Saturday, 26 May 2012

@holysmoke throws an anvil onto the Titanic #ukuncut

There's been a lot of discussion on Twitter today about UK Uncut's decision to hold a street party outside Nick Clegg's house. Some have criticised the decision, arguing that it could intimidate Clegg's children, though to be honest the whole thing looks rather jolly. 

Louise Mensch MP even went so far as to suggest people show their disapproval by making a donation to the Lib Dems. One person who took her up on the suggestion is Telegraph Blogs Editor Damian Thompson. His announcement, and the responses, are below.

I think "throwing an anvil onto the Titanic" is now my new favourite metaphor.

Gardening with @WeAreTheBrits and @WelshToy #EDL

Here's a surreal conversation between pretend-Para walt @WeAreTheBrits and his partner-in-trolling @Welshtoy, with the former apparently taking his imaginary military career into his gardening.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Right Ear Dictionary 7: Open Your Eyes

Open your eyes (adjective)
1. To contract the levator palpebrae superioris muscle, thereby drawing back the superior eyelid across the eye. Can be done either voluntarily or involuntarily, as in the blink reflex.
2. To consume near-lethal doses of hallucinogenic substances, thereby causing you to enter into a deranged, paranoid alternative version of reality.

Hat tip to @NazisNotWelcome for suggesting this one.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Paedogeddon for @EDLTRobinson

In recent weeks the EDL have been milking the Rochdale sex abuse case for all its worth, to try to link Islam with paedophilia. Yesterday, their leader Tommy Robinson tweeted,

Yep, paedophilia is disgusting. Racism is also disgusting.

Which makes this exchange rather unfortunate.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Nadine #Dorries and the dusky-hued gentleman #HIGFNY

Yesterday evening, what may be a rather unfortunate attempt at humour from Nadine Dorries MP.

Hmmm, what is it about the black man that makes her want to reach for a shotgun when he talks to her daughter?

Okay, that may not have been how it was intended to come across. And indeed, Ms Dorries soon followed her tweet with, "That remark wasn't intended to sound racist, but I can see how it might come across that way. Apologies for any offence caused, however unintentional."

Oh wait, she didn't reply saying that at all. Instead she retorted to various responses like this. Oh dear.

EDITED TO ADD: Ms Dorries has since clarified that her remarks her about Hunter's reputation as a womaniser, not his ethnicity. Fair enough, though couldn't you have said that straight away, Nadine, rather than calling people "PC and boring" or a "pratt"? I thought politicians were supposed to be about communication?

Thursday, 10 May 2012

@darkknightsam joins the knights who say nitwit #EDL

Seriously, what is it about EDL supporters and imagining they're a medieval knight? I haven't seen so much pretend chivalry since the opening of the Simon Cowell Seduction School.

This latest recruit to the Gartered Order of Keyboard Masturbators appears to be making use of a #RiseOfTheKnights hashtag, if anyone is in the mood for a spot of light trolling.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

@nickgriffinmep vs The Internet #BNP #EDL

Bit of a bad couple of days for Nick Griffin's attempts to use the Internet without looking like an utter tool. First, he managed to throw the Oldham sex abuse trial into jeopardy, leaving him floundering to justify himself.

Not only that, but yesterday he managed to do something no Twitter user had ever done before. He succeeded in losing an argument with @Official_EDL.