The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Madness Is In The Eye Of The Beholder …
September 13, 2011, 6:15 am
Filed under: Comment

One of the things I always find amusing is how expats take photos of stuff in Asia and then take the piss out of them.

OK, so I do understand why, but what bothers me is when people do it and fail to acknowledge that from a local perspective – or at least within a segment of local perspective – it makes sense and all they’re doing is judging by their standards.

I’m not talking about things like bad English, I’m talking about things like this:

Yes, I think drinking panda shit sounds absolutely horrendous – and medical science has cast doubts on it’s anti-cancer properties [which is what they’re claiming is the benefit] – however for some, it is not as mad as you and I may think, and while I’m not suggesting we should all change our opinions on what we think is acceptable, it’s worth remembering that what is classed as right and wrong is not always as clear cut as we might like to think, as this lovely clip from Goodness Gracious Me [and the real version of it] amply demonstrates.


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dont try and act all high and mighty over panda shit campbell. you dont even like lemon in your fucking gay diet coke.

Comment by andy@cynic

anyway i thought wed agreed all planners talk shit so it doesnt matter what the fuck they laugh at, their view means absofuckinglutely nothing in the real world. in any fucking world.

Comment by andy@cynic

nice video pisstake. they stretched it out too long but its still funnier than anything steve martin has churned out in the last 15 years. dennis fucking pennis was right.

Comment by andy@cynic

A-bloody-men to that

Comment by Rob Mortimer

panda shit tea still is better than the habit yanks have of shoving sweet and fucking savoury bollocks on their breakfast plate. typical yanks, dont want to wait or miss out on anything so the greedy fuckers pile up their breakfast plates with a fucking taste car crash.

Comment by andy@cynic

at least you have the good fucking grace to go back to the buffet to refill your plate campbell. bit fucking embarrassing that you do it 10 times but you dont look a taste twat mixing maple fucking syrup with eggs.

explains why yanks love justin fucking bieber though.

Comment by andy@cynic

A little bit of respect for you died today. Just a little. But it’s dead.

Comment by Billy Whizz

can you hear that crying? neither can i because i dont give a shit. besides, even if you lost 90% of your respect for me its still 1000 times more than you have for any other fucker. except jemma but shes got too much fucking self respect to ever let that happen.

Comment by andy@cynic

+1

Comment by Rob

and that sketch has made me want a fucking curry. and some fuckers say subliminal advertising doesnt work. twats.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’d rather drink panda shit than eat limey “cuisine”.

Comment by Billy Whizz

I’ve watched Gordon Ramsey on hells kitchen so I know what I’m talking about.

Comment by Billy Whizz

i didnt realise i was talking to a fucking expert. you must be rachel fucking ray in disguise.

Comment by andy@cynic

Dr Pepper anyone?

Comment by john

the drink that makes panda shit taste like nectar from the fucking gods? good call doddsy, a knighthood is in the post.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s war talk.

Comment by Billy Whizz

anything slagging off the us is war talk but youve got no fucking soldiers available to fight anything new so fuck you and fuck dr pepper. you know it makes sense.

Comment by andy@cynic

Dr Pepper bad? On what planet?!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

you like that shit? sick fuck traitor.

Comment by andy@cynic

Elephant dung aside, I agree with what you’re saying. Too many people only judge situations from their personal perspective and if anyone should be open minded, it’s a planner. Explains why you think empathy is so important.

Love that clip, but they do say the best humour originates from human observation.

Comment by Pete

I agree with Pete’s comment and Robert’s post. Possibly in that order. I also agree with Andrew as regards Dr Pepper and sweet/savoury breakfast plates.
Finally, I’d like to know what Robert thinks of the person sitting in the seat he decided wasn’t comfortable. He knows what I’m talking about.

Comment by George

fuck me, youre mr spy arent you. you think we cant work out what your pathetic little fucking code means? the only fucking thing we cant work out is why the fuck anyone would offer campbell a job in the first fucking place.

Comment by andy@cynic

Put it this way, I don’t feel any sense of loss. Hahahaha.

Comment by Rob

Apologies to Billy and the US, but Dr P is revolting on every level.

Comment by Pete

even pete agrees and hes not like everyone else on here. he’s fucking nice.

Comment by andy@cynic

For a planner.

Comment by Billy Whizz

youre learning. at fucking last.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’ll still take it as a compliment.

Comment by Pete

beggars cant be fucking choosers can they pete.

Comment by andy@cynic

The sketch is longer than the post. And better.

The day PG Tips sell badger shit tea, the day I relinquish my British passport.

Comment by DH

English people as a whole tend to be culturally retarded. “Panda shit? BARBARIANS” *wolfs down congealed pig blood and some rancid barley juice*

Comment by Ed

put the fucking drugs down ed and step away from the fucking keyboard.

Comment by andy@cynic

It’s about “importance of understanding, tolerance, communication and love” again. Come on Roberto. Give us edgier and more insightfull stuff.

Comment by TOTOinTrouble

youre coming on leaps and fucking bounds. when you get that everything campbell does is a rehash of some bollocks he spouted 20 years ago, you can consider yourself a fucking graduate of the campbell smacking society.

Comment by andy@cynic

well sometimes i read posts he wrote in 2006 and it’s a little bit different stuff. So ye, it can take some time for me to understand that everything he writes is a rehash. But I’m gonna graduate no matter what. The graduate of the campbell smacking society sounds much more solid than the graduate of miami ad school.

Comment by TOTOinTrouble

Hahahaha. Excellent Ro-bart, excellent! One of my favourite Goodness Gracious Me episodes.

Comment by Anjali Ramachandran




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