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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby rjsterry » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:19 am

Stevo 666 wrote:Don't worry, I didn't expect everyone to get it.


I'm not entirely sure you did either, but never mind.
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 14:04 pm

rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:Don't worry, I didn't expect everyone to get it.


I'm not entirely sure you did either, but never mind.

You didn't try to explain your point so I didn't bother to think about it. Got dose of 'rickitis'? :wink:
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Robert88 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 14:52 pm

Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Ballysmate wrote:The super woke Justin Trudeau being outed as the Al Jolson of politics.

Anyone who had looked into him in any detail knew he was not quite what he seemed.

In what way? (I haven't paid too much attention to him tbh).

In any event, more than a little embarrassing. Imagine the forum activity this would generate if it was BoJo or Trump.


In their case it would be "Dog Bites Man" whereas this is more like "Man Bites Dog". Do you see the difference?

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby rjsterry » Sat Sep 21, 2019 15:34 pm

Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:Don't worry, I didn't expect everyone to get it.


I'm not entirely sure you did either, but never mind.

You didn't try to explain your point so I didn't bother to think about it. Got dose of 'rickitis'? :wink:


It's a white guy playing a white guy. It's taking the p*ss out of middle class, suburban, white kids adopting inner city black street culture because they think it's cool, but not really getting it.
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 15:38 pm

rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:Don't worry, I didn't expect everyone to get it.


I'm not entirely sure you did either, but never mind.

You didn't try to explain your point so I didn't bother to think about it. Got dose of 'rickitis'? :wink:


It's a white guy playing a white guy. It's taking the p*ss out of middle class, suburban, white kids adopting inner city black street culture because they think it's cool, but not really getting it.

Not exactly. It's a white guy playing an Asian character who is pretending to be black.

https://youtu.be/QaZbrqE1CF4
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby rjsterry » Sat Sep 21, 2019 16:28 pm

Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:Don't worry, I didn't expect everyone to get it.


I'm not entirely sure you did either, but never mind.

You didn't try to explain your point so I didn't bother to think about it. Got dose of 'rickitis'? :wink:


It's a white guy playing a white guy. It's taking the p*ss out of middle class, suburban, white kids adopting inner city black street culture because they think it's cool, but not really getting it.

Not exactly. It's a white guy playing an Asian character who is pretending to be black.

https://youtu.be/QaZbrqE1CF4


The character's 'real' name is Alistair Leslie Graham. Baron Cohen has stated that he was loosely based on Tim Westwood.
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 18:13 pm

rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:Don't worry, I didn't expect everyone to get it.


I'm not entirely sure you did either, but never mind.

You didn't try to explain your point so I didn't bother to think about it. Got dose of 'rickitis'? :wink:


It's a white guy playing a white guy. It's taking the p*ss out of middle class, suburban, white kids adopting inner city black street culture because they think it's cool, but not really getting it.

Not exactly. It's a white guy playing an Asian character who is pretending to be black.

https://youtu.be/QaZbrqE1CF4


The character's 'real' name is Alistair Leslie Graham. Baron Cohen has stated that he was loosely based on Tim Westwood.

You learn something every day.

So it's a white guy playing a white character who is pretending to be black. An important distinction in this critical debate :)
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby rjsterry » Sat Sep 21, 2019 19:10 pm

Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:
rjsterry wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:Don't worry, I didn't expect everyone to get it.


I'm not entirely sure you did either, but never mind.

You didn't try to explain your point so I didn't bother to think about it. Got dose of 'rickitis'? :wink:


It's a white guy playing a white guy. It's taking the p*ss out of middle class, suburban, white kids adopting inner city black street culture because they think it's cool, but not really getting it.

Not exactly. It's a white guy playing an Asian character who is pretending to be black.

https://youtu.be/QaZbrqE1CF4


The character's 'real' name is Alistair Leslie Graham. Baron Cohen has stated that he was loosely based on Tim Westwood.

You learn something every day. And for you, an important debate won :)


Absolutely :lol: Next time that comes up in a pub quiz...

As it happens, Baron Cohen did get some stick from people who thought the character's back story was just a cover for mocking black street culture. Who knows?
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Rick Chasey » Sat Sep 21, 2019 19:17 pm

Ballysmate wrote:
Rick Chasey wrote:
Ballysmate wrote:Should I, as a white male, feel affronted that Whacko tried to white up? Or should that be whiteface?
Is the term 'paleface' suitable or is it offensive?


Should you, as someone who doesn’t self identify as a thicko, understand and consider the historical context of racism, before making stupid remarks?


Thicko? That's not a very enlightened expression for a 'woke' person like yourself is it?
Intellectually challenged, if you don't mind, you humourless tw@t.


Oh sorry, it was a joke? In what way?

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Ballysmate » Sat Sep 21, 2019 20:14 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:
Ballysmate wrote:
Rick Chasey wrote:
Ballysmate wrote:Should I, as a white male, feel affronted that Whacko tried to white up? Or should that be whiteface?
Is the term 'paleface' suitable or is it offensive?


Should you, as someone who doesn’t self identify as a thicko, understand and consider the historical context of racism, before making stupid remarks?


Thicko? That's not a very enlightened expression for a 'woke' person like yourself is it?
Intellectually challenged, if you don't mind, you humourless tw@t.


Oh sorry, it was a joke? In what way?


Did you honestly take that to be a serious comment, believing that I would be affronted by MJ's changing appearance?
If so, you will be able to walk down the street, wearing your 'thicko' label with pride.

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Rick Chasey » Sat Sep 21, 2019 20:26 pm

Just do some better jokes next time. That are, you know, like a joke and funny.

See is as a favour to the humourless.

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Matthewfalle » Sat Sep 21, 2019 20:30 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:Just do some better jokes next time. That are, you know, like a joke and funny.

See is as a favour to the humourless.


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This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

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He's right you know.

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 23:32 pm

Is it irony when Rick is having a go at someone for not being funny enough? :)
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Robert88 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 06:46 am

Stevo 666 wrote:Is it irony when Rick is having a go at someone for not being funny enough? :)


We know you are funny because you use all those winkies and smilies. That's how. :) :wink: :lol:

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 09:31 am

Robert88 wrote:
Stevo 666 wrote:Is it irony when Rick is having a go at someone for not being funny enough? :)


We know you are funny because you use all those winkies and smilies. That's how. :) :wink: :lol:

I do try Robert :)

I have to say the way your house magically transformed from a nice house in the country with a lower meadow a few weeks ago, to one in a nice part of town the other day is quite amusing. Or should I call you Walter? :wink:
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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Ballysmate » Mon Oct 14, 2019 09:26 am

I wonder if the Liberal guardian got the irony of Ellen de Generes liking Bush.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg ... -she-keeps

That should be bush, small b

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Step83 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:44 am

Ballysmate wrote:I wonder if the Liberal guardian got the irony of Ellen de Generes liking Bush.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg ... -she-keeps

That should be bush, small b


Least its not Bush jr I guess...

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Rick Chasey » Tue Oct 15, 2019 13:41 pm

English travelling football fans who complain other nations are racist.

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby TheBigBean » Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:06 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:English travelling football fans who complain other nations are racist.


I haven't heard any racism at any match in England despite hearing some fairly vulgar language and songs. A few clubs still have a bad reputation, but it is a fairly legitimate criticism of last night's match.

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Re: The Irony Thread

Postby Rick Chasey » Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:30 pm

TheBigBean wrote:
Rick Chasey wrote:English travelling football fans who complain other nations are racist.


I haven't heard any racism at any match in England despite hearing some fairly vulgar language and songs. A few clubs still have a bad reputation, but it is a fairly legitimate criticism of last night's match.


Sterling got racially abused at Chelsea last season, and a banana was thrown on the pitch at Arsenal and Millwall and the clubs got just a £10k fine.

Not a defence of Bulgarian fans, they were clearly awful, but it's disappointing that when it's English fans people are a lot more muted, if fairly predictable.


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