NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

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NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Endo Rockstar » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:51 pm

Said Frankie Boyle while responding incredulously to the possibility of Thatcher’s State Funeral costing three million pounds:

"For Three Million we could buy everyone in Scotland a shovel and we would dig a hole so deep, that we could hand her over to Satan personally"


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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Meade » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:01 pm

Frankie Boyle, the comedian? The racist comedian?

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Postby Endo Rockstar » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:18 pm

Meade wrote:Frankie Boyle, the comedian? The racist comedian?


No, Franke Boyle the terrorist comedian.

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:33 pm

When Nelson Mandela was struggling to end apartheid in South Africa, the Iron Lady called him a terrorist.

I am more upset about today's passing of Annette Funicello.

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Galoot » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:50 pm

Annette Funicello I care about. The Iron Lady, not at all.

Is Elvis Costello going to tramp the dirt down on her grave?

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby jonnygothispen » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:47 pm

Margaret Thatcher's death greeted with street parties in Brixton and Glasgow


http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013 ... on-glasgow

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:54 pm

I'll say it: I don't even really care about Annette.
I'm too young to have watched her on The Mickey Mouse Club, I never liked her movies, her records are atrocious, and heck, I don't even eat Skippy anymore. (I'm a Jif man -- not as great of a set-up as my recent "banana time" comment, I know, but it'll do.) But at least Annette made other people happy. But then, Annette never (to my knowledge) inspired great records about what an awful person she was (probably because she was not, in fact, awful.) Maggie, on the other hand spawned nearly countless musical odes to her particular brand of dreadful unpleasantness. Here's a fave:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... BjdHgPhzkM

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Meade » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:31 pm

Gee, for someone who calls himself "Professor Wagstaff," you sure can be tedious and humorless.

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby pjbogart » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:32 pm

Morrissey - Margaret on a Guillotine


"The kind people, have a wonderful dream
Margaret on a guillotine
'Cause people like you make me feel so tired...
When will you die? When will you die?"

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby john_titor » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:50 pm

My brain has been firing this one: The English Beat - Stand Down Margaret (O.T.T. - Broadcast March 27, 1982) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K6YWX4OL0o

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Madsci » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:56 pm

Ding dong the witch is dead.... is the melody that comes to mind.

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby DCB » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:24 pm

She made Reagan seem almost human.

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby bdog » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:20 am

Margaret Thatcher May Have Helped Invent Soft-Serve Ice Cream

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Yes. The Milk Snatcher, who was also an ice cream inventor. The Iron Lady of Soft Serve. Thatcher, you see, before she was a politician, was a research chemist. The future prime minister, then Margaret Roberts, received a degree in chemistry from Oxford in 1947. And she put it to use first in work at a glue factory, and then with a research job at food manufacturer J. Lyons and Company, a "foodstuff conglomerate" in Hammersmith. Thatcher's task in that role? To help figure out a way to whip extra air into ice cream using emulsifiers -- so that the ice cream could be manufactured with fewer ingredients, thereby reducing production costs. (And so that, additionally, the dairy-y result could flow from a machine rather than being scooped by hand.) While Thatcher's exact contribution to the effort remains, in a way that would foreshadow her future political career, a matter of controversy, her team ultimately succeeded. And the work resulted, ultimately, in the swirly stuff we know today as soft serve. (Or, if you're in Britain, "soft scoop.") J. Lyons's airy dairy was served from ice cream trucks -- under the brand Mr. Whippy -- in Great Britain. And then, as soft serve is wont to do, it quickly spread.

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Dangerousman » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:37 pm

Frankie Boyle obviously has no idea what shovels cost.

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Re: NOT a bummer. Margaret Thatcher is dead.

Postby Endo Rockstar » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:01 pm

Dangerousman wrote:Frankie Boyle obviously has no idea what shovels cost.


True, according to the value of the pound today and the population of Scotland I figure they'd have to share about 6 people to a shovel. Not bad if you're planning on digging in 24hr shifts.

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