Oh my, he who walked on the moon has cancelled his Cambridge appearance.
Courtesy of Cambridge.tab.co.uk:
In an embarrassing retraction, the Cambridge Union is cancelling one of its biggest names – leaving the Lent Term calendar looking meagre.
Buzz Aldrin – the second person ever to walk on the moon – decided he did not want to come the The Union after a preview of the termcard was shared with the press.
Heavens to Murgatroyd. Did he suddenly realise that the old hooah was also scheduled to appear also and too and forthwith?
The debating society’s 200th year is off to a gentle start with Jon Snow, Stephen Fry, Inna Shevchenko (don’t worry, that doesn’t ring a bell for us either) and Sarah Palin scheduled to make an appearance…
Hype levels are likely to be off the chain around March 2nd as Sarah Palin, the world’s favourite ‘Murrrican politician, jets in from the States. Palin is famed for:
- Having the “lowest vote of confidence in a running mate since 1988″ when she ran for vice-presidency in 2008 (despite not knowing what the job entailed)
- Claiming that the difference between a “soccer mom” and a pitbull is “lipstick”
- Believing that mankind co-existed with dinosaurs 6000 years ago when the Earth was made.
It’s hard to imagine she’ll enjoy Cambridge.
Well guys. I told you that the British press would not go easy on the stupid one. Let the fun begin. 🙂
Just maybe, Buzz has an issue with Inna Shevchenko.
Update: Courtesy of The Guardian:
The Fox News presenter who said the British city of Birmingham was a no-go zone for non-Muslims is a “complete idiot”, prime minister David Cameron has said.
“When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April fool’s day,” Cameron said. “This guy’s clearly a complete idiot.”
Terrorism expert Steven Emerson claimed on US news channel Fox News that non-Muslims do not go to Birmingham, which he said had become a “totally Muslim” city. Emerson added:
In Britain, it’s not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.
And, parts of London, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn’t dress according to religious Muslim attire.
Emerson later apologised “for having made this comment about the beautiful city of Birmingham”.
Cameron said: “He’s started with an apology. That’s not a bad start. But what he should actually do is actually look at Birmingham and see what a fantastic example it is of bringing people together of different faiths, different backgrounds and actually building a world-class, brilliant city with a great and strong economy.”
Emerson’s website describes him as “one of the leading authorities” on Islamic extremist networks…
I told you that the kind of shit that is acceptable in the USA, will just not go down well on this side of the pond. 😉