Archive for the british humour Category

“Cooking Really Upsets Food”

Posted in british humour, food, tubes, white people on August 8, 2010 by John

Posh Nosh is one of the funnier things I’ve seen in a while. British people are just funnier than us.

Here’s the other seven. If your like me, you’ll need an hour or so to waste.

Episode 2. Birthday Parties
Episode 3. Paella
Episode 4. Beautiful Food
Episode 5. Bread and Butter Pudding
Episode 6. Leftovers
Episode 7. Sauces
Episode 8. Comfort Food

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London is a Gin City

Posted in british humour, G&T's with tags , , on March 8, 2010 by John

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This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Go from bar to bar and ask for a Martini the way the bartender makes them for himself. Simon Majumdar and Nick Strangeway did get to do so in London, a city whose name is on half of the world’s gin bottles. LINK

The Martini is a drink so simple, yet it inspires so much debate. Probably because it’s worth the fuss. It’s really fun to see the different ways people can make one. Check out the surprisingly elegant poured Martini.

I personally like a 7:1 Plymouth & Nollie Prat with a twist and a drop-not-a-dash of orange bitters.  How about you?

EDIT:  Sorry for the autoplay.

Summer Mixtape

Posted in 2009, A Put It Up Summer, british humour, classics, monsters, music on June 14, 2009 by Nick

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June on the Wilson

A tribute to the Wilson River, my favorite summertime spot.

Tracklist after the leap

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Jane Austen vs Zombies

Posted in 2009, british humour, classics, hearkening back, melty faces, UK, ultraviolence on April 7, 2009 by Shiv

Jane Austen is reinvented in this new (what the LA Times calls) “mash-up novel” titled “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” It is co-written by some LA screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith who claims that Austen was writing a horror novel but didn’t realize it. She loved jokes.

While retaining 85% of the original text of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” this novel-as-mashup alters some characters’ fates and endows the Bennet sisters with martial arts skills to battle the lumbering undead.

So far, Austen fans have been remarkably open-minded. “I was struck by the author’s facility with period language and style and how he uses it to comic advantage,” says Laurie Viera Rigler, author of the novel “Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict.” “Especially the euphemistic way in which the gentle folk refer to zombies as ‘unmentionables.’ I’ll bet Jane Austen herself would be amused.”

LA Times

Although I myself had sworn off Jane Austen for the next few lives to come (see Greg’s influential essay “Jane Austen: Jogging in Place”),  I have to admit, I’m tempted; the subtitle to the text is “Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem.” Some of you might also want to check it out.

Miley Cyrus has a big Radiohead.

Posted in 2009, british humour, celebrities with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2009 by kevin y.

Don’t ask me how I found this story or the source. I really don’t read the celeb news blogs. Merely another example of the places boredom-induced internet surfing can take you. (I think i started this string of “clicking into interweb oblivion” with a search on St. Patrick.)

ANYWAYS!…apparently at the Grammys, Kanye and Miley were both given proper “fuck you” attitudes from the members of Radiohead after they both requested to meet and hang with the band. Kanye remembered he hates white people and let it slide and Miley went on some radio station to bitch:

Americas Princess

America's Princess

“I’m like, these are the people I really want to meet. I’d freak out. They’re my rock gods. These are the only people that I would cry over…My manager asked and said, ‘Miley’s really obsessed. And they were like, ‘We don’t really do that.’ “I left ’cause I was so upset. I wasn’t going to watch. Stinkin’ Radiohead! I’m gonna ruin them, I’m going to tell everyone.”

Well US Weekly decided to crack this extremely exciting story! You better believe it. They asked Mr. Yorke what he thought about Miley’s temper tantrum, receiving only the statement, “When Miley grows up, she’ll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement.”

Pretty badass I will admit…but a couple points…
First, Radiohead talking poorly about someone else with an ego?…That’s like Donald Trump telling Carrot Top to get a haircut, wait what? That’s a terrible reference and weak analogy…or maybe…like…like Elijah Wood telling Clay Aiken to “man up!”…..terrible. Jesus, this is hard. You get the idea, it’s fuckin’ hypocritical.

Second, those Brits better watch what they say! Wars have been started on lesser offences. I mean when you insult the Princess of America like that, we have no choice but defend her honor, and OURS!

And lastly, if you don’t believe me (I’d simply be amazed to find out you were still reading this), here is the link to my infallible source: dlisted.com.

animals

Posted in animals, british humour, God Almighty, tubes on December 3, 2008 by kevin

If you are a fan of the brits version of office work…

18.2?

Posted in british humour, tubes, UK on June 13, 2008 by John