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« on: 05/06/2008 01:26:10 »
are the British totally daft? i just read that when the new lord mayor of london banned alcohol on the tube, half of london goes on a drunken binge in the underground, terrorizing passengers, forming a conga-line and chanting while "coga-ing" "brian is a  [:I], oh, brian is a  [:I], oh .... (brian is the new lord mayor)

is it congenital to the british?

is it just the low level of cultural development?

or are all the Britsh just barkung mad?

(my experience suggest the latter)


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/06/2008 06:13:19 »
are the British totally daft? i just read that when the new lord mayor of London banned alcohol on the tube, half of London goes on a drunken binge in the underground, terrorizing passengers, forming a conga-line and chanting while "conga-ing" "brian is a  [:I], oh, brian is a  [:I], oh .... (brian is the new lord mayor)

It's Boris, not Brian.

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or are all the British just barking mad?

Boris appears to quite barking on occasions...

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Other quotes by Boris Johnson
On his hopes of leading the country: "My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive."

On Tony Blair: "It is just flipping unbelievable. He is a mixture of Harry Houdini and a greased piglet. He is barely human in his elusiveness. Nailing Blair is like trying to pin jelly to a wall."

On his rivals in the Liberal Democrats: "The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition."

During the campaign trail of the 2005 general election: "Whatís my view on drugs? Iíve forgotten my view on drugs."

On George Bush: "The President is a cross-eyed Texan warmonger, unelected, inarticulate, who epitomises the arrogance of American foreign policy."

On The 2005 Conservative Leadership Contest: "I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest."
"Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1557548/Boris-Johnson-in-quotes.html

Madness, apart from the bit about Dubya  :).

Boris as quiz host
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Boris playing soccer
(you can tell he's more of rugger man  :)).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/06/2008 11:40:31 »
The idea started out as a very English, polite, two fingers to the establishment.  It was supposed to be a black tie affair, where people would drink wine and celebrate the last day of freedom to drink on the tube with friends.  It should have been a civilised and jolly nice time, what ho.

However, it became:  "Let's get rat arsed on the tube!" Leading to the usual drunken violence and vandalism.

I was invited, and very temped to go, thinking how much fun a black tie event on the tube might be.  But then I realised it would just become an excuse to get drunk, and suspected it may be trouble, so decided to stay at home.  I think I made the right decision.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/06/2008 15:24:18 »
hum, i had no idea that the word replaced by  [:I] was a word not suitable for people. the word, being chanted, was broadcast on BBC America.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/06/2008 18:10:26 »
It wasnt "half of London" it was a small group who thought of a reason for a party - it could have been worse, it must have been a situation that could have been predicted, an probably was, its no major thing, just a slow news days.  Out of the "half of London" peeps who were having a party on the tube, only about 17 were actually arrested. 
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/06/2008 20:00:34 »
All Brits are secret anarchists (look at 70s punk) and all brits love to party so I guess it was inevitable. As for Boris, don't get me started.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/06/2008 20:08:11 »
Sorry Jim, I don't understand the problem. Lots of people had a good time and a few people got hurt- largely emotionally rather than physically. Just the same as any Saturday night (but with a better excuse).
I sometimes wonder why America gave up on prohibition- they don't seem to understand how to drink alcohol.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/06/2008 21:46:01 »
The Governator describes Boris as "fumbling"...

Arnie should know: he is an expert on the subject  :) ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/5288194.stm
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/06/2008 00:59:38 »
Sorry Jim, I don't understand the problem. Lots of people had a good time and a few people got hurt- largely emotionally rather than physically. Just the same as any Saturday night (but with a better excuse).
I sometimes wonder why America gave up on prohibition- they don't seem to understand how to drink alcohol.

Oh, I DO know how to drink alcohol quite well, thank you. When I do, I break out - doors, windows, walls, etc. Don't ever give me booze - it is a disaster waiting to explode.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/06/2008 02:34:35 »
besides, there are also the "traditional" English sports, such as rolling down the hill after a round of cheese, shin kicking, mountain biking through a Kent swamp AND - OH, RIDING TO THE HOUNDS
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« Reply #11 on: 06/06/2008 02:48:27 »
besides, there are also the "traditional" English sports, such as rolling down the hill after a round of cheese, shin kicking, mountain biking through a Kent swamp AND - OH, RIDING TO THE HOUNDS

Hunting with hounds was banned in England & Wales in 2005...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4279065.stm

You forgot to include the traditional English pastime of "gurning" (face-pulling)...
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« Reply #12 on: 06/06/2008 08:08:49 »
And he forgot Dwile Flonking, which involves throwing a wet dishcloth at people

About Dwile Flonking



 

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« Reply #13 on: 06/06/2008 08:11:43 »
I think Boris is great. He's not quite the bumbling oaf he portrays.

I love his quips about "I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest. Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3." and "It is just flipping unbelievable. He is a mixture of Harry Houdini and a greased piglet. He is barely human in his elusiveness. Nailing Blair is like trying to pin jelly to a wall."

Does anyone remember when his wife locked him out of their house after he had an affair? It was live on TV. Absolutely hilarious!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 06/06/2008 17:45:31 »
I'd never heard of Dwile Flonking, but I have heard of nettle eating in Doorzet...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dorset/content/articles/2005/06/17/nettle_eating_feature.shtml

Eating stinging nettles may be where gurning originated  :)

[If nettles sting on the way in do they ...]
 

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« Reply #15 on: 06/06/2008 18:09:04 »

[If nettles sting on the way in do they ...]

 

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« Reply #16 on: 06/06/2008 18:45:13 »
that will make your face flush
 

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« Reply #17 on: 06/06/2008 19:44:41 »
More than your face!  [:I]
 

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« Reply #18 on: 07/06/2008 01:06:48 »
Butt not your face at all.!   [:o)]
 

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« Reply #20 on: 07/06/2008 16:33:41 »
"We are not pleased!"

 

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« Reply #21 on: 07/06/2008 18:58:56 »
Has that man been genetically modified with Lhasa Apso DNA?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 07/06/2008 19:00:16 »
Given her Majesty's family history of inbreeding then I'm sure she has seen far worse fizzogs
 

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« Reply #23 on: 07/06/2008 19:05:15 »
Given her Majesty's family history of inbreeding then I'm sure she has seen far worse fizzogs

Fergie?
 

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« Reply #24 on: 07/06/2008 21:26:26 »
P. Ann ?
 

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