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26th-Jul-2008 09:53 am
Dear BBC News,
I'm tempted to ask you "WHAT THE FUCK, BBC NEWS? This story? Seriously?" Then it came upon me that you, who delight in mocking stupid Americans (and know this - my hat is off to you for that), did this deliberately to show your fellow countrymen and others "Oh crikey, another bleedin' yank it at it again. Honestly, how is it that they do not accidentally kill themselves more often?" and it smacked of mockery. I rely on you for the majority of the actual news I seek, so I was temporarily taken aback.

If this was meant in the spirit of mocking the stupid, I respect that. If it was being posted on the front page as a valid news story, then NO TEA FOR YOU FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND. Don't make take away crumpets and treacle as well. *ominous glare*
Bangers & mash,

26th-Jul-2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Lawl y'all do our Briddish vernacular dahn to a tee or is that a tea? Yes and crumpet! And Crunchie ice-creams, now please! Actually crumpets used to only be available in the winter, so you had something to toast in front of your meagre fire whilst sitting in your garret a la Fagin. But now .. you can get them all year round. I don't know what my country is coming to.

The BBC's tongue-in-cheekness makes me laugh at times. I particularly liked this bit: "A local retailer said that Mr Walendowski might now have difficulty getting his lawn mower repaired."

All I can tell you is that all the politicians, sleeze merchants and n'eer do wells have gone on holiday as of yesterday .. so we have none of our own news to write about :)

Good day to you sire, and I'm sure normal service will be resumed shortly.
26th-Jul-2008 02:11 pm (UTC) - as I noted in my own post
this reminds me of the Dead Kennedys song, "A Child and His Lawnmower."

Might makes right, it's the American way!
27th-Jul-2008 04:46 pm (UTC) - Re: as I noted in my own post
You beat me to it. I was going to post the lyrics.
26th-Jul-2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
A local retailer said that Mr Walendowski might now have difficulty getting his lawn mower repaired.

"Anything not factory recommended would void the warranty," said Dick Wagner, of Wagner's Garden Mart in Milwaukee.

Oh lord I can't breathe...
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26th-Jul-2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'd hit it. And pull that hair while I was nailing him.
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26th-Jul-2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Must have been a slow news day.
26th-Jul-2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
The interesting bit (for those of us outside the US ) is how many of you folks don't find this that remarkable. Your resident seems to have the same maintenance philosophy.
26th-Jul-2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
It's front page on our small town paper... LOL!
28th-Jul-2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
i agree...this is gentle ribbing!.. i love the comment about the warranty. have no fear biccie.. this is bbc dry wit in full effect

fried chicken & baked beans

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