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Brits can be odd! The Official a2k British Quirky Sensibility thread.

 
 
Reply Thu 7 Jan, 2016 07:13 am
Britain Is Captivated By Live Footage Of People Trying To Cross A Big Puddle
http://i66.tinypic.com/2j5m14i.jpg
The live stream was here:
https://www.periscope.tv/drummondcentral/1YpKkrVPNVyxj


So? What other bits of contemporary [nonMonty Python/Benny Hill/etc...] British cultural sensibilities catch your third eye?
 
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jan, 2016 09:05 am
@tsarstepan,
I had totally missed this and am just getting it up on screen.

What makes you think that Brits find this stuff..........ooh, here comes an old lady.......HA HA!

Now.....where was I?.....no, wait... I shall be back in a mo...... what the hell is this one trying to do...?

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jan, 2016 06:14 pm
I tend to like the brits, whatever the right word is. I would be well lost in London.
On the other hand, I've read about the english. There are dark times, including for my people, from County Mayo, via both parents, not at all funny.

So what is it you are after, Tsar? Spit or humor?
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 03:39 am
@ossobuco,
I love pretty much everything except Benny Hill type humour and class drama.

Love pythons, Stephen fry, cook and Moore, hitchhiker 's guide, the proper The Office, extras, their stand up......black books oh my!
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 04:51 am
Maybe not odd so much as easily amused.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 05:02 am
@roger,
I agree.

But I draw the line at Seinfeld.
FBM
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 05:22 am
I'd be quirky, too, if I had to consult a handbook to figure out the correct term for my nationality. Apparently, you can be British without being English, and the Welsh aren't English, but they're still Brits (or?), and somehow (I think?) you can still be a royal subject or citizen or something that's not called a slave anymore (because that's not nice now) without being either British or English. Or maybe not. I gave up trying to figure it all out. I'd be quirky, too, I think.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 05:28 am
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

I agree.

But I draw the line at Seinfeld.


I adore Seinfeld. You are barmy.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 05:29 am
Your mud puddle reminds me of something i saw many years ago. I was sitting outside a café, and i noticed that people across the street were stopping, looking down, and then bending over as though to pick something up off the sidewalk. They would jig around a little and then walk on. Curiosity got to me, so i crossed the street, and found that there was a half dollar lying on the sidewalk. Someone just ahead of me had attempted to pick it up, but failed. I looked around, and there was an office right there, with a window overlooking the sidewalk. A man was sitting in the office looking at me. I shook an admonitory finger at him, and he laughed. Long before web cams and the internet, he had provided himself the same kind of idle entertainment by supergluing a coin to the sidewalk.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 05:30 am
Seinfeld sucked.
George
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 10:38 am
@Setanta,
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 10:51 am
@George,
As long as he doesn't get you drunk first.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 10:57 am
@Lordyaswas,
After listening of love, death and dairy farming on the radio since 65 years ... I switched to that lovely puddle. Watching it is even more fun.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 11:43 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I tend to like the brits, whatever the right word is. I would be well lost in London.
On the other hand, I've read about the english. There are dark times, including for my people, from County Mayo, via both parents, not at all funny.

So what is it you are after, Tsar? Spit or humor?


Humor of course. More than spit and bile.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 08:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
Ah, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street! Miss London.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2016 08:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'll report that some irish music makes me cry lot.

See letty's thread, re WA2k.

I don't post there because I don't like the rules, but I like her and her music.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jan, 2016 12:15 am
@ossobuco,
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