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

Post Holiday Prozac …
February 24, 2014, 6:10 am
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So I know you think all I do is have holidays all the time – and, to be fair, last year I sort of did – the fact is, I now won’t be having a single holiday for at least 5 months.


Yes, I know that isn’t that long and I’m incredibly lucky to be able to still go away a few times a year – plus the fact is, I really like my job – but for someone who spent the last 12 months seemingly never being more than 21 days from another break, it’s come as a bit of a culture shock.

So to help me through it, and to help you get over the Monday blues, I thought I’d put up the best of Ali G’s interviews – you know, when Sacha Cohen Baron was still funny – in a desperate bid to make us smile on this bleak, bleak day.

Hey, at least 21 minutes of your 480 will be happy.



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If you don’t have a holiday for 5 months, I’ll eat your birkenstocks.

Comment by DH

I’ll even turn a blind eye to any “business trip travel” you have, even when it means you do nothing but stay in fancy hotels in other countries. That’s how sure I am that you’re talking bollocks.

Comment by DH

So to be clear, if you don’t have a single days holiday (official or personal) for the next 5 months, I’ll eat a pair of your birkenstocks. But if you do, I want $10,000 in cash. And that’s USD.

Comment by DH

I’m not agreeing to that, mainly because I’ve already booked 3 days in Australia next month.

But it’s not a holiday, but I know you won’t believe that. Damnit.

Comment by Rob

How convenient. Give me USD$5000 and we’ll call it even.

Comment by DH

It gets better and better.

Comment by DH

nice fucking work doddsy. kick the fucker when hes miserable. its always more enjoyable.

Comment by andy@cynic

Shut up John. We had 8 senior players out injured. That’s the official excuse anyway.

Comment by Rob

youre supposed to be a planner. lead victim clients to a bright fucking future. see the shit and the good others cant see. if you think youre not going to have a holiday for 5 fucking months then your fortune telling bullshit is even more off than i thought it was because you couldnt cope and wieden certainly fucking couldnt. i want some of that $10k action even if you owe me a fuckload more.

Comment by andy@cynic

but ill be fucked if ill do anything if i lose. but i wont have to because ill be dead in fucking shock.

Comment by andy@cynic

OK … OK … my definition is different to yours, so based on your version, I will be having a holiday in the next 5 months [next month, to be precisie], however based on my definition, I will be hard at it till July at least.


Comment by Rob

you know even less about work than prince fucking edward.

Comment by andy@cynic

I must agree with everyone else that I find it very unlikely you will not have at least one day off in the next 5 months. Sorry Rob.

Ali G was a genius character and I’m amazed how many people he was able to interview. Either they were very naive or just were focused on spreading their word/views/ego to the “younger generations”.

Comment by Pete

Yep, I agree … Ali-G was masterful. He also had a short shelf life because he’d be “found out” which meant he went out before he burnt out. That’s why I will always love the British version of ‘The Office’ 10,000 times more than the US version. That, and the fact it was so much funnier.

Comment by Rob

it warms the cockles of my cold, cold heart that no fucker commented after my last comment. ive still got it.

Comment by andy@cynic

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