25th August, 2011

Bend it Like Beckham part 2

by Sunny at 3:26 am    

Oh bloody hell – why can’t brown people write original storylines? WHY?!

This isn’t actually called BiLB2 but it may as well be.

Filed under: Humour
5th August, 2011

Friday fun – the ‘fair and lovely’ cream pisstake

by Sunny at 1:10 pm    

An American guy (@soodsandeep) has done this funny parody of the Indian skin-whitening cream ‘fair and lovely’ (via @sharanjit)

23rd July, 2011

A ‘Bad Man’ With Good Looks… and serious religious messages

by guest at 10:02 am    

This is a guest post by Sarah. She blogs here.

Going through the BBC News website yesterday, I discovered Muslim comedian Humza Arshad, AKA ‘Badman’ for the first time. What I didn’t know then was that he has already had literally millions of Youtube hits, been on BBC Asian Network and will soon be starting his first comedy tour, joined by several well known British Asian comedians including Jeff Mirza.

After a hilarious half hour, during which I was mostly literally laughing out loud, I found out all this and more. Humza Arshad- sorry, ‘Badman,’ has a Youtube channel through which he runs his comedy video diary. It’s called- you guessed it- Diary of a Badman. The caption of his first Youtube video describes him as ‘a badman with seriously good looks.’

According to BBC News, Humza hopes his comedy will not only entertain, but also challenge perceptions of Islam. His videos are filled with moments of fun about everything from the iPhone 4 to the Asian woman’s Tupperware obsession- something that all British Asian children of a certain age know only too well!

But what makes Humza Arshad stand out is that each of his videos ends with a serious message connected to Islamic teachings. In the first, after a fight with his mum, he ends by recalling the Prophet’s words about respecting mothers. In his Eid video, he explains that the festival is all about sacrifice and in the latest, he makes sure to thank Allah, along with his fans, for his success.

If Humza Arshad’s comedy sounds like your cup of ‘chai,’ you can watch his whole series of Youtube videos here. He also has a Facebook page and a Twitter account. And he now takes bookings- he can be emailed at badmanbooking[at]hotmail.co.uk.

I, for one, can’t wait for his next video.

Filed under: Humour,Media,Muslim
16th July, 2011

Stephen Pollard’s delusions

by Sunny at 3:05 pm    

This has got to be framed somewhere. The odious Stephen Pollard writes:

As it happens, my own view is that Rupert Murdoch is one of the few genuinely great men of our times, a man who has done more to enrich our lives than any other single human being of the past generation and who should be a hero for his commitment to freedom.

Awesome! HE IS THE GREATEST, WHY CAN YOU NOT SEE THAT YOU EVIL LIBRULS?!

Filed under: Humour,Media
16th June, 2011

Nice work if you can get it

by Rumbold at 9:23 am    

Glad to see that neurosurgeons and researchers are being kept busy in Germany:

Academics have carried out a detailed analysis of the 700 head injuries suffered by characters in the Asterix comic books, in a paper published by a respected medical journal…

The researchers, led by Marcel Kamp at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, conclude: “The favourable outcome is astonishing, since outcome of traumatic brain injury in the ancient world is believed to have been worse than today and also since no diagnostic or therapeutic procedures were performed.”

Their paper, published in the official journal of the European Association of Neurosurgical Socities, known as Acta Neurochirurgica, sets out with no apparent irony their aim to “analyse the epidemiology and specific risk factors of traumatic brain injury in the Asterix illustrated comic books”.

Filed under: Humour,Science
28th April, 2011

So what are you planning for the Royal Wedding?

by Sunny at 3:41 pm    

Yeah I know you’re all monarchists around here. I bet earwicga already has the bunting in her house done, and the Union Jacks flying.

I wonder how many people will be planning to get drunk just to spare themselves the pain of Royal wedding coverage? I’m looking at you Douglas Clark and Leon. Any plans for the long weekend?

Filed under: Humour
19th April, 2011

Anjem Choudhary banned!

by Sunny at 2:46 pm    

Have just heard Muslims Against Crusades aren’t going to be allowed near the Royal Wedding. Just as I predicted.

The refusal of permission to demonstrate outside the abbey does not prevent them from protesting elsewhere, but Owens warned that any action to burn the union flag would be seen as an offence under the Public Order Act.

Go on Anjem – are you really going to listen to what the police says? Surely you’re going to ignore them and do whatever you want? Otherwise people might start calling you a wuss..

Filed under: Humour,Islamists
7th April, 2011

‘Muslamic Ray Guns’ – the Downfall parody

by Sunny at 6:52 pm    

Hah! If you don’t know what he’s referring to, see this post.
via @everythingEDL

Filed under: Humour
27th March, 2011

The funniest EDL interview remix ever

by Sunny at 11:29 pm    

This is simply awesome (via Political Scrapbook).

Rumbold posted this video last week (which you can watch below again)

And now watch the dance remix!

Filed under: Humour,Race politics
23rd March, 2011

EDL member explains key issues

by Rumbold at 9:28 pm    

Note that this individual’s views were captured by Press TV, a channel that is run by a brutal regime. They seem kindred spirits.

(Via Lancaster UAF and a PP reader)

Filed under: EDL,Humour,Race politics
23rd January, 2011

Haggis to save the USA?

by Rumbold at 6:40 pm    

After the recent shootings in Arizona, many theories have been posited about the worsening political discourse in the US. Both left and right have been blamed, whilst others question how much impact the atmosphere had on the shooter. However, maybe the root cause is the fact that no one over there has access to haggis:

The iconic Scottish dish is been barred in the US for more than 20 years because its food safety department prohibits the use of sheep lungs in food products.

Haggis, much maligned, is at its best a very tasty dish, which I would heartily recommend.

Filed under: Humour,United States
7th January, 2011

Zionists continue to take control of nature

by Rumbold at 9:53 am    

Everybody knows that Jews control the world. Until recently, this control was thought to merely relate to the banks, governments and other global corporations. Recent discoveries have however led to the realisation that the Jews are increasingly taking control of other species. First we had the Iranian revelation that Paul the octopus was a Western propaganda agent. Then came the unmasking of a Mossad shark, dispatched to Egyptian waters to damage their tourist trade. Even neutral observers knew there was something fishy going on. Now the latest Zionist creature to be caught is a vulture dispatched by Israeli security forces. The creature, tagged as a part of a experiment by Tel Aviv University to track its flight (hence the Tel Aviv University stamp on the tracker) was rumoured to be an undercover agent for Mossad after being arrested by the Saudi Arabians. The vulture was spotted after Saudi forces noted a bird with a skull cap. Undeterred by this setback, the head of Mossad promised to unleash more creatures on anti-Zionists:

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Filed under: Current affairs,Humour
24th December, 2010

Coalition Christmas announcements: 0AD

by Rumbold at 11:10 am    

Andrew Lansley: Due to the financial mess inherited from the previous Labour government, we have had to reduce spending on the NHS. However, don’t despair, as this has enabled us to outsource many essential tasks to private providers. Gone are the boring standard maternity wards, replaced by stables with mangers in them.

George Osborne: The three wise men did bring expensive items into this country it’s true. But since they were only visiting for forty days, they are classed as non-domiciled; given that they earnt the money for these items elsewhere they won’t be taxed on them. The fact that these three businessmen recently donated gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Conservative party is neither here nor there.

Nick Clegg: We had to form an agreement with the Roman Empire. Judea wasn’t a viable state in this world. Now thanks to our agreement, we can get wine from Gaul and slaves from the Rhine. Isn’t that what all our people want?

Iain Duncan Smith: Baby Jesus has a very rich, absent father. The idea that he should receive taxpayer-funded child benefit is wrong. Mary needs to take responsibility for her actions too.

Vince Cable: I am going to teach those Pharisees a lesson if they want to expand their temple. It’s war. Hang on, you are not random members of the public are you? I see that parchment in your hands! You are scribes!

Ed Davey: I hate working with Augustus and the Roman empire. It was much better when it was just King Herod and the other Jews. I don’t mind taking his sesterii though.

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Filed under: Culture,Humour
21st December, 2010

The Daily Mail 100 years ago*

by Rumbold at 9:22 am    

Reading through Professor Andrew’s history of MI5, I came across a story about anti-German propaganda in the run up to the first world war.

In 1906, a popular author, William Le Queux, published a book, The Invasion of 1910, explaining in meticulous detail German plans to invade Britain in 1910. The plans were made up by the author, but were widely believed. They were serialised by the Daily Mail, whose proprietor had a special hatred of the Germans (in his final will he accused them of poisoning him by ice cream).

The Daily Mail changed the invasion plans in the book, as they felt that there were too many villages on the invasion route where the Daily Mail’s circulation was low. Instead towns were added with a greater number of Daily Mail readers (to induce extra fear).

The serialisation added 80,000 to the Daily Mail’s readership and contributed to greater anti-German feeling.

*Well, 104 years ago.

Filed under: History,Humour,Media
8th December, 2010

British tourists’ approach vindicated

by Rumbold at 10:06 am    

For decades British tourists have been mocked for going abroad and refusing to learn or speak the language of the country which they visit, instead relying on speaking loudly, slowly and in a foreign accent whilst using hand gestures. Now this approach has been shown to be scientifically sound:

Britons abroad really should imitate the person they are talking to if they are struggling to understand a very strong foreign accent, psychologists have found. Just by employing the same pronunciations will help them understand and be understood by the person they are speaking with, the researchers found.

It certainly worked when I visited Scotland.

Filed under: Humour
22nd November, 2010

“Sorry, you all look alike to me”

by Rumbold at 9:04 pm    

Oh dear:

Downing Street, however, plainly needs more of a direct line into Race Course Road, the residence of Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister.

Speaking at the Hindustan Leadership summit at the weekend, 78-year old Singh failed to recall Cameron’s name.

When listing the leaders of the permanent five United Nations Security Council members, Singh started with US President Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president, but stumbled when he came to the UK. After a couple of goes at remembering the name of its leader, Singh simply opted for the “UK’s prime minister” and moved on to China and Russia.

Filed under: Humour
19th October, 2010

UK rapper MIA wears a burqa on the red carpet

by Sunny at 3:33 pm    

Well, I guess it’s definitely become a fashion item now!

via @monaeltahawy

Filed under: Humour

Right-wing idiots throw bricks at each other

by Sunny at 7:02 am    

This is just for amusement purposes. The odious Rod Liddle yesterday wrote a blog post dissing the even more odious James Delingpole (climate change denier-in-chief on the right), calling him ‘politically correct’ for getting outraged over the 10:10 video.

The film begins with a teacher explaining the 10:10 thing to her class of kids and asking them if they fancy doing anything to help cut carbon emissions. Most eagerly sign up, but two kids do not. The teacher says ok, fair enough, never mind – and then presses a red button and the recidivist kids explode, showering their class mates with gore. I saw the film and thought it quite funny, and nicely done and even self-deprecatingly ironic. And – here’s the point – if it had been George Monbiot and Lord Stern exploding I suspect James would have been howling with laughter, instead of foaming with indignation.

Unfortunately, I have to agree with Rod Liddle over this. But even a stopped clock shows the right time twice a day.

Delingpole goes ballistic, with none of the ‘humour’ that Liddle attributes to him:

Rod Liddle knows even less about Climate Change than I do about Millwall FC
In a shameless attempt to win some readers for his little known Spectator blog, Rod Liddle has thrown together a desperate post with the highly offensive and almost certainly libellous headline The Politically Correct James Delingpole. It’s about my reaction to Richard Curtis’s ecofascist snuff movie No Pressure, which Rod reckons was overdone.

See? It is sometimes amusing to read these head-bangers.

Filed under: Humour,Media
12th October, 2010

Andrew Marr smackdown

by Sunny at 8:49 pm    

In response to the Andrew Marr comments, I think there is only thing to say:

It’s a curious remark coming from a journalist who used the ‘rumours on the internet’ excuse when asking Gordon Brown if he was popping pills. Marr clearly reads political blogs and even absorbs the rumours. So it’s absurd to turn around and caricature them now.

And that I love drinking and blogging. #longlivewhisky

Filed under: Humour,Media
16th September, 2010

Papal Spending Challenge

by Rumbold at 9:33 pm    

With the Pope’s visit potentially costing taxpayers millions of pounds, perhaps the papal embassy should be thinking about self-funding, in order to ensure better relations with the British public. That is why Pickled Politics is launching the Papal Spending Challenge, to help His Holiness pay the bills. Ideas so far include:

Sponsorship- Football clubs do it, so why shouldn’t the pontiff maximus wear a major sponsor on his robes? No doubt a big corporation would pay millions for the exposure.

Bar work- Some tourists pay their way by working in bars during their time in the UK. Thanks to decades in the Church, Benedict XVI should be a dab hand at dishing out wafers and wine.

Please make your own suggestions in the comment box.

Filed under: Economy,Humour,Religion
30th August, 2010

Terrorists also affected by cuts

by Sunny at 9:47 am    

This is meant to be a joke and should be taken in that context. No disrespect intended obviously to victims of terrorists attacks

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Muslim suicide bombers in Britain are set to begin a three-day strike on Monday in a dispute over the number of virgins they are entitled to in the afterlife. Emergency talks with Al Qaeda have so far failed to produce an agreement.

The unrest began last Tuesday when Al Qaeda announced that the number of virgins a suicide bomber would receive after his death will be cut by 25% this February from 72 to only 60. The rationale for the cut was the increase in recent years of the number of suicide bombings and a subsequent shortage of virgins in the afterlife.

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Filed under: Humour,Terrorism
11th August, 2010

Republicans think of a brilliant way to get back at Muslims

by Sunny at 9:07 am    

Conservatives in the United States are very happy that a Mosque is being built in the loose vicinity of ‘Ground Zero’. Hence the Ground Zero Mosque ‘controversy’. So yesterday the wingnuts thought of a brilliant way to get back at Muslims.

They’d build a gay bar next to the Mosque! LOLZ! ROFL!!!!1! etc

What a great idea! Even libertarians like Megan McArdle think its “brilliant”. Muslims hate gays right, so why not test their tolerance? It’s not like Republicans have anything against gays… *cough*. Fox News loved it. They invited their host Greg Gutfield – who came up with the plan – to talk about it all over other shows.

There’s only one problem, which hasn’t quite penetrated the wingnut world yet….

there are already three gay bars right close to the Muslims centre being built.

Filed under: Humour,United States
10th August, 2010

Goodbye Lee John Barnes LLB (Hons.)

by Rumbold at 10:01 pm    

Lee John Barnes, considered by some to be one of the finest legal and political bloggers of our, or any generation, has resigned as chief legal officer of the BNP. LJB wrote a long resignation letter criticising Nick Griffin and other party grandees for their shambolic management of the party, and suggesting that Nick Griffin had monopolised the leadership. LJB was also upset at being sidelined by outside legal advisers brought in by Nick Griffin, and feels that the BNP is no longer fit for power, claiming that “such a political party cannot be trusted with political power in our society.”

One of the great joys of the BNP having LJB as their chief legal adviser was knowing that every time he spoke, he spoke with the authority of a senior BNP figure. This could take the form of detailed responses, such as answering our eighty five questions, or merely promising us a “quick trial, a short rope and a long drop.” His interests range from cheering on arson attacks to detecting the hidden hand of Zionism behind affairs.

BNP watchers will have a duller time after this.

(Via Harry’s Place)

Filed under: Humour,The BNP
28th July, 2010

The Israeli Octopus?

by Rumbold at 8:26 pm    

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, has caused a fresh diplomatic storm after attacking Germany’s most popular octopus:

The Iranian president accused the octopus of spreading “western propaganda and superstition.” Paul was mentioned by Mr Ahmadinejad on various occasions during a speech in Tehran at the weekend.

“Those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values,” he said.

Some may laugh, but last week a Pickled Politics reporter was able to obtain an exclusive shot of Paul attending the World Zionist Conference:

This also vindicates Martin Linton. Mr Linton, an MP, was heavily criticised after referring to “the long tentacles of Israel” and their impact on British politics. It seems he was right, and critics, including myself, clearly owe him an apology.

(Via Mr Eugenides)

Filed under: Humour,Middle East
26th June, 2010

Weekend hilarity (from Southall)

by Sunny at 10:26 am    

Well, I found this hilarious anyway. And anyone who’s been to Southall will find this hilarious.

Filed under: Humour
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