Tag Archives: England

Horrible Racist Incidents on English Public Transit

12 Dec

What the heck is going on the British public transport system these days? Three disturbing incidents have appeared on YouTube in the past week alone.

1) Racist Woman Ejected From Bus: Very little context for what set this woman off, but she’s pissed, racist and takes a swing at the guy. She picked the wrong person to mess with. Can’t blame him for reacting as he did.

2) ScotRail’s Big Man: A young man boards the train without having paid for his ticket. He fights the elderly ticket collector for a while before a “big man” steps in and resolves the situation.

3) Emma West’s Crazy Racist Rant on English Bus: This is the oldest incident of the bunch, but perhaps the most shocking. A woman, with her young child in tow, begins spouting horrific racist vile at the busload of people. She was subsequently arrested for her tirade. Emma West, 34, will spend time in jail out of concern for her safety.

Viral Video Star Sophia Grace Brownlee Sings With Nicki Minaj

13 Oct

You are a heartless person if this video did not melt your heart the first time you saw it. Little Sophia Grace Brownlee and her cousin Rosie Grace McClelland made this amazing cover version of Nicki Minaj‘s hit “Super Bass.” The clip has been seen more than 8 million times on YouTube.

Well, the Ellen DeGeneres Show flew them in from England and offered them the chance to perform again. Then, Ellen surprised them by bringing Nicki Minaj out and the girls met their favorite celebrity. Again, this is an amazing clip.

Is the song appropriate for an eight-year-old to sing? That’s another question.

Want to Buy This $123 Million Home?

11 Jun

Now at its lowest price yet! Updown Court calls itself “the most important residence to be built in England since the 19th century.” Right. Well, it’s located just 25 miles outside of London in Surrey and has a lot of stuff going for it. First and foremost, it is “larger in area than both the royal residences of Hampton Court Palace or Buckingham Palace.”

Among the simple, creature amenities of this home: five swimming pools, 103 rooms,a $6 million marble heated driveway, a 50-seat home theater, an eight-limousine garage , a two-lane bowling alley, and a panic room. The price has been dropped to a new low price of $123 million (down from $143.5 million). So, get on that. I can’t escape the feeling like I would get lost here.

Here’s a tour of the residence to save you the trouble of visiting:

President Obama Has Had a Rough UK Visit

26 May

For the past couple of days, President Obama has been touring Ireland and England and meeting with leaders. His trip, however, has been filled with embarrassing moments, gaffes and strange photo opportunities. What has he been up to? Take a look.

1) His Limo Gets Stuck: As Obama was leaving the US Embassy to give a speech in Dublin, his limousine (nicknamed “The Beast”) became stuck on an elevated curb. Secret Service agents obscured the limo from public sight while they worked to free the tires.

2) He Inexplicably Writes the Wrong Year: Obama got a tour of Westminster Abbey and lay a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. He signed the guestbook on his way out with the words “It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice.” Then, he signed the date “24 May 2008.” Yeah, not the correct year.

3) Ping Pong Politics: Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron decided to play ping pong against two students. They looked ridiculous, and Obama looked bad. Not as bad as bowling though. Still, why would you allow for this photo opportunity that allows pictures like this to be taken.

4) He Flubs Toast to Queen: The royal family honored President Obama with a royal dinner, but he flubbed the toast and spoke over the national anthem. Oops. See more here.

5) He Meets Jedward: The Irish twins performed their hit song for the President of the United States, who apparently liked their hair.

6) He Randomly Talks to Random Person on Phone: What would you do if your daughter handed you the phone and President Obama was on the other line? That happened to one mother today.