Friday, July 27, 2012

Eddie and Patsy give an AbFab Olympic interview



This is much more in the British tradition of comedy, satire and celebration than the Olympo-fascists who are monitoring every sausage of non-conformity to the draconian rules and regulations being imposed by the IOC.

Quite how C4 got away with using the Olympic rings on a bottle of champagne is unknown. But God help the IOC gestapo if they decide to go after Eddie and Patsy.

89 Comments:

Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Your Grace,

Ab Fab !

27 July 2012 at 12:44  
Blogger parepidemos said...

Absolutely marvellous.

27 July 2012 at 13:39  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Sweetie Darling..such a stylish little blog you have here.Pats thought she found Jesus under a sofa when she was searching for her eyelashes but false alarm, it turned out to be her big stuffed bird handbag instead.We are designing a new collection of Cranmer Christian carry all bags for next season made out of thick skin rhinoceros hide.Will post a freebie for you Sweetie Darling.
Toodle pip we're off to an olympic evangelical 'love in'event.

27 July 2012 at 15:54  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

I thought the five part Twenty Twelve on BBC2 was comedy genius too.

27 July 2012 at 16:33  
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27 July 2012 at 16:42  
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27 July 2012 at 16:46  
Blogger Minnie said...

Faaab!
If only ... Instead, I fear it will be wall-to-wall cringeworthy kitsch.

27 July 2012 at 17:26  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Good to see the UK version of Beavis and Butthead are in the spirit of things, don’t you think...

27 July 2012 at 17:28  
Blogger non mouse said...

non mouse said...

Why, Your Grace, I bet the IOC love this exhibition of English stupidity. Everybody knows that English girls really are this idiotic. Besides, the IOC always wants to show its positively feminist side, especially if females sport rings on their jerseys!!

Why, even the commentator's in on the act, with the pronuncation: "ath-a-leet." Application of Romance/Yorks usage corrects our inferior English adaptation: and the ambiguity allows an interpretation of "ath-alight" ...

And the "lighter" effect, Your Grace, just shows how wrong you are to suspect the IOC of anti-semitism. That's a sort of burning bush racing up behind the dizzy-lizzies, you know. Such a Jewish concept! :))

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Edited re-post: got Blogger to work.

27 July 2012 at 18:42  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

{AHEM} The Inspector has decided against his better judgement to watch the opening ceremony tonight. Well, at least the first ten minutes, on a see how we go basis...

However, he is already casting his thoughts to the closing ceremony. How about simplicity this year for that. To be held in total silence, with just the bodies of the inevitable caught drugs cheats hanging from gibbets.

27 July 2012 at 19:42  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Quite a spectacle, what !

Inspector was impressed, but had to flee the room after about an hour when the cursed ‘modern era’ was reached. Distressing music, and the possibility of a parade of pregnant schoolgirls and drug addled youth, not to mention the chance of a re-creation of inner city blight. It’s the secularists gift to the UK you know...

27 July 2012 at 23:33  
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28 July 2012 at 10:42  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Not quite sure what to make about it all. The only thing that brought a broad smile to me mush was the Bond sequence with Her Majesty (Ernst would, wouldn't he..on me best behaviour last night but there is still 16 days to go..).

Several things struck old Ernsty.

1. Seemed a tad overtly 'multicultural' and even the main music sequence seemed out of kilter with the ethnic ratio's within our country..and they wonder why the majority see themselves swept under the carpet as a kind of embarrassment and some irrelevance to some higher good, despite the truth? Find it hard to imagine South Africa having white people as the highlight of their cultural diversity, what.
2. Ernsty's heart was gladdened at the sight of the sheer size of the groups from Oz and NZ. The cheers must have rang out round J D Witherspoon and other bars and pubs around the capital and beyond. Competent bar staff had finally arrived in the United Kingdom.
3. Ernst was mightily touched by what appeared to be a tribute from the whole USA Squad wearing berets in a gesture to the memory of Frank Spencer..Hmmm Betty!.

The one state that was most conspicuous by its absence... Vatican City.
How Ernst would have loved to see the squad coming out in ceremonial garb, being led by the Black pope as flag carrier, incense swinging in the breeze...A mighty squad could have been assembled with the prospect of adding even more gold to that amassed over the many centuries.

The prospects of the Pope's butler going for the High Jump and Dodo winning a gold in the Synchronized Fibbing mixed team event, to name a few contenders, would have been worth paying the TV license for by itself.

E S Blofeld.

***Breaking News****

The Pope has agreed to umpire the Tennis finals held at Wimbledon and is bring his own chair.

There will be no need for Hawkeye or the 3 objection given to each finalist as the Pope has convinced the IOC that any decision given by him whilst he is seated, will be either in or out on his say so only. They will be inerrant and final. *Cough*

28 July 2012 at 13:02  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Blowfeld

Actually these quips were amusing - al a Dave Allen.

Just one slight mistake. I could never win gold in any Synchronized Fibbing mixed team event as I am a solo performer in another sport.

First place for Slanderous Mendancity, the blue ribbon event in fibbing sports, would most certainly be yours. I'll leave you to consult your almanac whilst stroking your pussy for silver and bronze.

Chortle, chuckles, guffaws and up the Khyber Pass.

28 July 2012 at 13:34  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Dickie @ 28 July 2012 13:34

Bird, Ernst has told you his golden rules before, many times.

It is never nasty or malicious, only ever pointed and insightful..towards bringing gravitas via humour..i.e.taking the mickey out of you or myself, against what really matters in life. It is my modus operandi ;=)

Blofeld

28 July 2012 at 13:43  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

That's what I thought but not this time Ernsty.

Put the record straight and we can move on in a spirit of friendship.

28 July 2012 at 16:22  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Doddy @
28 July 2012 16:22

Put the record straight and we can move on...(Dear bird, what can you mean..What crime novel starts by giving the first chapter, laying out characters etc, then has the last chapter immediately following?, then details what has happened to draw the novel to a close???? *flump* sound of book snapping shut!)
Think ernsty will pass, for the time being, on any suggestion of this occurring any time soon.

...in a spirit of friendship.(As old Oswin might conclude..Eh, yer what..and be forever looking over me shoulder to see what that left wing is concealing in your right claw. Ta but no ta!.

Ernsty prefers for us to stand facing each other on this blog whilst circling, alla 'A Few Dollars More', with the watch chiming away..with guitars strumming and a cornet blasting away and castanets clicking in the background...'When the chimes end pick up your gun, just try and shoot me Duckster'*morricone cackles*

Ernsty 'man with no name' Blofeld

28 July 2012 at 17:03  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

So be it Blowfly the Deluded. I can do no more.

28 July 2012 at 18:38  
Blogger non mouse said...

At 17:03, Mr.b said: As old Oswin might conclude... . Glad you mentioned Oswin, I miss him!

Maybe he just can't be bothered with the non-communicants -- and/or he's on holiday. Whatever the cause of his absence, I hope he's OK.

28 July 2012 at 18:53  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Mighty Mouse, might our man be up to his elbow in birthing sheep at this time of year ?

28 July 2012 at 19:05  
Blogger non mouse said...

PS:

Your Grace: Re the topic and the Flaming creeper behind our two 'awe-fulling' characters. You know, in light of the bush that's burning the house down... ? That's an amazingly prescient comment on the opening-misnamed-"ceremony."

What a digusting, terrible, degrading insult the farce was: to both Her Majesty and Her People...not even to mention the Corgis.

The enemy made infantilised idiots of us all on a world stage. Why, they even inverted the situation and pretended that they are the hosts, who need to introduce our irrelevant Head of State to the world: and in their ugly froggish ... a language they require us all to understand.

The insult is only compounded by the fact that this collection of fragmented circuses is sustained by the bread of the victims. By that I mean all 14.5 billion pieces of it: as projected in 2007. That doesn't allow for inflation though, or for the added insult that, if we're still daft enough to bite, we have to pay for tickets/TV coverage as well.

28 July 2012 at 19:29  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

non mouse

From one communicant to another:

Are you always so positive about life? Such optimism must be a wonderful state of mind.

28 July 2012 at 20:26  
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28 July 2012 at 21:41  
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28 July 2012 at 22:12  
Blogger non mouse said...

Your Grace, I offer a PPS to my post @ 19:29.

However: ... we should not ignore the advantages of presenting our previously-leading nation to the world in this light.

Whether or not the producers intended it, their work manifests the truth of our situation, and it warns all people watching of what they also face: unless we pull our best together and do something about it. We need to forge and preserve a worthwhile world for the generation that lighted the Olympic Torch.

I already suspect that our "geriatric" McCartney, singing "Hey Jude," is in fact a wise old man: warning us all to take our "sad song and make it better."** The silly waving and hand-holding that accompanied the singing ... can represent an attention-getting device.

Perhaps, as some have suggested elsewhere, we can also construe Churchill's statue as angrily waving a stick at the carry-on; and Victoria's images as being "not amused" ... for indeed HM herself looked similarly unimpressed.

On reflection, it may also signify that the person who collects and chaperones HM is a grim-looking undercover agent James Bond, whose missions have always involved ... well, saving Western Civilisation and, by extension, the world.

So maybe... just maybe... we would be justified in applying such a reading. Certainly so if we were to derive inspiration from the tragedy, and if we then acted to "make [the sad song] better."

In such a scenario, we would have used the Olympic Platform to assert our other historic role: that of an inspiring and leading nation.
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**This would consist with my reading of McCartney's Jubilee performance. There, he first sang a tribute to HM's vow of "I'll be True to you." Continuing, under the shadow of a tower that resembled Babel, he used his mystery tour, encouraging us to "Let it [Babel] Be." Then, as Babel exploded/imploded in continual fireworks, he exhorted us to "Live and Let [it] Die." He finally took off his plain, dark jacket to reveal its lining: a vivid Union Flag.

28 July 2012 21:41 [edited to add the Bond comment]

28 July 2012 22:12

28 July 2012 at 22:21  
Blogger bluedog said...

mon mouse @ 22.21 says, ...Victoria's images as being "not amused"'.

As a young child this communicant lived in Windsor and recalls that outside the castle gate is a fine statue of Victoria that became standard issue around the Empire. With her sceptre pointed imperiously at the ground in front of her, Victoria's statue was always known as 'Lady, pick up your orange peel'.

But back to the Olympics. One couldn't help thinking, in fact it was obvious, that if it had not been for the achievements of the British over many centuries most of the competitors would simply not exist. Competitors ignorant of that fact were given a gentle reminder by the commentators reading out so many names among the torch bearers ending with, CBE, OBE and MBE.

28 July 2012 at 23:30  
Blogger non mouse said...

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29 July 2012 at 01:18  
Blogger non mouse said...

Funny about VR, Mr. bluedog @ 23:30! Lived in Windsor very briefly myself; I still remember, from a pub there, the most glorious Stilton I ever tasted. But that was back when all Stilton was Stilton... . Just one more thing we've lost. On the Olympics- umm, I missed it, if they mentioned Runnymede :) )

Also on the Olympics, I agree that sports competition is one aspect of Western Civilisation to which we've especially contributed. As I see it, part of that process stemmed from traditions that involved Celts and Anglo-Saxons in preserving, adapting, and propagating good things from Mediterranean sources, especially the Hebrew and Greek. After all, we did not invent the Olympics or even competitive sports which, I suspect, have more general roots in military training. btw: I do look forward to the Equitation sections.

As far as last night is concerned, I'm exploring how the programme wove our contributions into the philosophical/literary. Right now I'm re-reading The
Tempest
: because they used it-- and what with Brave New World an' all :)[all those babies in battery farms]

On early consideration, this approach might confirm a theme common to both spectacles ... about usurpation of power and its relation to freedom and servitude.

...
By accident or design, our very expensive big noise might all be a bit more cohesive than it first seemed.

29 July 2012 at 01:23  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

For Souris from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

"Go boil your bottom
your mother was a hamster
and your father smelt of elderberries"

French Taunt.. you tube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8yjNbcKkNY

29 July 2012 at 02:04  
Blogger bluedog said...

non mouse @ 01.23, there is no doubt that the Olymic Games are hugely positive despite the somewhat dictatorial franchise management that goes on. It is essential that the Games remain apolitical and non-partisan. Getting the whole of humanity pointing in one direction for two weeks is a very considerable achievement and the IOC should be congratulated on their success in doing so.

Of course it is beyond various media and political commentators to resist the temptation to push certain barrows. For example one couldn't help notice all the claptrap about equality. Huh? There's no equality on the winners podium and men and women compete in different events.

More diversity than equality.

29 July 2012 at 10:14  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

bluedog: "For example one couldn't help notice all the claptrap about equality. Huh? There's no equality on the winners podium and men and women compete in different events."

You're equivocating between equality of opportunity and equality of achievement; a common misunderstanding of what equality normally means in politics.

29 July 2012 at 11:22  
Blogger bluedog said...

Mr DanJo, I agree with your point. There is complete equality of opportunity before a race starts.

Then there is a winner.

29 July 2012 at 12:43  
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29 July 2012 at 12:48  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Yes. A true meritocracy requires equality of opportunity to get the best to enter the race in the first place.

29 July 2012 at 12:50  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

DanJ0. ...equality of opportunity...

One wonders where this is going today...

29 July 2012 at 14:13  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Mighty Mouse. The finest Stilton is still to be found at M+S. It is indeed amongst the most interesting of cheeses, and enjoys a unusually broad range between excellence and mediocrity. Along with wines, if it is not offered at premium price, one should rightly be suspicious at what you have before you...

29 July 2012 at 14:21  
Blogger John Magee said...

Noticably absent from the Boyle's opening Olympic Ceremony tableaux entitled "Green and Pleasant Land", which supposedly represents rural England a couple hundred years ago, was the Medieval village parish church with their beautiful square towers which are a ubiquitous part of the English landscape today. There were however 4 pagan Maypoles. The only remote concession, and it was inaccurate, to Britain's almost 2,000 years of Christian history was a "tree" on top of a hill which looks remarkably like Glastonbury Tor. I guess this was supposed to be the Holy Thorn Tree believed to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea near the present ruins of Glastonbury Abbey. A graft of that orginal tree still grew at Wearyall Hill, about a 2 km from Glastonbury Tor, until it was attacked by some by axe-wielding lunatics in 2011. The tree on top of Glastonbury Tor in the "Green and Pleasant land" does not exist on the real Glastonbury Tor. The tree looks suspiciously like an oak tree to me. This must have pleased all the pagans and British Druids watching. What really does exist at the summit of Glastonbury Tor is a handsome Medieval square church tower which is all that remains of St. Michael's Church. Once a destination for Medieval piligrims. Will someone in the know correct me if I am wrong about this mix up? I seem to remember that the Holy Thorn Tree hacked in 2011 grew on Wearyall Hill which is a about a 2 km from Glastonbury Tor. Christophobia triumphs again. Had this been an Olympic Games opening ceremony in some Middle Eastern Muslim country, an impossible concept, we can be assured that there would be at least one obnoxioulsy large mosque with 300 meter tall minarets as part of a charming tableaux of those happy Bedouin's wandering around and around desert beating their wives and bowing toward Mecca five times every day.

29 July 2012 at 17:11  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Mr Magee

I know you've been accused of antisemiticism but is there any need to swing into simplistic stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims? It is equally unbecoming.

29 July 2012 at 17:47  
Blogger John Magee said...

Dodo the Dude

Stereotyping exists because of observed or documented patterns of group behavior over a period of time. It can be good or bad deepending who is making the stereotyping and if it's accurate. Liberal Christophobes are experts at. They refuse, however, to point out the positive stereotyping of Christianity of which there is plenty of documentation if you care to read the history of Western Christian Civiliztion. If you don't like or appreciate what I said about Islam which was intended to be sarcastic. Sue me. I can assure you that minority Christians in Nigeria, Pakistan,Egypt,Southern Sudan, Lebanon,Indonesia,Iran, Iraq, and any other majority Muslim nation today where minority Christians exist and are brutally persecuted those Christians have tons of valid stereotyping of Islam they would like to share with you. Here's a quote by the gerat English Catholic writer Hillaire Belloc he made in a book written in 1936 called "The Great Heresies" he wrote some honest stereotyping about Islam we all need to heed:

Millions of modern people of the white civilization-that is, the civilization of Europe and America- have forgotten all about Islam. They never come in contact with it. They take for granted that it is decaying, and that, anyway, it is just a foreign religion which will not concern them. It is, as a fact, the most formidable and persistent enemy which our civilization has had, and may at any moment become as large a menace in the future as it has been in the past."

How about these stereotypings of Islam written by Winston Churchill when he was young man after he returned home to England after his travels in Africa and the Middle East in the late 1890's?

"Indeed it is evident that Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, must always exert a modifying influence on men's passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccination. But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness

""How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

"Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."

29 July 2012 at 19:45  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Mr Magee

I don't need a lesson in first grade history or quotes.

The men you quote were talking about the religion of Islam. Your comment was a cheap shot about individuals.

" ... happy Bedouin's wandering around and around desert beating their wives and bowing toward Mecca five times every day."

Hardly in the same league as Hilaire Belloc or Winston Churchill.

29 July 2012 at 19:57  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

The Inspector loathes Islam. There are of course converts to it in England, but erudite examples are apparently thin on the ground. Those that do come to our attention do so invariably as a result of criminal proceedings against them.

Thought this might be of help, chaps...

29 July 2012 at 20:10  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

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29 July 2012 at 20:23  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Your Grace,

The best bit was when Her Majesty [ Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of G-d, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas],showed she still has the acrobatic ability of a twenty year old, by parachuting into the Olympic Games! And of course Ernsty's nemesis 007 was there to guard her all the way. Thank G-d for our Queen, our Commander in Chief!

G-d save the Queen!

29 July 2012 at 20:26  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Oh, John Magee is even being nasty to Mr Dodo now. Poor Mr Dodo.

29 July 2012 at 20:27  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

I say, John Magee is new to this site, and a welcome addition in this man’s opinion. He comes across as a right wing Christian, and he’s an RC too ! Top form, what !

The Inspector believes we should cut the fellow some slack as he accustomises himself to the nuances of the regular contributors..

What do you say team ?

29 July 2012 at 20:38  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector

Most certainly and my exchanges with Mr Magee will continue to be polite. I mean he's had a tough enough time already from some on here.

29 July 2012 at 21:56  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Ps

What's with "team"? Don't youmean "communicants"?

29 July 2012 at 21:58  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

{AHEM} You are right Dodo, ‘communicants’ it should be. The Inspector is not the leader here. Not yet, at least :->

29 July 2012 at 22:35  
Blogger John Magee said...

Respected Inspector

Thank for the thumbs up. Bless you!I am all you said and more that left wingers might dislike and find offensive: I am a proud traditionalist and right winger, 100% politically incorrect, and an in your face pain in the rump to left wing liberal nit wits. I am also a loyal Roman Catholic and a friend of High Church Anglicanism as well as an admirer of the British Monarchy. Who ever doesn't like me or what I post hates true diversity. My posts have usually quoted people to make my point and are not stuff I made up.

PAX VOBISCUM

29 July 2012 at 22:38  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
Do be more careful! You'll aggitate our deluded self-styled resident "slueth" - defender of the free world. This casual comment will be seen evidence of a 'master-mind' mystery blogger, who surfaces in polynominal guise, to coin an expression, intending to take over the blog enroute to world control.

So long as YOU only DID this in error!

MrMagee
More of a "heads up" than a "thumbs up", I'd say.

Welcome to the Cranmer and its many strange and wonderful characters.

29 July 2012 at 22:52  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Magee, my dear Sir, the Inspector could have penned all that himself. Welcome to the virtual palace of the ghost of Archbishop Cranmer. Our host is a true Anglican, though what he makes of the his church today is anybody’s guess...

29 July 2012 at 22:57  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector

Are you the elusive "ubiquitous one-man inquisition" ever ready, always waiting to pounce?

29 July 2012 at 23:23  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Hannah

Do your auntie and uncle know you are up so late playing with your computer? Lucky for you there's no school in the morning. Now off to bed with you.

29 July 2012 at 23:33  
Blogger John Magee said...

Dodo

How sick is the cult of Islam when in it's madrassa's from Indodnesia to half way across the world in the Gaza Strip mullah's and imams train young boys to study only the Koran and to become future suicide bombers yet teach them nothing about math, science, history. or geography? I'm also curious what are your impressions of Palestinian mothers who tell the world's cable news stations they are PROUD that their young son or daughter will become or was a "martyr" for Allah by killing themselves along with innocent Israeli Jews, Arab Christians, and other Muslims in a crowded market place? All of this evil is, of course, inspired by the Koran and the Hadiths. It will only get worse.

29 July 2012 at 23:55  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Mr Magee

I do know about the evils of the Islamic religious system.

Are you stupid?

30 July 2012 at 00:14  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Tell me, Mr Magee, given your well documented, very negative views about the modern state of Israel and Judaism, what do you think the solution to the Middle East conflict might be?

I'd also be interested to learn whether you consider Israel the frontline in the defence of Western democracy and Christianity from Islam?

30 July 2012 at 00:52  
Blogger John Magee said...

Dodo.

You have no idea what my real opinions are about the modern State of Israel really are. You assume too much. I believe Israel has a right to exist. But I also believe the forced expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians in early 1948 from their farms and out of their ancient villages by the UN to make way for hundreds of thousands of European Holocaust survivors was not an auspicious beginning for modern Israel on May 15, 1948. How is my posting the vile and hateful quotes atcually made by the former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef, quoted from a front page headline article in the October 18, 2010 issue of The Jerusalem Post (just of of his many bigoted rants he made during his long miserable life about gentiles) or my quotes posted by certain racist Hasidic Lubavichers in any way "antisemitic"? I posted their own words verbatim. No people or nation, not even Jews or Israel is beyond the criticism of having their bigots and haters exposed. Anglicans, Catholics and all Christians have our share of hypocrisy from the past. We hear about it ad nauseum in the media and in documentaries all the time. Is Israel a frontline of defence in the Middle East? Yes. But Israel acts 100% in Israel's interests and doesn't care about any other nation unless that country is useful for Israel's survival and that's fine. All countries do the same. The recent memorial to the Red Army dedicated by Russian President Putin outside Jerusalem says a lot about how Israel can play both sides. Let's just be honest about that fact. May I ask if you care about the tens of millions of Christians killed by the Soviet Union from 1917 -1991 or the 25 million Slavic Christians killed by the pagan Nazi's from 1939 -1945? Do you even know that many Christians were slaughtered by the atheistic Communists and the pagan Nazi's? If not may I ask you to search: Holodomor... the forced Ukrainian famine from 1931 to 1934 when at least 7 million Ukrainians were forcibly starved to death because they refused to give up their private farms snd join Soviet collective farms. One Soviet Union sympathizer and Cambridge University graduate who worked for the Manchester Guardian, his name was Malcolm Muggeridge, when to the USSR in the early 1930's to live permanently in that heaven on earth socialist paradise and saw first hand the Ukrainian famine and since he was an honest man reported about the horrors he saw and was fired by the left wing MG. Muggeridge was an atheist but by the time he died in the early 1990's became a Roman Catholic.

30 July 2012 at 04:05  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Dodo,

LOL, your soooo funny! (not!).

30 July 2012 at 09:25  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

"Dodo.

You have no idea what my real opinions are about the modern State of Israel really are." *Grinning from crusty old ear lobe to ear lobe*

"LOL, your soooo funny! (not!)." err..(IS!)

Blofeld

30 July 2012 at 10:38  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Hannah
I wasn't joking.

Blowfly
That imagery is disgusting! Do ask nurse to syringe your ears.

30 July 2012 at 23:41  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Mr Magee

Lets stay with Israel, Islam and Palestine, shall we?

I enquired about your solution to the current Middle East situation. All you've done is bang on about the past and referenced situations elsewhere.

How do you think the current situation in the Middle East should be resolved?

31 July 2012 at 01:31  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Dodo,

And here was me thinking you had a sense of irony. Poor old you, but if you want to be like that then I can't stop you.

31 July 2012 at 11:37  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Her shadow lurks like Lorca's huge violet coloured mosquito
pzzzzzzzzzzz SWAT!

31 July 2012 at 14:56  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

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31 July 2012 at 15:12  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Cressida

Now referring to some one as a mosquito and pretending to squash that person isn't very Christian is it?

31 July 2012 at 15:13  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Who's pretending?Bugger off and leave poor little Doddles alone.Underneath all that bravado he is a sensitive fragile fleur and it is my Christian duty to protect him.

31 July 2012 at 15:45  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Cressida

I did get that impression, that Doodles is indeed a sensitive man, as can be seen by his numerous blogging efforts. OK Cressida you win, I shall only address him on this blog if he addresses me first.

31 July 2012 at 15:54  
Blogger Paul Twigg said...

Just a thought here. Dodo may be many things but a "sensitive fragile fleur" ??! Oh good Lord, that's cheered me up after a bad day...

31 July 2012 at 16:09  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Does this mean I get to be a Twiggy groupie as well!

31 July 2012 at 16:21  
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31 July 2012 at 19:38  
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31 July 2012 at 19:40  
Blogger Paul Twigg said...

Twiggy is how my friends refer to me, I trust that despite my association with a certain Kavanagh girl (her twin is much more on your wavelength), that you would feel free to call me as such, although as I've noted you like wit, humour and irony, I'm afraid to say that caught in the middle of of Dodo "The Dude" and Hannah "Chutzpah" Kavanagh, that my name would be nothing more than Paul "Interesting" Twigg

31 July 2012 at 19:41  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Twiggy,

Nooooo, don't join "cruella" De Nova and the Dodo "the ghastly Dude" crew. Come on and be a smarty; join the Kavanagh party!

31 July 2012 at 20:40  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

cressida
Why thank you for recognising I am a "sensitive fragile fleur" in need of a modern day Maid of Orleans.

Hannah
Irony only really works between grown-ups. And 'crews' is such a working class concept.

How are your broken legs?

1 August 2012 at 01:17  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Dodo,

That's very kind of you to ask- my legs are healing nicely thankyou.

It's my birthday today, so I'm feeling bittersweet as I usually do today.

1 August 2012 at 15:38  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Broken legs and a birthday...enough already you are making me cry. Never mind things could be worse. You could have broken arms as well,or is that for next week.

1 August 2012 at 16:58  
Blogger Paul Twigg said...

Hannah,

A birthday is bittersweet?

Take no notice of the party pooper,

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!"

1 August 2012 at 17:43  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Paul,

My birthday is bittersweet because my mom died giving birth to me and my sister. Anyway, better get going- lots of people are coming over in about half an hour for our joint celebration. Hope said housemate gets back in time.

1 August 2012 at 19:22  
Blogger Paul Twigg said...

Hannah,

I do apologize for any insensitivity on my part. I am sure said flatmate will be along shortly.

1 August 2012 at 19:37  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Twiggy,

That's OK, flatmate is doing a wonderful job entertaining everyone, Rachel needs some more wine (not that I'm a matchmaker or anything!) and I had a tribute to Dodo on my blog.

1 August 2012 at 21:33  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Happy birthday Hannah - 13 years at last and all your teenage years await you! Try to resist the urge to do the 'conga' - not good with broken legs!

And may God rest your parents and keep them in His arms. I am sure they are both proud of you.

Mr Twigg, call me nosey, but did I read somewhere it is your birthday tomorrow?

1 August 2012 at 21:36  
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1 August 2012 at 21:51  
Blogger Paul Twigg said...

Dodo,

Yes, it is my birthday tomorrow. And the importance of that revelation is?!

1 August 2012 at 21:52  
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1 August 2012 at 21:54  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Dodo,

I'm actually 26 and not 13!. You are quite sarcastic, but I think that you have a heart somewhere. You know it is very difficult to know that a parent had the choice of abortion or a risky pregnancy. It is difficult for me.

1 August 2012 at 21:56  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Hannah

I can understand it being a burden. It means you appreciate more than most the self-giving involved in motherhood. It may also means you have to justify her decision to yourself by somehow 'proving your 'worth'.

Your mother gave her life for you and your sister knowing she could have saved herself. I'm sure she would be saddened to hear you find this difficult. Just say a prayer to God for her, thank her and live your own life. This is what she wants for you - it's what every parent wants! You have nothing to 'prove'.

Ps
You really shouldn't tell fibs about your age and I do hope you have only had one glass (small) of cider.

1 August 2012 at 23:22  
Blogger Hannah Kavanagh said...

Hi Dodo,

That is very kind of you. As it seems likely that I am about to be booted off this blog because I can't spell properly (English is one of 3 languages I use), I shall wish you Shalom. I don't think you will see me for a while. G-d bless.

2 August 2012 at 00:32  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Hannah

That was just the 'Bish's way of welcoming you.

Look after yourself.

2 August 2012 at 01:15  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Dodo will miss you Hannah in spite of what you may think.He loves vulnerable communicants. You being on the blog has enabled him to manifest his best character traits,loyalty,
being the most obvious one.

2 August 2012 at 02:48  

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