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Birthday, Church, and England: Monty Python too white for today's BBC uihew Moore MedireondentT guys who move to London n a nat Theyre even Church of England once The sketch show, which television to denounce a diverse enough, the BBCS nHele o ce sa oho sa resticulate. Of course, not same estimate, Peter share, thejokes feel quite familiar andit feels like you're not breaking any new ground or telling or a new story then like Monty Python that feature goes off at the hauled themselves on to starred Michaet Pain ls not bidge white blokes would not funny stimate. hetn looks very tawa, yu ponations head of comedy has to start aonder ronrlates have omedy stars from John Cleese and auit suceessful television carers James Marttéor e head of comedy said brand of comedy that modern eyes. What, you outraged prelates have by the BBCtoday, the Headded Its about how originalthe yoice you have, rather than what school of which are now more than 50 years old, have many years of laughter Enic ldie to Stephen Fry and Hugh Lau- unveiled by the BBC Henry birthday special hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald and a lowe'en episode of Inside No 9, the hit their sell-by date. Nowadays, Monty honing their craft at Cambridge Comment live Hal- Footlights, but thenational broadcaster Monty Python. If the surreal brand of humoursilliness, I wonder how 5o now looking for more diversity senes Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith from The Leugue of Gentlemen, BBC Three has also handed three pilots to ri gave a break to Tim omedy doesn't age was groundbreaking and many well. Ask any innovative back in the Sixties, it doesn't look that age of 30 like me can sit through nonsense about Bill Oddie, who went on to form The and Olivia Colman nd crave sketchh shows and sitcoms dies. Other former members in actor. Gags that must have way today, As times have knights who say "ni or a Hounslow Girtby Ambreen Raz- ia, the Welsh coming-of-age story In My Skin by Kayleigh Peter Cook, Emma Thompson had the groundlings splitting their sides back has lost the shock factor much more than a changed. Monty Python dead parrot and raise ers had heard enough about the in the Bards day leave on which a lot of its and success depended. It reflect that bishops of the James Marriott is metropolitan, educated experience modern audiences stoney faced, however hard the show Tash and EBie by Natasi Demetriou and Ellie Whit Last year the media res lator Ofcom told the BBC seems almost quaint to The Times vith a sense of place", claimed Shane actors g llen, controller of BBC comedy e who reflect modern world and have got something to say that's different and we haven't seen The show's stars, David Mitchell and Robert Webb, were both members of the Footlights comedy group at Cam His, comments came as the BBC range of its led a seri mes fronted by female and ethnic es of new comedy pro- ge been told When you look at the ones recent comedies) that have done well caster's shows as too tr tional and risk-averse Asked if the drive risked discrimina-It's about telling stories that havent ting against teenagers who happenedto win a place at Oxbridge, Mr Allen in- fr Allen cited recent BBC Three etch show Fiamalam, which has an all- ack cast orporation was giving a platform to sisted there was no class war ban on they've got a really specific sense of ewtalent. Hesaid it had been 50 years "posh people" appearing on television place," he said, picking out award-win- t as an example of how the April that a row overal 35 Python, which he de However, he indicated that shows ning mockumentary This Country, set s The Young Offenders in a deprived Cotswolds village, and ducer-led gang show like Channel 4's acclaimed Peep Show, pres resign. ing to assemble a team about the lives of two middle-class BBC "If a sitcom comes in about three ow it's not going to be six Oxbridge graduates who share a flat after uni about two miscreant Irish teenagers versity, were not a priority for the BBC going to be a diverse <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175181203677/nunyabizni-this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/175181186232/this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have-ever-laid-eyes" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p><blockquote><p>This is the most wrong thing I have ever laid eyes on</p></blockquote> <p>*pours myself a full pint of bourbon*</p></blockquote>
Birthday, Church, and England: Monty Python too white for today's BBC
 uihew Moore MedireondentT
 guys who move to London n a nat
 Theyre
 even
 Church of England once The sketch show, which
 television to denounce a diverse enough, the BBCS
 nHele o ce sa oho sa
 resticulate. Of course, not
 same
 estimate, Peter
 share, thejokes feel quite familiar andit
 feels like you're not breaking any new
 ground or telling or a new story then
 like Monty Python that feature
 goes off at the hauled themselves on to starred Michaet Pain ls not
 bidge white blokes would not funny stimate. hetn looks very tawa, yu
 ponations head of comedy has to start aonder ronrlates have
 omedy stars from John Cleese and
 auit suceessful television carers James Marttéor e
 head of comedy said
 brand of comedy that
 modern eyes. What, you
 outraged prelates have
 by the BBCtoday, the
 Headded Its about how originalthe
 yoice you have, rather than what school
 of which are now more
 than 50 years old, have
 many years of laughter
 Enic ldie to Stephen Fry and Hugh Lau-
 unveiled by the BBC
 Henry birthday special hosted by Sir
 Trevor McDonald and a
 lowe'en episode of Inside No 9, the
 hit their sell-by date.
 Nowadays, Monty
 honing their craft at Cambridge
 Comment
 live Hal-
 Footlights, but thenational broadcaster
 Monty Python. If the
 surreal brand of humoursilliness, I wonder how
 5o
 now looking for more diversity
 senes
 Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith from
 The Leugue of Gentlemen, BBC Three
 has also handed three pilots to ri
 gave a break to Tim
 omedy doesn't age was groundbreaking and many
 well. Ask any
 innovative back in the
 Sixties, it doesn't look that
 age of 30 like me can sit
 through nonsense about
 Bill Oddie, who went on to form The
 and Olivia Colman
 nd crave sketchh shows and sitcoms
 dies. Other former members in actor. Gags that must have way today, As times have knights who say "ni or a
 Hounslow Girtby Ambreen Raz-
 ia, the Welsh coming-of-age
 story In My Skin by Kayleigh
 Peter Cook, Emma Thompson
 had the groundlings
 splitting their sides back has lost the shock factor much more than a
 changed. Monty Python
 dead parrot and raise
 ers had heard enough about the in the Bards day leave
 on which a lot of its
 and
 success depended. It
 reflect that bishops of the
 James Marriott is
 metropolitan, educated experience modern audiences stoney
 faced, however hard the
 show Tash and EBie by Natasi
 Demetriou and Ellie Whit
 Last year the media res
 lator Ofcom told the BBC
 seems almost quaint to
 The Times
 vith a sense of place", claimed Shane actors g
 llen, controller of BBC comedy
 e who reflect modern
 world and have got something to say
 that's different and we haven't seen
 The show's stars, David Mitchell and
 Robert Webb, were both members of
 the Footlights comedy group at Cam
 His, comments came as the BBC range of
 its
 led a seri
 mes fronted by female and ethnic
 es of new comedy pro-
 ge
 been told When you look at the ones
 recent comedies) that have done well
 caster's shows as too tr
 tional and risk-averse
 Asked if the drive risked discrimina-It's about telling stories that havent
 ting against teenagers who happenedto
 win a place at Oxbridge, Mr Allen in-
 fr Allen cited recent BBC Three
 etch show Fiamalam, which has an all-
 ack cast
 orporation was giving a platform to sisted there was no class war ban on they've got a really specific sense of
 ewtalent. Hesaid it had been 50 years "posh people" appearing on television place," he said, picking out award-win-
 t as an example of how the
 April that a row overal
 35
 Python, which he de However, he indicated that shows ning mockumentary This Country, set
 s The Young Offenders
 in a deprived Cotswolds village, and
 ducer-led gang show like Channel 4's acclaimed Peep Show,
 pres
 resign.
 ing to assemble a team about the lives of two middle-class BBC
 "If a sitcom comes in about three
 ow it's not going to be six Oxbridge graduates who share a flat after uni about two miscreant Irish teenagers
 versity, were not a priority for the BBC
 going to be a diverse
<p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/175181203677/nunyabizni-this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://nunyabizni.tumblr.com/post/175181186232/this-is-the-most-wrong-thing-i-have-ever-laid-eyes" class="tumblr_blog">nunyabizni</a>:</p><blockquote><p>This is the most wrong thing I have ever laid eyes on</p></blockquote>
<p>*pours myself a full pint of bourbon*</p></blockquote>

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Irish, Tumblr, and Blog: BIG OUNCE Professional Street Nigga <p><a href="https://irish-sand-pirate.tumblr.com/post/174608535844/unit" class="tumblr_blog">irish-sand-pirate</a>:</p><blockquote><p>unit</p></blockquote>
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Complex, Do It Again, and Fucking: Being w others & dissecting their entire personality within seconds, realising how boringly easy it is to be a Goddess amongst mortals. Sigh ou <p><a href="https://blackfairypresident.tumblr.com/post/171828134869" class="tumblr_blog">blackfairypresident</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://fidgetspeener.tumblr.com/post/171815978230/imjthm-fidgetspeener" class="tumblr_blog">fidgetspeener</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://imjthm.tumblr.com/post/171815727841/fidgetspeener-getaroomyoulazyfucker" class="tumblr_blog">imjthm</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://fidgetspeener.tumblr.com/post/171815457495/getaroomyoulazyfucker-fidgetspeener" class="tumblr_blog">fidgetspeener</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://getaroomyoulazyfucker.tumblr.com/post/171815233847/fidgetspeener-irish-gothic-cosmog-forever" class="tumblr_blog">getaroomyoulazyfucker</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://fidgetspeener.tumblr.com/post/171811846145/irish-gothic-cosmog-forever-mood-this-only" class="tumblr_blog">fidgetspeener</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://irish-gothic.tumblr.com/post/166812947870/cosmog-forever-mood" class="tumblr_blog">irish-gothic</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cosmog.tumblr.com/post/162931620170/forever-mood" class="tumblr_blog">cosmog</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>forever mood</p></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1457" data-orig-width="1035" title="" style=""><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/47489474d359006a28fa9da24720262e/tumblr_inline_oyfl3nhhNO1sx0042_540.png" data-orig-height="1457" data-orig-width="1035"/></figure></blockquote> <p>This only sounds condescending if you’ve painted this image of yourself that you have this complex mind that not just any person can read cause you’re special.</p> <p>A lot y’all can be read to filth in a second, you’ve just been lost in this idea that you have a complex mind that would ‘take years’ to understand. Guess again.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="542" data-orig-width="535"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fc3c9a1c8c2cd2e744e2ef1ae606acec/tumblr_inline_p5ial9WWKv1tynx5s_540.png" data-orig-height="542" data-orig-width="535"/></figure></blockquote> <p>You and every other chuckle are gonna do the same thing to my comment at what point did you prove me wrong on your lack of originality and depth? I knew before I even clicked on the notes that you did this because that’s what y’all do, you use humor as a defense mechanism when your ego’s been attacked.</p> <p>Not my fault you’re two-dimensional people that respond to criticism with tasteless memes as if it were a reflex. You’ll more than likely do it again.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="542" data-orig-width="535"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/991df793f973573029ea366c7b96c633/tumblr_inline_p5ibdhN7jG1qhc1b1_500.png" data-orig-height="542" data-orig-width="535"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Thank you literally all you’re doing is <b>proving my point</b> that you do this out of reflex without any thought (not that you’d have any) and by innate design you just recycle everyone else’s jokes because again, you use humor as a defense mechanism and honestly you can put that under my comment again if you want I’ve already had my point proven I’ll be sleeping like an angel tonight, thanks.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="507" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2a23d770a5bbb74a5274b4cb19b7ea46/tumblr_inline_p5j35wT84h1qh17rt_500.jpg" data-orig-height="507" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></blockquote> <p>I can’t believe there are people in this world that are this fucking pretentious.</p>
Complex, Do It Again, and Fucking: Being w others & dissecting their entire
 personality within seconds, realising how
 boringly easy it is to be a Goddess
 amongst mortals. Sigh
 ou
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<p><a href="http://getaroomyoulazyfucker.tumblr.com/post/171815233847/fidgetspeener-irish-gothic-cosmog-forever" class="tumblr_blog">getaroomyoulazyfucker</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://fidgetspeener.tumblr.com/post/171811846145/irish-gothic-cosmog-forever-mood-this-only" class="tumblr_blog">fidgetspeener</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://cosmog.tumblr.com/post/162931620170/forever-mood" class="tumblr_blog">cosmog</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>forever mood</p></blockquote>
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<p>This only sounds condescending if you’ve painted this image of yourself that you have this complex mind that not just any person can read cause you’re special.</p>
<p>A lot y’all can be read to filth in a second, you’ve just been lost in this idea that you have a complex mind that would ‘take years’ to understand. Guess again.</p>
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<p>You and every other chuckle are gonna do the same thing to my comment at what point did you prove me wrong on your lack of originality and depth? I knew before I even clicked on the notes that you did this because that’s what y’all do, you use humor as a defense mechanism when your ego’s been attacked.</p>
<p>Not my fault you’re two-dimensional people that respond to criticism with tasteless memes as if it were a reflex. You’ll more than likely do it again.</p>
</blockquote>

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<p>Thank you literally all you’re doing is <b>proving my point</b> that you do this out of reflex without any thought (not that you’d have any) and by innate design you just recycle everyone else’s jokes because again, you use humor as a defense mechanism and honestly you can put that under my comment again if you want I’ve already had my point proven I’ll be sleeping like an angel tonight, thanks.</p>
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<p>I can’t believe there are people in this world that are this fucking pretentious.</p>

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Black History Month, Dancing, and England: <p>Black history month day 19: Dancer Master Juba</p> <p>Master Juba was born around 1825, likely to free blacks in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a minstrel dancer active in the 1840s, and one of the first black performers in the United States to play onstage for white audiences and be a member of a white minstrel group. His real name was believed to be William Henry Lane, and he was also known as &ldquo;Boz&rsquo;s Juba&rdquo; following a description of him by Charles Dickens, who wrote about the dancer in his travelogue “American Notes“.</p> <p>Details of his early life are scant but it is believed that he grew up in a slum that was the home to Irish immigrants and free blacks. The Irish and black communities frequently shared their culture with one another, leading to various dance steps and jigs and musical styles. Many blacks would perform in the local brothels and saloons or on the street corners for change.</p> <p>Eventually Juba was discovered by PT Barnum and Barnum got him into the minstrel business by disguising him as white minstrel by putting him in blackface. At a later date his race became clear but he still often performed in blackface, and was well known as the boy who beat famed white performer Joe Diamond in a dancing contest. At the time black performer being publicly confirmed as better than white man at anything was unheard of.</p> <p>Though Juba had success in the United States, he actually became most popular in England.</p>
Black History Month, Dancing, and England: <p>Black history month day 19: Dancer Master Juba</p>

<p>Master Juba was born around 1825, likely to free blacks in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a minstrel dancer active in the 1840s, and one of the first black performers in the United States to play onstage for white audiences and be a member of a white minstrel group. His real name was believed to be William Henry Lane, and he was also known as &ldquo;Boz&rsquo;s Juba&rdquo; following a description of him by Charles Dickens, who wrote about the dancer in his travelogue “American Notes“.</p>

<p>Details of his early life are scant but it is believed that he grew up in a slum that was the home to Irish immigrants and free blacks. The Irish and black communities frequently shared their culture with one another, leading to various dance steps and jigs and musical styles. Many blacks would perform in the local brothels and saloons or on the street corners for change.</p>

<p>Eventually Juba was discovered by PT Barnum and Barnum got him into the minstrel business by disguising him as white minstrel by putting him in blackface. At a later date his race became clear but he still often performed in blackface, and was well known as the boy who beat famed white performer Joe Diamond in a dancing contest. At the time black performer being publicly confirmed as better than white man at anything was unheard of.</p>

<p>Though Juba had success in the United States, he actually became most popular in England.</p>

<p>Black history month day 19: Dancer Master Juba</p> <p>Master Juba was born around 1825, likely to free blacks in Providence, Rhode Islan...