Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Fun at the Newsroom


Ah, the Beeb.

BBC Online is one of the news services I read on a daily basis.

Why?

Perpective from another culture. Eurocentric news reporting. The occasional kernel of British irreverence.

Here's one: What follows is the actual caption for the above photo. BBC used it with a straight face.

Sweden's representative at the annual Santa Claus World Convention, being held in Copenhagen, enjoys a swim.

Now let's think about the captions that didn't make it.

Olaf Ingekvest, Sweden's representative at the annual Santa Claus World Convention fails to successfully hide a stiffy at today's swimming meet.

Sweden's representative at the annual Santa Claus World Convention, Sandor Kluugefest belts out "Isn't it Fun to be a Swede?" with his aquatic backup group at today's talent festival.

Roland Derhedlustomsongunner looks up a few old friends at the Santa Claus Any Excuse Convention.

Erik Pantsonvire ponders how his fine nation can get away with this and still claim Volvos to be superior automobiles.

And finally:Why the fuck can't we have this kind of fun in Britain???

Skol!

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