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Everything great about being British in one picture

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    Yes I realise if it'd been a real terrorist and not a disturbed man broken hearted for his ex-wife then it'd sum up the stupidity of our age... but it wasn't. I think that pic is great, as a country we just go '**** it I'm getting a snap with that guy'. And if you disagree you're a communist... and Hitler...

    But it isn't a selfie... [seems that's a thing as well].

    You can now tell me how wrong I am... it's like marriage.
    Nanook_rubs_it likes this.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    *realises he posted two pictures*
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  3. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Ha! I've just posted this on the Nothing to do with Isis thread.

    He said that if he was going to be blown up it wouldn't make any difference anyway, he was just trying to stay cheerful.
  4. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    That grin isn't cheerful. It's crazed. The hijacker looks more sane.
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    The smile is wonderful! So British!!! [in your face DfE!]
  6. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I was deliberately using too many exclamation marks in my desire to annoy Nick Gibb.
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  8. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Thought at first he was Scottish but he only works here. He comes from Leeds.
    There is no level of lunacy to which he may be assigned.
  9. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    My thoughts on seeing this was the he perfectly encapsulates the entitled idiocy of your average overpaid, Audi-driving, oilwanker in the NE.
    If that's what it is to be British, roll on the referendum, Brexit and my new Scottish EU citizenship.
  10. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    What would England do without 'the old enemy'?;)
  11. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

  12. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I thought he was a complete pillo.ck.
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    The best of British then! :D
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  14. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    It made me laugh.

    He works in Health and Safety.

    He should claim it was performance art.
  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    He looks a little like David Walliams.

    It could be some stupid staged photo for a slogan competition in a very downmarket magazine.
  16. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    The hi-jacker looks slightly embarrassed.
    Middlemarch and Dunteachin like this.
  17. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    Yep. And he could pass for a dim-wit from a number of nations - well-fed and self-obsessed.
  18. brooksy123

    brooksy123 New commenter

    On looks perhaps, but there is something uniquely British about his actions, which I think go far beyond mere attention-seeking tomfoolery. This was an audacious, postmodern conceptual prank that not only laughs in the face of terror but mocks (embraces?) the madness of the modern age. It's a masterpiece of surreal comedy and Innes is a genius who risked his life for his art. It's laddish banter 1, terrorism 0.
    Mangleworzle likes this.
  19. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

  20. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Any self-respecting special forces soldier bursting into the plane at that moment would have been hard pressed to decide which one to shoot first.

    On the post modern conceptual prank front (what?) the man with the fake suicide vest seems neatly juxtaposed below the Exit sign, or is that reading too much meaning into it?

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