Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday...And It's A Riot

You may have heard on the news that in the last few days we've a spot of bother in Britain. It's true. Despite this our gallow's humour is alive and well.

On newsbiscuit there have been plenty of joke headlines submitted:

- Bristol riots cause £16m worth of improvements
- Boris Johnson brings peace to London through medium of dance
- E-Looters target Amazon website by throwing bricks at own screens
- Police call in ex-NOTW journalists to hack rioters Blackberries
- Police allowed to shoot sociologists on sight.

There have also been a number of joke stories doing the rounds such as Looters apologise to locals for causing two days of visits by politicians. You can read some of the ones that didn't make it to the front page in the writer's room.

There was also an organised 'anti-riot' that encouraged people to stay in at night and at 8.30 make themselves a cup of tea. I don't need any encouragment to drink tea, so I was very happy to join in. You too can join the anti-riot as it's going to be on for a while yet.

Friends on the now ubiquitous facebook have joined in the humour with some 'comments' from Harry Redknapp, manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

- Harry Redknapp due to sign a new striker from Italy: Robatelli
- Harry Redknapp is disgusted at the riots in Tottenham. "All this looting and robbing and yet nobody has taken Robbie Keane"

But my favourite has to be this picture that shows the rioters and looters going too far.

Enjoy your weekend.


[Naebsy] said...

Very funny post. I'm glad that you are not letting this get to you Martin. I heard that if you are friends with someone who had his picture taken during the riot, you have to tag them, because otherwise there will be legal actions against you. *confused* Is that true?

Martin Willoughby said...

Naebsy: Tag? That's a new one on me and it sounds like a windup. As for the riots, most people aren't letting it get to them. If anything, people are fighting back with actions and good deeds.

[Naebsy] said...

Yes, tag on Facebook apparently.

Martin Willoughby said...

Naebsy: Defintiely scaremongering and a wind-up.

Holly said...

I've been joining in on your tea-drinking anti-riot from across the pond for several days now. I don't know if it's helping with the situation over there, but there haven't been any burning cars or broken windows in my neighborhood this week.

Glad to see that your sense of humor is alive and well.

Martin Willoughby said...

Holly: It's all settled down now. The size and number of the riots caught people off guard, though to be honest it was more about theft than anything else.

Besides, sitting down and drionking tea is SO much more civlised.