I hear you're a racist now, Gavin Williamson

Started by kalowski, September 08, 2021, 10:43:39 PM

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beanheadmcginty

When I was a nipper I used to not be able to tell the difference between George Michael and Princess Diana. I suppose the woke snowflakes want to cancel me now don't they?

imitationleather

Quote from: Captain Z on September 09, 2021, 01:10:19 PM
Where do we stand on Romelu Lukaku/Stormzy?

I'd never thought about it before but they do look pretty similar.

EOLAN

Quote from: kalowski on September 09, 2021, 12:26:00 PM
I always just try to remember which one was in The Departed.
Even though there are two of the most famous actors around; I did slightly struggle telling Damon and di Caprio apart from that film. If they were just standard character actors without the A list celebrity cache I would have had no chance.

thenoise

He better confuse a few white people now just to be on the safe side. Maybe confuse some people across colour lines just to make it abundantly clear.

phantom_power

Quote from: idunnosomename on September 09, 2021, 11:16:37 AM
He is an incompetent cruel cunt but this seems like a genuine mistake mixing up personal brief meetings over Zoom with two young sportsmen who do look quite similar (by that garun comp - shape of nose and everything - they look more similar than his shitty racist Spitting Image puppet). It's not like he brought it up, it's careless but whatever.


He didn't mix up meetings. He hadn't met Rashford but thought he had because he met Itoje

Inspector Norse

Quote from: Shit Good Nose on September 08, 2021, 11:14:34 PM
I can't answer that question honestly cos it's never happened to me.  I know SO little about sport (and literally actively avoid it) that I couldn't say with conviction I wouldn't do that.  BUT the exact same thing could - and probably would - happen if we were talking about two white sportsball people, even if they looked completely different.

"Oh, I met Bongledon mid striker Kevin Mckekikkin to talk about pork futures the other day."
"Actually, sir, you met with Norris Woows of Wolvinghampton Wanderers.  Kevin Mckekikkin was about more access to porn for school children." etc.

I don't think I can adequately put across how little I know and care about sport and everyone involved with it.

If you had a Zoom meeting with somebody and knew you would face questions from the press about it at some point, would you

a) make sure you knew the name of the person you had the meeting with, which is there on the screen the whole time you are having your meeting
b) just pluck a name at random when asked about it by a journalist

Hobo With A Shit Pun

I very , very briefly gave a Tory the benefit of the doubt - shudder - when I first heard about this. What happened was, I've been primed by a mate with massive face blindness who often sits watching films with me and demanding greater diversity in Hollywood for reasons other than anti-racism, i.e. so he knows who people are. Apparently, the biggest problem is "skinny white blonde women"; Even if the cast is a bunch of white dudes, there'll generally be a good chance that one is the big white dude, one is the white dude with a beard, etc. But with female leads they can pile up women that he finds identical, and he gets confused.

Then I heard the actual details of what happened and, no, that's not what's going on here, just from the practical set up. Instead what we have is a Tory cunt.

JesusAndYourBush

Quote from: icehaven on September 09, 2021, 11:50:09 AMSeriously though I get Mark Wahlberg and his brother mixed up. I know one was in New Kids On The Block and then that one's younger brother became a rapper, and now one of them is Mark Wahlberg the famous actor but it took me ages to work out which one was which.

I can remember that Mark Wahlberg is the brother of the NKOTB guy (Donnie?) and was a rapper in a group called "Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch" because I remember Smash Hits taking the piss because he used to drop trou during gigs and they once captioned the photo "Marky Mark shows off his funky bunch".

icehaven

Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on September 09, 2021, 03:38:40 PM
I can remember that Mark Wahlberg is the brother of the NKOTB guy (Donnie?) and was a rapper in a group called "Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch" because I remember Smash Hits taking the piss because he used to drop trou during gigs and they once captioned the photo "Marky Mark shows off his funky bunch".

Yes there was something a bit, err, funky, about how he was promoted to teenyboppers as this hulking himbo. I remember seeing an interview with some girls who looked about 12 and they cheerfully sang in unison "The thing we like best about Marky Mark is his body!"

Kankurette

Quote from: Shit Good Nose on September 08, 2021, 10:46:12 PM
All tories do look the same though, sooooooo.......


Mind you, having absolutely no knowledge of or interest in sport I must admit I'd be very hard pressed to tell the difference between any sport people.  Literally the only reason I know of Rashford is from the school meals stuff and little Nose's school did a big thing about it.  If it weren't for that, I could be stood right next to him in a shop and wouldn't have a fucking clue who he is.  Never heard of this rugby bloke until now.

Without wanting to defend Williamson (and this really is more of a general thing), it does annoy me massively when people are put out if you don't know who a certain celebrity or sport person is.  My manager is a huge football fan and Tootinghams Hotspike is his favourite team, and he always gets a mild grump about the fact I don't give a single shit how a particular football team is doing and I only know of that one with the chin through listening to Athletico Mince (which, I daresay, isn't a very accurate representation of him).

Bah.
Gangs of the EPL is definitely an accurate representation of Tootinghams Hotspike (which is now their official name).

olliebean

Even I know what Marcus Rashford looks like, and I don't give a shit about football or starving kids.[nb]I do give a shit about one of those things.[/nb]

Kankurette

I just GIS'd Itoje and he looks nothing like Rashford. I do have an unfair advantage, though, due to living near the Rashford mural and being very familiar with his face. And liking football, though I don't do rugby. Stormzy and Lukaku, I can at least understand.

ETA: someone mentioned women footballers. Steph Houghton and Izzy Christiansen were very easy to confuse until Izzy moved to Everton. I swear they're related.

Johnny Yesno

Quote from: Kankurette on September 09, 2021, 03:56:45 PM
I just GIS'd Itoje and he looks nothing like Rashford. I do have an unfair advantage, though, due to living near the Rashford mural and being very familiar with his face. And liking football, though I don't do rugby.

Like olliebean, I don't give a flying fuck about starving kids football sport and I can tell Rashford apart from a rugby player he looks nothing like. You don't need any advantage apart from the advantage of not being a useless tory cunt.

jamiefairlie

Quote from: beanheadmcginty on September 09, 2021, 01:10:44 PM
When I was a nipper I used to not be able to tell the difference between George Michael and Princess Diana. I suppose the woke snowflakes want to cancel me now don't they?

It was very embarrassing for Will Carling that time though.

Johnny Yesno

I get Neville Southall, Gary Neville and Gareth Southgate mixed up but I think that might be for a different reason.

The Culture Bunker

Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on September 09, 2021, 03:38:40 PM
I can remember that Mark Wahlberg is the brother of the NKOTB guy (Donnie?) and was a rapper in a group called "Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch" because I remember Smash Hits taking the piss because he used to drop trou during gigs and they once captioned the photo "Marky Mark shows off his funky bunch".
To give Donnie his dues, he's had a decent acting career too. I thought he was very good in 'Band of Brothers'.

Kankurette

Quote from: Johnny Yesno on September 11, 2021, 05:23:37 PM
I get Neville Southall, Gary Neville and Gareth Southgate mixed up but I think that might be for a different reason.
If it helps, Neville Southall is larger than the other two and is the only one who doesn't look like a weasel.

El Unicornio, mang

Last night a friend in a club waved to one of our mutual friends then figured out it wasn't the flamboyant black man with dyed blonde hair we know. I was going to call her a racist but then remembered I did something similar a few years ago but even worse as I was right up close shaking his hand.

jobotic

I didn't even know there were two Wahlbergs.

Who's the racist now?

mjwilson

Quote from: Hobo With A Shit Pun on September 09, 2021, 03:37:38 PM
I very , very briefly gave a Tory the benefit of the doubt - shudder - when I first heard about this. What happened was, I've been primed by a mate with massive face blindness who often sits watching films with me and demanding greater diversity in Hollywood for reasons other than anti-racism, i.e. so he knows who people are. Apparently, the biggest problem is "skinny white blonde women"; Even if the cast is a bunch of white dudes, there'll generally be a good chance that one is the big white dude, one is the white dude with a beard, etc. But with female leads they can pile up women that he finds identical, and he gets confused.

According to one of the Buffy DVD commentaries, it was a big deal when Emma Caulfield turned up having dyed her hair blonde - management were concerned that viewers would get confused by having two blonde woman, of about the same height, in the show.

chveik



gilbertharding

The well known fact that black people all look alike explains why there has never been a black Mike Yarwood: it's too easy.

[this is a joke. I do not think this.]