Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Offensive? Do me a lemon!

While reading a newspaper on Sunday I came across an article about Scottish history and it annoyed me!

IT has been hailed as Scotland's greatest victory over the Auld Enemy by everyone from Robert the Bruce to the Tartan Army. But now the National Trust have decided that the Battle of Bannockburn was "not England v Scotland". The claim, made at a meeting to plan today's annual re-enactment of the 1314 battle at Bannockburn Heritage Centre and monument, has outraged historians.
National Trust Scotland's West Regional director Michael Hunter said it should be seen as a feud between two kings - Robert the Bruce and Edward II. In a taped record of the meeting, he claimed: "We have to be quite careful how we present the battle - it is not England v Scotland. "It was two kings fighting against each other."

What a crock of shit! It was England v Scotland to which we won. Why should it be changed to King v King? It's an important part of Scottish history and people should NOT be denied the truth! Robert The Bruce led Scotland in that battle and it gave us our independence. We have a right to be allowed to keep it the title of England v Scotland.
The Trust's property manager at Bannockburn, Alison Corley, said: "If you just make it a Scottish and English battle then you are not doing it justice.

It's worked well for many years and it's done the battle a lot of justice. Why change it now?! In case someone is offended? WHO? Has anyone been offended before? From what I know..English people have been to visit the site for many years and to my knowledge have never been offended. In this day and age more things cause offense to people but why is that? If it's never bothered them before, then why the change of mind? It pisses me off that the smallest little thing can be classed as offensive to people. We seem to be walking on eggshells every minute of the day, and me personally I'm sick of it. I will always class the battle of Bannockburn as England v Scotland and if I offend someone I don't care. Scottish history, and any countries history, should NOT be changed to suit other people. We need to be proud of our history and we need to stand up and voice our opinion if people want to change it!

You can read the story from the newspaper here and about the Battle of Bannockburn here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Britain's Got Talent

This show started a few days ago and while watching one show, my mother and I couldn't stop laughing. My sides were aching at this one act. Here's a vid of said act called Damon Scott. You really need to watch this!!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

UK Big Brother 2007

Last week (Wednesday) UK's Big Brother started. I love Big Brother. So I was all excited. Imagine my shock when it turned out to be 11 females ONLY in the house. Not to worry. One guy went into the house on Friday night. There's been bitching and arguements but today it emerged that one of the housemates has been removed from the house. Why? I hear you all ask. Well..here's the story.

Emily, 19 from bristol was removed from the house in the early hours of this morning after using a racially offensive word to a fellow housemate. Emily was with 2 fellow housemates when she was heard saying "Are you pushing it out, you n*****?" to Charley. She then stated that she never meant it in an offensive way to which Charley and Nicky agreed they were not personally offended, although both of them were very shocked at Emily's language.

Emily was one of two housemates nominated for eviction this week and as a result the lastest eviction vote has been suspended. You can read the full story here.

Movie Review - Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End

Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Chow-Yun Fat, Jack Davenport, Kevin McNally and Tom Hollander
Plot: Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, Tia Delma, and crew set out to rescue Jack from Davey Jones locker so they can call the Pirate Lords from the four corners of the globe, including the infamous Sao Feng, to a gathering in an attempt to come up with a plan to defeat Lord Cutler Beckett, who himself has control of Jones' heart and has formed a dark alliance with him in order to rule the seas and wipe out the last of the Pirates. The Pirate Lords want to release the goddess Calypso, Davey Jones's damned lover, from the trap they sent her to out of fear, in which the Pirate Lords must combine the 9 pieces that bound her by ritual to undo it and release her in hopes that she will help them fight. With this, all pirates will stand together and will make their final stand for freedom against Beckett, Jones, Norrington, the Flying Dutchman, and the entire East India Trading Company.

People who know me know I love Pirates of The Caribbean but now they need to know that I want to MARRY Pirates of The Caribbean! I loved this movie. Packed full of action and good storylines, it kept me gripped all the way through. I will admit that it started off a wee bit slow but it soon picked up. I liked the fact that some of the old characters from the first movie had turned up again. I was a little disappointed they were missing from the second movie but it was no biggy.
I would urge everyone to see this movie. It is a long movie and thank god for the 10 minute break in it that our cinema had. The end of the movie leaves so many unanswered questions, which I hope will lead to a fourth. My only concern would be them making a fourth and it would be too much. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled to see how it all pans out. I give this movie a rating of 10/10 =)

Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End offical website