Ricky Gervais

Face of the day



Today’s face of the day is Ricky Gervais. He first came to my attention when I saw him in the movie ‘The Invention of lying.’ Even though the movie was a comedy it was very thought provoking. I like how Ricky challenges our assumptions and beliefs with clever and pointed observations of society.

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Slamming Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is a funny guy, that alone might get him off kiddy fiddling charges in New Zealand, but like most people in the arts who are famous they think they are entitled to an opinion on everything and it gives them a free licence to bully people who have views and beliefs that are different from theirs.

His latest attack has been on a woman hunter.

James Delingpole though gives him a thorough slamming.

Comedian Ricky Gervais has decided that because we liked The Office, quite enjoyed a couple of sketches in Extras (the David Bowie one and the Lenny Henry one) and weren?t all driven to suicide by Night At The Museum, we should therefore care what he thinks about giraffe rights.

Gervais takes them so seriously that when he found a photograph of ?extreme huntress? Rebecca Francis posing next to the body of a giraffe she had shot, he just couldn?t resist exposing her to the righteous wrath of his 7.5 million Twitter follows, earning the poor woman a string of death threats.

What Gervais clearly doesn?t appreciate ? why should he?: his job is making people laugh and hanging out with smug Hollywood liberals, not reading or thinking ? is that any intelligent person who really cares about Africa?s wildlife ought to be backing people like Rebecca Francis to the hilt.

If it weren?t for Africa?s game industry there?d be virtually no game left in Africa to photograph, let alone hunt. ? Read more »

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Ricky Gervais 1 – Catholic Church 0

Like him or loath him, he’s made a success of his brand of humour.

Here he is on Twitter


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Just like gay doesn’t mean homosexual

Comedians can say ‘mong’ on TV now in the UK.

Media regulator Ofcom has rejected three complaints about comedian Ricky Gervais’s use of the word “mong” during his Channel 4 show Science.

Speaking about Britain’s Got Talent singer Susan Boyle in October, he said :”She would not be where she is today if it wasn’t for the fact that she looked like such a ******* mong.”

Mong is a slang term used to refer to people with Down’s Syndrome.

It is derived from the word “mongrel.”

He went on: “When she first came on the telly, I went: ‘Is that a mong?’

“I don’t mean she has Down’s Syndrome, by the way. No, no! That would be offensive. That word doesn’t mean that any more.”

We need to establish Bullshit man here

The vide says it all, could be extremely useful instead of Lockwood Smith, perhaps we could have Bullshit Man as Speaker. Imagine the mirth every time Trevor Mallard got to his feet.

Quote of the Day

From Ricky Gervais

“I never actively try to offend though. That?s churlish, pointless and frankly too easy. But I believe you should say what you mean. Be honest. No one should ever be offended by truth. That way you?ll never have to apologise. I hate it when a comedian says, “Sorry for what I said.” You shouldn?t have said it. You shouldn?t say it if you didn?t mean it and you should never regret anything you meant to do,”

I once had a lawyer write to my boss describing me as churlish and pedantic. However Ricky Gervais is right, no one should ever be offended by the truth.

My First Te Reo – m?mona


(stative) be fat, fatty, obese, in good condition, rich, fertile.

from The Maori Dictionary. Now we can see why Maori have such a problem with obesity. Their word for fat-arse means “in good condition”.

Then there is the news about losing weight “the Maori Way”.

What is that?

“First drop your pie” was the lesson for one of the Hastings crew who cycled into Parliament Grounds yesterday to prove to Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia that their weight loss programme is working.

Reminds me of Ricky Gervais’s solution for obesity and the ensuing outcry over his comments when fatties decided that they were like poofs and couldn’t help shoving pies into their face.

His response is priceless.

I heard someone on the radio once say that they were tired of the prejudice aimed at the overweight. They said something like “you’re not allowed to make fun of gay people, so why are you allowed to make fun of fat people? It’s the same thing.”

It’s not the same thing though, is it? Gay people are born that way. They didn’t work at becoming gay. Fat people became fat because they would rather be that way than stop eating so much. They had to eat and eat to get fat. Then, when they were fat they had to keep up the eating to stay fat. For gayness to be the same as fatness, gay people would have to start off straight but then ween themselves onto cock. Soon they’re noshing all day getting gayer and gayer. They’ve had more than enough cock… they’re full… they’re just sucking for the sake of it. Now they’re overgay, and frowned upon by people who can have the occasional cock but not over indulge.

When a doctor tells me that that’s how you become gay, I’ll stop making jokes about fat people.