Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Patronising Women ...

On the last post Iain suggested the Huffington Post article on the story of BT's latest failure. For a campaign who agree that they must secure the votes of women, they have a weird idea of how they should go about it. Not that I want to discourage their pathetic efforts, of course... 

There are loads of funny screen captures on the site, but I found this Harry Enfield video the funniest.

Another one that made me laugh was a still of the actress looking perplexed with the caption: A BT ad, they said. Didn't do Maureen Lipman any harm, I thought........ I'm gonnae kill that agent.

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  1. It's beyond satire isn't it. Though as some have said online, it's not so much "women know your limits" as "Scotland know your limits".

    Now I'm away to do the dishes, could Tris or Munguin pat me on the head, as I've not been patronised enough by BT today.

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    1. Munguin says that he's very lucky as he has Tris to do the dishes and write his blog and do the shopping and the garden and all the other things so that he can simply be a very important furry media mogul.

      But if you really want, he can pat you on the head... just this once.

      Yes, you have to wonder who approves these things. Do they have any women on their advisory board? Do they have any men with half a brain cell that would have said... "HELLO. That was the 50s".

      But then, these are the people who thought it was a good idea to have slogan that said that what they wanted was "OK" and which when read together said "you cock" .

      Smart as smart can be.

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  2. tris


    wot do you think ??

    SOME of the biggest names in Scottish business have warned that the business case for independence has “not been made” in a letter published today.

    The letter, signed by 120 captains of industry and published in today’s Scotsman argues the country’s economic ties inside the UK support almost one million jobs and account for Scotland’s biggest market by far.

    Load of ill informed moronic tossers or concerned patriotic scots who would like
    sensible answer to there questions.

    And wots going on with Alex its no longer a vote for a Independent Scotland .Its a mandate for Alex (Oor hero ) to demand the dastardly English leave our pound alone.
    Seems like a megalomaniac power grab from Alex to me and many others as we have always said not a vote for an Independent Scotland . Just a vote for unending
    Alex rule in a one party state .

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    1. With links to money laundering breaking sanctions in Iraq and many others you can wish them well if you wish, scum.

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    2. You're wrong, nico. The biggest name in industry had declared for Yes.
      Shuggie Google, he say 'eh!

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    3. That's about 1% of all businesses in Scotland niko...

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    4. Well of course there are some people in business who are concerned. There are a lot more who are not though. As Conan says about 1% of Scottish Industry, many of them wondering if they will be able to spring a knighthood or peerage from a foreign government.

      And as CH said, some of them may have pretty dodgy business ethics.

      There's a good Scottish Business for Yes Group. They seem to think it will be a good place to do business.

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    5. conan

      Oh ! right they are just a bunch of wankers then well hope the Scottish people take note and just ignore them eh

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    6. I see that the BBC, Niko, had to carry a spotry at lunchtime about 200 pro independent businesses, although they couldnt actually say the word independence.

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    7. Niko has decided to pair up with Dean, who has found his way back to both the Tories and the No campaign.

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  3. ch

    Dissembling as ever you wouldn't know the truth if it bit you on the erse

    the underdog (the snp ) woof wooof


    "My wife and I have therefore decided to make a donation of £50,000 to the Yes Campaign because the underdog deserves the support it needs to win as the race tightens even more after Monday's debate.


    14 points behind ch and only a few days till you lose !!!


    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.

    My little horse must think it queer
    To stop without a farmhouse near
    Between the woods and frozen lake
    The darkest evening of the year.

    He gives his harness bells a shake
    To ask if there is some mistake.
    The only other sound’s the sweep
    Of easy wind and downy flake.

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.


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    1. ''They must have seen ahead what now appears:
      They would bring empires down about our ears
      And by the example of our Declaration
      Make everybody want to be a nation.''

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    2. Ah... Dont try to out literary our librarian Niko.

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    3. ch

      My greatest creation..but he had to die just got out of any control
      the things he said and done shocked even me.....but i do miss him

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    4. I'm sure you miss the old todger.

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    5. Ah, mr Mixed Pickle Munguin used to call him.

      Well I see that Blair Mc has gone and put his silly foot in it again.

      We can't, he said, distinguish people form Yes and No by the fact that they love their country. People on both side love their country. (I suspect that they love different countries, but that's of no import here).

      What distinguishes people from the No and Yes campaigns is that the NO voters love their families.

      Implication by default being that if you vote YES you mist no love your family.

      That's going to cause a bit of a bother in some households...

      I guess it's another case of foot in mouth itus.

      http://wingsoverscotland.com/no-lights-in-the-window/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=no-lights-in-the-window

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  4. Here it is. (I did exaggerate the size a bit)

    http://mypseudepigrapha.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/hootsmon-headlines.html

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    1. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... I'd forgotten about that promise of Niko's.

      (I've heard you got form on exaggerating the size of things!)

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  5. Niko a Tory? I've always regarded him as a "don't know" but have to say I'm impressed by his new career as Mr Darling's spad. I see that Better Together have volunteered Comical Ali as a Trojan horse. Who is going to be next?

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    1. I thought Niko was Ali's SPUD. Silly only me. Must be getting short sighted.

      Are they going to move to Cyprus together?

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    2. Don't know? You mean 'clueless' surely...

      Only kidding niko.

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    3. I know you are bud... How are you doing? How is your health?

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