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Mat Bowles ([personal profile] matgb) wrote2011-05-06 09:22 pm

Cheering myself up

Today has not been a good day. I spent most of the afternoon and early evening at the count, watching friends lose their seats or not gain them, then watched ballot papers get piled higher and higher in the "No" slot, and then had to clear a big pile of potentially spoilt ballots, which overwhelmingly meant me saying "yup, that person clearly meant to vote No" a lot more than the other way around.

So tonight, I'm watching Victoria Coren on Have I Got News For You (not a single guest I can't stand, this is a step up) and looking for things that make me laugh. This is doing the rounds:

golf club rules list

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] webofevil, reposted by [personal profile] andrewducker and [personal profile] theweaselking. It's apparently very genuine.

Any and all links to funny, irreverent stuff that have nothing to do with politics, especially not the bloody awful AV referendum, very very gratefully received. As long as it's not LOLcats.
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[personal profile] gominokouhai 2011-05-08 11:37 am (UTC)(link)
The golf rules are from How To Be A Retronaut ([syndicated profile] retronaut_feed), which is filled with many other good things.

[identity profile] maddock-ist-rad.livejournal.com 2011-05-06 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)


It seems there are hundreds of versions of this pic now but that one made me laugh earlier.

Oh wait, it's politics..

[identity profile] tiredstars.livejournal.com 2011-05-09 08:55 pm (UTC)(link)
The question is, are they playing Alliance or Horde?

[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2011-05-07 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
Heh at the first one. There's a tetraptych at the Fitzwilliam Museum [livejournal.com profile] raggedy_man identified as YCMA (the Y also a crucified Jesus) and claims they deliberately changed the order so it wouldn't be obvious. ;o) Unfortunately the Fitz bans photography in the galleries so I can't provide proof.
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[personal profile] andrewducker 2011-05-07 08:51 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the first one! Gleefully stolen.

[identity profile] tiredstars.livejournal.com 2011-05-07 05:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Victoria Coren is one of those people I find pretty attractive, but also feel a bit like I shouldn't. A little like Sue Perkins, but that's for a different reason, really.

[identity profile] davywavy.livejournal.com 2011-05-09 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
The following definitions of a Sportsman was drawn up at a meeting representative of all ranks at the Army School of physical training, Aldershot, in 1919. Units represented were of the home forces, France, Italy, Egypt and Mesopotamia.

1) Plays the game for the games sake
2) Plays for the team and not yourself
3) Is a good winner and a good loser; e.g modest in victory & generous in defeat
4) Accepts all decisions in a proper spirit
5) Is chivalrous towards a defeated opponent
6) Is unselfish and always willing to help others become proficient
7) As a spectator applauds good play on both sides
8) Never interferes with referees or judges, no matter what the decision.