The chronicles of Ruin, continued.
Call me Ishmael said....intelligence is knowing what to do when you don't know what to do.
Anonymous said... When I don't know what to do,I come here.
10 September 2009 22:59
I suppose the German "judges" get a cut too.
" oldrightie said... I suppose the German "judges" get a cut too."Haven't you missed out the "n"?
Brought up on the Steptoe & Son comedies, and the like. As a family we looked forward to them - OK, mock if you wish.Actually, very clever writing (IMHO), always a subtle under-story, and reflection of the times - no bad thing for that.Will now go searching on you-tube.The "poloponies" is a particular favorite (read: poly ponies).
Always made me cringe a bit, as a kid, mr mike, those two, the set, the filth and the pathos; in fact, I have no good memories of British sitcoms at all, come to think of it, always preferred the aching desperation of US, Jewish, stand-ups to over-written, set-piece gags with a laughter track. Alf Garnett, the Likely Lads and dozens of other such, no, I must be missing a gene somewhere.But I was spluttering still, an hour after reading mr alphons's comparison of Bernie Bribes with Steptoe senior.The Hermans' divvying up of the sixty mill was 59mill to the regional political high command and 1mill to a children's charity. Good to see they still have their priorities right, over there in the Fatherland.
"call me ishmael said... But I was spluttering still, an hour after reading mr alphons's comparison of Bernie Bribes with Steptoe senior."I think it was when he and Max Moseley seemed to control everything that I first recognised the reality of Bernie because Max Moseley made a perfect "wayward Harold".
Well dang me Mr I, 'tis a quiet night tonight both on t'internet and teeeveee. The latter seems to boil down to a choice between BabeStation Xtra (well at least they seem to have moved the girls out of that shit Portacabin with the bamboo blind though they still look bored talking to nobody as usual, probably...) or Francesco's Italy (if I see another middle aged bloke driving around Italy in a convertible that isn't me...). Needless to say I've switched the fuck off in favour of contemplating some more ruin. Meanwhile, Obama Bin Laden is apparently contemplating another intervention in the Middle East. They've assembled a crack team:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEVJ_48YgTgSG
According to the PBC the Kraut cakeslice was even better than 59/1: "Judge Noll ruled that $99m would go to the Bavarian state coffers while $1m would be donated to a children's hospital. The sum is believed to be a record for such a payment."verge///
And I always thought "1 percenters" was a term for degenerate sociopath outcasts, not children...maybe our Bavarian cousins know something we don't.verge///.
(sorry about the echo....googleglitch)v.///
I didn't know there really was a Babe Station. Is Tessa Jowell on it, Lorna Fitzsimons? They were famous babes, once upon a time. Imelda Blair, in her pixie boots, with her paid best friend, Carol Chaplin, was it? Those were the days, eh, when ay Lay-bor govament, ay Lay-bor govament appointed Babes to cabinet, Gosh, when one thinks of it, they did everything for us, even Babes, Blair's Babes.
I had no idea Ecclson was involved in the rag and bone trade. Seems to have made a few quid though.. good that it’s been put to proper use.I was subjected to Steptoe n Son as a kid..amongst other British sitcoms…never could understand what was going on. If you removed the canned laughter from Terry n June you’d think it was a drama. On the buses?? Fuck me. There’s a whole channel (Or used to be) re-running all that tripe. TV Gold I think it’s called…on Sky it is.Babestation…gruesome. Poor girls…fake body fake enthusiasm…shakin all over…Still somebody’s got to do it.
The thought of a Zanu-Labour 'Babe-Station' (Jowell, Imelda et al) makes the Dirty Des one seem almost wholesome, Mr Shoulders' observations notwithstanding! SG
There were, also, the Rag Trade, with Miriam Gob, and The Army Game and Bootsie and Snudge, which my parents adored, God rest their poor philistine souls but yes, Terry and June and George and Mildred, fucking awful. Is that Babe Station, the one with the girls rubbing 'phones between their thighs, God, who watches that?
You got it in one Mr I. Watching is one thing, but clearly enough people must actually phone the premium rate phone lines etc. to turn the operators of this form of 'entertainment' a sufficient profit to make the whole effort worhwhile. Strange when one considers that cyberspace is awash with free porn. Still when measured against some of the other forms of depravity that have been discussed here, such as the main issue under discussion in this thread, it probably barely registers on the 'Richter Scale" of Ruin. SG
I quite liked "Citizen Smith" at the time, and would still watch Dad's Army occasionally. That's about it, nothing else springs to mind as having been particularly engaging. -richard
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