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Postby Hannieroo » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 5:01 pm

Nah, I think Clarkson is a sexist, racist douche with shit hair.

I don't think I've ever said anything about the Sex Pistols. Not really my thing or my generation. More of a Britney girl.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 5:17 pm

Hannieroo wrote:Nah, I think Clarkson is a sexist, racist douche with shit hair.

I don't think I've ever said anything about the Sex Pistols. Not really my thing or my generation. More of a Britney girl.


she was a real cutey in her younger days

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Postby Brah » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 8:00 pm

katbh wrote:I still think you are being over sensitive to the point of denigrating your own original culture.

Posters may or may not be xenophobic, but from what is posted in this thread, I see dry wit, irony and gentle generalisations.

I can see that even the best explanation, well, this is beginning to remind me of Tone's famous quote....

Couldn't resist, I could hear it flying over some people's heads:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdkW64SSI-4

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:14 pm

Hannieroo wrote:Nah, I think Clarkson is a sexist, racist douche with shit hair.

I don't think I've ever said anything about the Sex Pistols. Not really my thing or my generation. More of a Britney girl.




Nah... it's all for effect. Next, you'll be suggesting 'Jeremy Paxman really is the antagonistic opinionated douche-bag that he appears [until you meet him, when you see he's a highly intelligent man, just seeking to provoke debate, as opposed to platitudes (a la David Frost)...]

He lived down my street and I used to bump into him at the bags of 'dressed salad to go' at Sainsburys Metro... the shocker with him (JC) is he is so huge, maybe 6'9".... plus he drives around in a shitty old 70s Ferrari....

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Postby Hannieroo » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:19 pm

I knew he was huge but a liking for salad doesn't change my mind.

I love Paxman. Fascinating brain.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:50 pm

That was Clarkson,

Paxman lived in the same neighbourhood - up the street. [Baynards, Hereford Rd, London W2].

Met him at some gallery opening or other down (in the hood) Westbourne Grove. ~Really arrogant piece of work (''''who are you to have an opinion'''). Like Michael Bloomberg, all perma-death-stares at everyone.
Bloomberg I can understand, he became his own dynasty, being in a room 1-1 with him was intense. Paxo... just another up himself BBC fag journo...

Clarkson I'd vote for, nothing of him I've seen makes me dislike him, he and the show are a debunker of pomposity...

As a quadraplegic friend (Bazza) of mine says...
'Life... bring it on!'

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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:23 am

So. Paxman is a highly intelligent man seeking to provoke debate but also arrogant and just another up himself fag journo?

Are you reading what you type? Or am I missing something here?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:57 pm

Hannieroo wrote:So. Paxman is a highly intelligent man seeking to provoke debate but also arrogant and just another up himself fag journo?

Are you reading what you type? Or am I missing something here?


Maybe the latter?

I don't know what your opinions are of journalists, but many people consider them akin to rats, rooting around in the garbage to find a story. And indeed some journalists do quite literally root through people's bins (I've witnessed it myself in London).

I remember some particular self-laudatory and pompous comment from the BBCs John Simpson (reporting from Iraq), that he was not merely reporting the news ... 'I am thus not only reporting the news today, I am making the news' [i.e. him standing there on a battlefield with a cameraman was changing the course of a multi-year war]

I don't know what your opinion is of the BBC. But to a lot of people it is 'urban, left-wing, right-on, PC, ethno/gay-centric etc'. They present themselves to the world as a face of Britain, they're not, they're a face of west London, totally alien to much of Britain.[Note: that's the domestic BBC, not the international channels which are *totally* different].

I don't know if you've ever worked with journalists, or been a source for a story they're doing. Jesus never again. You could say they're not interested in the real story, but more into how they can puff it up into the biggest headline possible, and the detail (which you'd thought might help others) doesn't matter (and they get much of it wrong).

You accept that celebrities often come together with super-ego/vanity, right?

I used to sit next to Paxo on an exercise bike at the gym, but there of course you don't talk to any 'celebrities' (same same with the actor Ralph Fiennes, and so on). But when you are at a gallery preview, pretzls and wine you mingle and chat... just not with the likes of Paxo IME.

Maybe my opening question was a conversation stopper ... 'What's your opinion of Lee Kwan Yew?'

:lol:

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Postby QRM » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 1:18 pm

JR8 wrote:And indeed some journalists do quite literally root through people's bins (I've witnessed it myself in London).



Caught one rooting around my bins once, he was looking for stuff from Andrew Neil's bin (Sunday times editor he lived above me.)

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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 1:57 pm

I love it when you explain Britain to me. Not playing, I think you're acting erratically and if someone said grass is green you would take issue. It's making my herpes itch.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 2:57 pm

Hannieroo wrote: It's making my herpes itch.


I lol'd. I thought this might be a famous quote, so I googled it. (it's not) Now I'm worried someone is going to look at web logs and see what I've been googling. Apparently there is a website called "happy-with-herpes.com".

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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 3:18 pm

Dude, you'll get banned from the work restrooms.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 3:26 pm

You guys are on a roll! :cool:

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 5:02 pm

QRM wrote:
JR8 wrote:And indeed some journalists do quite literally root through people's bins (I've witnessed it myself in London).



Caught one rooting around my bins once, he was looking for stuff from Andrew Neil's bin (Sunday times editor he lived above me.)




Ironic! Andrew Neil... Chief Rat himself! :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 2:04 am

A cockroach on the kitchen counter, and no longer caring....


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