Thursday, December 9th, 2010
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British Parliament Pretty Much Just Talking About Old Smiths Songs

"I accept that if I turned up I probably wouldn’t get This Charming Man and if I went with the Foreign Secretary [William Hague] it would probably be William It Was Really Nothing."
—British Prime Minister David Cameron responds to a question in Parliament about members of a popular '80s band expressing displeasure with his claims to be a fan of the group. Opposition MP Kerry McCarty asked Cameron the following: "As someone who claims to be an avid fan of The Smiths, the Prime Minister will no doubt be rather upset this week that both Morrissey and Johnny Marr have banned him from liking them. The Smiths are, of course, the archetypal students’ band. If he wins tomorrow night’s vote [on tuition fees], what songs does he think students will be listening to? Miserable Lie, I Don’t Owe You Anything or Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now."

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boyofdestiny (#1,243)

He better hope they're not listening to "A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours."

Strangeways, Here We Come

mickeyitaliano (#2,202)

Heaven knows I am miserable now.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

How soon is now?

roboloki (#1,724)

suffer little children

LondonLee (#922)

While on this side of the pond the GOP are singing Suffer Little Children, Still Ill, and Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (though without saying Please of course)

Smitros (#5,315)

How soon is now, Commons?

sigerson (#179)

Burn down the disco
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music that they constantly play
Says nothing to me about my life

petejayhawk (#1,249)

"Cameron, I Dislike You"

s. (#775)

Dude is just cold stealing my (not very good) lines now. Insert "Shoplifters of the World" joke here.

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