Fucking hell! The politicians are having too long a break. Now they have to go on X-Factor
Why do people have to make complete idiots of themselves? Are they desperate to be famous? There's a fine line between funny and embarrassing...
What's the problem? People with varying degrees of cerebral palsy have aspirations just like the rest of us. What I take issue with is (1) tv programmers seeking audience ratings from perverse & devalued tastes (2) tv execs seeking to gain money from this sort of shit (3) the audience laughter which would have sat well in Rome AD80 (4) they absolutely murdered two of my favourite songs.Can anyone remember the name of 70's the film which pretty much foretold this kind of 'entertainment'? I thought it came true with the Jerry Springer programme but this is beyond belief.
Odd comments.All I saw here were a bunch of guys having a laugh. The audience laughed because the guys were making jokes. At their own expense, rather than poking fun at someone else.Okay, they won't be showing up on MTV because they can't sing too well - neither can I - but they weren't put up there as a freak show.One of the worst aspects of the Righteous is their insistence that physically disabled means mentally incompetent. These guys just proved that assumption very wrong.They have a great sense of humour. Good luck to them, I say.
"At least I'm not gay"Well, bugger me. What a comment.
Rollerball, that's the one - thanks David.Leg-Iron. I agree that "physically disabled obviously doesn't mean mentally incompetent" but I disagree that they weren't put up as a 'freak-show'. I still say that whoever sanctioned this sort of show is pandering to Rome and the instinct of the mob in an attempt to garner viewing figures.Rollerball reaches fruition in the 21stC world.
If you want to see some more of these people visit the peoples republic of Manchester the town hall, on the ground floor there are a couple of these metters and greeters for fucks sake.Now I want these people to have a jib and be as productive as they can but as a taxpayer I don't want to pay for them out of my taxes.Two types of money folks, yours and somepne elses your money your careful with someone elses money who give a fuck?
While your there take a look at the taxi licensing centre the notices are in about 20 different languages last time I was in manchester the road signs were in English but there again just a matter of time before they are not.
oh sorry i didn't know your blog was politically correct...i shall keep my comments to myself...but i did laugh like fuck!
That was wheely fuckin' funny. Spastastic. Anon@ 17:12 i dont think there are any fuckin' white taxi drivers in Manchester anymore. Some cunt who was probably driving a bleedin' camel last week nearly run me over on Oxford street on Friday night. If your reading this you cunt, a red light means fuckin' stop not carry on, you nighty wearing fuck wit!
Icehouse, I presume.
Oh, and what leg-iron said.
All I see here is a situation presented out of context, and in an ambiguous way, designed to provoke comments and controvesy and make certain people look rightous for "seeing the right thing", and others mean or discriminatory for seeing the "wrong thing". Without knowing the background on this clip, it is hard to judge properly how one should react. If, for instance, this has been done for ratings and as comdey and could therefore be seen as taking advantage, or mocking the peoples illness, as several people have concluded, then it's disgusting and the people who sanctioned it should metaphorially hang by media attention.If, on the other hand, these people with a disease, which they have through no fault of their own, have chosen to try and do something constructive with their lives and give a positive contribution to society and others in their position by realising that they can sing covers of songs with words which, lets face it, I would not be able to sing without being shot and found funny, and appeal to a young generation of wheelchair bound people, with a sense of humour... In the latter instance, the promotion of the group can only be seen as a good thing...I feel that OH owes us an explanation as to why he has posted this, what the back story is and how he expected us to react. Then, and only then, will I comment on the video, the other comments and, Holbourne the disgusting cunt/fine gentleman that he is. (delete as applicable).
"I feel that OH owes us an explanation as to why he has posted this"It made me laugh.
Damn! I laughed out loud and then realised I had neglected to first consult my 'Government Guidelines to When it is Permissible to Laugh and When it is Most Decidedly NOT Permissible' edited by Clare Short (available from Her Majesty's Stationary Office and selected branches of W.H.Smiths.)Sorry, McNebula, I shall go and turn myself in immediately!PS: I thought the guys in the video were brilliant. I started off laughing at their expressions and daft lyrics, then quickly realised they were actually very smart and was laughing with them. The 'Boys in Wheelchairs' must be big in Scandanavia because there are loads of vids of them performing different songs, most of them very politically incorrect. More Power to their wheels!
A good friend of mine was very badly injured in a plane crash many years ago, and has been in wheelchair since, so I don't have a problem with disabilities. As for the "Freak Show" references, TV programmes are all about ratings - it's what pays the bills (BBC excepted), and I don't believe for one moment they would have got any airtime if they weren't handicapped. Nor would they have got away with singing "At least I'm not gay" As for audience laughter can you be sure this was genuine, or "canned". Sure they've got guts to make jokes at their expense, I just find it rather difficult to separate this kind of thing from "reality" TV such as Springer, Kyle, and the numerous so called "talent" shows that make up an ever larger part of the schedules these days.
Surely you can see the juxtaposition of the narrative in a time of BBC "democracy" where viewers are invited to partake in a vote, at a cost of course, only to have their votes ignored and the decree from on high to be issued that "we, the powers that be, will decide who gets to dance in the final of Strictly Comes Dancing. Now fuck off. Remember how that one legged cow Heather Mills ended up"Tomorrow, I shall post a video of a Muslim, black Santa to make amends
"Tomorrow, I shall post a video of a Muslim, black Santa to make amends"Are your posts this week going to consist entirely of people who should be tied in sacks and thrown into the sea ?
How will we know he's a muslim?
Tone deaf, all of 'em.
Anonymous said... While your there take a look at the taxi licensing centre the notices are in about 20 different languages last time I was in manchester the road signs were in English but there again just a matter of time before they are not.14 December 2008 17:12True, but fair does, at least they had the good sense to fuck Hoon and his congestion charging off! In doing so they probably saved the rest of the country having yet another tax imposed on them-at least for now.
For more Flemish humour in this vein type in "bomerang" on Youtube(sorry to fic to do linx) I defy anyone not to laugh.
Coming from a family in which there are 10 adopted severely disabled or Downs Syndrome children, I found this extremely amusing.Last Sunday I attended the 16th birthday party of one severly disabled boy who was not expected to live past 12. We had a cracking time and a jolly good laugh with these kids. Especially, Jonathan who has Downs and gave us a demonstration of his future profession with the WWE.Anyone who thinks these kids do not have a sense of humour or can't laugh at themselves is quite obviously of the leftie ZANULab politically correct persuasion and should therefore just fuck off.
It sickened me, but thats because I don't like disabled people.I guess if I was more politically correct I would have laughed.
I started watching thinking 'WTF?' & then realised the guys were having a ball & making fun of themselves. Voices not too hot but pretty good instrumentalists. As someone has already said 'power to their wheels'.
Don't be so naive, of course it was a freak show. TV can't get enough of them. Turn on Channel 4 any day and you can watch mental/physical abnormalities from around the world.In fact, propaganda films depicting people like this abounded in Nazi Germany in the 1930s, as a way of preparing the populace for the coming 'social cleansing' that was planned for the 'unproductive' in society. You lot need to learn something from recent history....you giggling, ignorant cretins.
hilarious!i still for some reason felt a little bit guilty for laughing though..why?!!!! ridiculous
Bernard,Do you think these three guys, having put the effort into corrupting those lyrics so eloquently and rehearsing their show, should be forbidden from appearing on TV because they aren't shaped like Brad Pitt?How about other jobs - science, perhaps, where the malformed can be kept quietly out of sight so as not to offend the eyes of the Perfect? Is it really so dreadful to find disabled people capable of doing things for themselves?This is not a bit of propaganda. If it were, they'd have been made to look like mindless idiots rather than people with a sense of humour and a bit of talent (hey, they could have done a Milli Vanilli with the vocals but didn't so they score one for that, surely?). They show what can be done despite severe disability and I hope they make a fortune out of it. If that offends people, too bad. And yes, it was funny.
I hate it when the Yerpeens use our language better than we do.As someone said finely crafted and funny lyrics.If they tour I'll go and see them. Probably a really good night's entertainment.
May the panel note that a Scandinavian man with quite apparent vocal problems speaks better English than a lot of Brits today...
Hard to put in context since I have never watched the X-Fucter or Strictly Cum Dancing but they seem to be enjoying themselves and I hope it was an earner for them.I know a disabled lady who calls her wheelchair her " Spastic Chariot ". She no longer gets invited to the meetings. I know another who had to undergo a mental exam because she, similarly, refuses to spend all day moping about her condition. They say she is " disconnected from her disability " to which she responds." The only things I'm disconnected from mate are my legs.
Good find OH... made me laugh for all the right reasons (not the wrong ones).Back story: Clip is from a Norwegian TV show (think Jon Stewart with snow) featuring the talents of Jesper Odelberg - a well known Swedish stand-up (no pun intended) comedian from Gothenburg. Jesper is a genuine cerebral palsy sufferer who has found a great way for him and his friends to make their own living.I can only imagine the outcry in this country should a similarly enterprising soul try the same here! Pity.
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