November 16, 2007

"It's fun, it's supposed to show how cosmopolitan London is."

About that skinhead-urinating-in-a-teacup ad.... It's effective!

58 comments:

LordSomber said...

Stay classy, London.

George said...

Does the orange cross on his back have some particular meaning?

Orange pekoe tea?

Palladian said...

Mmm, it's been great fun to watch Merrie Olde England flush itself down the loo.

Sceptered Isle indeed.

rhhardin said...

It's been photoshopped.

A woman isn't going to know this, but actual urine comes right out of the teacup again at that distance.

Freeman Hunt said...

Nothing says cosmopolitan like skinheads and urine.

Bob said...

Mapplethorpe sort of image, I think.

Bob said...

George: I think that the cross is the Cross of St. George, which was the ancient flag of England. What we consider the modern English flag is actually that of Great Britain.

George said...

Bob-

So...religion, country, sex...guess this ad covers all the bases.

Ok, what's next....

Reminds me of The Onion story about Marilyn Manson

MadisonMan said...

You need to have a lot of urine in your bladder to make it go that far; yet the urine is very dark, suggesting the man is dehydrated and won't have much urine.

The photo violates bilogical laws.

paul a'barge said...

This reminds me of those sticker/decals you see on the back windows of pickup trucks and sporty cars. The one where there's some mischievous figure peeing on something.

England. In a hurry to go to hell in a handbasket.

Larry said...

Makes you wonder why I thought GB was a good place to visit.

I think I may be in worse shape than even people think.

Henry said...

That's how Beowulf slew the dragon, what?

JohnAnnArbor said...

Why is British culture so crass?

When I was in London, I often felt less safe walking around than walking around in Detroit.

TituslK said...

I am pissed. No one on here called me a Commenter Star. Not even my wife Palladian.

Even that Maxine chick get some props from some other commenter but not me.

Ho difficult is it to get the respect that I deserve fellas?

I forgot to mention one of the talents of my rare clumbers. They can put three balls in their mouth at the same time. No jokes.

Pogo said...

I always thought cosmopolitan meant something quite different from a yob taking a piss. That is classy with a capital K.

And those Belgians, so edgy. What is it they are on the edge of, though, if not barbarism?


The poster looks like an ad for Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses by Theodore Dalrymple.

TituslK said...

I was expecting all kinds of accolades when Atlhouse made the post and I gone zilch.

Nothing, the indignity of it all.

Pogo said...

"I am pissed."
Then this was the ad for you.


"Ho difficult is it to get the respect that I deserve fellas?"
Ho?
Don't say "ho" anymore, not even if you're Santa.



Relax, Titus, don't do it. You really are a star here.

TituslK said...

People always refer to me as cosmopolitan. I think it is code word for them calling me a queen.

Trooper York said...

Titus you are a star, there can be no doubt. I am just sad that the professor continues with her obsession with people peeing. It's starting to get weird.

TituslK said...

Want to hear something pathetic fellow republicans?

As you know I enjoy spooning with my rare clumbers but they don't always like spooning with me.

So I end up with my blakey dragging following them from couch to divan to floor to bed just to get some spooning time in. Many times they get up and move away from me. Bitches.

TituslK said...

One time I even put peanut butter up my couch hoping they would be attracted to that and they still left me.
Bitches.

TituslK said...

Want to hear a secy-weky fellow republicans?

No one in the building likes the person that lives next to me. I don't mind him though.

They come up to his unit and complain about the noise all the time. They have also called the police several times.

Many times it is late at night and they knock on his door. I can't always tell if they are knocking on my door but I usually assume it is his door.

Also, their is a crazy lady in the building who said there is a "network" of Ivy League alumni who wanted her out of the building and "planted" this tenant above her in order to chase her out of the building and replace her with one from the "network". She told me this and said she has studied these so called "networks". Seriously, nuts. Well she moved out yesterday.
What I like to do when the tenants knock on the neighbors door is to take my shirt off and pull my boxer briefs down a little to unveil my bush and pretend that I was asleep and answer the door so the neighbors can appreciate my work at the gym. I usually say something like, "what's going on, what time is it". While I do this the rare clumbers generally run through the door and into the neighbors apartment with me chasing them trying to look like I just woke up but also trying to subtley flex and show my bush and crack. I then get them back into my apartment close the door and wait and listen to the reviews from the neighbors.

One queen, who is a member of "the network" said he wanted to do me; another said I was a bitch and another knocked on my door later to apologize for waking me up. Yea sure he just wanted another peek.

JohnAnnArbor said...

How sad is it to leave irrelevant, tasteless comments on a blog just to get attention.....

TituslK said...

It is one of the things I hate most about reading blog comments John Arbor.

Couldn't agree with you more.

Peter Palladas said...

Utterly, utterly awful to contemplate. We are sick, sad, sorry nation it is true, but to have our noses so rubbed in it by the frigging Belgians of all peoples!

I take a gun. I shoot myself. But first I slay the fool who decided to use the poster.

JohnAnnArbor said...

Isn't there a statue of a kid peeing in Belgium that's famous? Is it a takeoff on that?

Still crass.

Peter Palladas said...

Fear not my Brits! The tabloids are on the case. Expect heavy artillery fire tomorrow.

Peter Palladas said...

Of course if they'd really wanted to capture the very latest cutting edge of British culture, they would have had a photo of that darling man who has just been convicted of attempting to have carnal congress with his bicycle!

Yes, I too am asking not why, but how quite and where exactly on the machine was he attempting to penetrate when caught 'at it' by two chambermaids?

Three years on the sex offenders list, which seems a tad harsh. No mention of not being permitted to ride a bike though.

Drew W said...

Don't the British have their own version of the ACLU? You think some such group would stand against requiring people to take a urine test before entering the country. (At at such a distance!)

jeff said...

Man or woman bike? Although, I guess it really doesnt make any difference. Never mind.

TMink said...

I am getting a headache trying to imagine the mind of someone who thought that ad was a good idea. Then there is the supervisor who approved it. Then there is the government man or woman who agreed.

It is as difficult as understanding a Titus post.

I think I will do something less mentally taxing, maybe trigonometry in the dark on an abacus.

Trey

Joseph Hovsep said...

I like it.

Zeb Quinn said...

I once got stranded in Brussels for a few rainy days. With nothing to do I set out on foot to find the most famous landmark in the city, Manneken Pis. I was profoundly disappointed. The knockoffs they sold to Americans to take home to stick in their yards were bigger and better than the real thing. I tell people don't bother with it, and that the best thing about Brussels was the pomme fritts w/mayo sold by street vendors.

jeff said...

Was the bike underaged? Cause you can't have that sort of thing.

Pogo said...

Was the bike underaged?

Well, that would be pedalphilia, which is illegal.


Sorry.

reader_iam said...

There's a certain angle from which, if you view that statue of William Penn atop Philadelphia's City Hall, it looks like he's ... .

Never mind.

rhhardin said...

"I cannot help laughing,"
you will answer me; I accept this absurd explanation, but let it be a melancholy laugh, then. Laugh, but weep at the same time. If you cannot weep with your eyes, weep with your mouth. If this is still impossible, urinate. But I warn you, some sort of liquid is needed here to accentuate the drought which sidesplit-pundit
laughter carries in her womb.


Lautreamont

Slim999 said...

Hmmm,

1 USD = .48 GBP

For that exchange rate, I'd whizz in their tea too.

jeff said...

speaking of things that should be illegal. Pogo, I think that pun is illegal in 7 states and requires a permit in 5 more.

TituslK said...

I let someone pee on me once. The first few seconds was ok but then I was over it.

I also met a skat queen once. I didn't find out until we got to her apartment. I was like no thanks. I felt like I had to draw the line somewhere. This girl's got values and it didn't jive with my morals. Amen, OKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Beth said...

A woman isn't going to know this, but actual urine comes right out of the teacup again at that distance

Right, because we have no other reasons to encounter fluid dynamics. I've never had the opportunity to point a hose at some container from a distance. What would that be like, I wonder? If only a woman could know!

Pogo said...

Beth,
That's funny. Of course, a majority of men know this absent any equipment at all, much less the proper terminology.

And it's not exactly bragging rights stuff. More along the that's so gross life experience continuum.

Roost on the Moon said...

Beth, a couple other fascinating physical phenomena you may want to ask your male friends about:

Shaking Things Dry
Whipping Things Out
Wiping Off Seats
Hollering at Sports

MadisonMan said...

a majority of men know this absent any equipment at all,

Those aren't men, they are victims of an unfortunate accident.

jeff said...

"I let someone pee on me once. The first few seconds was ok but then I was over it."

Standard rule of thumb is unless you just stepped on a stingray, that aint gonna happen.

jeff said...

Beth, when you write you name in the snow aren't you afraid you will fall over.

TituslK said...

Does Vagisil really work?

Why does the Vag need Sil?

Trooper York said...

Because Tony is too busy with the one legged Russian and Sil is the consigliore, so he has to step in when the boss has to much to do.

Henry said...

A woman isn't going to know this, but actual urine comes right out of the teacup again at that distance

The table has a hollow leg.

So does the guy.

Pastor_Jeff said...

the urine is very dark, suggesting the man is dehydrated and won't have much urine.

I don't know if this was already commented on or is obvious to everyone else, but is the fluid supposed to be tea?

John Burgess said...

The guy also has a very serious urinary infection or just left the doctor's office after an endoscopic exam.

Pogo said...

a very serious urinary infection or ...after an endoscopic exam

Well, that explains both "fun" and cosmopolitan.

Rebecca said...

Don't want to come off as a chary babyboomer, but I don't see the merit in this ad. In fact, to me, it's vulgar and pointless. Peeing in a teacup. Whoop-di-doo. Shocking, no. Stupid and ugly? Goes without saying.

shane said...

"We do not think the images are derogatory or give off the wrong message about the destination,"

so that's how you make a cosmopolitan...

i'm not one to drink, so i was completely unaware...

Bill Peschel said...

I didn't see this ad as a comment on Britain, as much as a reflection on what it takes to lure a Belgian to visit.

So, do they like being peed on, or to drink urine?

Any Belgians here to enlighten us?

TMink said...

"the best thing about Brussels was the pomme fritts w/mayo sold by street vendors."

Well, Belgium is the Disneyland of beer.

So it has that going for it.

Which is nice.

Trey

Galvanized said...

And is that tea he is (ahem) passing? I just don't get the appeal of it, or the message. But I'm American, so...

Caroline said...

"... it's meant to appeal to the Belgian people."

Note to self: Don't ask for tea in Belgium.