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Stevenage is 'the slums'

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  2. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I worked on a pool at Hamilton's old house in Welwyn last summer for a mate. Bloke who runs India Force One owns it now.

    Not very slummy there. Very nice. Even the chocolate hobnobs were double size.

    Mind you, Hamilton looks like a member of a low-rent 90s rap band in that photo. Can't take him seriously.
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  3. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Lives in Monaco. Nothing else to say.
  4. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    Sounds like Stevenage's version of Ali G. No doubt he had a massif and was born in the heart of the Stevenage ghetto.

    For real.
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  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Indeed... he is well ''street''.

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  6. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    I remember watching him when he was a kid on some TV programme. I think it might have been on an Esther Rantzen show. He was driving carts. He looked to have a nice family and seemed pretty middle class. Go-karting is not cheap so he was hardly brought up in poverty.

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  7. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    I love Hamilton for his talent. He has always been a tiny bit of a plum though. He’s one of those very talented people that still manages to come across predominantly as a very irritating little brother type.
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  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Strange how such a tiny bloke can be such a monumental tosser.
  9. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    So help me out here please-when a black person speaks, how am I to know when they are saying what they actually think rather than expressing the sentiment you describe here? Or does it just have to come out of a black person's mouth for your statement to apply?
    Please teach me more about how black people think!
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  10. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    I love Hamilton. Best show I've been to this year. :p
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  11. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    This is also the truth
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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Works out well for Tom Cruise.
  13. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Stevenage is better described as a series of banlieus than "slums".
  14. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    The answer lies in the fact that most sports persons are just that. They didn't get to be sporty by being rocket scientists, so you have to take what comes out of their mouths as being unconnected to a brain, on the whole. The solution is; don't bother to interview them, they all talk garbage. He fiddles his taxes too? Did I mention the Isle of Man private plane?
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  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Is that the Manx plane without a tail?

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  16. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I've lived in the Banlieus. My daughter lived in Stevenage.

    I'd say that is a fair comparison.
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  18. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Love F1. Lewis supremely talented. Like him very much . Who cares what he wears ? He rocks it . Who cares where he lives ? Self made man who was trying to remind people of his humble beginnings though his choice of language offended .Did try to backtrack . A degree of arrogance and ruthlessness required for the sport - that's fine by me ( unless your name is Bradley Wiggins ). Agree most sports men / women aren't great when interviewed - garbled, repetitive , shouty, meaningless, stating the obvious - can often depends on the circumstances / quality of the questions .....
  19. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    I observe with some black/asian youngsters (and even white. I have met a couple of Ali G type characters) a need to act in a way they perceive as being black. The trouble is that many of the things associated with black people in the media and in plays/movies/music are mostly negative stereotypes. The gangster from the projects/slums, the drug dealer, the pimp, the absent father, the criminal, the terrorist, the uneducated slang talking marijuana smoker. Impressionable youngsters are influenced by this imagery and are duly brainwashed into acting in a certain way, leading to them making bad choices and limiting their educational outcomes. Black people need to fight against this negative portrayal of their race not play on it.

    Is Hamilton playing on this stereotype? I don't know him and I don't know Stevenage. I saw him on TV when he was a kid. If he was living in a slum it must have been the posh end of the slum because his dwelling had a garage for his go-kart.
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  20. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    I guess we have all said something and immediately regretted the terminology we have used/tried to backtrack. Fortunately we don't do this in front of national TV/millions of people. As others have said, I think he was trying to put something cross and worded it quite badly. Not a mortal sin I would say.

    I think he is an extremely talented individual (when it comes to driving). As a person I think much of what he says isn't worth listening to or remembering.

    Let he who has not sinned.......
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