Evidently there's an election going on in England right now and they're trying to import some tactics from the US. But as Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's Daily Show, the Brits have a long way to go if they want to truly capture the pure uncut shamelessness of American politics. Still, the British have made a lot of progress (with a long "O" sound) since the days not long ago when all elections were decided solely by monocle size.
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Just in case you can't read it, it says…
U.S. President George W. Bush dreamt he was at this spot the night of 16th February 2003 but failed to recognize it, having never visited Malvern. To this day he still thinks it was just some place he made up in his sleep.
What you're probably thinking to yourself right now is, "Huh?"
That, as far as I can tell, is the correct response.
How about the guy who took the picture. Does he have any kind of context that might help us understand what this is all about? Nope, sorry…
Tags: England, George W. Bush
Woman Lives Dream On Live Television! Have you seen the YouTube clip of the mousy woman on British TV who made Simon Cowell's jaw drop? ZOMG, it will make you weep like a freshly mugged girl scout. This woman is a star now. A star! [youtube.com]
Le French Le Capture Le Pirates! Eleven recently captured Somali pirates will now fear berets and little red scarves. The cranky French are getting back in touch with their Colonialist past, and getting tough on high-seas piracy. [reuters.com]
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Get Drunk! While the French are fighting pirates, the Brits are inventing new ways to get hammered. Step into this bar, inhale deeply… because the air is filled with gin mist! It's totally low-calorie, FYI. [metro.co.uk]
Indestructible Man Survives Fall, Twice! Drunk Russian jumps to his death, and lives! Great news! Then the man, fueled by three bottles of vodka, goes back upstairs, and does it all over again… and lives! Miracle or curse? We say miracle! [ananova.com]
Tags: England, France, Great News/Bad News, Pirates