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It’s the race-against-time open weekend thread!

Posted By Katy On 14th October, 2006 @ 8:07 pm In Current affairs | Comments Disabled

Welcome to the weekend thread!

I have to post very quickly because my battery is running down, and the power lead for my laptop is dead so I can’t recharge the battery. In this situation some people would do the Lottery, or download porn check their email, or something like that, but not I: I have a weekend thread to post. And I am a dedicated Pickler and my word is my bond. I may be able to use another computer in the house but I am not sure, so let’s make hay whilst there’s still 20% of battery power left, i.e. approximately 5 minutes. I used to have a Dell, which had loads of battery power and worked perfectly for about four years, except that its specs obviously became obsolete quite quickly. Now I have a Sony Vaio, which I have had for a year and which is already starting to let me down.

The Dell was more committed. But the Vaio is sexier. I can’t let it go even if it has done me wrong.

Isn’t it always the way, ladies?

Anyway, the open thread. Experienced Picklers know the rules. Newbies, welcome. But take note: this thread is for weekend plans, jokes, bizarre conversations, lemon curd recipes, dirty talk from Kismet Hardy and YouTube videos of an amusing or interesting nature. It is not for politics or serious stuff. Why? Because it’s about me, people - me, me, me, and what me wants on this thread is happiness, silliness and cheeriness. Keep your doom and gloom for the serious threads. I thank you.


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#1 Comment By bikhair aka taqiyyah On 14th October, 2006 @ 8:43 pm

Dell sucks. Apple all the way.

Now I havent said much about the veil contraversy and I am sure many people hear have been waiting for my response to this manufactured sensational bullshit story but I wanted to point out some of the fallacious reasoning that has been used to demonise the Niqabis of Britian and my utter contempt for Western (read white) liberal feminist.

First I hate the way they try to prioritize the priorites of Muslim women here and abroad. This Western feminist supremacy that they are trying to spread to non feminist women in the West and to women in the non Western world is unappealing and speaks volumes about the level of narcisim I accuse of white women in the West of having. I dont see them as being in a better position to tell women how they can be the best women they can be. Women in the Muslim world dont need to be taught how to be a woman by the likes of you vampires.

If anyone suggests that women who wear the Niqab or Hijab not wear the Niqab or hijab because in parts of the Muslim world Muslimahs are forced to wear it should probably also not get married because those same women are probably having to deal with forced marriages.

The feminist arent calling for Muslim women to not get married are they? I hope not.

Lastly for those who call the hijab or niqab oppressive because of what it has meant for women historically and oftentimes more recently I would like to again, point to the institution of marraige as likewise having a very curious history for women. These women, many if not most of whom have, after having gotten married, become the property of her husband more or less. Today in the West, no one would suggest that we get rid of that institution because of what it has meant for women in the past.

For all those Muslim women in Britian who wear Hijab and Niqab my advice is to keep it on to support your sisters in the secular paradise of Turkey where some of them may face discrimination because of thier choice of religious apparel. Better yet, I encourage you to wear it because it is loved by your Lord, His messengers, and was an example set by their beloved wives througout history.

For all you Western feminist animals out there, I hope you continue to live in the shadows of the men you secretly wish to be.

#2 Comment By Clairwil On 14th October, 2006 @ 8:52 pm

Good heavens,
Could we not just all agree that anyone who wants to veil shall and anyone who doesn’t wont? Or am I oversimplifying again. Quite frankly people can wear cats on their heads for all I care.

Where is Kismet?

#3 Comment By Clairwil On 14th October, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

I nearly turned into a man once. It’s true! I had a hormone imbalance when I was fifteen. I wanted to fight and fuck all day long, but I was as hairy as a goat.

#4 Comment By justforfun On 14th October, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

I like your chutzpah Clairwil. Trying to steal Katy’s husband Kismet on her own thread.

…fuck all day long, but I was as hairy as a goat

Should get Kismet here very quickly.

Justforfun

#5 Comment By Kulvinder On 14th October, 2006 @ 9:20 pm

This isn’t showing up on the website, i only found it by chance. How bizzare.

Anyhoo last night i was sitting eating a tescos steak and kidney pie; i periodically have massive urges for steak and kidney or steak and ale pies. Most people being the uneducated fools they are would eat a fray bentos, but i go by the principle that shit should come out of your arse not enter via your mouth. Greggs do a sloppish steak and kidney, its pub food warmed up but its better than frey bentos. Apart from homemade the best comes from [1] here. The game in red wine is on peta’s most hated list. Its lovely.

But anyway im eating the best i could find in tescos and watching tv. It was a documentry series that aired 25 years ago called 40 minutes about a french man called Michel Odent who encourages women to give birth naturally. So this one poor woman has a breech birth and the legs come out first; well one leg comes out. Everything else just stays in, except for the left leg which wiggles about like something from aliens. Much screaming later the baby emerges doing the splits (quite versatile aren’t they!).

Personally id say fuck naturally.

#6 Comment By Kulvinder On 14th October, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

Oh its showing now!

#7 Comment By Clairwil On 14th October, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

Ah but I was as hairy as a goat. I’m not now and my fairground freak career lies in shreds.

Katy isn’t possessive. I can borrow Kismet if I like. I intend to surprise him in a crotchless armadillo costume.

#8 Comment By Clairwil On 14th October, 2006 @ 9:24 pm

Can I just tell everyone in Glasgow that may be reading that The Glasgow Collection in The Mitchell is a rich seam of comedy gold.

#9 Comment By Rakhee On 14th October, 2006 @ 9:57 pm

Katy - get a Apple MacBook. I’ve was an Apple virgin, thinking it would never ever work. After being used and abused by the PC I gave it a try. Now, let’s just say that I’m having the best tech thrills of my life.

Mmm.

#10 Comment By Sunny On 14th October, 2006 @ 10:54 pm

Bikhair - it’s the non political weekend thread woman! Your attempts to get us back into this lame controversy won’t work.

I won some money last night again at poker! woohoo! all of one pound.

#11 Comment By squared On 14th October, 2006 @ 11:16 pm

who encourages women to give birth naturally

Personally I find it totally bizarre that women give birth lying down. Which idiot came up with the idea that it’d be easier to push one out against gravity?!

My kids are gonna be born with the help of gravity. I ain’t doing no pushing when the buggers can just fall out while I squat.

Haha, squat is a funny word.

#12 Comment By Clairwil On 14th October, 2006 @ 11:54 pm

*****SPAM*****

Two Glasgow idlers trying to establish a commune. Can you help?
Any age, just want anyone that understands the difference between shared space and private space.

Let’s create space to run wild in.

*****SORRY*****

As you were.

#13 Comment By Kulvinder On 14th October, 2006 @ 11:56 pm

Personally I find it totally bizarre that women give birth lying down. Which idiot came up with the idea that it’d be easier to push one out against gravity?!

Apparently it was louis the something, he wanted a better view whilst he watched, everyone just followed on from there.

They did look happier squatting but the most popular was squatting in the birth pool thing.

#14 Comment By Sunny On 15th October, 2006 @ 12:12 am

A commune hmmmm….? Interesting… can I join?

#15 Comment By sunray On 15th October, 2006 @ 12:12 am

Sunny
youre photos in the ‘Reach for Gold’ mag produced by Asian Voice newspaper page 43 out this week.

Its that same pose!
you need to upload more photos of yourself now that youre getting famous.

#16 Comment By ZinZin On 15th October, 2006 @ 12:42 am

Sunny
How much are you losing at poker?

#17 Comment By Clairwil On 15th October, 2006 @ 12:51 am

Of course you can join Sunny. I’ve also press ganged you onto my pirate ship.

#18 Comment By Graham On 15th October, 2006 @ 1:06 am

Well it’s been nearly two weeks now and still Nirpal Dhalliwal hasn’t called…

Guess I’ll be staying in again :-)

#19 Comment By bikhair aka taqiyyah On 15th October, 2006 @ 4:18 am

Sunny,

You know how I dont read the post my bad. I just think so highly of myself I thought why not.

Ok, you want some non-politics, there is nothing more disturbing to see a group of drunk white girls. If they dont make your skin crawl, they make it itch.

#20 Comment By Soozy On 15th October, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

Norman Geras admits he was wrong on the Iraq War.

[2] http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2006/10/failure_in_iraq.html

Were we therefore wrong to support the war, those of us who did? In terms of what we hoped and what we thought likely, we obviously were - given how things have actually turned out.

Measured, in other words, against the hopes of what it might lead to and the likelihoods as I assessed them, the war has failed. Had I foreseen a failure of this magnitude, I would have withheld my support.

#21 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th October, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

bikair - Is only white drunkeness offensive to you?

#22 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th October, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

Sorry bikHair - typo

#23 Comment By Jagdeep On 15th October, 2006 @ 1:37 pm

Just had a nice long weekend at the brother-in-law’s — good to see the kids bonding with their cousins. Bought a couple of DVD’s — ‘Where Eagles Dare’ — classic 1960’s war movie starring Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton, and ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ — the one with the skeletons who have a sword fight and the iron statue that comes to life. Classic movies that I remember watching from my childhood.

#24 Comment By Vikrant On 15th October, 2006 @ 3:01 pm

Shit i’ve lapsed back into my smoking habit… smoked an enitre pack today afterall i’ve seen a man die today..

#25 Comment By Vikrant On 15th October, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

[3] http://amey.pickledpolitics.com/?p=39

:( still dizzy… time for my 11th fag

#26 Comment By bikhair aka taqiyyah On 15th October, 2006 @ 4:21 pm

Chairwoman,

It is the way they look when they are drunk is just funny yet sad. Combine that with having lived in a society that puts these women up on a pedastle as beautiful, virtuous and innocent. Its my conditioning talking.

#27 Comment By Jagdeep On 15th October, 2006 @ 4:28 pm

Bikhair is speaking from the perspective of a Nubian Islamic Queen :-)

Hey Bikhair, I read a funny quote from Chris Rock the other day:

“If you’re black, America’s like the uncle that paid your way through college - but molested you”

Love it! I tivo’d a Richard Pryor live in concert on BBC 2 last night, can’t wait to watch it!

#28 Comment By Sunny On 15th October, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

Vikrant - Err you seem to be overly distraught… I’ve seen so many people die in traffic accidents in India (especially when I was young, in Ambala) that it has stopped fazing me now. You’ll get used to it I’m sure.

Graham - you’re a lucky man!

Clairwil - woohoo!

#29 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th October, 2006 @ 4:34 pm

Bikhair - If you read my comments you may have noticed that I can’t stand inebriated people at all, and will do anything to avoid them. I don’t know whether the tearful, affectionate or agressive drunk is the most loathsome, but whichever it is, keep them away from me. You see, I don’t find them at all funny, just disgusting. Having said that, I probably have one of the best stocked liquor cabinets in North London, it’s just that it hardly ever gets opened.

#30 Comment By Kulvinder On 15th October, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

…but whichever it is, keep them away from me. I don’t find them at all funny, just disgusting. Having said that, I probably have one of the best stocked liquor cabinets in North London, it’s just that it hardly ever gets opened.

Thats a little perverted :\

I’ve got a mental image of you asking people round then laughing as they drool at the glassfronted booze cabinet :\

#31 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th October, 2006 @ 4:44 pm

Kulvinder - Firstly it’s not glass fronted, and secondly I do offer people drinks, just not enough for them to become a nuisance. But since I’ve been in the chair, I don’t have people round as often as I used to. Far from being cruel, I hope not to be caught out by somebody asking for something I don’t have. I aim to please :-)

#32 Comment By Clairwil On 15th October, 2006 @ 8:40 pm

‘Far from being cruel, I hope not to be caught out by somebody asking for something I don’t have. I aim to please’

Chairwoman, you are lovley. When I get round to becoming a nice person I shall model myself on you.

#33 Comment By Chairwoman On 15th October, 2006 @ 8:48 pm

Clairwil - I don’t know what to say.

#34 Comment By Rakhee On 15th October, 2006 @ 9:40 pm

I just got back from Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square (http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/diwali/index.jsp).

Was nice to see so many people celebrating a religious event in the centre of London. Had a similar feeling when I went to the Notting Hill Carnival (although that’s not religious I know).

I think it’s worth going to events like these, if only to remind ourselves that we are still capable of going out, mixing with complete strangers and still managing to have a great laugh without a worry in the world.

Smile people, it’s not that bad after all

x

#35 Comment By Sunny On 15th October, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

Take any pictures?

#36 Comment By Rakhee On 15th October, 2006 @ 10:16 pm

yeah, but on my phone

#37 Comment By Jagdeep On 15th October, 2006 @ 11:21 pm

Did they have fireworks Rakhee?

#38 Comment By Vikrant On 16th October, 2006 @ 1:35 am

Dont worry Sunny, i’m a guy with very lil’ moral scruples… ;). The only thing is… shit i’m homesick.Id walk a thousand miles just to glimpse good ole York Road.

Sorry Camberley for ever having called you a two storey town. Sorry for ever having called you an intellectual wasteland. Sorry for calling you a place-that-looks-as-if-its-run-by-Scousers.
Esp. i miss those lovely bridge matches with ole geezers of Camberley Bridge Club! I am their youngest member, in club where average age is 58! I used to partner Lib Dem councillor for Surrey Heath you know *puffs chest*.

#39 Comment By Vikrant On 16th October, 2006 @ 1:39 am

Will be going to Jaipur and Ajmer for diwali… trying my hand at Rajasthani chickitas… wish me luck fellas.

On a side note: Sunny you really need to add this guy to your blog roll. [4] http://greatbong.net/2006/05/31/the-secret-of-himesh-reshammiyas-power/

#40 Comment By Chairwoman On 16th October, 2006 @ 10:14 am

Vickrant - being homesick sucks. I hope the Rajasthani chicklets cheer you up.

#41 Comment By Jai On 16th October, 2006 @ 10:59 am

Saw “The Departed” during the weekend.

Very clever film. A bit like Miami Vice (the recent movie, not the TV series) on acid. It’s quite unpredictable — a lot of twists & turns — and make sure you always listen closely to the dialogue so that you can stay on top of what the hell’s going on, because some events in the story move extremely fast. The film is also very hard-hitting and very violent — a LOT of people get killed, so be prepared for that, because it’s pretty relentless. The dialogue is also very foul-mouthed, right from the start. Excellent performances by all the main characters, and since I haven’t seen the original “Infernal Affairs”, I found some of their “fates” to be quite shocking.

Originally I hadn’t been sure about the ability of Leonardo DiCaprio to hold his own against Bourne Supremacy rising-star action-man Matt Damon, but Leo was suprisingly tough and I did find myself really rooting for him by the end of the movie.

Mark Wahlburg is also excellent — I thought his character was a complete jerk at the start, but he does begin to grow on you and his fast-talking, “wiseguy” dialogue made me smile. It raised a lot of laughs in the cinema — some very good, lightning-quick snappy comebacks on his part.

I was thinking that a Bollywood remake might be pretty good, assuming they handled it properly. You could have Abhishek and Hrithik in the Damon and DiCaprio roles respectively.


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