Posts tagged ‘guardian’

April 28, 2016

Sir Patrick Stewart’s Take on ECHR

by duncanr

[background to the video – the Tory Government in the UK would like to abandon the UK’s observance of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)] . . .

November 10, 2015

Apologies for the picture of a truly horrible woman.

by NobblySan

Just in from No1 son . . .

In the interests of public decency, and to avoid panic in the ranks of right-minded people, the photo is hidden within this link.

If the photo offends too much, just cover it with your hand before scrolling down and reading some wondrous wit from Mr Frankie Boyle, who is becoming quite the entertaining columnist now that he’s over his spell of being a bit of  an attention-seeking tosser.

May 8, 2015

UK 2015 Election Explained for Non-Brits

by duncanr

the voting is over – now we wait for the results to come in

March 9, 2015

Je Suis Steve

by duncanr

up yours, Jimmy !

up yours, Jimmy !

oh dear, seems a lot of my compatriots (and some non-Scots too) are up in arms about a Steve Bell cartoon published in the Guardian newspaper – claiming it is racist – http://tinyurl.com/pjqvg3u

well, some might certainly see it as offensive and I (as a Scot masel) can see why they may think so, but is it worth getting one’s knickers in a twist ?

I didn’t comment on the murder of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and staff because . . .

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January 26, 2015

Wanker Confesses

by duncanr

the Guardian briefly posted a pic of the UK Prime Minister David Cameron alongside a letter to the paper’s Agony Aunt – http://tinyurl.com/pts6e6q

they subsequently claimed it was an error

I’m not so sure 😆

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January 8, 2014

Wanking : Typo or Freudian Slip ?

by duncanr

The Guardian newspaper has a well-deserved reputation for typos – so much so that it has earned for itself the alternative title ‘The Gruniad’

I’m not so certain, though, that this header that was subsequently ‘corrected’ – the word ‘wanking’ being replaced by ‘ranking’ – was a typo at all, rather than the writer’s inadvertent revelation of his true opinion of the performance of the pundits commentating on the recent series of cricket matches between England and Australia 😆

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January 4, 2014

MadHatters to be banned

by NobblySan

mh-censCunt
Fuck
Bastard
Bloody
Bugger
Arse
Tits
Boobs
Bottom
Damn
Blimey
Dearie me
Oh, my giddy Aunt!

Does any of the above stuff offend you? If so, at what point on the list do you cease to be offended, or feel vaguely uncomfortable when faced with such despicable language?

The reason that I ask is not just that the MadHatters seems to remarkably safe and civilised these days, with asterisks replacing the odd potentially impolite U, and there being helpful warnings about content being Not Safe for W (whether that W is for work, wimps or wankers has yet to be decided).
No, dear reader, I’m asking because…..

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December 6, 2013

Absolute fucking gibberish

by NobblySan

tom-daley1_2308057bTom Daley is a diver.

Not in the footballing, Cristiano Ronaldo sort of way, mind you: No, he’s an Olympic high board diver –  and a bloody good one at that.

He has recently come out as being gay; using a well-crafted YouTube video to explain to all and sundry that he is in a relationship with another bloke. Needless to say, as a high-profile (and therefore well sponsored) sports figure this must have taken some serious bottle on the lad’s part.  This approach could have backfired spectacularly. What it has done though,

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November 2, 2012

Guardian Animated Guide to Republican and Democrat Parties

by duncanr

The USA elects a new President in a few days. For non-Americans, the Guardian published a couple of animated guides explaining the historical roots of the Democrat and Republican parties

Embedding of the Democrat video has been disabled but you can watch it on Youtube by clicking this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdw0iV597Rs

March 6, 2012

The Three Little Pigs

by duncanr

The UK’s Guardian newspaper imagines how the story of the 3 little pigs might be reported in print and online if happening today