George Arnett gives a rundown of the top viral videos of this year.
A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.
We tried explaining to our little ones why the helicopters circled overhead last summer, why all the shops in our South East London neighbourhood were boarded up and why we were transfixed by burning buildings on TV. “Some people are very angry,” we said. And of course, the answer came back, “Why?”.
It’s as though Charles Dickens himself penned this story, and authorities in power have sought to bring it to life 142 years after his death (Died June 9 1970). What a throwback to the dreary Victorian era often portrayed by the novelist; the forgotten unemployed bussed into the capital under moonlight and told to get their ‘heads down’ under a dirty bridge in readiness for a gruelling 14-hour shift.
I really thought I could handle this. I thought I’d be able to do a barbecue on the Saturday followed by a street party on the Monday. As I write this, it’s Sunday and I’ve had enough.
In my eyes, partaking in the Diamond Jubilee is not just a celebration of Elizabeth’s 60 year reign, but a celebration of something far more sinister – to me, it’s a celebration of the ingrained inequality and class segregation within our country.
We believe, that as long as we have a royal family, then dogs will be welcome in royal parks. After all, the Windsors love a pooch. And as the saying goes “if you are looking for love, love a dog!”
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Thanks to Her Majesty’s 60 years as Head of the Commonwealth, we’ve got a rare long weekend to make the most of.
Whether you’re a staunch royalist or more of a put-the-royals-in-council-housing-then-poke-them-with-sticks type, there’s a shindig out there perfectly suited to your tastes.
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