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30 sumthin technician in Higher Ed, too much time on hands, avoiding painting/decorating and saving for a kitchen :(

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» Racist grandparents

little black sambo
I've lived in Leicester for 20 years now, a wonderful vibrant, multicultural city with a 30% asian population, a smattering of black folk and even less Chinese, my grandparents were 30 miles up the road in Nottingham.

They've both now shuffled off to the great M&S in the sky, which is a bit of a relief to many that knew them, the old guy was a cantankerous fucker but my gran was a kindly salt of the earth type which always made her ingrained racism a little hard to stomach.
One of the highlights of my childhood was being allowed to get the matches for the cigarettes from 'little black sambo' as he was affectionately named, the 3' high wooden 'statue' in their lounge which held matchbox and ashtray in a subservient manner - it was the closest to a domestic they were likely to get.


I don't remember finding this hideous thing offensive at the time but then I grew up in an age of Enid Blyton and gollywogs, what I did object to was that every single time I enquired whether they would like to visit me I was met with my grans contorted face announcing 'oooh no, I'll not go there - it's full of darkies'
(Thu 27th Oct 2011, 14:46, More)

» Vandalism

Banksy fail
this is the first Banksy that I'm aware of, circa 1992. It was painted outside the Leicester Polytechnic students union building (now DeMontfort University) and lasted less than 24hrs before it was removed (probably at some expense) by the estates department, the powers that be in that establishment remain blissfully unaware that one of their former students is a major player in the international art world...


the building is still standing, unused and probably worth a fraction of what it might have been.
(Thu 7th Oct 2010, 15:47, More)

» Filth!

(Tue 7th Feb 2012, 11:18, More)