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(Guardian)   Boris Johnson is now so inept he's being humiliated by Luxembourg, a country so insignificant most Americans aren't even sure it exists   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2019-09-16 09:10:03 PM  
Now we just need to maneuver orangetinyhandsfarkfacemcdumbass into the same situation
Drain the golf cart batteries should do it
 
2019-09-16 10:21:26 PM  
Some day, when the fallout settles, us sane Americans should meet you sane Brits and have a drink and wonder how the fark this all happened.
 
2019-09-16 11:00:56 PM  
I've heard of Luxembourg, dumbmitter. Capital of The Vatican, dumbass.
 
2019-09-17 12:42:55 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: I've heard of Luxembourg, dumbmitter. Capital of The Vatican, dumbass.


That's where they make that stinky cheese, right?
 
2019-09-17 12:43:26 AM  
Is it near Spendborgia?
 
2019-09-17 12:45:10 AM  
It's just so easy to miss tucked away down there.
 
2019-09-17 12:46:27 AM  
Luxembourg
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2019-09-17 12:49:04 AM  
Otisburg?
 
2019-09-17 12:53:16 AM  
Maybe insignificant on its own, but it banded together with lots of other countries to form a union that has much greater bargaining power. Boris should think about that.
 
2019-09-17 12:56:16 AM  

Wyalt Derp: Maybe insignificant on its own, but it banded together with lots of other countries to form a union that has much greater bargaining power. Boris should think about that.


Wow! That kind of cooperative spirit among nation's sounds pretty cool.

Do you think they might let Boris' country join?
 
2019-09-17 12:58:26 AM  
Brave Sir Boris ran away.
Bravely ran away away...
 
2019-09-17 01:00:20 AM  
He was also pathetically inept when interviewed by the BBC's Laura Kuensberg the same day.
 
2019-09-17 01:04:41 AM  

Boo_Guy: It's just so easy to miss tucked away down there.


We're not your girlfriend, and even she's not buying it
 
2019-09-17 01:06:36 AM  

talan123: Is it near Spendborgia?


It's near the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.
 
2019-09-17 01:15:16 AM  
For me, it was a radio station, when the stuffy old BBC wouldn't play any popular music.

https://radiosoundsfamiliar.com/radio​-​luxembourg.php
 
2019-09-17 01:17:32 AM  

SoupGuru: Some day, when the fallout settles, us sane Americans should meet you sane Brits and have a drink and wonder how the fark this all happened.


And then the American will say, "Remember when we let those companies run by Ailes and that Murdoch guy tell lies and gin up fear of foreigners disguised as news to out of touch country folks?"

The Brit chimes in "Aye, that was a tosser of an idea, mate. Really never did seem wise but it was on the tellie every day. Porky pies for the pensioners."

Then an Aussie will overhear and throw in,"Yeeeah, that Murdoch's a right c*nt, mate."
 
2019-09-17 01:22:55 AM  
Spoiler alert: he's always been this inept.
 
2019-09-17 01:25:52 AM  

SoupGuru: Some day, when the fallout settles, us sane Americans should meet you sane Brits and have a drink and wonder how the fark this all happened.


We let Rupert Murdoch gaslight an entire generation.
 
2019-09-17 01:27:59 AM  

awruk!: talan123: Is it near Spendborgia?

It's near the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.


Just to the left of Fredonia.
 
2019-09-17 01:48:32 AM  
If a tax haven is looking down on you, that's a certain sign, you're the scum of the earth and you're fleabag broke.
 
2019-09-17 01:58:05 AM  

ukexpat: He was also pathetically inept when interviewed by the BBC's Laura Kuensberg the same day.


That wasn't an interview it was more a cuddle and winding for an upset little baby boy.
 
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2019-09-17 02:19:53 AM  

Zenith: SoupGuru: Some day, when the fallout settles, us sane Americans should meet you sane Brits and have a drink and wonder how the fark this all happened.

We let Rupert Murdoch gaslight an entire generation.


A generation grew up in a media monoculture with a regulated media, and therefore implicitly trusts everything in mass media, particularly on TV.

The same generation enjoyed numerous unfair socioeconomic advantages over their contemporaries, partially due to structural racism and partially due to some accidents of history.

Those socioeconomic advantages eroded as global economic growth and social liberalism began to improve everyone's lot in life. This alarmed the generation, as they did not notice their own progress, but rather worried about the comparatively greater progress of those who were poorer and more disadvantaged, and felt "anxiety" over what they saw as an eroding place in society.

The media was deregulated, so a noxious billionaire bought a bunch of TV stations and newspapers and began exploiting this anxiety to advocate for political parties that promised to make the billionaire even richer.
 
2019-09-17 02:41:39 AM  
Krapperman is a monster from Luxembourg,
That's actually the size of Luxembourg,
It crushed the whole country of Luxembourg,
Because it is the size of Luxembourg.
 
2019-09-17 03:10:21 AM  
I can confirm Luxembourg exists, but you shouldn't go because the coffee is universally terrible. I don't understand how a whole country can have bad coffee, but Luxembourg manages. Even chains that normally have decent coffee had bad coffee.
 
2019-09-17 03:15:25 AM  

Boo_Guy: It's just so easy to miss tucked away down there.


...as the Bishop said to the Actress...
 
2019-09-17 03:18:19 AM  

Zenith: SoupGuru: Some day, when the fallout settles, us sane Americans should meet you sane Brits and have a drink and wonder how the fark this all happened.

We let Rupert Murdoch gaslight an entire generation.


Rupert was selling, but noone forced your Trumpkins to buy...
 
2019-09-17 04:28:41 AM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: I can confirm Luxembourg exists, but you shouldn't go because the coffee is universally terrible. I don't understand how a whole country can have bad coffee, but Luxembourg manages. Even chains that normally have decent coffee had bad coffee.


They share that with the French.  They all seem to like their coffee just this side of burnt.  We always speculate that it must be something to do with restaurant temperature regulations.

It's what we hope anyway...how could so many people be so wrong about coffee?  I mean, it's not like Italy is far away or anything.
 
2019-09-17 05:31:27 AM  

SoupGuru: Some day, when the fallout settles, us sane Americans should meet you sane Brits and have a drink and wonder how the fark this all happened.


Best chances are that there will be a bunker somewhere and a ham radio.
"Well old bean, it's come to this then."
"Yup, we have enough water and beans to hopefully get us through it all."
 
2019-09-17 05:41:50 AM  
How does Luxembourg still exist?  It doesn't make anything and there are a lot of other banking havens...
 
2019-09-17 05:56:33 AM  
Luxembourg?

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2019-09-17 06:01:09 AM  
Luxembourg is super-rich. Not Norway-levels, but still.

Looks like they plan on legalizing weed this year or next.

Their Prime Minister is gay. Gay marriage has been legal there since 2015.

Assisted right to die has been legal there since 2008.

Prostitution has been legal there since.....forever, I guess.

They also have universal health care.


/ what are their immigration laws like?
 
2019-09-17 06:08:53 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Prostitution has been legal there since.....forever, I guess.


I'm sold.

/ Er, phrasing...
 
2019-09-17 06:13:23 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Luxembourg is super-rich. Not Norway-levels, but still.

Looks like they plan on legalizing weed this year or next.

Their Prime Minister is gay. Gay marriage has been legal there since 2015.

Assisted right to die has been legal there since 2008.

Prostitution has been legal there since.....forever, I guess.

They also have universal health care.


/ what are their immigration laws like?



They have cheap gas prices.  Good spot to fill up.
 
2019-09-17 06:14:39 AM  

KWess: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Luxembourg is super-rich. Not Norway-levels, but still.

Looks like they plan on legalizing weed this year or next.

Their Prime Minister is gay. Gay marriage has been legal there since 2015.

Assisted right to die has been legal there since 2008.

Prostitution has been legal there since.....forever, I guess.

They also have universal health care.


/ what are their immigration laws like?


They have cheap gas prices.  Good spot to fill up.


What's not to like?
 
2019-09-17 06:15:37 AM  
Oh, right, their language is a disaster. It's like a bastard form of German mixed with a bastard form of French and if you speak French or German (or French AND German), you won't be able to understand them.
 
2019-09-17 06:16:52 AM  
I drove through Luxembourg on the way to Brussels and it took like 5 minutes.
 
2019-09-17 06:18:06 AM  
I want to live in own a tiny, rich principality.
 
2019-09-17 06:19:58 AM  

pkjun: Zenith: SoupGuru: Some day, when the fallout settles, us sane Americans should meet you sane Brits and have a drink and wonder how the fark this all happened.

We let Rupert Murdoch gaslight an entire generation.

A generation grew up in a media monoculture with a regulated media, and therefore implicitly trusts everything in mass media, particularly on TV.

The same generation enjoyed numerous unfair socioeconomic advantages over their contemporaries, partially due to structural racism and partially due to some accidents of history.

Those socioeconomic advantages eroded as global economic growth and social liberalism began to improve everyone's lot in life. This alarmed the generation, as they did not notice their own progress, but rather worried about the comparatively greater progress of those who were poorer and more disadvantaged, and felt "anxiety" over what they saw as an eroding place in society.

The media was deregulated, so a noxious billionaire bought a bunch of TV stations and newspapers and began exploiting this anxiety to advocate for political parties that promised to make the billionaire even richer.


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2019-09-17 06:24:58 AM  

swahnhennessy: I want to live in own a tiny, rich principality.


Aziraphale objects in strenuous-yet-polite terms...
 
2019-09-17 06:50:14 AM  
Obvious someone didn't grow up with Radio Luxemburg.  Then there's the Villeroy and Bach factory store.
 
2019-09-17 08:06:01 AM  
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I thought this was about the country of Luxembourg and not a mythical country based on Luxembourg
 
2019-09-17 09:30:37 AM  

Fubar3d: SoupGuru: Some day, when the fallout settles, us sane Americans should meet you sane Brits and have a drink and wonder how the fark this all happened.

Facebook and Twitter. That's how it happened. They deserve 100% of the blame for promoting dishonesty and stupidity as their main commodity. But no, we all needed fake internet points for our fake great lives, so in the process we elected the biggest dipsh*t that ever slithered the earth and destroyed our own country as a result.

But at least I got some Likes!


Problem the first: Trump and Brexit supporters both belong to the cohorts that use Facebook and Twitter the *least.*

Problem the second: The primary drivers of the most widespread popular misconceptions are not Facebook nor Twitter, but rather are "legitimate" right-wing news outlets like Fox News or the Daily Mail or the sites run by their frequent contributors. Facebook is mostly bad as a vector for bad reporting originating with the institutional right wing.

Problem the third: the social media footprint of right wing politicians is actually pretty mediocre. For instance, Trump has half of Obama's follower count, and much less than half of his engagement on tweets. His use of social media is most important because it lets him write "TRUMP TWEETED XYZ" headlines on Fox News whenever he likes.
 
2019-09-17 09:44:25 AM  

ukexpat: He was also pathetically inept when interviewed by the BBC's Laura Kuensberg the same day.


FTFEveryone
 
2019-09-17 10:40:19 AM  

KWess: Manic Depressive Mouse: I can confirm Luxembourg exists, but you shouldn't go because the coffee is universally terrible. I don't understand how a whole country can have bad coffee, but Luxembourg manages. Even chains that normally have decent coffee had bad coffee.

They share that with the French.  They all seem to like their coffee just this side of burnt.  We always speculate that it must be something to do with restaurant temperature regulations.

It's what we hope anyway...how could so many people be so wrong about coffee?  I mean, it's not like Italy is far away or anything.


Wait - a French roast is too dark for you, so you look for an Italian roast? I'm confused.
 
2019-09-17 10:43:54 AM  
Remember - without Luxembourg, Benelux would be just Bene, and that's good.
 
2019-09-17 10:54:33 AM  
Probably not so much Luxembourg's insignificance as it is Americans' weak grasp of the geo-political landscape of Europe at play here. I'm not excluding myself TBH.
 
2019-09-17 11:31:47 AM  

ElPrimitivo: Wyalt Derp: Maybe insignificant on its own, but it banded together with lots of other countries to form a union that has much greater bargaining power. Boris should think about that.

Wow! That kind of cooperative spirit among nation's sounds pretty cool.

Do you think they might let Boris' country join?


No, they won't get fooled again.
 
2019-09-17 11:43:46 AM  
Getting dunked on by Luxembourg...Jesus.
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