"Here Is a Picture of London Bridge"

Jul 26th, 2012, 04:47 AM
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"Here Is a Picture of London Bridge"

Just watching Morning Joe on MNSBC and they had a shot of London's Tower Bridge and the narrator said that 'here is a shot of " London Bridge"'!

London Bridge! Don't they have anyone vetting the show who has any clue to what London Bridge really is - a modern non-descript span over the Thames - and not the iconic Tower Bridge!

Dolts!
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Jul 26th, 2012, 04:58 AM
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Why so technical, PQ?

A bridge is a bridge is a bridge...

Well, now you know what fine intellectual specimens our educational system produces.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 05:31 AM
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I thought the London Bridge was in Lake Havasu Arizona!
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Jul 26th, 2012, 06:56 AM
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Joe must have gone to school with your "French" son.

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Jul 26th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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"Just watching Morning Joe on MNSBC and they had a shot of London's Tower Bridge and the narrator said that 'here is a shot of " London Bridge"'!"

Along with a few hundred other "lamb shanks" on this and the Tripadvisor forums!
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Jul 26th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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It's MSNBC not MNSBC, just sayin'.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Oh, for the lack of an article. "A London bridge" would have been vapid but at least not incorrect.
Brings to mind a couple of the announcers on BBC during the Jubilee.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Many years ago, one of our local news anchors referenced events in Macedonia which he pronounced to rhyme with macademia, as in the chocolate covered nut you bring back from Hawaii.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Macademia? I think you meant macadamia.

Macademia sounds like slang shorthand for universities in Scotland. With courses taught by Macademics.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 09:04 PM
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>>Macademia sounds like slang shorthand for universities in Scotland. With courses taught by Macademics.<<

You think you jest - but it's only a matter of time before Macdonalds copyrights it, if they haven't already.
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Jul 27th, 2012, 01:04 AM
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I just loved the Romney charm offensive (and I mean offensive) yesterday.

It will be nice to have someone else to laugh at rather than Bush Junior and that crazy woman from Alaska.

I guess while in Poland he will talk about the Polish concentration camps (they were, of course, German).
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Jul 27th, 2012, 03:55 AM
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Macademia is famous for its nuts!
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Jul 27th, 2012, 05:31 AM
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Here is a picture of the current “London Bridge” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge
Go further down the article to see a photo of the previous London Bridge reconstructed in Arizona.
Neither has anything towering about it.
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Jul 27th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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We went to Lake Havasu City some years ago to see the bridge. It was a long trip for not a lot and the picture of lots of water flowing underneath it probably photoshopped.

I seem to remember a local describing it as a "crick"...although she was convinced that the houses they've built there are the way we live in England.
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Jul 27th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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I had a fit today in Spain, too, as the commentator said the exact same thing! more than once!
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Jul 27th, 2012, 10:17 AM
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“I just loved the Romney charm offensive (and I mean offensive) yesterday.”

Bilboburgler – touché

What got me was his saying he was an “Olympic organizer.” Is that anything like Obama’s past as a “community organizer.”? He never should have chosen that word.

All the talking heads in the US media are having a field day with Romney’s gaffs. They keep replaying Boris Johnson’s admonitions of Candidate Romney in front of a cast of thousands.

And I am from Massachusetts….
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Jul 28th, 2012, 01:51 AM
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Just in case you think this was just a British moan have a look at France's view of the gaff (and imagine how the last section goes down)
http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/arti...9575_3222.html
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Jul 28th, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Well, Le Monde - or the French political/diplomatic establishment in general - would be quite happy to have a pot like that to stir: gives them a chance to feel a bit superior to both parties.
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