View Full Version : And now for something completely different....wiff waff!!

Duff beer
24th Aug 2008, 19:05
After a fantastic but rather dry, slightly sterile olympics its nice to see Boris Johnson, Mayor of London bringing humour and wit back to politics and sport.

Now, anyone for wiff-wafff?
BBC NEWS | UK | Boris 'lost in admiration' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7580165.stm)

24th Aug 2008, 21:34
Brilliant, brilliant I say!

24th Aug 2008, 21:44
Why does the BBC have to block anyone not in the UK from seeing its TV output?

24th Aug 2008, 22:15
It's called the licence fee...! :ok:

BBC - About the BBC - Licence fee (http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/licencefee/)

24th Aug 2008, 22:20
So why don't they block radio output, too?

25th Aug 2008, 00:58
Because you don't need a licence for just a radio, only a TV.

25th Aug 2008, 01:34
Yes, but radio output is financed by the TV licence fee (see the link above). Calling a TV licence only is a semantic device. And, in any case, in the UK one can watch these clips on-line without having paid a licence fee.

25th Aug 2008, 03:40
Film clip is viewable from the U S of A..

25th Aug 2008, 04:19
That's interesting because now it's viewable in HK whereas previously it only showed a 30 sec advert, hence my whinge. However, there are other clips elsewhere which just show an advert.

Beatriz Fontana
25th Aug 2008, 07:50
It's bound to make it on to You Tube soon. Marvellous to see Boris in full flow. We could do with more characters in politics!

Howard Hughes
25th Aug 2008, 07:56
Are they larfing wiff im? Or at im?:E

25th Aug 2008, 09:46
Are they larfing wiff im? Or at im?

Who cares? He made millions laugh and that's an achievement. Even the Scottish control freak had to crack his face.

Howard Hughes
25th Aug 2008, 10:25
And I thought the Brits had a sense of humour...:rolleyes: