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Steve Christou

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Thar she blows! From hell's heart I stab at thee. For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned whale! "That ain't no whale cap'n, that a great white god." Shut your hole Pip.

How's everyone? Christmas 2020 might be canceled. Damn this virus.

Here in the UK there was a big ruckus recently over the patriotic songs 'Rule Britannia' & 'Land of Hope and Glory' being too offensive for non-Brits living in our country and that they weren't going to be sang as usual at the yearly Proms. Luckily they changed their minds. F*uck this sh*t.
I hate all this politically correct woke crap. If you're easily offended by British history don't live here! It's that simple.
Can't wait till we're out of the EU.

Christopher Nolan's Tenet has had mixed reviews which gives me a good excuse to skip my planned cinema trip, and there's no way I'm wearing that damn mask for more than 2 hours. But I'm not missing Bond or Dune. (Thats what you said about Tenet Steve) shurrup you!

R.I.P. Diana Rigg


Diana Rigg tt.jpg
 

Dennis Nicholls

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Is that an authorized publicity photo?

Maybe they should perform Thomas Arne's entire opera Alfred to put that song in context. I have a recording of the opera.
 
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Here in the UK there was a big ruckus recently over the patriotic songs 'Rule Britannia' & 'Land of Hope and Glory' being too offensive for non-Brits living in our country and that they weren't going to be sang as usual at the yearly Proms. Luckily they changed their minds. F*uck this sh*t.
I hate all this politically correct woke crap. If you're easily offended by British history don't live here! It's that simple.
Can't wait till we're out of the EU.
Amen, brother. We're having the same difficulties in the states.

That clip Dennis posted of Rule, Britannia was so much fun to watch. To see such an exuberant patriotic crowd is absolutely uplifting and a wonderful thing to behold. I wish we would see that kind of excitement by a crowd in the US when hearing The Star Spangled Banner.

Just after the Boston Marathon bombing, this spontaneously happened at a Boston Bruins ice hockey game:


The Proms, itself, is a grand tradition.
 
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Steve Christou

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Good stuff guys. Couldn't help noticing a sea of white faces in both videos. [snickers] :)

Covid 19 cases are on the increase here in the UK though the death count is low. 9 covid related deaths in the past 24hrs. Seems its hitting young people mostly. Raves and parties are being outlawed, family get togethers of more than 6 are not allowed. Hundreds of years ago England's 'Lord Protector' Oliver Cromwell cancelled Christmas, and he didn't have a deadly virus as an excuse, now Boris Johnson will be deeply unpopular if he does the same this year. My feelings? Stop telling people what do. Stop making up rules. Let us get on with our lives. Common sense will prevail.
 

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