I actually just picked the first image that popped up in the gallery, which almost never happens.
Ramble of the Day
A couple of weeks ago, I ran into a truly great thread, a thread I might consider the greatest I’ve ever seen: the most iconic British television moments of the decade. You may have seen it, and may not have. I can tell you that I spent the last half hour going through it again, and have gone through it a couple of times because it is so, so enjoyable. I’ll share my favorites, but the whole thing is truly worth every second of your time. (It’s a thread of 60+ videos, so you’ve been warned that it’s time consuming.)
3. Never forget og Eastenders Ben, he had final boss energy pic.twitter.com/fyWBiFjC1q— diyora (@thediyora) December 1, 2019
I love a good EastEnders moment, and Ben delivers a most iconic one liner. I’ll never look at a wrench the same (and without thinking, “you need slapping down”).
10. If bing bong girl could do this, you can do anything pic.twitter.com/5C35Xke0NW— diyora (@thediyora) December 1, 2019
I just have one question about this: What happened so that bing bong girl could soak up precious minutes on dull morning television?
12. When Mary told the deadest joke on Britain's Got Talent pic.twitter.com/Mn6xbrq7tk— diyora (@thediyora) December 1, 2019
Now, we have Mary, who does seem like a lovely person, but ... what the hell was that joke? I kept waiting for her to add something and maybe make it funny, but she didn’t — probably because that joke was truly not salvageable.
16. "Dear Lord, what a sad little life Jane" pic.twitter.com/mKALPPu9aD— diyora (@thediyora) December 1, 2019
Another iconic one-liner delivered in a set of them — “now take your money and get off my property.” I’m hooked to the story, and am desperate to know more about Jane.
24. When Guy Goma came to the BBC for a job interview and was mistaken for a technology expert on live tv pic.twitter.com/W6eYOYHNZ7— diyora (@thediyora) December 2, 2019
The first of a series of BBC News clips that feel straight out of an episode of W1A, and the first of a few BBC News entries that I love.
28. Inject Nadine Coyle saying "flour" into our veins pic.twitter.com/QoaB0RIobx— diyora (@thediyora) December 2, 2019
One truly has to love how many accents fit into the small area that is United Kingdom and Ireland. I genuinely mean it.
33. When Hadiqa from Educating Yorkshire came out with this iconic one-liner pic.twitter.com/AQ2bPsWMjj— diyora (@thediyora) December 2, 2019
See above. For this one, I think you can really start to understand her after the fourth listen, or pretend you can. Not sure.
36. Did you really think I'd forget the BBC News dancing man? pic.twitter.com/YSITHdJHo5— diyora (@thediyora) December 2, 2019
Tied for top spot for me. I love this man’s creativity, and I could not stop laughing, especially when he didn’t stick the landing.
37. "I don't know Jeff" - When Chris Kamara had one job (to report on the football game) and he missed a red card pic.twitter.com/3ErLSyo3md— diyora (@thediyora) December 2, 2019
Finally, a football entry, and what a gem it is! Poor, poor Chris.
48. When this BBC presenter clutched on to a pack of A4 paper instead of an iPad pic.twitter.com/JOcSjF4Uq1— diyora (@thediyora) December 2, 2019
I can imagine the presenter saying just before air, “I have to do something with my hands!”
52. When this British family thought lettuce has to be halal because they were cooking a meal for a Muslim family hahaha pic.twitter.com/ixqwCMuUsp— diyora (@thediyora) December 3, 2019
Joint favorite. You have to appreciate the kid’s efforts for the family’s dinner guests, but a little bit of Googling might’ve helped them all. Also: there’s quite a bit packed into 12 seconds.
54. When Kim Woodburn kept calling Jamie O’Hara an adulterer on Big Brother!! pic.twitter.com/Cgg87j6OO0— diyora (@thediyora) December 4, 2019
There are a few more videos to go, but I’ll cap this off with the Spurs connection! I didn’t know that Jamie O’Hara was on Big Brother, and I also didn’t know that he was an adulterer. That’s ... not great at all (mostly the second).
tl;dr: A truly terrific thread of the greatest British television moments of the decade.
Links of the Day
Chinese state broadcasters pulled Arsenal-Manchester City after Arsenal’s Mesut Özil criticized China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims.
Hertha Berlin’s U16 walked off the pitch after several players were racially abused by their opponents.
Spanish second division match between Rayo Vallecano and Albacete was abandoned after Rayo fans accused Albacete’s Roma Zozulya of being a Nazi.
Brazil, Colombia, Japan, and a joint Australia and New Zealand have officially submitted bids to host the 2023 World Cup.
Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney will be out for three months after getting surgery on a dislocated shoulder.
Today’s longer read: Musa Okwonga on how inescapable racist abuse can be for footballers in the digital age for The Guardian