal raised some objections to Hindu editors using Swastika in an internal Wiki-template. This kicked off a 100,000 word discussion involving over 200 people. Ultimately they voted to remove Swastika from the template. The Hinduism article is banned from displaying Swastika prominently!
    ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Hinduism/Archive_3#Use_of_Swastika )

    That was the last straw for me, i tell ya.

  34. Chairwoman — on 1st April, 2007 at 7:50 pm  

    Ridiculous. There are Hindu families in Hendon with Jewish friends and neighbours who display swastikas outside their houses and encounter no problems whatsoever from the Jewish population.

  35. William — on 1st April, 2007 at 11:28 pm  

    It should be easy for people to differentiate between types of swastika, its meanings in different contexts and also the fact that it exists in the present and the past in Hinduism with a very different meaning therefore it is not always offensive.

    How is it hard??????

  36. Ravi Naik — on 2nd April, 2007 at 12:41 pm  

    >> Ravi – funny April Fools joke. I wish I had the time and energy to spend on something like that…

    I remember there was a year where you fooled your readers by pretending that pickledpolitics was hacked by HuT. Hillarious. :)

  37. Ravi Naik — on 2nd April, 2007 at 12:53 pm  

    >> Ridiculous. There are Hindu families in Hendon with Jewish friends and neighbours who display swastikas outside their houses and encounter no problems whatsoever from the Jewish population.

    I remember hearing that some Jewish people in the US objected to the construction of a hindu temple because of the swastikas. But Hindus, as far as I can understand, managed to convince european lawmakers not to ban the swastika. It is incredibly silly, not to mention that they are not even the same symbols (reversed and 45 inclination), in addition to what William has said.

    We should not restrict freedom of speech, although they should be subject to defamation laws. I rather see nationalistic parties showing their true ugly colours, then talking in code words (e.g. immigrants = all non-europeans, muslims = all non-europeans, etc.)

  38. El Cid — on 4th April, 2007 at 2:54 pm  

    Cricket-Indian villages ban cricket after early World Cup exit

    MUMBAI, India, April 4 (Reuters) – Twenty-eight villages in the north Indian state of Haryana, which produced the country’s greatest fast bowler Kapil Dev, have banned cricket barely two weeks after the national team’s World Cup first-round exit.
    “We all have taken this decision and those who go against it will have to face social boycott. We’ve enshrined this in the Panchayat records of 28 villages,” said Tewa Singh, head of Dadan Panchayat.
    “We will stop playing it (cricket). We will play kabaddi, football, volleyball and wrestle instead,” Pankaj, a resident of the village, said.
    India’s World Cup-frenzy had been fuelled by television channels and media outlets touting the team as favourites.
    Irate fans and several former players have called for large-scale changes to the team, finalists in the last edition, after defeats to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the Caribbean.
    Kapil Dev, India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain, was born in Chandigarh but played for Haryana in domestic competitions.

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