Weekend open ‘anti-whaling’ thread


by Sunny
17th June, 2006 at 4:02 pm    

And we’re back on this lovely, sunny weekend. To add to the celebration, the whales have been saved, and there is some Sri Lankan festival going on in central London today and tomorrow but I can’t find any website.

Whatever it is, get it off your chest.


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  1. El Cid — on 17th June, 2006 at 4:11 pm  

    Hello Sunny. Taking a break between the 2 o’clock game and the 5 o’clock game too? No of course not. ;)

  2. Sunny — on 17th June, 2006 at 4:27 pm  

    Is there a game? whoops!
    I’m off to central London in a bit, the picklers are meeting up for the first time in a super-secret venue to hatch their plans for world domination. And exchange tips on how to make samosas. *drool…*

  3. El Cid — on 17th June, 2006 at 4:31 pm  

    sounds fun. thanks for the invite (only joking). was there any merit in that small piece I sent you?

  4. inders — on 17th June, 2006 at 4:33 pm  

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060616/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_life_japan_whale

    Still taste lovely though, apprently.

    What I found interesting was thus

    “I think we could whale more, because the number of whales has now increased to the extent that they are damaging the ecosystem by eating too much fish,”

    Does that mean that if the japanese start eating too many whales and start damaging the ecosystem we can start eating japanese people ?

  5. El Cid — on 17th June, 2006 at 4:40 pm  

    um. maybe it’s a charter for cannibalism generally.
    anyone had whale meat on the barbie yet?

  6. Katy Newton — on 17th June, 2006 at 6:30 pm  

    Hurrah for the weekend open thread!

    I can’t think of anything to say on it, but hurrah anyway!

  7. Kismet Hardy — on 17th June, 2006 at 6:57 pm  

    Let’s play the headline game!

    Think of a scenario, then let someone else come up with the most apt News of the World headline

    For instance, re: Sunny and his two trusty picklers getting it on over a samosa as we speak

    Sunny’s Spicy Love Triangle

    Or assuming sunny’s being bummed by those who think the sun shines out of his arse

    Sunny Side Up

    Have a go. Clearly, it doesn’t matter if the headlines are crap

  8. Don — on 17th June, 2006 at 7:03 pm  

    Best Sun (sub)headline ever was in the gardening section, advising that fat and suet should be put in bird feeders in cold weather;

    Lards Out For The Tits.

  9. Kismet Hardy — on 17th June, 2006 at 7:11 pm  

    Sunny denies making pocket money at Kings X, threatening to sue anyone who suggests he isn’t a butt virgin
    SUNNY’S TOO TIGHT TO MENTION

    Sunny invents way of pleasuring the ladies using his silver tongue alone
    SUNNYLINGUS

    Sunny is left with a crusty cock after attracting too many wishy-washy wooly liberal female posters
    LIKE CHEESE TO A SUNNY

    Bikhair announces her undying love for Sunny
    SUNNY BOILER

    Editor of Pickled Politics loses his rag with idiot poster
    SUNNY FLIES OFF THE HUNDAL

    Kismet takes a bow
    SUNNY HAPPY RETURNS

  10. Kismet Hardy — on 17th June, 2006 at 7:12 pm  

    My favourite News of the World headline EVER was when Frank Sinatra had a revolutionary surgery using sheep’s bladders instead of plastic…

    I’VE GOT EWE UNDER MY SKIN

    Genius

  11. raz — on 17th June, 2006 at 7:16 pm  

    I need a wank.

  12. j0nz — on 17th June, 2006 at 8:04 pm  

    Well all comments here are very jovial today. I’d like to say something a little more serious, that a Pakistani man in London shows how much he loves his sister, by slitting her throat. What a terrible death she must have had, seeing her own family members cut the life out of her.

    Sorry folks. Back to your football and wanking.

  13. Don — on 17th June, 2006 at 8:07 pm  

    You really haven’t got the hang of this open thread thing, have you?

  14. angie — on 17th June, 2006 at 8:36 pm  

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2229505,00.html

    I agree with JOnz scary stuff 2006 in th UK

  15. raz — on 17th June, 2006 at 8:57 pm  

    jonz really is thick isn’t he

  16. Katy Newton — on 17th June, 2006 at 8:59 pm  

    I think my favourite Sunday Sport headline ever was “Woman gives birth to 8-pound duck”. The front page carried a picture of a baby with a duck’s beak tied round its head. They didn’t airbrush out the string.

  17. Kismet Hardy — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:16 pm  

    Make up your own stories to amuse yourselves with these Pickley headlines:

    OUT ON THE RAZ

    GET OUT OF THE JAI

    BRAIN JONZTOWN MASSACRE

    WILLY THE SID

    DON YOU WANT ME BABY

    NEWTON’S THREE LAWS OF PASSION (gr-rr)

  18. j0nz — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:35 pm  

    You raz, are a wanker.

  19. Don — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:37 pm  

    Say it ain’t so, Raz, say it ain’t so.

  20. j0nz — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:38 pm  

    Better?

  21. Don — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:41 pm  

    Much.

  22. raz — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:53 pm  

    Splurt Splurt

  23. Kismet Hardy — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:53 pm  

    Back to the original thread

    James Whale

    What a cunt

  24. Kismet Hardy — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:54 pm  

    My dad’s sister is fat

    Auntie Whale

  25. j0nz — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:55 pm  

    James Blunt is a complete c**t if you ask me…

  26. raz — on 17th June, 2006 at 9:56 pm  

    Bloody hell, Italy were crap today.

  27. Katy Newton — on 17th June, 2006 at 10:05 pm  

    I just made a vegetarian meal which involved tofu. I didn’t add bacon or anything. Go me!

  28. Don — on 17th June, 2006 at 10:20 pm  

    The whale, while often thought of as a fish, is actually a legume.

  29. raz — on 17th June, 2006 at 10:55 pm  

    WHALE=MAMMAL

  30. Don — on 17th June, 2006 at 11:17 pm  

    I know, technically he’s even human. But he’s still a cunt.

  31. Amir — on 17th June, 2006 at 11:39 pm  

    Dude, whale is so tasty…!

  32. Amir — on 17th June, 2006 at 11:40 pm  

    Joke ;-)

  33. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 12:05 am  

    I’ve never eaten a whale… honestly!

    Let me just say that Free Willy is a shite movie.

    And apparently, there’s a Free Willy II and III as well (yikes).

  34. Kismet Hardy — on 18th June, 2006 at 12:40 am  

    Amir but you are deluded, for there is no such thing as Free Willy. Nor were there these sequels you speak of. The mind is induced to wish this or that by some cause and that cause is determined by another cause, and so on back to infinity.

  35. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 12:50 am  

    Ah yes, Zeno’s paradox (Achilles and the Tortoise)!

    Well noted Kismet.

    Do you have any answers to Zeno’s paradox?

  36. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 12:54 am  

    Well, The dichotomy paradox is easier to understand… but it says more-or-less the same thing as Achilles and the Tortoise.

    Think about it for too long and your brain will explode.

  37. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 12:59 am  

    Apparently, The dichotomy paradox drove Søren Kierkegaard to the brink of insanity when he was 18-years-old.

    Kinda like the numbers on Lost.

  38. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 1:02 am  

    Or maybe you were being sarcastic Kismet?…

    You caught me unprepared. I was instinctively expecting a cheap pun on ‘free Willy’.

    But hey, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit :-)

  39. raz — on 18th June, 2006 at 1:08 am  

    Where’s Jay Singh these days? He hasn’t posted for a while, and his diary seems to have vanished from PP. Has Sunny bumped him off?!

  40. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 1:08 am  

    The typical comeback to ‘sarcasm is the lowest form of wit’ is ‘yes… but it’s also the funniest’.

    Just to pre-empt a ‘witty’ reply.

    Or maybe I’m just talking to myself? [I blame it on powerful super-skunk and 'Dark Side of the Moon'... heh heh!]

  41. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 1:11 am  

    Raz

    Yeah, where is Jay Singh… me and him didn’t really ‘get on’, but I did (nevertheless) have a lot of respect for his views and contributions. A valuable cog in the machine (so to speak).

    Whatever he’s doing I wish him the best of luck. 8)

  42. sonia — on 18th June, 2006 at 1:31 am  

    sarcasm is the highest form of wit

  43. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 1:44 am  

    Sonia… ha ha!! [A very witty response]

    On an unrelated topic…

    I love the gardens on your blog (Past; Present; and Future). They’re absolutely beautiful! :-)

    Horticulture is one of the most amazing gifts to our species. Did you know Sonia… Before he converted from philology to philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche contemplated becoming a gardener? Honest.

    I wish I had a garden [cue the violins of self-pity]. Sob, sob.

  44. Amir — on 18th June, 2006 at 2:09 am  

    So yes, I have a cringe-worthy confession to make… on environmental issues, I nearly always agree with George Monbiot [shudder, shudder]

    The guy’s a dweeb when it come to the economy or to foreign policy…

    But he’s spot-on (usually) when it comes to our beloved countryside. Go George! [note: I fell so dirty when I say that.]

  45. Vikrant — on 18th June, 2006 at 8:24 am  

    @raz: Man you really gotta come down to Mumbai in monsoons to check out these chicks. I bet they’d give lahoris the run fer their money!

  46. Vikrant — on 18th June, 2006 at 8:27 am  

    @kismet:

    plz do a one on mirax!

  47. sonia — on 18th June, 2006 at 11:10 am  

    Why thank you Amir. There are some beautiful gardens around – I’m like you – I wish I had a garden – but I don’t. So I treat the public park as my garden! ;-) Seriously though – have you thought about guerilla gardening? It’s for people who don’t have gardens of their own..and helping to green up public spaces..

    Kismet Hardy – I’m sure the Sun would love to have you and your headlines! :-)

  48. El Cid — on 18th June, 2006 at 11:21 am  

    James Whale? Agreed. Complete Cunt.

  49. raz — on 18th June, 2006 at 11:41 am  

    You got a camera phone Vikrant? I need some photos from Mumbai ;)

  50. Kismet Hardy — on 18th June, 2006 at 12:03 pm  

    Amir, it’s all an illusion. There’s a clue in the name: Zeno of a-liar

  51. Kismet Hardy — on 18th June, 2006 at 12:11 pm  

    “Kismet Hardy – I’m sure the Sun would love to have you and your headlines!”

    True story: I had a freelance job with News International five years ago, but my ex-girlfriend wept: ‘Do you know my parents still talk about your sense of values (I was a member of SWP back then, so I only joined to shag their daughter but they weren’t to know). They’ll be horrified to learn you work for the Sun. As will I…’

    So I turned it down.

    I coulda been someone, I coulda been a contender, I coulda been that broke the news of Freddie Starr’s hamster

  52. El Cid — on 18th June, 2006 at 1:11 pm  

    .. instead of a bum, which is what I am. What a great movie.

    Hmmm. Here are a few more:
    Sunny gets a toupee for his balding pate — SUNNY AND HAIR
    Sunny gets a German boyfriend — SUNNY AND HERR
    Sunny switches to butter from margarine — SUNNY AND BEURRE
    Sunny gets an unexpected drubbing in televised debate — SUNNY AND MARE
    Sunny comes back fighting and lands a few punches — SUNNY DELIGHT
    Spanish Londoner starts to contribute to well-known Asian-run blog — PICKLED ONION
    (That’s enuff – Ed)

  53. Sunny — on 18th June, 2006 at 3:38 pm  

    Bloody! I come back after a relaxing weekend with the picklers and all I see is abuse.

    But at least Katy resisted eating meat! woohoo!

  54. Vikrant — on 18th June, 2006 at 3:47 pm  

    @raz: If i get caught clicking chicks with my phone in public, i daresay i’d be lynched!

  55. Vikrant — on 18th June, 2006 at 3:58 pm  

    i think even great Sunny had problems with Mumbai police years back. They’d booked him for “public indecency”.

  56. raz — on 18th June, 2006 at 4:03 pm  

    “i think even great Sunny had problems with Mumbai police years back. They’d booked him for “public indecency”

    Chasing [I]kusra’s[/I] again, eh Sunny? :)

  57. raz — on 18th June, 2006 at 4:04 pm  

    “i think even great Sunny had problems with Mumbai police years back. They’d booked him for “public indecency”

    Chasing kusra’s again, eh Sunny?

  58. Vikrant — on 18th June, 2006 at 4:10 pm  

    what is kusra?

  59. raz — on 18th June, 2006 at 4:23 pm  

    khusra/hijra = transgendered/eunuch community prevelant in some areas of Pakistan and India.

  60. Vikrant — on 18th June, 2006 at 4:29 pm  

    I believe they call them “chackka” in Mumbai Hindi!

  61. Katy Newton — on 18th June, 2006 at 6:11 pm  

    I did indeed. I roasted a veritable medley of vegetables in olive oil with salt and pepper, fried some tofu in sesame oil, garlic and soy, slung in some slivered almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup and scoffed the lot. It was very tasty.

    [here follows a line specifically aimed at winding Sunny up]

    I bet it would be good with chicken too.

  62. Kismet Hardy — on 18th June, 2006 at 6:54 pm  

    All I want is an entire pig dripping in grease with an apple in its mouth

    Tastes like human flesh, apparently

    But then I’ve never knowingly eaten an apple

  63. Rakhee — on 18th June, 2006 at 8:45 pm  

    Kismet, #9. Gotta hand it to you. That’s hilarious!

  64. El Cid — on 18th June, 2006 at 10:03 pm  

    Suckling pig — now you’re talking!!
    Here’s a recipe for “Cochinillo de Segovia”:
    http://www.e-restauracion.com/informes/cochinillo.html

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