It’s The Open Thread!


by Clairwil
19th January, 2008 at 4:25 pm    

Hello All,
I can’t believe Pickled Politics is here for me to post on. There were times this week at the height of the technical difficulties when I was certain we’d be eaten by some hitherto unknown breed of computer monster. Happily all seems to well….for the moment.

I’ve dredged up a few charming bits and bobs to tickle you this week. Those of you who are feeling a bit unloved should pay a visit to The Automatic Flatterer for a quick ego boost. If you’ve been cursed with more enemies than your stock of insults can handle then The Biblical Curse Generator is just the ticket. Today’s clip is a warning to us all of the dangers of working for a rather frisky 70′s Joan Collins. Be warned boys!

As usual let’s have your links, weekend plans and comments of a trivial nature below. No politics, no serious stuff and no squabbles or I’ll see to it that your pomegranates wither.

Cheerio


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  1. Desi Italiana — on 19th January, 2008 at 8:02 pm  

    My new roommate smells like diapers and baby wipes.

    I can’t wait until I move out.

  2. Sunny — on 20th January, 2008 at 3:33 pm  

    I’m not doing anything interesting this weekend :(
    Meeting up with some friends in a bit and then….. WORK!

  3. Katy Newton — on 20th January, 2008 at 3:37 pm  

    Tax return. No, I don’t want to talk about it.

    Desi, try googling “Goodsphere”. They ionise, clean and perfume the air, and use very little in the way of energy.

  4. Don — on 20th January, 2008 at 5:22 pm  
  5. Katy Newton — on 20th January, 2008 at 5:48 pm  

    God. I think that might have been filmed at my house.

  6. Jai — on 20th January, 2008 at 6:24 pm  

    This is a very nice new song by the famous Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan that’s currently doing the rounds on some of the Asian music satellite channels:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c04EOBmrik&feature=related

    Brilliant singer, very distinctive voice (quite powerful too), charismatic guy.

    *************

    Slightly older (from last year, I think), this is a mellow and very poignant track by Kailash Kher from the Bollywood movie “Salaam-e-Ishq”; quite a long song, but nice stuff anyway. Also, spot the London landmarks in the background.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNTu50gQcEM

  7. Desi Italiana — on 20th January, 2008 at 6:51 pm  

    I wonder, Is she actually using baby wipes?

    She seems nice enough, but kind of creepy. My new roommate. I find her sitting in the dark watching TV, smelling like used baby diapers. Maybe she is trying to conserve energy by keeping the lights turned off (which is good)… last night when I was headed out for some drinks, she looked at me very very strange as I sing songed, “Goodbye!”

    My AC adapter is dying on me. Piece of crap Toshiba.

    Sunny, I am watching you…

  8. Sunny — on 20th January, 2008 at 9:37 pm  

    Aaargh tax returns!!!! I hoped no one was going to mention it :( (

    *scared about Desi Italiana’s stalker tendencies*

  9. Clairwil — on 20th January, 2008 at 9:53 pm  

    Wah! All of you are scaring me. I’m feart!

  10. Desi Italiana — on 21st January, 2008 at 2:02 am  

    Sunny:

    Every move you make, every step you take, I’ll be watching you…

  11. Ros — on 21st January, 2008 at 1:03 pm  

    PM Brown in India talked of ‘failed states’. Well, one is Israel – so how does Britian support it? Did the Indian PM (the one with the permanent deadpan expression) raise this matter? Did he demand back the Kohinoor diamond, or reparations for the Amritsar massacre or the loot by the East Indian Co?

    Brown pompously says he backs India for a permanent seat at UNSC – but did the Indian PM (the one with the vacuous expression) point out why Britain (with 60m people) still has a permanent seat? And did he question Britain why it is still in Iraq?

    More likely, the Indian PM will fawn and fumble about, still regarding Brown as Master.

  12. El Cid — on 23rd January, 2008 at 3:30 pm  

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (I needed cheering up after getting back from Chris Rock to learn of the shameful events at the shithole):
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7204635.stm

  13. Ravi Naik — on 23rd January, 2008 at 4:27 pm  

    Regarding #12, why would muslims object to pigs in children stories?

  14. fugstar — on 23rd January, 2008 at 5:42 pm  

    We dont. Stories are cute lessons, we tell them all the time, animals in stories arent haram, they are creatures. animals feature in our stories from hatem tai to hoja nasruddin.

    This is one of those “aaargh that PC brigate always giving into the ‘slims demands.. first they take our boring jobs, then they object to us shooting them now they want us to change our cute little bedtime stories” affairs.

    Thankyou BBC for bringing one up yet again.

  15. Jai — on 23rd January, 2008 at 5:56 pm  

    Extract from that BBC article:

    But judges at this year’s Bett Award said that they had “concerns about the Asian community and the use of pigs raises cultural issues”.

    What the hell does the use of pigs have anything to do with “Asian culture” ?

  16. Jai — on 23rd January, 2008 at 5:58 pm  

    Okay, on second thoughts Clairwil said “no politics or serious stuff”, but I thought the point above needed to be made.

    No more from me on this issue.

  17. Ravi Naik — on 23rd January, 2008 at 6:04 pm  

    “We dont. Stories are cute lessons”

    I don’t care how good their intentions are, these PC retards are as guilty of fomenting racism as the BNP. I mean, why would they want to give fodder to JihadWatch?

  18. El Cid — on 23rd January, 2008 at 9:49 pm  

    sticking with the funny ha ha stuff, I’m not sure this will help the police pay case :)
    http://tinyurl.com/2swhaq

  19. El Cid — on 23rd January, 2008 at 9:55 pm  

    Less funny though are the recent arrests in the Barcelona.
    It’s early days still, and it’s not being reported in the UK, but initial leaked indications suggest they were going to attack public transport in the city last weekend.

  20. Desi Italiana — on 24th January, 2008 at 9:08 pm  

    I wish “Ahmad Oakly” would stop sending penis enlargement e-mails to my work account. Has he no shame?

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