Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Useless Idiots



Blogger stewdog said...

I saw that. This guy is beyond being a king jerk.
On another note, I caught the end of San Fran Nan's town hall meeting on CSPAN. I thougt I was watching the House of Commons, with anti war freaks yelling throughout. . You reap what you so, Ms. Pelosi.

January 17, 2006 9:38 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

The weirdest thing about the UK "Big Brother" is that it's on the BBC all the time. It airs several hours a day, even if the housemates are doing nothing, but each day is also recapped by a host before a live studio audience each night and by the folks on the morning chat shows the next day, plus by the print media.

The Brits should be awfully glad that such drivel (which makes our own reality series seem like Shakespeare by comparison) doesn't get shown on BBC outlets worldwide; the world would have an entirely different and much less complimentary set of stereotypes about them.

January 17, 2006 4:39 PM  
Blogger Kate Marie said...

Jeff, I had no idea Big Brother was that huge in the UK. Maybe I shouldn't have scoffed at Galloway's spokesman's suggestion that he went on the show to get his political message across. I guess I *was* overestimating the Brits in a complimentary way.

January 17, 2006 8:19 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I think most Americans are inclined to overestimate Brits in a complimentary way. They're lucky we do! A few weeks of unfiltered British television would convince most Americans of the sad truth of much of what Theodore Dalrymple writes.

I never thought I'd say this, but after my visit to the UK last year, I can state that I feel much safer and more comfortable in New York City or D.C. at night than I generally did in London, Cambridge, or Canterbury during the day. It's not that there was anything in particular I can point to, but there was just an eerie feeling about those cities. Unfortunately, it was familiar: It reminded me of the weird, feral feeling of many American cities during the late 1970s. The Brits do have some bad times ahead.

January 17, 2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger darryl ann said...

Okay, you are all ignoring the real story here ... Rula Lenska. When is the last time you heard about her. I can just hear my brothers imitating that commercial "I am Rula Lenska."

January 17, 2006 11:10 PM  

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