The Weekend Open Thread Delayed By SPORT


by Clairwil
17th November, 2007 at 4:26 pm    

m>Hello,
As anyone resident on the British Isles is aware there is no event on earth more important than a SPORTING event. Everything must stop for SPORT and the drinking that goes with it. I often wonder if women would be allowed to gather in such numbers to bellow abuse at folk and sing badly -like a mass hen night. Excuse my rotten mood but I’ve been fighting my way through gaggles of drunk kilted men all afternoon and even I’m starting to hate the Scots.

Oh it was all so pleasant this morning a few flags, bagpipes and Rod Stewart on the radio -then the crowds came. For some inexplicable reason they’ve blocked the entrance to my flat. I wouldn’t mind but I resent being manhandled by drunks on my own doorstep.

But enough of my whining I trust your weekends are all a bit happier. Let’s have the usual chit chat below and no fighting.

Finally today’s clip is from ‘Grey Gardens’ otherwise known as Clairwil’s retirement plan.

Update! There are now two clips -Thanks to Rohin for his suggestion.


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    Earth Satelite…

    I couldn’t understand some parts of this article, but it sounds interesting…




  1. Sajn — on 17th November, 2007 at 8:20 pm  

    “I resent being manhandled by drunks on my own doorstep”

    Does that mean you don’t mind being manhandled elsewhere?

  2. Clarice — on 17th November, 2007 at 9:19 pm  

    Yeh. I know what you mean. I posted about just this issue during the football World Cup. There ought to be laws against being drunk and disorderly in public – Oh sorry, there already are, but they go out the window when sport is involved. Like that makes a difference to we who have to suffer it.

  3. Sunny — on 17th November, 2007 at 9:50 pm  

    and even I’m starting to hate the Scots.

    whoa!!

  4. Sunny — on 18th November, 2007 at 2:15 am  

    heh, I love those translated videos! I’m sure I posted the other with the Michael Jackson rip-off vide translated.

  5. El Cid — on 18th November, 2007 at 3:34 pm  

    Genuine commiserations to the Scots.
    Don’t just blame the Spanish ref though — he had a dodgy game but he gave you an illegal goal too!
    I think you’ll find most if us south of the border think you deserved to go through, while we didn’t.
    Still, big up to the Zionist state! Thank you very much. We’ll take it from here (hopefully).
    Shame the Scottish FA insists on blocking a GB Olympic team.
    P.S. Spain already there.

  6. Clairwil — on 18th November, 2007 at 10:28 pm  

    Sajn,
    Most of the time I’m furious if somone so much as breathes in my presence but there’s something about having the door to ones home blocked and being groped by a bunch of boors that really gets me hopping mad.

    Clarice,
    I shall read your post with great interest. I’m planning some sort of protest myself.

    Sunny,
    It’s OK I’ve clamed down now.

    El Cid,
    Ah the poor old referee always gets it. Still on the plus side it looks like England are through so at least the British Isles are represented by England -so no pressure there then!

    I’m afraid I’m not too keen on a British team for anything. I’ve rather been enjoying the English getting their identity back at long last -though less so the anti-Scots bile that a minority of wankers go in for.

  7. Jagdeep — on 19th November, 2007 at 3:40 pm  

    Is anyone going to blog about OFCOM’s rejection of the complaint against the Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘Undercover Mosque’? At the time there was a heated discussion about this here, after some half-wits at West Midlands Police reported it on the spurious basis that it was in some way irresponsible and prejudicial. Turns out that this was complete rubbish and an attempt to intimidate Channel 4 for daring to highlight the extremism in some mosques. None of it was taken out of context, none of it was distorted, none of it was spliced.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7101728.stm

    So the question is, what the hell was West Midlands Police playing at? Why was it defending these people by trying to equate the investigation of their rhetoric with the extremism depicted?

  8. Jagdeep — on 19th November, 2007 at 3:51 pm  

    Money quotes:

    “On the evidence (including untransmitted footage and scripts), Ofcom found the broadcaster had accurately represented the material it had gathered and dealt with the subject matter responsibly and in context.”

    “West Midlands Police acted in a calculated fashion – they made no attempt to discuss their concerns about the film with us in advance of going public with their complaint to Ofcom knowing that an allegation of ‘fakery’ would generate significant media interest.

    “Their action gave legitimacy to people preaching a message of hate to British citizens… and damaged the reputations of those involved in producing and broadcasting the programme,” he added.

  9. Jagdeep — on 19th November, 2007 at 5:37 pm  

    I take it that’s a no then? Give it a look anyway, those who remember the case, it was blogged on here back then.

  10. Sunny — on 19th November, 2007 at 6:21 pm  

    That was to be expected anyway…

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