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Old 03-28-2011, 10:30 PM   #211
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Haggis! Negro stop... you are going to cause a rift between the US and the UK! Not.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:50 PM   #212
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Sundae sorry for the over US political references this thread is dominated by. If it makes you feel better here are two for you:
(I hope you find it funny and not offensive)
No apologies needed, I've said before this is an American board. I just never know if it's me missing something, or a cultural thing I'm never going to get.

And thanks for the British ones. Absolutely no offense! I'm not an ardent Royalist and laugh at humour far closer to the bone from UK comedians. I felt proper at home.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:15 PM   #213
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Here's something for both sides of the pond.


Arnold Schwarzenegger (Governor of California and movie star) with Boris Johnson (Mayor of London) on Boris bikes.

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Old 03-31-2011, 07:58 PM   #214
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And thanks for the British ones. Absolutely no offense! I'm not an ardent Royalist and laugh at humour far closer to the bone from UK comedians. I felt proper at home.
I realise this is a pics thread, and I am breaking the rules posting a vid, but hey I'm a rebel!

Just to give an example of the general lack of respect afforded the royals on TV:

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:28 PM   #215
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I think it's funny that Americans think we'll get really pissed of if they mock the royal family. But then they are often horrified by the lack of "respect" in Prime Minister's Question Time and peed when we Brits show little reverence for the president etc. It's just a different culture -like we touched on the the titles thing.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:34 PM   #216
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Bizarre really. In so many ways British culture is more deferential, and yet in other ways so much less so.

It's a trade-off I guess. We accept the class system (less so now but still) and the royal right to rule, but it's still a contract of a kind. And part of that contract is our right to pillory.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:39 AM   #217
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:17 AM   #218
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good one grav!
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:50 AM   #219
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No apologies needed, I've said before this is an American board. I just never know if it's me missing something, or a cultural thing I'm never going to get.
We aspire to be a human board though, so call us on it when we get to into ourselves.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:14 AM   #220
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I never think you're up yourselves when it comes to your nationality, otherwise I wouldn't be here.

It's just that sometimes things sail so far over my head I need help.
Usually it's cultural.
Sometimes I'm just thick

I keep wanting to post clips from The 10 o' Clock Show, but they'd require so much back story that they really wouldn't be funny any more. If a joke goes back more then two years it's pretty hard to translate all the nuances.

I see everyone here as a human being and an individual.
But I accept that political humour has a limited audience.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:09 AM   #221
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Us asking for clarification on one of these pics is just like one of the Merkin dwellars asking for a Brit-US translation on some of our slang.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:09 PM   #222
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Oh do post more clips, SG -I'm stranded in the desert here! Or throw me an S and I'll be much happier.....
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:54 AM   #223
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I couldn't care less about politics. But, this is funny.

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:27 AM   #224
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That's a classic, grav.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:13 PM   #225
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This one might sting a little, but its still funny.

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