Tag Archives: BBC

She Wants To Break Free

On the BBC’s Let’s Dance For Comic Relief, controversial former model and author Katie Price dressed as Freddie Mercury in a recreation of Queen’s classic 1984 drag video for I Want To Break Free. Those are her real actual boobies, by the way.

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Interpretive Dance

On the BBC’s Fast And Loose, panelists wearing noise-blocking headphones must discern the title of the song being acted out by comedian David Armand. Sort of like ASL for the hearing. Previous installments of this bit are here.

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BBC’s Big Picture Covers Britain’s Anti-Gay Christian Hoteliers Case

This weekend the BBC’s Big Picture covered the recent decision against the British hoteliers who had refused to rent rooms to gay couples. Good discussion here.

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BBC On Elton John Flap: We Had That “Kill Gays” Guy On For Balanced Coverage

Yesterday the BBC ended a story about the birth of Elton John’s son with an “opposing view” from the head of a Christianist hate group that has endorsed Uganda’s plan to execute homosexuals. Today Pink News reports that even in face of widespread condemnation, the BBC sees nothing wrong with their action. Here’s their terse statement. The practice of surrogacy …

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Another Anti-Gay Gaffe By The BBC

Pink News reports that as part of the BBC’s story on the birth of Elton John’s son, the network took an “opposing view” from a Christianist who has publicly endorsed Uganda’s plan to execute homosexuals. With the introduction “not everyone is pleased to see such a high profile same sex couple start to raise a surrogate child”, Mr Mzimba proceeded …

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BRITAIN: Islamic Schools Teach That Gays Must Be Put To Death, Says BBC

According to a BBC investigative report to be aired tonight, children at Britain’s Islamic schools are being taught that homosexuals must be put to death. The forty schools are operated under banner of the Saudi Students Clubs of the UK. Via Pink News: Gay sex is punished by execution, the schools allegedly teach. However, children are told that clerics are …

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One Collar, Two Sleeves

The BBC is running a series of shorts that uses mnemonics as spelling helpers. Mildly interesting, I suppose, but ultimately a wasted effort in the Google age. (Although I did recently use HOMES when trying to remember all the Great Lakes.) What mnemonics did you or do you use?

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Everybody Ought To Have A Maid

The BBC celebrated Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday on Sunday with a special tribute edition of their annual BBC Proms series. Here’s their delightfully fruity take on Everybody Ought To Have A Maid. Listen to the entire show here. The second clip is Dame Judi Dench’s take on my most loathed Sondheim tune, Send In The Clowns, but hey, it’s freekin’ …

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iBag – Get In It

The music sounds like Pomplamoose.

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Everybody Loves A Lesbian

(Tipped by JMG reader Russ)

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Daleks Are Gay

JMG reader Daddy Ray notes that the Daleks now come in the colors of the rainbow.

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BBC Making Amends To Gays

Last month the BBC outraged LGBT people worldwide by placing a debate question on its website asking, “Should homosexuals be executed?” The wording of the question was changed later on the same day and a top official offered a (limp) apology, but many remain furious. Yesterday the network announced a new project dedicated to improving its portrayals of gay people. …

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CougarGate: BBC On Iris-Kirk Scandal

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BBC Apologizes For “Kill Gays” Debate

An executive from the BBC has issued an apology for yesterday’s online debate asking if homosexuals should be put to death. It’s not much of apology. From the blog of BBC World Service director Peter Horrocks: The original headline on our website was, in hindsight, too stark. We apologise for any offence it caused. But it’s important that this does …

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UNBELIEVABLE: BBC Asks Readers “Should Homosexuals Face Execution?”

This is unfuckingbelievable. In reference to the Uganda “kill gays” bill, the BBC asked their readers if they agreed that gays should be put to death. From the Guardian: The talkboard post asked users to send in their views to the programme, which goes out on the World Service and is also available online. “Has Uganda gone too far? Should …

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