Tag Archives: humour

Q: Why do politicised comedians get sacked from the BBC? A: For criticising foreign policy & Israel

I’ve been reading Frankie Boyle’s latest book “Work! Consume! Die!” & it’s opening chapter deals with Britains foreign policy in a manner in which no other current stand up comic will do.

After all it was Frankie Boyle’s political satire on Israel that got him sacked from the Beeb.

Frankie Boyle criticised the ‘cowardly’ BBC for its Israel joke apology, stating in a full written statement:

“I think the problem here is that the show’s producers will have thought that Israel, an aggressive, terrorist state with a nuclear arsenal was an appropriate target for satire. The Trust’s ruling is essentially a note from their line managers. It says that if you imagine that a state busily going about the destruction of an entire people is fair game, you are mistaken. Israel is out of bounds.

The BBC refused to broadcast a humanitarian appeal in 2009 to help residents of Gaza rebuild their homes. It’s tragic for such a great institution but it is now cravenly afraid of giving offence and vulnerable to any kind of well drilled lobbying.”

The man himself said in a recent interview that: “safe middle-class comedy such as Have I Got News For You, is everything that’s wrong” at the BBC.

I tend to agree with him.

Have a read of what he has to say in the following excerpts from his book, and ask yourself if any of these would ever make it into any of the shows that pass themselves of as political satire comedy programmes.












The content of popular culture today in the mainstream is designed to be unchallenging, corny and weak, so the masses can take their hit without having to think and just like crack, it has an immediate high and leaves you coming back for more.

It is precisely why you get crap like Michael McIntyre and John Bishop being promoted to prime time, as they offer poor observational witterings on banal subjects like the school run. Any content that will challenge your thought process will either be shelved or given the midnight slot.

Work, consume, die, that’s all the system wants from you.

Work like a rat, consume crap that you don’t need, with money that you don’t have and then die.

The Akh is currently away and is working on a plantation picking bananas. He is developing a taste for tamales colorados and returns sometime in January 2012

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Arts & Media, Book Review, Great Britain, Humour, Media Ownership & Control

Americans being arrested for dancing…..So much for freedom!

America, the land of the free, the country that gushes its values of freedom of expression to the rest of the world, but if you try and dance in a public space, FiveO will body slam, choke and arrest you.

Then again I’ve seen enough white people dancing to know that their “dancing” is a crime against humanity, so perhaps justice is being served.

You gotta love RussiaToday for having the balls to orchestrate such moves against the US, did the cold war ever end?

Leave a comment

Filed under Humour, Police State, Western Hypocrisy

Juice Media presents “RAP NEWS 8: Osamacide”

Juice Media drop their latest Rap News bulletin and ask if Osama Bin Laden was in fact clubbed to death by seals and whether he was armed with a “muslamic ray gun”.

It’s the end of an era.

The decade which opened with a ferocious attack in the United States of America, closes with the announcement of the death of its greatest and most conveniently disney-like villain, Usama Bin Laden.

In a decade which has been dominated by the Empire Strikes Back, our affable and dextrous host Robert Foster invites us to scrutinise the events shrouding the killing of this twentyfirst-century Goldstein. Joining him in this May retrospective are Rap News regulars, General Baxter, the Pentagon’s most effusive spokesperson, attempting uncharacteristically to stay ‘on message’, and his counterpart from the world of alternative academia, the conspiracy industry’s favourite son, Terrence Moonseed.

What actually happened in Abbotabad?

Do the public have a right to see evidence of this event?

What is Terrence wearing on his head?

Was justice really served?

What next?

History is happening.

Leave a comment

Filed under 4GW, Foreign Policy, Hip Hop, Media Highlight of the Week, Middle East, Pakistan

The Queen might be in Ireland, but who’s better, the Taliban or the IRA?

Have you always wanted to know who was the ultimate freedom fighter/terrorist group? This video breaks down exactly what would happen if the Taliban and the IRA were to go up against one another.

Despite what you think, the IRA have never really gone away, this weeks bomb threat proved that, and the whole world has been fighting the Taliban for more than ten years and they are still alive and kicking.

Now I like the IRA, but I also like the Taliban.

But which ones better?

There’s only one way to find out.

Cue the video from deadliest warrior and FIGHT!!!

Leave a comment

Filed under Humour, Media Highlight of the Week, Terrorism

Dmitri says “Don’t be beech….be Russian”

Dmitri is a Russian that has too much time on his hands and a love for guns, all types of guns, big and small, and just like Top Gear review cars, this guy reviews guns.

His YouTube page is a (non-intended) hilarious collection of gun reviews.

Just like Dmitri says “Don’t be beech….” before he gets double pepper sprayed in the face.

Thankfully we don’t live in America where you can roll in to do your weekly supermarket shop and buy a machine gun along with your can of beans….guess that there are still plenty of people with a Rambo fetish out there.

Leave a comment

Filed under Humour

Hilarious video as Jon Stewart bids goodbye to Glenn Beck – “They dropped his ass”

This hilarious video from the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart is aimed at Glenn Beck, who was finally sacked from his position as head loony at Rupert Murdoch’s “Fix News” station.

If you’ve ever been in America and had the misfortune to see the vile propaganda that comes from the fox network, then you’ll be as happy as The Akh is to see the back of Beck.

Stewart said goodbye in his own fashion to the paranoid loudmouth by reviving his famed, equally conspiratorial impersonation of Beck. It’s not the first time Stewart laid into Beck;

It wasn’t entirely his loony theories that got Beck fired.

It was the pressure campaign that was mounted on fox that saw them lose a million viewers, more than 300 lost advertisers and widespread criticism that all added up to a disastrous business model.

This clip from Charlie Brookers Newswipe shows America’s “news” network at it’s finest:

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has been caught on the backfoot, while all the phone tapping scandal’s continue to play out in the UK, his chief cheerleader gets sacked in the US.

Said thing is, Beck will probably go set up his own show elsewhere, most probably an Alex Jones style show which batshit right wing republicans will fund and lap up.

Beck for president in 2012?

No more crazy than a washed up actor like Reagan running for presidency.

Only in America

Leave a comment

Filed under Arts & Media, Humour, Media Highlight of the Week, Media Ownership & Control

Rap News 7: #Revolution

The latest Rap News bulletin was released by Juice Media recently, Rap News, Episode 7: It’s 2011 and amid a flurry of political leaks and revelations, revolutions have rolled across North Africa and The Middle East.

Join your host Robert Foster for long overdue analysis of these events, asking the question that’s on everyone’s lips — where will revolution spark next?

But when a news flash comes in from a special embedded correspondent, the episode takes an unprecedented turn, as that very question is answered in dramatic fashion.

How will the world treat the latest courageous country to throw off the yoke of oppression?

Is any cow sacred in this time of massive upheaval?

Can there be any doubt that History Is Happening?

Leave a comment

Filed under 4GW, Foreign Policy, Hip Hop, Middle East, Resistance By All Means Necessary