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Offline Bilthehut

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Achmed
« on: January 27, 2010, 01:49:19 PM »
Has anyone not seen Jeff Dunham and Achmed the Dead Terrorist?



I wonder if Achmed is the Nomad?
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Offline The Peepmaster

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 01:55:44 PM »
Oh dear...
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Re: Achmed
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 02:58:12 PM »
Forgive me if I offend.  is there a protocol in posting to this forum?

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 04:27:28 PM »
I know there was a problem of sorts about the Nomad - Roger will know more.

I didn't watch the sketch after about 20 seconds because I'm not keen myself on racial stereotyping, and the concept I felt was in bad taste. That's not your fault - it's out there in the public domain.

It'll make for some interesting discussion anyway - a change from the rubbish we normally spout!
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Re: Achmed
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 04:40:28 PM »
Then you don't want to listen to him singing 'Jingle Bombs'.

re racial stereotyping - what about the Vultures - they seem to get a bad press.

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 06:12:17 PM »
I may be over sensitive, but our stats show that the greatest number of visitors we get to this website, after the UK, are from the Indian sub-continent.

I'm also careful not to offend 2 contributors to this forum, namely my bird, Lucy, and an old dear from London, who are both Asian, albeit from S E Asia.

Ironically the latter is "Vulture"!
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Re: Achmed
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 06:20:23 PM »
Bilthehut, I don't understand your connection between racial stereotyping and vultures. As for The Nomad, he is...well...a nomad, a wandering North African tribesman. And a lovable idiot.



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Re: Achmed
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 06:28:10 PM »
I just checked the stats today - India isn't 2nd at the moment - it's USA.

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 06:58:48 PM »
Understood and accepted.

Vultures always seem to get a bad press, yet they serve a valuable purpose in nature.  Apart from looking not that nice, when compared to most birds of prey.

I have always loved the Nomad's attempts to get into the fort, particularly when someone knocked his ladder down.

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 07:39:56 PM »
I just checked the stats today - India isn't 2nd at the moment - it's USA.



That's weird! Beau Peep doesn't even appear there. Do these stats give actual numbers, Peeps? I mean, could half a dozen be enough to register?

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 08:45:54 PM »
I may be over sensitive, but our stats show that the greatest number of visitors we get to this website, after the UK, are from the Indian sub-continent.

I'm also careful not to offend 2 contributors to this forum, namely my bird, Lucy, and an old dear from London, who are both Asian, albeit from S E Asia.

Ironically the latter is "Vulture"!

Actuallly,Peeps, I beg to differ. This old dear is from Liverpool!

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2010, 12:37:31 AM »
Nige should get an award for being gender, age and racially sensitive – he can manage to insult all three simultaneously – doesn’t leave anyone out our dear Nige.  :-* ;D
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 12:39:15 AM »
Why am I not on the map? Grrr.
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 12:42:38 AM »
I'm a little concerned about the member swimming for his/her life in the South Atlantic Ocean off the Nigerian coast. But at least they're bang on the Equator, so I bet the weather's nice.
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Achmed
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2010, 12:45:17 AM »
Sorry, Vulch - I didn't know you were from Liverpool. I don't want to embarrass you by changing it now, so I'll put "Old dear from Liverpool" next time.
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