You make a valid point Ben. I'm a big fan of the first Ali G season so my post was a little knee jerk there.
Ben Gracewood, my hat off to you. I think your gesture made a difference.
I'm feeling that too bro.
He's a lot like Sacha Baron Cohen in that respect, of.
..except he doesn't have a Cambridge History degree, a Golden globe, acting training, a handful of well crafted characters from which to launch his attacks, or any other real commitment or techniques to publicly distance himself from the persona we see on screen.
He's a lot like Alan Partridge.
Both have that self-deprecating humour that draws us into the - I don't know - the humanity of it all.
Long live the humanity!
Work? pshaw! This so makes me want to go to Crete.
I stand corrected Sacha, "cockhead" not "cocksucker". Sorry about that. My cock alarm went off. Better I just let it slide. ☮
Beyond this issue, I know nothing and care to know nothing about he who
"Then perhaps you might stop lecturing those of us who have bothered to take a longer term and broader interest."
You have taken a longer and broader interest in a "cocksucker".
Good points Paul and Sacha, I'm just hung up on the fact that he seems to thrive on publicity and that even those against him, fuel the beast.
For my part I was disappointed at the schoolboy nature of his protest, and the weak and the implausible defence. I wish he'd protested in a coherent manner and righteously stood by it. That to me would have been worth $6000+. Beyond this issue, I know nothing and care to know nothing about he who. To labour the point.. I think we can be more creative than 'prick' and 'cocksucker'. Naming him in any context seems like advertising money can't buy.
Slater is a cowardly cockhead with a raging sense of entitlement.
Slater is almost certainly an obnoxious prick regardless of his health.
Is it really a mystery why New Zealand has such a high suicide rate? Are these comments befitting adults? What desire do they satisfy? Judgement was handed down. Personalizing it too much seems to overlook the fact that his was after all, little more than a very poorly staged protest against a law that contravenes the ethos of freedom of speech, is limited to a tiny minority of countries and lacks significant evidence to back it up.
The bent of our society enables [name supressed] to succeed in setting himself up as a scapegoat, and to maintain notoriety after the fact.
that would have kept a internet flame war going for weeks.
Strange it is, what people champion nowadays.