Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Guido's PMQs Live - Highlights

Missed all the banter on Guido's Live PMQs?  Can't be arsed to trawl through pages of the windowlicking scribblings of the demented?  Want to see the highlights in one easy to digest posting?

Well, welcome to the weekly Guido's PMQs Live - Highlights

A Fistful of Nokias version

What's for lunch, Carlos?
Dick Scratcher: Carlos, what’s for lunch? Bully Beef & Chips?
Carlos: Not sure about lunch, but open to suggestions!

Carlos: OK, now I'm hungry.

Hain Pantone Watch

Dick Scratcher: Hain Pantone Reference : 1505 - Tangerine (He is now the Official Blackpool FC mascot)

Theresa May Astronaut Watch

The IMF is coming: No diving suit today

Steve Expat: Theresa May not looking like a spacewoman today!

Cameron Hair Watch

Tuscan Tony: I did Julian - looks like he's been running around underneath parked cars.

NotaSheep: Does look a little darker, maybe he and Prince William have the same barber?

Wild Yvette Watch
Beware of Geeks: Holy shit! Did you see that look on Yvette?? Rabbit in headlights!

Spank Sinatra: Cooper is on mogadon too

Airey Belvoir: Yvette wind-tunnel hair, mad stare

Claw Watch
Ghost of Greg Stone: the claw!
Pun of the Week 
Dick Scratcher: "Jew conduct" ?

 Alky Aida Watch 
 .243 Win: Alky aida. Yee Harr...

John Ward: Ah, "Alky Ada" again!

PSB Custard: Alky- Ada. Hurrah!

dAMIAN mCbRIDE: Alky that whore on benefits?

Rog: Alchy Ada doing the rounds again!

barniebear: 2 pints of Alki Ada


Steve Expat: Khan looked like he was about to throw a Nokia at Neil!!

Ghost of Greg Stone: Every got their crash helmets ready for PMQs

Steve Expat: Nick Robinson: Gus O'Donnell says he never spoke to the PM about bullying, did speak to him about 'how to get hte best of his staff'!!

Beware of Geeks: And for the benefit of our Labour monitors: practise the following phrase everymorning until the 6th May "would you like fries with your bullying?"

.243 Win: Why are Harpic's anal beads around her neck ?

Kingbingo: They managed to use the make-up to cover Darlings bruises pretty well

Steve Expat: Kerry's looking ugly today

Tuscan Tony: members of my personal staff who have had eyes blacked since we last met.

Beware of Geeks: Holby - you got a boner yet from seeing Kerry?

Hugh jend: fuck's hong kong fooey!

Beware of Geeks: Red Alert! Nokia shields full frontal

Old holborn: MRSA is in our DNA

Spank Sinatra: May has some anal beads too I see

obangobang: Labour - A Fucked Future for All

Ghost of Greg Stone: Yeah Gordon playing sotto voce today

Billy Blofeld: The all new emotional Gordon Brown........

Roger Thornhill: Lurch is back on Labour Front bench

the shade of dr kelly: when did you stop beating your staff?

Pontius The Pilot: Burnham looks worried. So the fucker should.

Dick Scratcher: It's not Darling, it's an android

Billy Blofeld: Does Gordon not know that Badger baiting is illegal?

Tuscan Tony: Ask Gordy if he's seen the HK bully package?

Ghost of Greg Stone: Managers fail - Broon has failed

Be Gone Gordon: looks like Gordoom is suffering from Jizz in the eye - Mandy's aim must be off

Tuscan Tony: Nice pearl necklace on Harriet - who did that I wonder?

WoaR: And I'm sending Alistair to Stafford to have his hernia done.

Billy Blofeld: He looked thinner in his Taiwanese CGi video........

Dick the Prick: Geez, wouldn't kiss that cunt if my life depended on it

New Labour bankrupted UK: Stop jabbering the lectern you mental man

Beware of Geeks: Nokias - lock and load


Tuscan Tony: Compasstastic

Dick Scratcher: Bleugh…think I just saw Harpic’s VW bonnet when she crossed her legs....jesus

.243 Win: Cover ! Incoming tractor stats.

Hugh jend: mrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrm cunt!

Dick Scratcher: Blackman must have eyes in the top of her head

John Ward: Yes, Dick: the lady has 20-20-20-20 vision :-)

Old holborn: 94.1%. Fuck off, you twatmunching turdburglar

Dick Scratcher: Alan Johnson has eyes like fried eggs

Old holborn: Alan Johnson. Old Oyster Eyes

John Ward: Is that a statue of Burnham? He hasn't moved since the start of PMQs.

John Ward: Tax Credits are a way to force people to beg for their own money back, and to add to Gordon's stats.

Dick Scratcher: Mandy likes Lickenstein

Dick Scratcher: Mandy wants Chorus to tap his salamander

The Unknown Streetcleaner: We'll take money from anyone - God knows we need it

Cold Steel Rain: Taliban are perfecting Road Side Nokias

50 Calibre: Children now taken out of poverty exceeds population of Great Britain... again. Clever!

Roger Thornhill: That Madrass I had the other day had an evil influence on my ringpiece...

The Unknown Streetcleaner: more plants than epping forest

Beware of Geeks: "I can assure him, where there are questions....I am the furthest from answering them"

Steve Expat: nokias doing their pre-flight checks!

Steve Expat: that dispatch box has had more banging than a dockside whore today

Beware of Geeks: Does Mr Tata do raw steaks do you think?

smig: Tower control. This is nokia one heavy. Permission to taxi to runway four niner delta.

.243 Win: @Geeks : From the back, Baywatch, from the front : Crimewatch.

Ollie Cromwell: LOL "I have personally spoken to Mr Tata" and Mr Cabbage, Mr Carrot and Mrs Leek.

Dick Scratcher: Priorities = gardening you tosser

John Ward: Oh, Pound! He needs to be devalued - out of the Commons!

Old holborn: So many plants, it looks like Kew Gardens

Monday, 22 February 2010

Show off your shoulders - yeah, right!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Guido's PMQs Live - Highlights

Thanks to Guido we can now rant and rave at the gurning politicos during the farce that is know as "Opposition Leader's Questions" and watch the Prime Monster do his level best to avoid answering any questions whatsoever, while trying to tell his pre-written, anti-Tory jokes with the panache and hypocrisy of Marcus Brigstocke.

Unfortunately, the stream of consciousness that pours down the LiveChat screen is often missed, so Beware of Geeks is going to make this a regular weekly highlight to record and list the funniest comments.

What's For Lunch Carlos?

First of all, what is Carlos going to have for lunch?

dr bombastic: "have a fish taco carlos"

Then some fine comments from my fellow window lickers:-

BristolDave: He is addressing the policy issue, you dribbling mong, but it's YOUR policy he's addressing, not his. What's wrong with that?

Tuscan Tony: Tax on the Fyfe Fyffes!

Old Holborn: I'm going to send Brown a dead cat

Old Holborn: I can smell Kerrys growler

obangobang: Brown wants you to pay for his collapse into dementia - will we notice the difference?

Dorian Smith: no doubt this is a sterling performance from the nokia thrower according to toenails

Dale: Nick Clegg - when are you going to answer my letters and get Sheffield shitty council to resurface my street? It is still cobbled for fucks sake

Ghost of Greg Stone: 800 meeja wallahs against 100,000 troops not going to be much of a raise

BristolDave: Frankie Boyle was right, Gordon Brown just looks like someone's drawn a sad face on a scrotum

Spank Sinatra: We need you like veneral disease

John Ward: Ah, is he worried that the Pendle-um might swing?

Dick Scratcher: If Lemsip Opik & Carswell had a child together, I guess it would have a straight face. Right?

Dick Scratcher: Emily Maitlis latest: “ I'm now so old my pussy is haunted, but I AM sexier than Kirsty Wark.” Next week on Newsnight, Martha Kearney in a basque & suspenders and Gavin Esler in a gimp mask.


Repeated throughout the LiveChat:

Dick Scratcher: Terry Pratchett : Just in case you haven’t heard, I have Alzheimer's.

Dick Scratcher: Broon should have to wear a stripy top, eye mask & black beanie when he does PMQs, and have a flute and double bass playing in the background.

Old Holborn: Le Port d'Douvre

Then John Redwood appeared:

Spank Sinatra: Set phasers to stun

Beware of Geeks: mind meld

ShoutsAtTheTV:star trek music

John Ward: He's Mullin it over as he (slowly) speaks. (re: Chris Mullins)

Dick Scratcher: Alan Johnson superglued again

Labour Bankrupted the UK: I support the crash of the Euro, in fact, I'm betting on it :)

The Tobin tax was mentioned:

Dick Scratcher: How about a Dobbin tax for men with big cocks. I'd be bankrupt though. Forget it.

Tuscan Tony: Turnip tax on Labour voters!

Hopefully more next week!  Let me know if I missed your blog out, or funny comment.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Sobbing for Socialism

It's true!  The faux outpouring of insincere sobbing as a last desperate attempt to win over the electorate has an interesting effect on the onion market - India hikes onion export prices!

Yes, everyone, invoke tears of imaginary remorse at the drop of a hat, or election poll, with your handy to carry onion.  Can be used in any studio appearance or when Marr asks you an embarrassing question on just how much lying you did to the nation to justify a pointless war.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Mandatory uber ignorance

I came across this article and at first I thought it seemed a sensible idea: making cigarettes self-extinguish with the view to reducing deaths through domestic fires.

From the governments own figures it seems that dwelling fire deaths have reduced from 731 in 1988 to 190 in 2007. This has been mainly due to fire-retardant furniture and smoke alarms which now appear in 80% of the homes.

RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) indicates that due to the recession, there is a sharp rise in fire deaths as a result of “smoker’s materials” in Scotland, with alcohol being a contributory factor.

An interesting observation suggesting the Law of Unintended Consequences is alive and well:

“Ahead of the introduction of the smoking ban in 2006, some concerns were raised about the potential for an increase in fire deaths. We do not know whether the ban was directly linked to the rise in deaths, but it, together with the economic situation and efforts to tackle binge drinking, could mean people are now more inclined to stay at home to drink"

I did a quick bit of research into these reduced ignition propensity (RIP) cigarettes and was expecting the introduction or a fire-retardant chemical in there, but instead, it is a simple mechanism whereby ultra-thin concentric bands or 'speed bumps' are introduced in the cigarette paper in order to restrict oxygen access to the burning end of the cigarette.

Now, overall the campaigning, the government adverts, the smoke detectors, the fire regulations, lobbying have all come together to reduce deaths which is a good thing and I’m not going to comment or criticise this directly in any way.

What I am curious about is the overlap between educating people, manufacturing of safety devices and enforcement of legislation. The example above has a mixture of all three entities. So what is better: a pincer movement from all three, more education than legislation or more legislation than education?

To my more libertarian mindset, I would prefer to see more education than legislation, but would more legislation would be more efficient, quicker and possibly cheaper than education? Could we eventually achieve the same results with education alone? Maybe, eventually and probably helped by safety devices but would there be more deaths in the process?

Would safety devices absolve the individual from thinking about their own actions in the future, creating a sense of false expectation in their everyday lives?

For me, this symbolises in a small way, the struggle of Libertarianism versus Authoritarianism we see in so many aspects of our lives. Some see legislation as unnecessarily authoritative. Some see legislation as a social panacea to curing all our ills. We know from experience one exclusively over the other usually provides an unsatisfactory outcome.

Perhaps a perpetual balance of all three is simply the way things are as it reflects the myriad ways that human beings think and carry out their lives in the way that they feel fit.

What do you, dear reader, think?

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Separated at birth?

Diane Abbott's arse              A Ferengi