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Warning: This post was published more than 9 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

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As my more astute readers will doubtless have noticed, it’s Sunday. So I thought I’d post something relevant. I haven’t done that for the past four years, and probably never will again, but that’s by-the-by.

I have just come across this new advert from the Mail on Sunday: It’s quite extraordinary. It’s the kind of thing you might expect to be advertising The News of the World, but it would seem that the Mail has finally given up on trying to be respectable, and trying to be “not as bad as” the Daily Mail.


[ Please visit sjhoward.co.uk to view the video which appeared here ]

Visit sjhoward.co.uk to see the video which appears here.

I don’t think I need to write any further commentary, really.

This 1,150th post was filed under: Media, Video.






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Comments and responses

Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 02:04 on 18th June 2007.

Ahhh!! There’s a rodent crawling up my boobs!!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 02:19 on 18th June 2007.

Is that a problem you have often, Mort? 😉


Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 02:51 on 18th June 2007.

Do you mean my ex-wives?
I was going to say she was running to have sex with me, but since this is a truthful blog, I should say she was running away from having sex with me.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 03:07 on 18th June 2007.

Well, you or your ex-wives.

This is an equal opportunities blog, and I don’t like to pry. You might prefer to be Morticia at weekends. 😉


Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 15:34 on 18th June 2007.

Actually I would prefer to be all I used to be on weekends, and on weekdays also. I am old fashioned. I like man on woman,one on one,-no multiplexes, no same sex. But I have no problems with people who do have those preferences. Now ex-wife Linda-she likes all of the above.Ex-wife Joyce likes none of the above. Current wife Dottie and I are too old for any of the above.


Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 15:48 on 18th June 2007.

Canada may be British,but except in places like Vancouver or Victoria ,British Columbia, Canada is, like the USA, which also originated from GB, a coffee country. For most North Americans tea is a secondary drink to coffee. Starbucks is pushed as a coffee place, not a tea house.
For most Canadians it is spelled tee-as in Golf-and before or after the tee they have coffee (or something stronger).
You can get good British tea in Canada, but you have to hunt for it.
On the other hand,how many UK towns have good hockey rinks?
I am about to tell something I am ashamed of, but i must let the truth be known.
I was really deported from Canada because I could not play hockey. They keep know terrorists, child molesters, and other seedy types. But not playing Hockey-I was lucky to escape with my life!!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 05:42 on 19th June 2007.

Well… shhh… don’t tell anyone… but I can’t play hockey either. Immigration never seemed to mention it when I came over, but I guess I shouldn’t be saying it too loud now I’m here, or I might get turfed back out again.

Starbucks is pushed as a coffee house in the UK, too – and coffee is starting to gain primary over tea in wider society, too. But I don’t drink coffee, so that is not good for me!


Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 15:47 on 19th June 2007.

My wife says Starbucks has expensive, but quite good tea.
Since you do not play hockey, I suggest you walk with a bad limp whenever you are in sight of anyone while you are in Canada. One never knows where or when the hockey police can strike. They even have press gangs, like England had hundreds of years ago. only the Canadian press gangs don’t send you to the army or navy, they send you to the NHL.I know of a young many from the Czech Republic who went on holiday in Canada and was not seen again until he showed up as a goalee on hockey night in Canada.
A true story-many years ago there was a strike by CBC workers. They blacked out the speech from the throne on the opening of parliament and most of the CBC news but nobody said anthing. Then the union pulled the plug on hockey night in Canada. The army had to be called in to protect the union officials and parliament went into special session to get the strike settled because of public outcry.
I remember during the first Russia-Canada hockey game there was even TV’s in the operation rooms of the hospitals so the doctors and staff . as well as those patients who were not put out, could watch the game. As it was only emergency operations were done. All others were put on hold until after the game. I was a police beat reporter and forget it if you needed police, they were either watching the game or listening to it in their patrol cars. The criminals too were watching since there were almost zero incidents of crime until the game was over.
At Foymount, where I lived, we had 40 families, no church, no food stores, but an indoor hockey rink.In Canada there are some things you can’t live without.
Have a good time and look into the doctor jobs. They need good doctors to mend the hockey injuries. Dentists also do a thriving business.


Comment from Mort Karman


by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 18:40 on 19th June 2007.

The BBC is reporting that a sewer collapse and road flooding in County Durham was caused by someone flushing a bra down the toilet.With all the horrific news we have been hearing that one should cause a chuckle, except perhaps, for the poor woman who lost the bra. If readers in the County Durham area see a woman walking around topless tell her her bra was found.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 01:52 on 20th June 2007.

It seems they are very short of family doctors here in Calgary – over 40 practices have closed in the last year, because they were losing money – the opposite problem to general practice in the UK.

So the national obsession with hockey in Canada is equivalent to the national obsession with football in the UK? I don’t understand either – I’ve never really understood the attraction of televised team sports.


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