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December 20th, 2005

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06:17 pm - Brit news
Reported in today's Times: Yesterday a lesbian couple in Belfast became the first UK citizens to take advantage of the new Civil Partnership Act, which allows same-sex civil unions. Fundamentalist Christian protesters stood outside Belfast City Hall with signs reading "SODOMY IS A SIN" and "YOU'RE GOING TO HELL". However – and this is where the story diverges somewhat from the similar event in Cambridge MA some years ago –


...two counter-demonstrators – both wearing false toothbrush moustaches and no trousers – infiltrated the protesters and stood among them with signs reading "BRING BACK SLAVERY" and "EARTH IS FLAT".

The above is my new favouritest photo evar. *snork*

Also, from Monday's Times, in the "definitely N.M.K." department:
...I've been propositioned a lot. One man offered me £2,000 for a threesome, and when I explained that I worked for the Salvation Army, he said, "Great, will you do it with your uniform on?"

—Salvation Army Captain Estelle Blake

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Date:December 20th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. Dear. Sweet. Lord.

That's *BEAUTIFUL*!!! :D
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Date:December 20th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
"What are some other ways of recognising a Mason?"
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Date:December 20th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
Of course, if you've ever watched a British election on television, you know that the Silly Party sketch is only just shy of being reportage; actual British election-returns footage is really not considerably different in terms of goofiness or surreal content.  :-)
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Date:December 21st, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
Actually I believe that these gents are from the Very Silly Party.

The Silly Party would never endorse such tomfoolery.
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Date:December 20th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Add in also the horn-rim spectacles, tweedy coat, and pasted-down lank hair; they're totally Monty Python accountants. Or Gumbys.
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Date:December 21st, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
This is now in my memories section. so amusing! wish we had thought of it for Cambridge. ;-)

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