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  • It’s the pre-Katy’s-birthday weekend thread!!!


    by Katy
    2nd February, 2007 at 7:25 pm    

    Not that I make much fuss about my birthday. Honestly. If you were thinking of sending me huge expensive presents or small delicately made expensive presents, please just email me for my address, I prefer my gems in yellow gold and emerald cut please forget about it and spend your money on something that will Make The World A Better Place, because there is nothing particularly special about a 22nd birthday anyway.

    Of course, some things make the world a better place for nothing. Like this.* It is a site for people to offload anonymously about their most hated colleagues. Some of it is funny, and some of it is fascinating in the same way as I imagine Big Brother would be fascinating if I had ever watched more than ten minutes of it. Although I have observed that the main crime of a lot of the people named and shamed on this site seems to be that they are fat, or old, or talkative, or not very attractive. Oh, and there is some strong language on there, so if you are like me and have decided never to swear again you might want to take a marker pen and carefully cross out all the expletives that appear on your screen with it. (Probably best to use a washable one, or perhaps a wipe-clean one for whiteboards. I don’t know. I’ve never tried it myself. I’m just trying to help.)

    If you are less of a “I hate all of the fat people in my office” sort of person, and more of a “I love cuddling tiny cute fuzzy animals” sort of person, you might prefer this.

    And now it is over to you. If you can think of anything non-political, non-contentious and preferably pants-wettingly funny that might make the open thread a better place, and also help me come to terms with the fact that Work has seen fit to send me to Bolton for 10am on my birthday, then share it with the team, people. Share it with the team.

    *via Billy’s comment here.


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    1. sonia — on 2nd February, 2007 at 8:16 pm  

      Happy Birthday Katie!

    2. Leon — on 2nd February, 2007 at 8:48 pm  

      Happy Birthday! And, you’re only 22? Jesus…

    3. El Cid — on 2nd February, 2007 at 8:53 pm  

      Happy Birthday!! and don’t be so humbug, indulge, INDULGE (My birthday last year lasted 2 weeks)

    4. El Cid — on 2nd February, 2007 at 8:53 pm  

      actually that doesn’t make sense, i meant my birthday CELEBRATIONS..

    5. El Cid — on 2nd February, 2007 at 8:54 pm  

      although my mum has always told me that it was a very strenuous labour

    6. El Cid — on 2nd February, 2007 at 8:56 pm  

      ..an 11lb breach birth

    7. Sahil — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:05 pm  

      Happy birthday Katy, are you only 22!!!! I thought I was trhe youngest one here!! :D

    8. Katy — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:21 pm  

      Sonia - thank you!

      Leon, Sahil - the fact that I am approaching a 22nd birthday doesn’t necessarily mean that I am approaching it from the age of 21, if you follow me ;)

      El Cid - I am impressed. For a one year old you write some very searching, incisive political commentary…

    9. El Cid — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:29 pm  

      je je (he he in spanish)
      I haven’t even had a glass of wine yet

    10. Leon — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:34 pm  

      the fact that I am approaching a 22nd birthday doesn’t necessarily mean that I am approaching it from the age of 21, if you follow me

      Let’s assume for a second that I’m really not the intelligent thoughtful man I seem to be (stop laughing)…and allow me to say a big HUH?!

    11. William — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:38 pm  

      Happy birthday Kate. You make me feel old, well just a bit.

      Here’s a smile for your birthday.

      http://www.fishinabox.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/samples/smilingcat.jpg

    12. Leon — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:41 pm  

      Heh just got this via email:

      You know you’re living in 2007 when…

      1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

      2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

      3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of four.

      4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

      5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.

      It goes up to 20 here!

    13. Nyrone — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:45 pm  

      The thing I don’t get about birthdays is this: why do we celebrate it for ourselves, when it’s our mothers that endured 9-months of labour to bring us into this world? Surely all the presents and gifts should be directed towards the mother? what did we do to deserve it? I propose we all buy our mothers loads of gifts for all that they went through to have us on this special day.

      I’m sure chairwoman agrees with me:)

      as for clips, I’ve just finished watching a couple of episodes of the new Canadian sitcom ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’. It’s quite strange, there are some funny parts to it, but I get the feeling it’s mostly made with the intention of ‘promoting inter-faith awareness’ and making Muslims appear cute and fluffy.
      I’m all for a Muslim-comedy series, but only on the basis that it’s actually funny and doesn’t elude to including cheap ‘aint you Osama?’ jokes in every second scene.

      Here are some clips below:
      http://www.cbc.ca/littlemosque/

    14. Katy — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:54 pm  

      Oh all right, I am going to be 31. Curse you, Leon, and your incisive questioning :-D

    15. Leon — on 2nd February, 2007 at 9:58 pm  

      Aha! And hehe welcome to the club!;)

    16. El Cid — on 2nd February, 2007 at 10:10 pm  

      9 months of labour??!

    17. sabinaahmed — on 2nd February, 2007 at 10:18 pm  

      Hi Katy a very Happy Birthday.

      I dont know how to post lins or write inred so I have never tried to post anything here,but in honour of your birthday i thought i willpost a press cutting from my favorate radio programme The News Quiz,(friday 6.30 and saturday 12.30 pm R4).
      After being charged £20 for a £10 overdraft,30 year old Michael Howard changed his name by deed poll to Yorkshire Bank PLC are Fascist Bastards. The bank has now asked him to close his account.Mr Howard has has asked them to repay his 69p balance by cheque ,made out in his new name!
      Have a great day.

    18. sabinaahmed — on 2nd February, 2007 at 10:26 pm  

      Err and my typing is not great either, i meant “i dont know how to post the links or write in red”.

    19. Katy — on 2nd February, 2007 at 10:34 pm  

      My friend is three months pregnant at the moment. She says it’s a bit like having a virus.

    20. Rumbold — on 2nd February, 2007 at 10:36 pm  

      Happy birthday Katy.

      Which part is his first name and which part is his last name sabinaahmed?

    21. Nyrone — on 2nd February, 2007 at 10:41 pm  

      9 months of ‘that-other-word-i-cant-remember’
      You know what I mean…

    22. Don — on 2nd February, 2007 at 10:55 pm  

      Happy birthday, Katy.

    23. Katy — on 2nd February, 2007 at 11:14 pm  

      William and Nyrone, thank you for the links, and Rumbold and Don, thank you for the birthday wishes, and Sabina, thank you for the lovely story about Mr Are Fascist Bastards. I’d love it if they paid him by cheque.

    24. Nyrone — on 3rd February, 2007 at 12:13 am  

      Katy, this is my link for the weekend:)
      I don’t know if anyone has mentioned it already, but it’s basically a bunch of short obscure indian movie clips, in which you can create your own subtitles and mail out to friends! It’s hilarious!

      http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?lang=uk

    25. Nyrone — on 3rd February, 2007 at 12:15 am  

      I made a couple just now…

      http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&l=uk&code=4e81f1404bd33229aa6be7974c470cfc

      http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/index.php?module=see&l=uk&code=92f817932a2d95a61ca5d83c9d884b1d

      I look forward to seeing any that people may post:)
      I’m sure Kismet could create a few classics…

    26. ZinZin — on 3rd February, 2007 at 12:19 am  

      Happy Birthday Katy.

    27. Anas — on 3rd February, 2007 at 1:11 am  

      yep. happy birthday Katy

    28. Sid — on 3rd February, 2007 at 12:34 pm  

      Happy Birthday Katy!

    29. Sid — on 3rd February, 2007 at 12:34 pm  

      Watch a funny TV Blooper.

    30. Sahil — on 3rd February, 2007 at 3:02 pm  

      Katy there seems to be a lot about vaginal discharge in that website you’ve linked. Are you sure its not a site for fathers for justice or something?

    31. Katy — on 3rd February, 2007 at 4:07 pm  

      Oh goodness, is there? That’s not very nice, is it?

      I have to say, I initially thought the site would be funnier than it actually is. Some of the rants are funny but a lot of them are horribly illiterate and nasty.

      Oh, and appreciating the birthday wishes from ZinZin, Anas and Sid :-D

    32. Sunny — on 3rd February, 2007 at 4:20 pm  

      Happy birthday Katy!

      Sabina, that news piece was hilarious! The english have the best humour in the world.

    33. Clairwil — on 3rd February, 2007 at 5:15 pm  

      Happy Birtday Katy.
      Oh and everyone look our Zin Zin has started a blog
      http://dokcyezz.blogspot.com/.

    34. Katy — on 3rd February, 2007 at 5:49 pm  

      Thanks Sunny and Clairwil! ZinZin, you kept that under your hat…

    35. Anas — on 3rd February, 2007 at 6:02 pm  

      Clarwill, you’re a councillor?

    36. Jai — on 3rd February, 2007 at 6:43 pm  

      Happy Birthday Katy. May you have the intelligence and self-restraint of the anti-Jade, the idealism and gallantry of the anti-Jo, the integrity and loyalty of the anti-Danielle, the courage of the anti-Cleo, and the luxuriant hair of the anti-Sunny.

      Have a tequila-flavoured jalebi on me.

    37. ZinZin — on 3rd February, 2007 at 7:51 pm  

      Yes I do have a blog and have posted my first article abot my foray into the world of heckling.

    38. Clairwil — on 3rd February, 2007 at 8:40 pm  

      Anas,
      Oh God no! Whatever gave you that idea?

    39. Katy — on 3rd February, 2007 at 9:05 pm  

      Councillor Terry bites Clairwil on the bum again :-D

      (thanks Jai baby)

    40. Clairwil — on 3rd February, 2007 at 9:09 pm  

      Katy,
      His spies are everywhere!

      Zin Zin,
      Only two posts old and you’ve made Terrywatch in World Of Jack. Be afraid. It won’t be long till he tracks you down.
      http://worldofjack.blogspot.com/2007/02/world-of-jack-joins-terrywatch.html

    41. ZinZin — on 3rd February, 2007 at 9:31 pm  

      Whats the worse he can do infuriate me with his stupidity?

      Not a great advert for socialism is our Tezza.

    42. Sunny — on 3rd February, 2007 at 11:52 pm  

      Nyrone, great clips.

    43. Old Pickler — on 4th February, 2007 at 12:10 am  

      I know I’m banned and all, but can I just put my head round the door, or at least shout through the letterbox and say Happy Birthday, and ask what on earth is wrong with Bolton?

    44. Old Pickler — on 4th February, 2007 at 12:12 am  

      No? Oh well, I’m off. Toodle pip.

    45. Anas — on 4th February, 2007 at 12:25 am  

      LOL, sorry Clairwill I misread a sentence in ZinZin’s first blog entry.

    46. Katy — on 4th February, 2007 at 12:47 am  

      Thanks, OP - I am liking this birthday thread thing, you know.

      The main problem with Bolton is that it is Very Very Far Away from North London, which is where I live. I have nothing against Boltonians per se.

    47. Leon — on 4th February, 2007 at 1:05 am  

      North London is teh bomb.;)

    48. Old Pickler — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:07 am  

      Well, I come from Bolton (amazingly my name’s Katy) and it really isn’t bad at all. But if you’ve got to go there - or anywhere - for work, it’s a bummer - you’ve got to get to Euston and then change at Picc - platform 13 usually but they bugger about a lot with the platforms.

      The natives are friendly though, and it did produce Amir Khan and Monica Ali, who both rock, as well as me.

    49. bikhair — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:10 am  

      Old Pimple,

      “The natives are friendly though, and it did produce Amir Khan and Monica Ali, who both rock, as well as me.”

      Ah, youre more like whats under the rock.

    50. Old Pickler — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:11 am  

      That’s really rather witty for you, old hairy bike.

    51. Jagdeep — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:29 am  

      I just had to share this with y’all because it made me laugh too much. A story about how those idiots in denial are feeling aggrieved by the arrests in Birmingham, usual shit from the same old morons and paranoid hysterics in denial, and how prominent Muslims like Shahid Malik MP are thought to be under threat of assassination. So usual depressing, anger inducing stuff, until I read this contribution from Moazzam Begg about the plot to kidnap and behead innocent Muslims:

      Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg told people in Birmingham’s Central Mosque yesterday that he knew some of those arrested. “I am convinced that there is no plot. I hope that when the truth manifests itself…that heads roll among the people who put out these stories.”

      Whoops!

      hahahaha

      hahahahahaha

      Oh it’s 2am and I’m drinking whisky but surely that can’t be the only reason why I’m laughing?

    52. El Cid — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:43 am  

      :)

    53. Katy — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:44 am  

      El Cid, is “je je” really Spanish for “hee hee”?

      What’s the Spanish for “woof woof”? In French it is “woah woah” (or at least it is in TinTin).

    54. El Cid — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:49 am  

      guau guau

    55. El Cid — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:52 am  

      ‘ouch’ is ‘ay’ as in “ay ay ay, me duele la cabeza cabron” (ideally with a Mex accent)

    56. El Cid — on 4th February, 2007 at 1:56 pm  

      If you can bear the condescending Tory tone, this is an interesting read:
      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-2582781,00.html

    57. Sid — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:10 pm  

      Please enough of the Nick fucking Cohen! He sucks.

    58. El Cohen — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:14 pm  

      Hey Sid, you might like this one, despite the source:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=433665&in_page_id=1770

    59. El Cohen — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:17 pm  

      It’s wonder how newspapers are still in business. I’ve read almost all the UK papers, bar the Sport, and I haven’t spent a penny.

    60. ZinZin — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:18 pm  

      Advertising?

    61. Sid — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:20 pm  

      There’s nothing I like more than sprawled out in bed with on a Sunday morning with the Saturday Guardian, drinking tea and fighting for the Review section with Mrs Sid.

    62. El Cid — on 4th February, 2007 at 2:43 pm  

      While the servants look after the kids eh Sid?

      Zin,
      If there was any advertising, I didn’t notice it.
      It’s a very interesting subject though — traditional media in the digital age.
      This one is for you:
      http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article1963543.ece

    63. William — on 4th February, 2007 at 3:25 pm  

      To get to the trivial. Here is a picture with a tree in the middle. This is near to where I live. The tree looks like a tree doesn’t it except that it is actually a mobile phone mast. Up close it does actually look more like a Desperate Dan statue with metal strips all over it. This year I am going to get up the hill and take a close up photo. Amazing what they can do with what looks like bits of Robbie the robot!

      http://www.fishinabox.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/samples/phonemast.jpg

    64. El Cid — on 4th February, 2007 at 4:22 pm  

      The following is also offered up for your Sunday reading pleasure:
      http://www.france24.com/france24Public/en/administration/afp-news.html?id=070203050635.ipansumv

      The big story though is of course the bird flu outbreak, which is rather scary.
      For a paper that has consistently had a pop at the govt for its perceived tendency to self-serving scare-mongering, you gotta wonder why The Indy has approached this story in the way it has.
      Is it just me, or is that a real drama queen headline that they’ve gone for today?

      http://www.independent.co.uk/

    65. Don — on 4th February, 2007 at 4:49 pm  

      ‘…we’re told, ‘don’t panic.’

      Wasn’t bloody going to. One of the many things that annoy me about the media and politicians is the way they urge Joe Public not to panic. Be this scared, but not that scared. Until it suits us for you to be that scared.

      By the way, I was getting mum’s shopping this morning and over tea and scones she told me she had listened to a R4 broadcast on Thursday by a woman who had escaped a forced marriage. She said it was very moving and impressive, but couldn’t remember the name. Can’t seem to find it on ‘Listen again’. Anyone catch it?

    66. Katy — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:09 pm  

      Don, might it be this:

      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-2557632.html

      She’s just written a book, I think.

    67. William — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:22 pm  

      That is Jasvinder Sanghera. Yes she has written a recently released book. She is a very brave lady. She says that we have got to PC on this and that the issue is not a cultural misunderstanding but a form of abuse. I salute her.

    68. Sunny — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:36 pm  

      I’m vegetarian, I’ll let other people stress about bird flu! muahahahaha!!!

    69. Leon — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:37 pm  

      Yes she has written a recently released book.

      Yep and I managed to blag a free copy too.;) Going to start reading that this coming week…

    70. Leon — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:39 pm  

      I’m vegetarian, I’ll let other people stress about bird flu! muahahahaha!!!

      Hmmm wont that mean you will have to keep away from us meat eaters in case you contract it from us?

    71. El Cid — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:39 pm  

      Sunny, I see you have a firm grasp of the bird flu issues!

    72. Sunny — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:42 pm  

      She shakes her head in disbelief. “But then if you look at the recent BBC poll for the Asian network they asked 15 to 24-year-olds if they could justify an honour killing, and more than 50% said they could.”

      In that Jasvinder Saghera interview this is published (above). That’s a lie. The actual figure was just less than 10%.

    73. Vikrant — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:54 pm  

      Happie B’day Katy (in South Bombay lilt+ Cockney + Midland drawl)

      Vikrant wanders off into the woods again….

    74. Chairwoman — on 4th February, 2007 at 5:59 pm  

      Sunny - It’s caught by being near the living infected birds, so I would give birds from Norfolk a wide berth:-)

    75. Sunny — on 4th February, 2007 at 6:11 pm  

      Infected birds… I’m sure Kismet hardy is thinking up a pun as we speak. Thanks for making me smile CW.

    76. sonia — on 4th February, 2007 at 6:32 pm  

      Heh i can just see ‘em coming..!

      well done leon for getting a copy of the book. i plan to get hold of one myself - she sure as hell is a brave woman.

    77. Clairwil — on 4th February, 2007 at 8:22 pm  

      ‘I know I’m banned and all, but can I just put my head round the door, or at least shout through the letterbox and say Happy Birthday, and ask what on earth is wrong with Bolton?’

      When was Old Pickler banned? Why? Aw can she come back I rather miss her voice of doom.

    78. Katy — on 4th February, 2007 at 8:36 pm  

      When was Old Pickler banned? Why?

      I think it’s something to do with people from Bolton having funny accents and being very thin and not cooking their food properly.

    79. Sid — on 4th February, 2007 at 8:54 pm  

      And whatever happened to j0nz? The voice of Little Green Footballs.

    80. sabinaahmed — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:13 pm  

      Am shocked, do you mean to say none of them have seen the review of that book,”Shame” in AIM? Am really dissapointed. “Sulks and goes out banging the door”!

    81. Clairwil — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:40 pm  

      Oh Sid,
      For God’s sake don’t summon up Jonz. I’d like to boot that oaf out the window like a little green football.

      Now now Katy!

      My R.E teacher was from Bolton, best teacher I ever had. Mind you she did cook me lunch once and it was fucking awful.

    82. Sunny — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:56 pm  

      Yes, OP is banned for being obnoxious, rude and generally sullying this place. I didn’t ban j0nz though… maybe he’s given up on us?

    83. Katy — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:57 pm  

      I am being accused of anti-Boltonism. It is like a McCarthyist witch-hunt. I can see that what I said may have appeared to be anti-Boltonist but actually I am just not that sort of person.

      Why, I have relatives in Liverpool myself, which is sort of the same thing.

    84. Katy — on 4th February, 2007 at 9:58 pm  

      I think j0nz stormed out a while back after the whole Beards of Terror thing, although I also think he might have stormed back in briefly at some later stage.

    85. Sid — on 4th February, 2007 at 10:20 pm  

      Yes, OP is banned for being obnoxious, rude and generally sullying this place.

      Wasn’t that her appeal?

    86. Sunny — on 4th February, 2007 at 11:03 pm  

      I am being accused of anti-Boltonism

      I’m with you Katy… these people want to rob us of our freedom to take down the people of Bolton a peg or two! No doubt Clairwil will soon be asking to sign up to a charter proclaiming Bolton is the best (after Scotland of course) and that any dissenting views hate our free way of life.

    87. Clairwil — on 4th February, 2007 at 11:12 pm  

      Obviously I think anyone that believes in freedom of speech will see your anti-Bolton policy for what it is.

      Which thread did OP get banned on? Can I look? Please direct me.

      Bolton first, Scotland next. Damn you Nazi southerners.

    88. Sunny — on 4th February, 2007 at 11:15 pm  

      I believe it was a few weeks ago, although I deleted most of her comments on that thread, sorry. Can’t remember which one it was but, though it involved her telling us about Mohammed being a pedophile and the usual jazz without adding anything intelligent to the conversation.

    89. ZinZin — on 4th February, 2007 at 11:24 pm  

      Don’t knock notlob its supposed to be the friendliest town/city in the UK.

    90. Katy — on 4th February, 2007 at 11:44 pm  

      I don’t remember OP doing that for quite a while now. I thought we’d rehabilitated her with Pickly love.

    91. Vladimir — on 5th February, 2007 at 12:49 am  

      Hey guys, I was wondering if any of were watching the American football on ITV 1? It’s really really really boring! I even spent some time reading up on it this afternoon trying to find out how the game was played, but still don’t get it.

      The other thing was did anyone else hear the boos, when the name Muhsin Muhammad, was read out at the beginning of the game?

    92. Sahil — on 5th February, 2007 at 9:19 am  

      “The other thing was did anyone else hear the boos, when the name Muhsin Muhammad, was read out at the beginning of the game?”

      Yeah I watched a bit of the game and the prematch Dolphin tour. Quite bad.

    93. Sahil — on 5th February, 2007 at 10:23 am  

      BTW Check this out:

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=0VACFIS3A4SNXQFIQMFSFF4AVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/02/05/nveil05.xml

      MECO is offering to pay for the school involved in the Niqab controversy. They’re willing to pay some of the legal bills. Surprisingly only the Telegraph has covered the story.

    94. Chairwoman — on 5th February, 2007 at 10:28 am  

      Lots of good news on the religious front hidded away then.

    95. Chairwoman — on 5th February, 2007 at 10:48 am  

      Oh for goodness sake, that should have said hidden away!

      Hidded’s not a bad alternative though.

    96. Sahil — on 5th February, 2007 at 10:52 am  

      Lol, yeah it was odd. I even typed a seach in google news, and I only came up with the Telegraph.

    97. Chairwoman — on 5th February, 2007 at 11:06 am  

      To completely change the subject, Katy’s journey to Bolton has not gone well. She is still on the train. There is now a delay as a passenger has got his head stuck in the door.

      I feel that this is not her best birthday.

    98. Don — on 5th February, 2007 at 11:31 am  

      Sahil,

      That is a very encouraging development. Good for them.

    99. sonia — on 5th February, 2007 at 1:07 pm  

      oh dear poor Katy! ( and poor passenger as well by the sound of it!)

    100. sonia — on 5th February, 2007 at 1:08 pm  

      On another thread - does anyone live in Croydon? Enfield? waltham forest? ealing? and who might want to get involved in a ‘community consultation’ about health. please give me a shout!

    101. Amrit — on 5th February, 2007 at 8:05 pm  

      I’ll add my wishes to the long list - happy birthday Katy! May you have a fruitful year and come up with more brilliant remarks such as the ‘Beards of Terror.’

    102. Vikrant — on 5th February, 2007 at 8:53 pm  

      Banned? who me? …..

      dozes off

    103. Katy — on 5th February, 2007 at 9:30 pm  

      Argh, Bolton. Lovely though everyone was, getting there was monstrous. Monstrous I tell you. And then it turned out that I DIDN’T EVEN NEED TO BE THERE…..

    104. Sid — on 6th February, 2007 at 12:26 am  

      They say the neon lights are bright on broadway.

    105. Chairwoman — on 6th February, 2007 at 10:15 am  

      So you’ve been to Bolton :-)

    106. El Cid — on 7th February, 2007 at 9:57 pm  

      Ahem.
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6339591.stm

    107. ZinZin — on 7th February, 2007 at 10:16 pm  

      El Cid
      It reminds me of the passion of St.Tibulus episode from Father Ted. In which a campaign to censor a pornographic and blasphemous film backfires spectacularly.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Passion_of_St_Tibulus

    108. El Cid — on 8th February, 2007 at 9:22 pm  

      ahem
      http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/02/08/upiUPI-20070208-115856-2913R.html

    109. El Cid — on 8th February, 2007 at 10:17 pm  

      ZinZin,
      I have tried to leave a response on your blog, but it keeps rejecting it for some reason that I can’t fathom.
      Out of respect to fellow PPicklers I will be restrained in my response. But you know my style — I ain’t got problems with profanities. I like to keep it real but at the same time, as a father, I also appreciate the need to keep it clean.
      They say if you lose your temper you have lost the argument. I don’t buy that — not always anyway.
      I can see you are an intelligent fellow — i think you are a fellow — but I don’t buy your defence. Not only are we not in a meritocracy — if you can allow me a double negative — but even if this was a meritocracy, that is no reason to look down on people less successful than you. We are all equal before God or its humanist human-rights-based equivalent. The person who cleans your office toilet is as worthy as you. And don’t you forget it. In any case, don’t kid yourself that we live in a meritocracy.
      More to the point though, a person’s group characteristic has nothing to do with it — whether it’s his/hers skin colour, religion, sexuality, or plain old nationality. That said, I’m not a PC type — far from it. But there’s a difference between ribbing amongst mates and irrelevant references to someone’s nationality in an insult. When I see Sir Alex Ferguson I don’t think you Scottish red-nosed albeit genius cunt — I just think you red-nosed genius cunt.
      Anyway, next time you want to insult an opposition player, try not to refer to his nationality — it’s irrelevant. On the other hand, if someone says oi, what you saying — how about a quick “I’m only joking. Sorry, that Benitez just irritates me.” If you did that, then maybe you wouldn’t get him to vent his spleen.
      Now if you excuse me, my hero Frankie Boyle is on the boix

    110. El Cid — on 8th February, 2007 at 10:21 pm  

      Peace

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