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July 5, 2008 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Jack English American presents I Hate Britain Day.
(Just pretend it's yesterday, ok? And ignore the Baywatch chick.)

Another holiday he promoted: Fuck the Earth Day.
posted by miss lynnster (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
He'd make a great grand-dad.
posted by doctorschlock at 10:32 AM on July 5, 2008

He reminds me of Dr. Lester from Being John Malkovich. (This is the only video I could find)
posted by shakespeherian at 10:51 AM on July 5, 2008

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posted by ericb at 10:58 AM on July 5, 2008

I don't hold with what he said. Except for slapping people who order scones. That's okay.
posted by Justinian at 11:02 AM on July 5, 2008

I was thinking: "What? Ignore a Baywatch chick? Fat chance." But, yeah, ignore the Baywatch chick.
posted by marxchivist at 11:26 AM on July 5, 2008

Super Jesus!
posted by Science! at 11:30 AM on July 5, 2008

Next, let's have "Take Toys From Children Day" and "Put Laxative in the Stuffing Day." They'll be a blast!
posted by sonic meat machine at 11:43 AM on July 5, 2008

Damn you sonic meat machine... shhhhhhh! My great-great-grandmother Lynnster's secret special stuffing recipe has been handed down for generations and you just casually blab the secret ingredient to the world? How DARE you...
posted by miss lynnster at 11:59 AM on July 5, 2008

I found this to be painfully unfunny and hackneyed. Comedy is subjective.

Plus, that's no way to talk about American homosexuals.
posted by chuckdarwin at 12:03 PM on July 5, 2008

I was recently reminded of my only visit to England. 31 years ago (one year after America's Bicentennial) during the 4th of July weekend as part of a radio station stunt to hand over the San Fernando Valley suburb of L.A. to the Queen of England. The Valley was unsuccessfully attempting to secede from the City and it seemed like a nice way to ad absurdum the subject and exchange a free vacation* for on-air promotion of an airline and hotel - today, it would be roundly denounced by commentators taken much more seriously than Jack English. Which proves to me that it WAS better in the '70s.

*but because it was too costly and technically difficult in those days to broadcast live from London, we had to make it a 72-hour round trip with a stack of tape recorders to playback when we got back. Barely enough time to shake off the jet lag, especially when you're the one assigned to stand under Big Ben at midnight to record the chimes to use as sound effects. So, in that way, it is better now... but if I stood under Big Ben at midnight with a tape recorder today, I would be arrested, so it was still better in the '70s.
posted by wendell at 12:35 PM on July 5, 2008

Which '70s? 1970s? 1870s?
posted by Cranberry at 12:41 PM on July 5, 2008

SuperChrist, what an asshole.
posted by trip and a half at 12:56 PM on July 5, 2008

Riiiiiiight. Everything was SOOOOOO much better in the 70s.

Quack quack.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:01 PM on July 5, 2008

They had a few local hits, but they were never bigger than The Beatles.

Wait, what?
posted by onya at 1:38 PM on July 5, 2008

posted by nola at 2:29 PM on July 5, 2008

"if I stood under Big Ben at midnight with a tape recorder today, I would be arrested"

That's all changing, I'm pleased to say.

I enjoyed the video. Definitely echoes of the character from Being John Malkovich.
posted by athenian at 2:46 PM on July 5, 2008

Dr. Lester: If I was 80 years younger, I'd box your ears.
Craig Schwartz: I wasn't toying with her sir, I wouldn't - pardon me, how old are you, sir?
Dr. Lester: 105. Carrot juice, lots of it. I swear, sometimes it's not worth it. I piss orange. I have to piss sitting down like a goddamn girlie-girl every fifteen minutes.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:51 PM on July 5, 2008

You have a special day for this?
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:42 PM on July 5, 2008

I liked this. Apart from the fact that it's funny, what's interesting is the choice of paintings at the start of the video. The second painting (9 seconds in) is actually of the Battle of Jersey -a battle between the British and the French. So, ironically, (as Jersey was and is a crown possession) it depicts the British fighting of French aggression. For anyone who's confused reading this I'm talking about old Jersey, which, incidentally is where I was born.
posted by ob at 12:44 PM on July 6, 2008

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