If you like it so much why don't you go live there?
November 2, 2007 7:27 AM   Subscribe

Scary and amusing in equal measure, If you like it so much why don't you go live there? is a compendium of bigoted opinions, idiocisms and zenophobic remarks posted on the BBC's Have Your Say site. posted by hnnrs (37 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
This is great.
posted by chunking express at 7:35 AM on November 2, 2007

1) "Xenophobic." The other indicates they're afraid of a meditative sect of Buddhism.

2) This one made me go LOLCats.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 7:37 AM on November 2, 2007

Your moving story about the pies reduced me to tears. What’s the point of recycling your mice as pies if the pies will only get smashed? It’s political correctness gone surreal.

Also Joe, I don’t want to show you up by actually thinking about the orange juice problem for 0.00032 seconds but wouldn’t it be possible to take along your own container? Maybe you could carry your juice home in it and then use it yet again when it’s empty! If I have any more completely original world-shattering ideas, I’ll make sure someone tattoos them 6 inches up your poop flue where you’ll be more likely to stumble across them.

[this is pretty good]
posted by DU at 7:38 AM on November 2, 2007

Love it hnnrs! And makes me feel all the more happy about the existence of metafilter.
posted by algreer at 7:40 AM on November 2, 2007

Maybe the 'hitler' reference on the blogs image header means they're already a mefi member... if not I want them here. Badly.
posted by algreer at 7:45 AM on November 2, 2007

Wow. Makes me love MeFi a little bit more.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:46 AM on November 2, 2007

go live in a country of SHira Law if that’s how you feel…

If it were She-Ra Law, I'd be all over it.

Seriously, this is some good point-and-laugh stuff.
posted by mkultra at 7:51 AM on November 2, 2007

I do like a regular dose of HYS, it seems to be an absolute magnet for immigrant hating loons who firmly believe the UK has been destoyed by a Labour government. Adorable. There is simply no possible topic where the fault lies with immigrants, even if there was no fault to be assigned in the first place.
posted by biffa at 7:51 AM on November 2, 2007

excuse me: where the fault doesn't lie with immigrants. poo.
posted by biffa at 7:52 AM on November 2, 2007

Come on Iraq! Turn that frown upside down! We’ve given you the perfect opportunity to modernise your country by blowing up all your old stuff, so let’s see a bit of ENTHUSIASM.


Well Michael, it’s all very well preaching from your high-horse but what about offering some practical help or advice? Do you think I want to be living (long-term) with the woman I love??? Perhaps we should seek out this “CONSERVATIVE party” of which you speak and see if they can help us turn our lives around. Incidentally, my girlfriend has a fantastic arse and sometimes we forget to say grace before having sex WITH THE LIGHTS ON. HELP US.


posted by DU at 7:53 AM on November 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

The tags are great as well: Armchair Generals, Werthers Original Imperialists, etc
posted by chunking express at 7:53 AM on November 2, 2007

Ahh, zenophobia! Finally I have a name for my recurring nightmares Siddhartha. Thanks!
posted by dead_ at 8:26 AM on November 2, 2007

This is hilarious... and more than slightly worrying that there are so many of that sort out there.

Is this to allow more imigrants in to this country as they said this week that the population will rise 15 million by 2050 and yet we have no resources for them let alone british people - why not compulsory purchase one of the valleys in south wales and put a dam accross it then we would have water and hydroelectric power for all - That might just be a bit to simple for this government.

And from the same person.

“What is your favourite film of all time?”
It has to be Forest Gump because their is a little bit of him in all of us.

Utter genius.

Perhaps we really are living on Daily Mail Island.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:48 AM on November 2, 2007

I'm flummoxed by the praise here. This is not one-thousandth as bad as usenet, or for that matter the "comments" responses in the online Globe and Mail (among too many examples- post one or two letters sections to the Hammond (Ind) Times, my hometown paper- it's incredibly more extreme than this).

Okay, I know, if I hate it so much, make my own xenophobic comments blog. Meantime, I don't even find most of these comments that extremist.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 8:53 AM on November 2, 2007

Between this, My Right Wing Dad, and YouTube comments, I have a nearly unlimited stream of point-and-laugh to sustain my lulz needs till I retire.
posted by brownpau at 8:56 AM on November 2, 2007

posted by Happy Dave at 8:59 AM on November 2, 2007

I, too, am deathly afraid of paradoxes.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 9:48 AM on November 2, 2007

posted by Pope Guilty at 9:55 AM on November 2, 2007

Globe and Mail comments are great. There are some seriously dumb people posting there, which is strange because its probably the more high brow of our national papers.
posted by chunking express at 9:55 AM on November 2, 2007

I'm with ethnomethodologist: some of the snark is rightly deserved, but other posts are really not that unreasonable, even if I disagree with them. I know it's hip to make fun of people you disagree with rather than actually making a good point, but I'm far more impressed by people who can make hilarious fun of stupid arguments, rather than the posters themselves.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:57 AM on November 2, 2007

There are some seriously dumb people posting there, which is strange because its probably the more high brow of our national papers.

That says it all.
posted by three blind mice at 10:24 AM on November 2, 2007

Meh. I don't find the existence of these types of people all that funny.
posted by delmoi at 10:25 AM on November 2, 2007

"Perhaps we really are living on Daily Mail Island." ^

Credit for "Daily Mail Island" should probably go to the late, lamented TV Go Home...
posted by Auz at 10:57 AM on November 2, 2007

This is quite good.

And kind of restating brownpau's point, but I would love to see this done with youtube comments. They can be very, very funny, but it would be nice to have them filtered; because when I read them en masse, the anger switch in my brain clicks over to 'hurt something' and that's not fun for anyone.
posted by quin at 10:59 AM on November 2, 2007

I'm with ethnomethodologist and oneirodynia. I've heard worse (unfortunately) in my own neck of the woods. I like the idea of the site, but I think there's better examples of xenophobia and racism out there than the comments printed here.
posted by misha at 11:00 AM on November 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

this is great, thanks. The soundbites in those comments are all too familiar and it's fun to vent sometimes.
posted by patricio at 11:03 AM on November 2, 2007

and he has a great line in insults, really superb:

I’d like to weigh in with my important opinion on this important debate, but I’m afraid I’m busy having an important argument. We’re trying to decide whether it’s better to have an evil fireman force cat shit up your nose with a jetwash, or have dog shit slowly massaged into your gums by a stinky dentist. (from Politics is Important)
posted by patricio at 11:12 AM on November 2, 2007

It’s not racism, it’s “intelligent hating”.

Awesome. Thanks for the link and the lulz.
posted by jokeefe at 11:15 AM on November 2, 2007

Z, X, they're all the same to me...
posted by hnnrs at 12:11 PM on November 2, 2007

Dammit, jokeefe, you beat me to the one I was going to quote, but I was going to quote more of it, so I'll do it anyway:

It’s time we had a debate on this. Every time I try, the “PC Brigade” call me racist just because I happen to dislike all brown people and those cunts from Poland. It’s not racism, it’s “intelligent hating”.

Great stuff—thanks for the post, and ignore the meh-ers!
posted by languagehat at 12:22 PM on November 2, 2007

obligatory xkcd link.

sometimes i wish there was a site where people posting idiotic pap were personally emailed written responses detailing their stupidity and giving them some homework to become less of an infectious cloud of stupid online.

"Dear user:
Your comment "Although I am not in any way in favour of Sharia Law, we could learn a lesson from it. Kill the bloody dealers - problem solved. As for rewarding drug abusers, whatever next ?. Hope all you liberal lefties are happy with the dung heap you have created. Disgusted.."
displays an astonishing lack of intelligence and general understanding. I suggest you read the following books on the ideals of a democratic society, perhaps the magna carta and the declaration of human rights, research drug policy, and come back in a couple of years when you won't pollute discourse with your infantile purely thought out bullshit.

Post moderator #301.

well, it's a dream i have.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 2:57 PM on November 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

This is awesome.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:38 PM on November 2, 2007

This is an affront to democracy. Or we are. I'm not really sure.
posted by athenian at 4:58 PM on November 2, 2007

Somehow I can't bring myself to get more than halfway through these zenophobic comments
posted by whir at 5:20 PM on November 2, 2007

Aceness, though there's still nothing on there which beats my all-time favourite piece of web stupidity. From UK Polling Report, which discusses demographics and political makeup across the UK:
As I observed on Suffolk West, the larger than expected mixed race population in Suffolk is a consequence of the large number of USAF bases in the county and the rather overenthusiastic welcome extended to US servicemen by the less discerning members of the local female population.

Unsurprisingly, written by a UKIP supporter...
posted by blag at 6:42 PM on November 2, 2007

Those damn yanks, luring away our good women folk with nylons and bubblegum!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:36 AM on November 3, 2007

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