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Do you have a GSOH?
Yes
66%
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Sometimes
12%
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No
5%
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What's a GSOH?
15%
 15%  [ 14 ]
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PostPosted: 29-01-2014 08:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Family affair?

The Daily Star points out on its front page that David Cameron and Al Murray - the comedian known for his "pub landlord" character - are "cousins". Genealogists have discovered that both men were related to 19th Century novelist William Makepeace Thackeray, it reports.

"One of them is a patriotic, right-wing figure with deep-rooted concerns about the influence of... any foreigner with the temerity to darken our shores. The other is the prime minister," writes Valentine Low, in the Times. The Star's leader column offers a less-subtle twist: "One's a gobby bloke who thinks everyone shares his opinions - and the other's Al Murray."

Cool

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-25938390
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PostPosted: 29-01-2014 09:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
"One of them is a patriotic, right-wing figure with deep-rooted concerns about the influence of... any foreigner with the temerity to darken our shores. The other is the prime minister," writes Valentine Low, in the Times.

To be fair, to Al Murray, that is a character he's playing. He seems to be quite different when he's being himself. David Cameron, on the other hand...
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PostPosted: 29-01-2014 18:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't Al Murray a Tory supporter, though? I seem to recall him complaining about left wing satire (as opposed to his own variety) last year.
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PostPosted: 30-01-2014 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

gncxx wrote:
Isn't Al Murray a Tory supporter, though? I seem to recall him complaining about left wing satire (as opposed to his own variety) last year.

I'm not sure that complaining about certain bias makes you a supporter of the other side. l like to listen to both the News Quiz and The Now Show on BBC, because they're pretty funny, but they are so far biased to the left that it can be quite off-putting on occasion. I've tried adjusting the balance on my speakers, but nothing whatsoever comes out of the right-hand one when I'm listening to these shows. Still, they are funny, and even if they're only taking the merciless piss out of half of our politicians, that's better than none at all!
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PostPosted: 31-01-2014 07:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, I listen to both of those programmes as well (on podcast and BBC inlayer), and I seem to find them more balanced than that. They do take the piss out of Labour (although there is an argument to be made that New Labour wasn't really very left wing).

I am aware that the performers on both shows tend to lean left, particularly Hardy and Brigstocke, (although The News Quiz has been known to have actual Tories on the panel at times), but they still go after both sides.

I suspect, however, if they were truly balanced, those of us on the Left would complain just as much about their Conservative bias as the Right complain about their Socialist bias.
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PostPosted: 02-02-2014 10:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm far, far from being a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative voter, but maybe you have a point - my perception of these shows as extremely left-wing perhaps shows that my own views are slightly further to the right than I suspected!
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PostPosted: 07-02-2014 18:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took the shell off my racing snail this afternoon to see if he would go faster. If anything, it made him more sluggish.....sorry...
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PostPosted: 07-02-2014 19:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spudrick68 wrote:
I took the shell off my racing snail this afternoon to see if he would go faster. If anything, it made him more sluggish...

rofl

(Which shows how sophisticated my sense of humour is...)
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PostPosted: 18-02-2014 15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more sopohisticated humour here, seen on a Tee-shirt today:

"Fart Loading:

(Progress bar shows 75%..)

Please wait!"


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PostPosted: 20-02-2014 14:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahuutnPLl7E

Chucky prank at a bus stop.
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PostPosted: 20-02-2014 14:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spudrick68 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahuutnPLl7E

Chucky prank at a bus stop.

That stretches the definition of 'funny' and 'prank' way beyond my boundaries. Sad
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PostPosted: 20-02-2014 14:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that he is lucky not be hurt TBH. And I think that British are a little more sensitive to the Chucky character anyway.
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PostPosted: 20-02-2014 14:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spudrick68 wrote:
I think that he is lucky not be hurt TBH. And I think that British are a little more sensitive to the Chucky character anyway.

It's a stocky little figure in a mask, hurtling towards people waiting for a bus whilst brandishing a carving knife. Finer details like, 'it's supposed to be Chucky', hardly come into it.
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PostPosted: 27-02-2014 15:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Series of interviews with Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling taken from Radio 3.

Worth listening to the whole lot: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0BjGQ0ZTRM&list=PL0CB5CDA87F438F71 [/url]
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PostPosted: 27-02-2014 19:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Morris/Cook interviews on CD. Incidentally, Stewart Lee is back on BBC2 this Saturday night, apparently involving a lot of Chris Morris too.
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