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And they are still doing it

As soon as I read that England fans in Israel for the football had been to Yad Vashem, I just knew there would be a photo like this:




I've said it before (not that I can find the story), but do people really have no sense of what is appropriate attire and behaviour?

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Blogger kinglear said... 4:10 pm

Correct - they don't  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:11 pm

Mind you, we live in an age when people want to be buried to show tunes and the like.  



Blogger The Hitch said... 4:56 pm

should have been a man city shirt
all mancunian fourbies support man city , no doubt many are spinning etc etc  



Blogger The Hitch said... 4:58 pm

C
I saw my grandfather off to
"in the mood" by the Glen Miller Orchestra
It was from his era , he loved to dance , liked the big band sound and it wasnt miserable  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:06 pm

Hitch - I'll finesse a bit. I have no objection to the upbeat, it is more songs with secular lyrics. I'm not a believer, so it would be deeply hypocritical to have anything overtly religious lyrics played when I shuffle off etc etc. 'Dark was the night, cold was the ground' will do me.  



Blogger Newmania said... 5:07 pm

Did you see the article in th DT today about where a Jews Loyalty lies C. ( Stephen Pollard)

Bit of a load of rubbish with a wafer thin pretext but I have always though there was an unanswerable truth about the cricket test and it is an uncomfortbale one for the left .

British Asian , they like because it is a set of entitlements

English Asian makes no sense because it implies being part of a an English way of life , it is a set of duities and expectations .

What is wrong with the cricket test . I like Spag Boll but it is not as English as Roast Beef. I sa to people that say "my family has been here for 50 years". Well you are about at the spag boll stage.

Accepted , Liked even , but not quite as good as me.

beam  



Blogger Newmania said... 5:24 pm

My funeral

Start with Nimrod ...move onto Edgar’s Cello Concerto the big romantic bit then when they are just about to go take the mood down and with almost unbearable sweetness single chorister`s pure voice will swell into the Te Deum.

A moments pause and then ,a surprise " Gene Kelly " Gotta Dance until the dancing is over and we finish .....with last “ Gotta dance.....trailing into a plangent pause…………………………………………….
Then

From the Mist of the grave yard , a simple guitar arpeggio , up and down and the singer walks amongst the people . His simple honest voice seems to stop the world still , just for this time .

When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the Storm there's a golden sky

( the congregation sing sing sing their hearts out )




And the sweet, silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown.

( They are crying a weeping and people are hugging and kissing and telling truths that they never said ,and then the orchestra swells to the final chords ...)



Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart,
.AND YOU`LLL NEVER WALK ALONE
Y`OULL NEVER WALK

ALONE.


Its so beautiful I `m crying over the keyboard  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:27 pm

N - maybe you should hurry up and die (having arranged invites beforehand, natch) so we can witness the spectacle.

I'm off to a funeral on Monday - no one close. I do not suppose it will be as dramatic.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:31 pm

And while I'm at, a joke I've used before:

Self-satisfied 'squire' berates the uppity locals thus: 'I'll have you know my family came over with William the Conqueror'. UL#1: "Yes, and we were here waiting for you".  



Blogger The Hitch said... 5:58 pm

I am of "chuck me in a landfill" school when it comes to funerals

So was my him a comedy priest a simple coffin, a simple spray of lilies and waved the old scoundrel off to in the mood.

Actually I want you all to have a day of mourning when I die, service at westminster abbey my coffin floated down the thames on a battle ship saluted by artillery, weeping children followed by internment in a fucking huge pyramid in the middle of Manchester , and then the sacrifice of every muslim in the country.  



Anonymous verity said... 6:06 pm

The Hitch - That was hysterical!  



Anonymous verity said... 6:27 pm

The Hitch, how would you have them slaughtered? Halal? This is a very cruel form of slaughter, but they seem to love it.  



Anonymous Mr R said... 8:29 pm

C - Yes their clothing is totally inappropriate but at least they did the right thing in going in the 1st place. Their heads should be covered too. Speaking as someone who has been to Yad Vashem, its not a pleasant place but I think anyone who visits Jerusalem should be honour bound to pay the place a visit.

Hitch - if we do what you ask we will have the rivers of blood scenario envisaged by Enoch in the 60's. Not that I mind you understand.....  



Blogger Prodicus said... 10:46 pm

Brill, Hitch. Made my day.  



Blogger gitanodemurcia said... 1:11 am

I cannot see anything wrong with that. I remember when in Spain they would not let me enter a church in Seville with my shorts (it was 50 c ). I told the vicar ti continue with his peado duties and leave me alone. I am now atheiste  



Anonymous nomad said... 3:10 am

Suffer little children etc... (Ejukashun, ejercashun, er.. that's it).

Mr Hitch: Chucking you in a landfill will be unfair on those you leave behind if the "pay for what you chuck out" regime is in force! Could you perhaps leave a post-dated cheque on the sideboard?  



Blogger The Hitch said... 4:49 pm

nomad i have made better preparations, I have reprogrammed the chip in the wheelie bin , i show up as an apple core  



Anonymous The chief Mufti said... 5:09 pm

Ooh behave.  



Anonymous nomad said... 3:21 am

Mr Hitch: LOL. Thank you very much for that coffee-all-over-my-keyboard moment. I trust in keeping with your salutory principles, you will be a green (rather than red) apple core? You should market your chip reprogramming program - that will really stuff up the money grubbing plans of these brainfree techno-whizkids!  



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