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I hope you enjoy it it whatever capacity you feel necessary!

Monday, 30 April 2012

Toddler Leads the Celebration

I came across this video the other day and I love it.

From the video description:

"We snuck out into the middle of Broad Street to snap a pic in front of City Hall and all the crowds. When Will raised his hands for the picture, cheers erupted. So he continued to repeat the gesture, getting wild response from the crowd on both sides of the street up and down the street as far as we could see. We couldn't have planned this if we practised and practised. I wish the video was longer."

I love it!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Bill Brasky!

I haven't watched a huge amount of "Saturday Night Live" but I certainly have watched some, including some by some of the greats who have been on said show. One of them is Will Ferrell. Whatever you may think of him now, his movies and his performances I think it's pretty clear that whilst he was on Saturday Night Live he made some great performances.
 One of my favourites is the "Bill Brasky" sketch. In it three red nosed stand around remembering their friend Bill Brasky whilst drinking whisky. They recall some rather wild and farcical stories about the man.

For example:

"He once breastfed and injured flamingo back to health!"


"He once punched a hole in a cow just so he could see who was coming up the road."

Anyway here's the video:

The quality isn't great but it's manageable. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



Friday, 13 April 2012

Poignant UNICEF advert

I just came across this advertisement from UNICEF:

The writing at the bottom reads:

  "Bad water kills more children than war."

Then below it asks people to support the "One drop of water" project.
 This might have come out ages ago but I hadn't seen it until today, and I thought I'd blog it in case any else who might come across my blog hadn't seen it yet.

I haven't really got a great deal more to say on this. It's a good advert, puts the point across very well. Lets hope it works.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Post dental surgery videos

There's something quite funny yet quite cruel about filming a person whose still in a daze from medication after dental surgery. But mostly it's just funny.

Take this one for instance.

If that were me I'd be pretty pissed that someone filmed this let alone put it on youtube, but thankfully it's not me so I can't laugh my ass off.



Cheerio! Abu Hamza and four others extradited to the USA

Abu Hamza is to be extradited! With four others he will be extradited to the USA to stand trial for terrorism or charges relating to terrorism.

"The European Court of Human Rights this morning rejected claims that the men, Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled Al-Fawwaz, would be subject to "ill treatment" if they are sent to the US to be tried for terrorist offences.
They have three months before today's ruling is made final, and will not be put on a plane until the Grand Chamber of the court has considered whether to allow an appeal."
And on the case against him:

"A decision on a sixth man, Haroon Aswat, alleged to be an aide to Hamza, was delayed after judges ruled they needed more information about him.
Of the cases, the charges against Hamza are the most serious. The former preacher of Finsbury Park mosque in north London, who was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in Britain in 2006 for inciting hatred, is accused by US authorities of being in contact with Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorists, and of being involved in a plot to take 16 western tourists as hostages in Yemen in December 1998. Four people were killed during that incident.
He is also charged with attempting to set up a training camp for "violent jihad" in Oregon in 1999."
So my message to him is as follows:


Yep, cheerio and don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
  In all seriousness though it's about time this happened. It's only taken, what, eight years or so to get the scumbag deported. Meanwhile he's hardly lived a difficult life. Financed, as always, by the taxpayer. It's about time he was made to answer these charges one way or another so it's excellent news that he is being made to do so.
  I think we need to sometimes put things into perspective when talking about human rights. The term is banded around so much sometimes people are not held accountable for their actions (or alleged actions.) This was one such case, so it's good to see there finally has been some progress.

If he is found innocent, the next question is "should he be allowed back into the UK and allowed to stay?" But that's a debate for another day.



Awkward Family Photo's

Hey all,
 I haven't posted in quite a while and for that I apologise. Time to start again, and what better way than with humour?

  I would therefore like to state I categorically love the website http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com
It cracks me up every time. Some examples:

Rejected but still determined to get involved.

...and that's where you came from.

So macho

I'm not sure what's better, the picture in general or the expression on the baby's face.

Anyway there are something like three hundred or more pages so it's definitely worth checking out if you have the time or if you just fancy skiving off work. I wouldn't recommend the latter though.