Thursday, August 11, 2011

Riots: the lighter side

And the new post-riots Olympic logo:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this something to do with the Bullingdon Club?

11 August 2011 at 16:58  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Thank you, Your Grace.

The pictures are redolent of Nipponese video games--as indeed are all the videos, the 'action movies' I see of present events. What strikes me most is that the men in black look like the aliens beating up the natives; and I'm glad when one of them falls down.

As I watch, my sympathies migrate to the rioters, not to the enforcers of "law."

There may be another corollary to it all as people realise it's OK for 'enforcers' to discipline children in the most violent ways; but those same enforcers forbid parents and teachers to take earlier, gentler, preventive measures.

11 August 2011 at 17:06  
Anonymous non mouse said...

clarification: 'when one of them (the policemen) falls down.'

11 August 2011 at 17:08  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Well done YG.

You know, I was only thinking yesterday about the irony of a photo some time back, of the youth who pretended to be pointing a gun at Camerons head on his visit to Salford.

11 August 2011 at 17:35  
Anonymous not a machine said...

BOJO first blood !

i note of those that have been through court so far half are under 18 , I saw these sort of kids 10yrs ago ,not only from broken homes but left to a lord of the flies liberal culture .

they always talk from the perpesctive of middle class use of drugs and its economy , as harmless , yet on some estates its organised crime and getting kids on stuff early , perhaps bought as some sort of glam middleclass lifestyle . 90%of the Uks heroine comes from Afghanistan , so whose helping get the stuff in for this mayhem and cost ?

11 August 2011 at 18:12  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Your Grace

The Inspector General commends the custodial sentances handed out by the justices so early on. IG expected fines of £ 100, no doubt did most of the rioters ! Perhaps the next time they'll think twice...

11 August 2011 at 18:21  
Blogger Corporal Jones said...

Don't panic, don't panic.

We will stick it up 'em.

11 August 2011 at 18:23  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

I here Paddy was up before the Court today, for smashing the screen on his laptop and trying to loot ebay.

11 August 2011 at 19:51  
Anonymous Fibber Magee said...

I thought I saw a fresh outbreak of rioting on the TV but it was a trailer for the new film 'Planet of the Apes'

11 August 2011 at 20:02  
Anonymous MrJ said...

In the absence of attribution, the inference is that the artwork is by Himself Alone, and to him is due the honour for this, no less than for the written pieces for which he is widely admired (and never mind detractors).

Ann Barnhardt is a brave gun toter for real, in the land where the Federal Constitution assures the people the right to bear arms. (She is not Swiss.)

On a more sombre downbeat: many a truth is shown by pictorial jest.

Lighter note, but solemn warning.

11 August 2011 at 20:11  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr J,

It is difficult (if not impossible) to credit when they are sent in by email without attribution. His Grace enjoys photoshop, but these are of a different order and quite beyond him. If any readers or communicants know the artists, His Grace will be happy to credit them.

11 August 2011 at 20:15  
Anonymous tony b said...

Some of these must be pictures from Bullingdon Club dinners.

11 August 2011 at 20:18  
Anonymous MrJ said...

Disclaimer at 20:15 respectfully noted, but then all honour for collecting and exhibiting (perhaps the OK word is "curating").

It is encouraging to know that such picture-making activity is flourishing and widespread and made so freely available, to entertain and edify.

11 August 2011 at 20:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howe played the race caed eh wot ?

11 August 2011 at 20:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11 August 2011 at 20:36  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

I knew Sooty would be involved, Paul Daniels should of pressed charges.

11 August 2011 at 21:02  
Anonymous tony b said...

Is the only difference between these riots and a Bullingdon Club dinner the fact that the rioters can't afford to pay for the damage afterwards?

11 August 2011 at 22:05  
Anonymous MrJ said...

Mr tony b: Is it not the reputed custom that Pater pays (perhaps after robbing Pal)?

11 August 2011 at 22:19  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

All the jokey photoshop things are here I think. Typical British humour in a crisis. I remember the 7/7 atrocity and the We Are Not Scared site too. :)

12 August 2011 at 06:17  
Anonymous tory boys never grow up said...

Perhaps picture of Cameron and Johnson on their holidays would be more appropriate. Just imagine what would have the reaction of most here if the riots had happened while Brown/Blair had been on holiday and then they came back and blamed the police for not being tough enough. The stink of hypocrisy is pretty overpowering.

12 August 2011 at 13:16  
Anonymous tory boys never grow up said...

The basic questions that need to be answered are why the policing that was employed in London on Wednesday and elsewhere from Thursday was not employed from Sunday night onwards - and who is prepared to accept responsibility for that failure? This is not a question of resources, and the delay meant that more police resources and costs had to be incurred. Until Cameron/Johnson answer the question they should stop all the posturing.

12 August 2011 at 13:23  
Anonymous tony b said...

Tory boy, why is it not a question of resources? I presume you realise that the police were able to increase numbers on subsequent nights by cancelling leave and borrowing officers from other forces? You can't do that kind of thing before a problem has happened.

12 August 2011 at 19:53  
Anonymous tory boys never grow up said...

Tony b

Because of the delay I suspect more policeman had to be put in place and for even longer than was the case. If there had been an increase in the number of police employed on Sunday night following the problems on Saturday - I suspect the problem would have been nipped in the bud. One of the reason why the looters carried on on Monday and Tuesday night is because they saw how it had been sucessful on previous nights - they could get away with it because the polcie response was delayed. A stict in time saves nine as they say.

Policemen get their leave cancelled and get called into other areas - it goes with the territory.

12 August 2011 at 21:52  

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