30 posts • joined Thursday 17th January 2008 12:35 GMT
Maybe I'm just prejudiced
But I would tend to regard with suspicion the level of scariness of a theme ride designed by a person called "Candy" who "giggles". Unless of course she's a regular attendee of James Blunt concerts, in which case she's perfectly horror-qualified.
Palin for President!
I think we can all agree that vice-president will be the wrong job for her - she should run for president instead. With Dubya's eloquence precedent there is no doubt she'd get elected.
Paris, because she puts her...er...money where her mouth is.
@ Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse
"I have a templar knight in my family tree."
I'd try coaxing him down with some food first, if this fails ring the firebrigade and they'll sort him out.
I actually agree with the strict naming rules - weighing up children getting bullied against parents giving in to their urge to assert rights over their "property" (whether due to naming tradition or plain stupidity), I think preventing bullying really should prevail.
Holland is developing the same bizarre naming culture as America - I don't understand what's wrong with names like Lisa or Catherine. A unique name doesn't equal a unique personality so what's the point?
More cruelty to children
I spent some time on babyname forums helping a pregnant friend to pick a name, and if they're anything to go by my IQ must certainly rank in the top 2% of the Western world's population. Needless to say, my friend just went for "Kate".
If you feel like a bit of a laugh, or just want to get a headstart on finding out who the next generation of serial killers is going to be, check out notwithoutmyhandbag.com (Baby's Named a Bad Bad Thing). They posted a huge amount of unbelievably silly names while adding some of their own constructive criticism.
Incidentally, if you're male, I'd suggest you proxy your way to "notwithoutmyhandbag.com", preferably through a site that is named along the lines of jugsandmotors.com (or outdoorpussy.com of course if you're more environmentally inclined).
Hide ye, God-fearing citizens
Cop on to yourselves, the infringement of privacy is a completely different case to the one he was tried and convicted for, so stop this Mary Whitehouse-meets-The Daily Mail shouting of "such a monster must not be allowed any legal rights".
If you want a country where the law does a cheerful foxtrot with complete bollocks, go live in Zimbabwe.
Re the 8.5 years, I'm quite shocked it's so low too but it's possible that he'll be packed away to Arkham asylum after his term's up - that's what often happens in Holland anyway. The beauty of this system is that he could remain there indefinitely.
What's that thing in the vulture's mouth, leaking blood...?
Someone's bitch in gaol I hope
What a fucking twat - with a bit of luck the soap on a rope is permanently "out of stock" in his prison. A waste of a fine company (not to mention its now jobless employees).
I agree that they screwed up on their controls and should have copped this much earlier, but it's still no excuse for some undeserving, greedy loser to paw what isn't fucking his.
If I seem a little hysterical, it's because we've two Rocks which are the best laptops we've ever had. Grrr.
Yeah, damn you racist Britons, you're constantly generalising other cultures. ALL of you.
This reminds me of the line in Austin Powers: Goldmember - (paraphrased) "there are only two type of people I don't like, those who don't respect the culture of others...and the Dutch".
/**Incidentally, being Dutch, I did not enjoy this in the slightest, which only served to further amuse my Irish friends (who only bring up "800 years of oppression" when Ireland loses in the rugby).*/
Maybe she changed her mind because they decided on Spleen's lyrics:
*waahhnnyyahnaahh* He's got a quantum of solace *wahhhnyyaaahnaahhh* And a googleplex of sanctimony *wwwaaahhhnyyaaahhhnaaah* He'll aspirate your apathy *wwwaaahhhnyyyaannaaah* With anaerobic dialysis *waaahhnnyyyaaanaahhh*
Although it does take someone truly pissed to be able to sing this with the appropriate diction.
Life ain't so difficult
"I have a lot of beautiful animals that I look after and I feel I would have a lot to give my children."
That's super! I've two cats and now I can breed in peace, knowing that I can safely leave the baby on its own in the house as long as I have a bowl of water and a litter tray lying around somewhere.
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do
He was naturally outraged when they started serving him diet Cokes with his fries & burger.
@ Slaine - I like the subtlety of your views. You must be so busy *working* that there's no time left to inform yourself by any means other than a quick scan of the Daily Mail.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll just scoff down a Big Mac before going back down de coalmoines.
Hope yet for Slough
Well, I think they mustn't have had anything better to do to go and vandalise the statue, but does Ringo deserve a statue in Liverpool if he's no interest left in the place whatsoever?
Also, I've never been to Liverpool but I have found that your enjoyment or hatred of a place of residence depends far more on the company you keep and your state of mind than your surroundings. For this reason I hated Paris and Kensington, and love East Berlin and Hounslow.
Different Paris - who can feel anything but love for THIS Paris?
Ren & Stimpy
"Being 65 doesn't make you a helpless old man, and if this old fart was stupid enough to try and ESCAPE from the cops and RESIST them he deserved it. "
Ehm...the fact that he was roaming the streets naked wouldn't set any alarm bells ringing that he might be a thermos flask short of a picnic, and therefore should be handled with a bit more consideration than those who set out to cause trouble in full mental capacity?
Then again, maybe where you are in Bradenton going au naturel in public is the done thing so I can see where the confusion arose.
Penguins don't wear no stinkin' clothes either.
@ Peter Fielden-Weston
"Or we won't notice it if they are. Because these are not the megalomaniacs we're looking for."
Or because they will have mind-tricked us into believing that they aren't.
The helmet and astmathic vocal chords please.
Ehm...I understand you're frustrated at not being able to get a job you're qualified for but the generalisations are a bit off the mark. I hate to be sounding like a spelt-eating hempwearer but the government is not dishing out houses and jobs like sweets to junkies (?!), teenage mothers etc, and any help they're getting is to equalise their disadvantaged situation. This is a good thing not just from a moral point of view, but also because not helping them has a hugely detrimental effect on the rest of society. Society is better off with drug addicts on their way to recovery and teenage mothers being trained to earn money so that they can provide for themselves rather than sitting on welfare. I know it doesn't work a lot of the time, but in every case where it does that's one less neighbourhood terrorised (by a junkie, not a teenage mother).
Also, if the Asian nationals turn out to be as crap as the recruiters say, eventually companies will cop on and stop hiring them.
Absolutely, the general public won't listen to any reason whatsoever at the mere mention of something "close to their heart". It's so much more pleasant to let your primitive emotions run riot. I would suspect that the argument for censorship of this kind would go along the lines of "so obviously you want paedophiles to distribute their wares freely??" Sigh.
I do think that actual sites that have been verified to contain any kind of genuinely coercive sex should be blocked for the simple reason that it stops the exploitation of the victim.
Think of the children
I've never understood how children grow into healthy, balanced individuals on account of not hearing swearing on the telly. They'll pick it up at some stage no matter what you do to protect them - and if they don't, that's worse. Imagine a 16 year-old smiling happily at being called "twat" because he's no clue what the word means.
And for everyone calling Jane Fonda a media whore for saying cunt, go read the fucking Vagina Monologues first.
Easy mistake to make
Let me get this straight. He "took aim", but then calmly put away his "pistol" - did the target move or something? All the way along the busroute and then to the man's home?
I'd love to see the biddy who reported this; she'll undoubtedly start a campaign against everything black and shiny because it can be mistaken (so easily!) for a lethal weapon.
Paris, because she'd have no problem with a man fumbling with something between his hands.
Ban it all, dammit!
I completely agree with the Censor; we should be protected from any view of something as perverted as the human body. That also goes for those three-wall mirrors in fitting rooms where I have been known to catch sight of my own female buttocks (sometimes even before 10pm!!).
Shooting and mutilation is ok, as long as it's not in any erogeneous zones.
Mine's the one with strap-on attached, please.
I agree. What were they thinking filming a Bond who is truer to the books, portrayed as a rounded human being by an actor who for the first time looks as if he's actually capable of kicking arse (I still shudder at the thought of Pierce "will I pout one more time" Brosnan taking on a battalion of broad-shouldered thugs)? And then they -gasp- showed a scene in which the villain gets beaten up too.
I mean, I don't like weepies either but come on this isn't exactly Sleepless in Seattle is it? Go back to your Chuck Norris cave (no no, I'm sorry Mr Norris, of course roundhouse kicks are just an expression of your inner vulnerability).
Spleen - that's gotta be a Grammy for sure.
First of all, the guy is not a criminal - yet - he hasn't been convicted and should as such still be presumed innocent. Second, the same "consitooshun" that you derisively dismiss is what distinguishes a state based on justice from a police state. You may look at civil rights promoters as hippy scum who stand in the way of giving an evildoer a good thrashing, but without those civil rights you could be burned on the stake "because the neighbour says so". You probably won't, but who can be certain without a good set of laws which are actually being put into practice? The fact that childporn is involved is completely beside the point - I'm all for harsher punishment (to say the least) than for a burglary, but that is once the guy has been convicted. The legal system should not be bended to accommodate the feeling of "the general public".
On a slightly different note, in Holland a suspect is only named with his first name and the initial of his last name; it's a much better practice as this way if you're innocent you could possibly still carry on with life without people shying away from you on the street (they continue initialling once the person's been convicted but that's a different story). Especially for something like child porn - imagine if this guy actually IS innocent and someone planted stuff on his computer; do you really think he'll be able to get a job again? Same thing with the guy accused of Madeleine McCann's abduction in the early stages - he's been released and cleared but everyone knows his face and name - his reputation's gone for good.
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