Sometimes you just gotta say…what the frak! This is London Calling….and they’re all drunk….

Newcastle Reveller (photo North News & Pictures)

Newcastle Reveller (photo North News & Pictures)

I would suggest that the government of England introduce its citizens to saying/yelling ‘frak’ as a stress reliever, they seem to have an uhmmm…. aggression problem…

From ACE HQ, (looks like my dreams of retiring to England for a full pension someday are ‘up in smoke’ (or perhaps if they smoked instead of drank they wouldn’t be eh?, can we send Cheech and Chong on a humanitarian mission?):

From the Times:

Ambulance control centres reported receiving 999 calls as often as once every seven seconds – the second highest volume of calls since the Millennium – as binge drinkers turned nasty in the freezing temperatures.

Many of the calls related either to alcohol-fuelled assaults or excessive drunkenness.

Booze contributed to time-wasting calls to 999 operators too, with one man calling to ask if New York was in America, and what time it was there.
Elsewhere, while large numbers were ferried to hospitals, in some areas injuries were treated by paramedics in ‘booze buses’ to leave ambulances free for more serious emergencies.

In Essex, so many drunk people were arrested that all 200 of the constabulary’s cells were filled, and overflow revellers had to be shipped to neighbouring Kent to be held for the night…

ACE nails it, again:

If I can make a quick point: Europe forever flatters itself by contrasting itself — erudite, educated, prosperous, well-mannered, bourgeois — with America — drunken, stupid, fat, loud, obnoxious, and ill-informed….

Unlike the lower classes in Europe, whose idea of travel is hopping the ferry to start a drunken, blood-and-vomit-spraying riot in another nation’s soccer stadium.

The difference, apparently, is that the American lower classes believe they can prosper if they work and save — and they do so prosper — unlike the lower classes of Europe, which know they have, as the Sex Pistols sang, No Future. So why not spend virtually every night getting slosh-drunk at the pub?….

Exactly.  Next time London is Calling, I may let the machine get it..Yes these are the people who pulled the Mayflower over b/c they ran out of beer all right….


January 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Immigration, Music, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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