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Old 11-03-2013, 09:29
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I didn't notice all the audience booing and moaning on the Youtube clips that are knocking about either, clearly the Mail making stuff up again.

I personally find him funny, some of his stuff misses the mark but generally I find him pretty amusing. Different people like different things. With regards to the Queen joke, the joke itself wasn't him wishing her dead, the joke was about the scenario of what would have happened if she'd died the night before the jubilee.
He said:

''I wish she’d died- because they wouldn’t have been able to tell anyone. They would have had to hollow out her body into a suit and fill it with helium.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-8524030.html
Could it be any plainer? Imo, nobody should wish anyone dead. It's nothing to do with if it's Liz II or not. There's a vid on You Tube of the gig and a woman can be heard heckling him after the joke about Kate's t*ts. To be fair, that vid was filmed on a phone, whose mic is probably rubbish and mightn't have even picked up any booing.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:48
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Could it be any plainer? Imo, nobody should wish anyone dead. It's nothing to do with if it's Liz II or not. There's a vid on You Tube of the gig and a woman can be heard heckling him after the joke about Kate's t*ts. To be fair, that vid was filmed on a phone, whose mic is probably rubbish and mightn't have even picked up any booing.
Yes, he said "I wish she'd died" but that wasn't the joke. He wished she'd died because of the ridiculous situation/scenario that would have ensued, that bit was the joke.

OK, so one woman shouted out. Hardly how the Daily Mail reports it. If the mic on the phone can pick up one heckler and a lot of people laughing then I guess it would be able to pick up all the booing.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:55
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Yes, he said "I wish she'd died" but that wasn't the joke. He wished she'd died because of the ridiculous situation/scenario that would have ensued, that bit was the joke.

OK, so one woman shouted out. Hardly how the Daily Mail reports it. If the mic on the phone can pick up one heckled and a lot of people laughing then I guess it would be able to pick up all the booing.
It's quite difficult to hear the woman heckling but it's there. There is booing and whistling here, and the video title says it too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4daw1LBuyeE

On the other hand, he does make a valid point about Africa being sent millions of pounds worth of arms.
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Old 11-03-2013, 14:51
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Could it be any plainer? Imo, nobody should wish anyone dead.
What, anyone? So in the 1940s people shouldn't have wished Hitler dead? If someone murdered or raped your spouse, you are morally in the wrong for merely wishing that person didn't exist anymore?

More to the point, why not? It's not like saying 'I wish x person was dead' has any effect on anything.

All it is is another example of Frankie Boy's preference for blunt shock value (from a crowd who has come to be shocked - so basically, pandering) in place of actual wit.
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Old 11-03-2013, 15:24
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Some of his earlier stuff was funny (i.e. on MTW) but I agree with many of the comments in this thread. Don't watch any of his stuff, now, and wouldn't bother with the DVDs because, although I do have a dark sense of humour, I'm just bored with his desperation to outdo himself in the 'nasty' stakes. The 'joke' (term used very loosely, here) about Katie Price's son, Harvey, was the last straw for me (and I can't stand the woman but that was just vile...and unfunny). I actually feel quite sorry for him. I know people would say that he wouldn't care less for my 'pity' because he's famous and rolling in money but, speaking personally, fame can be a loaded gun and being rich genuinely isn't the best thing to aspire to.
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Old 11-03-2013, 16:34
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That's it though isn't it - she is another human not an Aunt Sally that can be slagged off just because you don't like the family she's a part of.

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This is a free country people and people are entitled to dislike her maj for whatever reason they want without the daily mail brigade leaping on them.
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Old 11-03-2013, 16:43
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OK, he doesn't like the Royals, but that kind of stuff really isn't necessary. I can see he's going to be totally banned from TV now and just reduced to touring.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-8524030.html
"Has he gone to far"!!! Thats an interesting one, what worries me is that implies up until now he has NOT gone to far, so i suppose it is acceptable to make disgusting sexual remarks about a disabled child??? That then throws up the issue that, as long as he offends someone/group one thinks is fair game then its OK, offend YOU and its not!!! Best just stay away/switch over i think!!! if enough ignore him he will reluctantly go away.
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Old 11-03-2013, 16:44
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OK, he doesn't like the Royals, but that kind of stuff really isn't necessary. I can see he's going to be totally banned from TV now and just reduced to touring.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-8524030.html
No, because as can be seen by this thread, people will talk about him.

He'll only stop when people aren't talking about him.
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Old 11-03-2013, 17:54
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"Has he gone to far"!!! Thats an interesting one, what worries me is that implies up until now he has NOT gone to far, so i suppose it is acceptable to make disgusting sexual remarks about a disabled child??? That then throws up the issue that, as long as he offends someone/group one thinks is fair game then its OK, offend YOU and its not!!! Best just stay away/switch over i think!!! if enough ignore him he will reluctantly go away.
Please point out to me where I remarked that what he said about Down's syndrome children was OK. What I'm saying is that it's going too far to wish anyone dead.

Whoever it is.
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Old 11-03-2013, 18:06
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OK, he doesn't like the Royals, but that kind of stuff really isn't necessary. I can see he's going to be totally banned from TV now and just reduced to touring.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-8524030.html
Of course, Boyle has not gone too far ... after all, the queen, in approaching the "kicking the bucket" stage, has lived off benefits throughout her workshy life, and it is a shame that she has never worked for a single minute of her entire working life.

I am sure that George Iain Duncan Smith, when he is personally interviewed for the job of an Unpaid Shelf Stacker, will nominate queenie to share in the rigorous duties.
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Old 11-03-2013, 18:25
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Of course, Boyle has not gone too far ... after all, the queen, in approaching the "kicking the bucket" stage, has lived off benefits throughout her workshy life, and it is a shame that she has never worked for a single minute of her entire working life.

I am sure that George Iain Duncan Smith, when he is personally interviewed for the job of an Unpaid Shelf Stacker, will nominate queenie to share in the rigorous duties.
If the majority think the way you do, perhaps you could tell me why people aren't running down the Mall with flaming torches and demanding her head on a pole?

Better them than President Cameron/Blair/Clegg living it up in BP. Don't kid youself they wouldn't live off the same 'benefits'.
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Old 11-03-2013, 18:58
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Of course, Boyle has not gone too far ... after all, the queen, in approaching the "kicking the bucket" stage, has lived off benefits throughout her workshy life, and it is a shame that she has never worked for a single minute of her entire working life.

I am sure that George Iain Duncan Smith, when he is personally interviewed for the job of an Unpaid Shelf Stacker, will nominate queenie to share in the rigorous duties.



Couldn't agree more.

Every single one of the royals is a complete parasite.
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Old 12-03-2013, 00:18
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Please point out to me where I remarked that what he said about Down's syndrome children was OK. What I'm saying is that it's going too far to wish anyone dead.

Whoever it is.
Sorry, i did not mean to imply you thought it was acceptable to make such crude remarks about a disabled child, my point was that each of us individually can be offended by many different things, so in many individuals eyes he has already went to far with his brand of "comedy". As i understand it he didnt actually "wish anyone dead" rather said "what if she had died the night before", disgusting IMO but very different from wishing someone dead.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:55
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Sorry, i did not mean to imply you thought it was acceptable to make such crude remarks about a disabled child, my point was that each of us individually can be offended by many different things, so in many individuals eyes he has already went to far with his brand of "comedy". As i understand it he didnt actually "wish anyone dead" rather said "what if she had died the night before", disgusting IMO but very different from wishing someone dead.
From the quote in my post ^.

''I wish she’d died- because they wouldn’t have been able to tell anyone. They would have had to hollow out her body into a suit and fill it with helium.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-8524030.html
How many times do I have to say it - he wished someone dead. It doesn't come any plainer than that.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:53
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From the quote in my post ^.



How many times do I have to say it - he wished someone dead. It doesn't come any plainer than that.
As I said before, yes, he said "I wish she'd died" but that wasn't the joke. He wished she'd died because of the ridiculous situation/scenario that would have ensued, that bit was the joke.

Does anyone genuinely believe that he actually wishes that the Queen had died? I suppose that if they do they also genuinely believe that they'd hollow her out and get the Gollum actor to wear her? It's a completely silly made up situation, that's the beauty of jokes you see, you can make up a completely ridiculous scenario, the only limit is that of the imagination.

I genuinely can't get my head round how anyone could possibly be offended by this
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Old 12-03-2013, 13:34
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As I said before, yes, he said "I wish she'd died" but that wasn't the joke. He wished she'd died because of the ridiculous situation/scenario that would have ensued, that bit was the joke.

Does anyone genuinely believe that he actually wishes that the Queen had died? I suppose that if they do they also genuinely believe that they'd hollow her out and get the Gollum actor to wear her? It's a completely silly made up situation, that's the beauty of jokes you see, you can make up a completely ridiculous scenario, the only limit is that of the imagination.

I genuinely can't get my head round how anyone could possibly be offended by this
I would just give it a rest!! no point!!! "brick wall"!!!
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Old 12-03-2013, 13:44
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What I'm saying is that it's going too far to wish anyone dead.

Whoever it is.
What about then wishing for the Gollum guy to wear the body?
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Old 12-03-2013, 15:21
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I would just give it a rest!! no point!!! "brick wall"!!!
Yes, getting people to see Frankie Boyle is neither use nor ornament IS rather like talking to a brick wall.
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Old 12-03-2013, 15:28
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I would just give it a rest!! no point!!! "brick wall"!!!
Yep, any rational points are just ignored. No room for rational points in the sea of outrage and offence!
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Old 16-03-2013, 16:18
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I've just watched this for the first time - and it's fricking hilarious - Boyle is on good form.

I bet half the people getting their elasticated bloomers in a twist about it on here would even manage a smile
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:32
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Now FB has risked incurring the wrath of... Bromley.
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Old 19-03-2013, 17:16
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hehe, sounds like the journo was overjoyed that Bromley got any mention whatsoever
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Old 19-03-2013, 17:26
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Now FB has risked incurring the wrath of... Bromley.
Err...

WITH George Osborne set to announce the annual budget tomorrow, a spiritual healer from Bromley says aliens are guiding the economy towards recovery, and have some important advice for Arsenal football manager Arsene Wenger.
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Old 19-03-2013, 18:45
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That is superb, i4u Looks like The News Shopper has also consulted the Bromley Oracle about football on a previous occasion. Ooh - watch out for those Reptile people, Frankie.. though the Grays sound like fun
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Old 19-03-2013, 19:20
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That is superb, i4u Looks like The News Shopper has also consulted the Bromley Oracle about football on a previous occasion. Ooh - watch out for those Reptile people, Frankie.. though the Grays sound like fun
Ah yes, she was recently on 'This Morning's' 'Supernatural Week' banging on (pardon the pun!) about sex with aliens. She's one crazy lady with one mother of an ego!
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