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    Boris Johnson being rude, arrogant and disrespectful!?

    This is news to me!

    What is the world coming to!!?
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    lol I was thinking when I watching it 'do your flipping jacket up'.. he actually looked a complete mess especially putting his hand in his pocket, people are gonna get a bad impression of London. funny though
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    he's a very clever man, just unfortunately for him he gives off the impression of being perpetually scatter-brained. Let's not forget he was president of Oxford...
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    And by awesome we mean incompetent and inert :yes:
    :hahaha: so true:yep:
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    Boris Johnson is fantastic.

    I know pretty much nothing about politics, but watching him speak I just think it's brilliant.
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    actually, I agree with the Chinese blogger. Boris Johnson should've buttoned his jacket for such a occasion. And to put his hands in his pockets? Come on, would you do that if you were in an interview at a job or university interview?

    its not cultural differences. its manners.
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    Boris would be funny if he did have some form of power....

    Personally he just makes me cringe.
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    (Original post by Crimson Black)
    Christ that's amusing. One chinese blogger gets irate on behalf of the population that Boris' unbuttoned jacket indicated disrespect to the host, when the whole bloody world is "disrespecting the host" regarding human rights issues.

    What's the chinese symbol for "priorities?" And where is it hewn in stone that you have to take the Olympics seriously? I guess the Chinese were told about Boris being, well, Boris, but decided not to take it seriously: oh delicious irony.



    So I take it you didn't think about the consequences of your - incidentally highly amusing - offensive remarks about his intelligence, the consequence being that people don't take you seriously. :p: Glad you are as ignorant as you preach.

    PS: Without meaning to sound condescending: boasting about your IQ ain't the way forward. Ever. I daresay you knew that beforehand though, I don't want to insult your high intelligence. :woo:

    Of course I knew I would get blasted for calling Boris an idiot. I'm a socialist living in a very conservative area: I get it on a daily basis.

    I wasn't boasting, I was stating a case for being more intelligent than Boris.

    People offended by my remarks in the public domain: < 50

    People offended by Boris' remarks in the public domain: > 1000000.....a lot more than 1000000 in fact considering he called the people of Papua New Guinea cannibals and claimed that the people of Liverpool had a "deeply unattractive psyche".
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    I thought he was great =D

    I found the formal and perfectly cohesive Chinese ceremony claustrophobic. It was lovely to see something more fun loving and relaxed from Boris. I hate the way hosting the Olympics is turned into a huge political statement and becomes an issue of "respect" and "honour".
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    (Original post by worldwide)
    he's a very clever man, just unfortunately for him he gives off the impression of being perpetually scatter-brained. Let's not forget he was president of Oxford...
    I wasn't aware Oxford had a President... a Mayor, or something, perhaps... :p:
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    Boris Johnsin ftw!

    It's a closing ceremony. Perhaps mr chinese person missed that fact- It's supposed to be casual. Also, it represents the more intimate affair the 2012 games will be because we have better things to spend money on. The show was great and represents the happy close occasion 2012 will be. That chinese blogger should be politely informed to **** off.
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    (Original post by Barden)
    Of course I knew I would get blasted for calling Boris an idiot. I'm a socialist living in a very conservative area: I get it on a daily basis.

    I wasn't boasting, I was stating a case for being more intelligent than Boris.
    Let's assume you are smarter than Boris Johnson.
    Based on this particular piece of information,what conclusion are we supposed to draw?
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    (Original post by Barden)
    Of course I knew I would get blasted for calling Boris an idiot. I'm a socialist living in a very conservative area: I get it on a daily basis.

    I wasn't boasting, I was stating a case for being more intelligent than Boris.

    People offended by my remarks in the public domain: < 50

    People offended by Boris' remarks in the public domain: > 1000000.....a lot more than 1000000 in fact considering he called the people of Papua New Guinea cannibals and claimed that the people of Liverpool had a "deeply unattractive psyche".
    There's no correlation between amount of people offended, and stupidity I'm afraid. It seems there is correlation between people who are offended and believing him to be less intelligent than them though. :rolleyes:

    A personal comparison between you and Boris will probably always come out with Boris on top, because Boris is a known quantity and you are not. Unfounded, possibly speculated (? - we don't know) IQ measurement on your behalf vs. what Boris has written, not to mention done in an intellectual capacity (spectator editor, the above mentioned Cambs degree, for example).

    Furthermore, you declare yourself more intelligent than Boris because he's the opposite of your political belief: if that really is the case, might I suggest a prise of subjectivity? 17 year old A-level student (I assume?) vs Boris Johnson in the intelligence stakes. I daresay even when Boris was your age he was more intelligent than you are. :eek:

    (Original post by Arka)
    Let's assume you are smarter than Boris Johnson.
    Based on this particular piece of information,what conclusion are we supposed to draw?
    That he's right and Boris Johnson's wrong: might intelligence is right!
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    (Original post by The West Wing)
    OK guess what, this is one single blogger and doesn't represent all "Chinese" people...

    Typical exaggeration from the Daily Mail
    Exactly! I was shocked to see such a post. I thought it might be better to use a title as "One chinese blogger...." as most people around me just find him casual, different but nothing more.

    The journalist of Daily Mail must have searched on purpose with"rude, arrogant, disrespectful" online to find this comment as no such articles would be put on the front page of any websites.
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    (Original post by Barden)
    Of course I knew I would get blasted for calling Boris an idiot. I'm a socialist living in a very conservative area: I get it on a daily basis.
    your martyrdom is an inspiration to us all. in 40 years time, it'll be your face on all the t-shirts.

    Boris Johnson is a lot of things but he's certainly not stupid. Intelligence and political correctness are not directly proportional.
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    (Original post by worldwide)
    he's a very clever man, just unfortunately for him he gives off the impression of being perpetually scatter-brained. Let's not forget he was president of Oxford...
    ...Union :p:
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    I love the scarcasm on this thread :P

    To clarify, probably correctly, when people say BoJo isn't overly intellegent, I think they mean he lacks any form of common sense - would that be accurate?

    I'm still wetting myself looking at the footage on the BBC website tho, he looks SO stupid haha
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    I thought he looked quite nervous when he put his hands in his pocket! At least he didn't get his head caught in the flag like the other guy :laugh:
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    (Original post by potterotter)
    actually, I agree with the Chinese blogger. Boris Johnson should've buttoned his jacket for such a occasion. And to put his hands in his pockets? Come on, would you do that if you were in an interview at a job or university interview?

    its not cultural differences. its manners.
    Get off your high horse, it was a huge party so he had the right to dress and act casually. The Chinese can make it to be some huge political statement, whereas to the rest of the world its a big party. And it seems to me the British like holding flags with one hand, the athletes did and now Johnson.
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    (Original post by Barden)
    Having a high IQ I do not have any bigotted views.
    Hitler is estimated to have had an IQ of 140+. Perhaps you should learn what IQ actually is.

    'Rude, arrogant and disrespectful'? I don't think so. Did he look an utter shambles? Yes.

    I'm not saying i prefer him to Boris, but someone like Blair (or indeed Cameron) would have looked far better at an event like that and represented GB & London far more favourably than either Boris or Livingstone.
 
 
 
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