Ice Road Truckers

Canadians don’t seem to mind the cold. With the recent Arctic temperatures that have hit North America (I refuse to use that stupid American soundbite thet’s being bandied about by the Yanks to explain an anticyclonic wind emanating from the North Pole) it seems like only the Yanks are whinging and moaning about how cold it is outside – Pussies!

Why don’t they take a leaf out of the Canada’s book and have a go at building themselves one of these….

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A Chevrolet 2500HD truck chassis with a body shell made from nearly five tonnes of ice, complete with mirrors, door handles and hanging air freshener. They started it up and took it for a wee jaunt through the streets of Ontario.

The OTHER Football

Coach Lasso

I’m more of a Rugby fan myself, but I do know enough about football to NOT call it Soccer, unlike our American cousins across the pond. So imagine my delight when I came across a very funny American comedian taking the piss out of Americans and their poor knowledge of the rules surrounding the “beautiful game”….the other football 🙂

This skit, for NBC’s advert campaign of their coverage of the Premier League this season (every game, every week, live), portrays Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) having just arrived in England to coach the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur, and he’s realizing it’s football…. Just not as he knew it.

My favourite line…..”How many countries does this country have?”

Jumpers for goalposts anyone?

Fox News – Ho Lee Fuk

Fox News Asiana FlightFox News have trumped themselves yet again. This time, one of their affiliates, KTVU, broadcast fake names and touted them as the genuine names of the flight crew of the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco last week.

It seems that the bogus names were mistakenly confirmed by a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) intern, but the news channel never bothered to confirm the identity or position of the NTSB intern.

The presenter apologised for the error after a commercial break, but video of the report has already gone viral across the internet.

It is not clear how the gaffe originated, but the NTSB said one of its interns mistakenly confirmed the names in good faith when contacted by someone at KTVU.

It’s a long known fact that Fox News, or as I prefer to call them – Faux News – are THE most biased, right wing, xenophobic and unprofessional news corporation on the planet. The fact that they are owned by the arch deviant himself, Robert Murdoch, speaks volumes. Their record of piss-poor journalism is well and truly intact.

Star Spangled Clanger

God Bless America

He only had to do ONE THING!! Seems this young man got a little carried away with himself with his cymbals. Poor kid. And it’s not like it’s a difficult instrument to master.

Other things to watch out for are:-

1 – 0:35 The six kids who failed their band exams and who are not allowed perform the national anthem.
2 – 0:45 The Black kid standing against the back wall who cannot be fucked being there with zero enthusiasm whatsoever.
3 – 0:56 The Indian kid holding the flag with far too much enthusiasm whilst staring up at the roof the whole time, and who doesn’t move a muscle.
4 – 1:25 The short kid in the middle realizes he may get whacked in the face by the drummer standing next to him.

Give me the Amhrán na bhFiann any day of the week 🙂

Dumb Americans And Their Guns

The Daily Show Once again those crazy Americans and their love for guns has made for good cannon fodder (excuse the pun) for The Daily Show team when one gun nut and his idiotic logic made for hilarious viewing. Gun control is once again a hot topic in the United States, after 2012 seemed to be rife with mass shootings. Very recently, a bill failed to pass in the U.S. senate, which would have allowed for mandatory ‘deeper’ background checks. Correspondent John Oliver made a trip down under to interview former Prime Minister, John Howard and to find out how Australia managed to bring in laws to combat their history of mass shootings and gun related crime…..because of course, gun control as a concept would NEVER work…..at least not in America. It never ceases to amaze me why Americans are so attached to need, this right, to own and brandish a gun. Rather than setting about laws to prevent people owning a gun, why not attack it from a different angle and regulate the sale of ammunition. In the US, ammunition can be bought over the counter in grocery stores for fucksake! It might be the same deal in Canada, I don’t know. But you don’t hear Canadians going on and on about how their founding fathers made the country what it is with the help of a gun, not do you hear them spouting off about rights enshrined in a constitutional amendment!


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Sarah Palin – Thicker Than Pig Shit

sarah palinSarah Palin was in the news today, with yet show-piece which only serves to show the rest of the world how STUPID she really is, and how STUPID Americans who would actually vote for her also are.

What did she do this time? Well, she has called for an outright invasion of the Czech Republic, a stable, law abiding Eastern European sovereign state and member of the European Union, because she clearly never paid any fucking attention in Geography class. But then again, how many Americans do you know who could actually place the Czech Republic on a map, or for that matter, even know that it used to be part of a now non-existent country known as Czechoslovakia! Exactly my point.

Anyway, an article from dailycurrent.com , forwarded to me by my good friend Tim Kussmaul, shows exactly how stupid Palin is as it’s clear she got the Czech Republic mixed up with Chechnya.

The article is as follows

In an interview with Fox News, the former governor of Alaska said that although federal investigators have yet to complete their work, the time for action is now.

“We don’t know everything about these suspects yet,” Palin told Fox and Friends this morning, referring to Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who allegedly carried out the Boston Marathon attacks. “But we know they were Muslims from the Czech Republic.

“I betcha I speak for a lot of Americans when I say I want to go over there right now and start teaching those folks a lesson. And let’s not stop at the Czech Republic, let’s go after all Arab countries.

“The Arabians need to learn that they can’t keep comin’ over here and blowing stuff up. Let’s set off a couple of nukes in Islamabad, burn down Prague, then bomb the heck out of Tehran. We need to show them that we mean business.”

Although hosts Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson applauded Palin’s jingoism, they immediately attempted to rectify her multiple geographic errors.

“Well Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan, which isn’t Arab,” Carlson corrected, “and Tehran is the capital of Iran, which is predominantly Persian. But I do see your point.”

“Also Czech Republic isn’t really an Arab or even Muslim country, I don’t think,” Doocy added, “but otherwise what you’re saying makes a lot of sense. I think most Americans wish Obama would step up and lead on this one.”

Palin, however, didn’t take kindly to being corrected and defended her analysis.

“Steve, that’s probably one of the most ignorant things I’ve ever heard. How is Czech Republic not a Muslim country? You saw those brothers, they were Islamic and they were Chechen!”

“Yes there were Muslim and they were ethnic Chechens,” Doocy started, “but they grew up mostly in Kyrgyzstan and the United States. And more importantly, Chechens don’t come from the Czech Republic, they come from Chechnya, which is part of Russia.”

“What’s the difference?” Palin responded. “Isn’t Russia part of the Czech Republic?”

“No, the Czech Republic is a separate country. It’s part of the European Union and a strong NATO ally,” Doocy noted. “But heck, why not? Let’s invade. What could go wrong?”

“Yeah and while we’re at it,” Carlson added, “let’s call the Queen of England and see if the U.K. will join us.”

In a statement released after the interview, Palin attacked Fox News and its “pro-Islamic” and “pro-geography” bias.

“This is just another case of the politically correct liberal media refusing to tell the truth about radical Islam,” she said.

As Tim rightly asked when he emailed me the link, where else than in the USA can a person with such a terrible universal education be seen as a serious politician. Quite right Tim. My answer, I have no fucking idea.

Vote Obama!!

This SUPERBLY animated and edited short from Family Guy and Simpsons animator Lucas Grey concisely articulates a section of Barack Obama’s speech at the 2012 Associated Press Luncheon in which POTUS rips the notion of ‘trickle down’ economics a new one.

If you are an undecided voter, then look no further for a reason why Obama should be re-elected in this upcoming election. Remember when you are casting your ballot this November 6th that this mess was not CREATED by Obama, rather he INHERITED it.

And given that for much of his first term in office, the Republicans have done everything in their power possible to prevent the US from pulling itself up by its bootstraps, whilst maintaining their elitist members exorbitant wealth at the expense of the middle and lower classes across America, think what you would have done when faced with such cronyism and nihilism sitting in opposition.

It’s time to face facts. Tax Cuts to the wealthy do not a stable, growing nation make. A strong middle class that contributes entrepreneurially to every other facet of society is what it takes and that’s exactly what Obama will bring in his second term.