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On lcal radio this morning: 'Do they know it's Christmas' parody about credit cards and overdrafts and not wanting to go in Topshop

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ThatBastardSanta Mon 26-Nov-12 09:33:37

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GlitKnit Mon 26-Nov-12 16:20:01

gah- get over it

its not a religion

mrskeithrichards Mon 26-Nov-12 16:18:37

I'm confused!

RaspberrysAndIcecream Mon 26-Nov-12 12:55:59

I was sat in traffic - it made me smile.

If u don't like it - switch off?? Quite simple really.

BallyGoBackwards Mon 26-Nov-12 11:45:23

It kept the kids quiet in the car on the way to school for 3 mins. Apart from that I have nothing to offer.

BornSour Mon 26-Nov-12 11:24:39

Its almost as bad as Bono clicking his fingers every time someone buys something on credit. wink

NOThypocondriac Mon 26-Nov-12 11:15:05

And that random commenter also likes Mumsnet - OP you've found your long lost twin!

You have the same job? You must work with them!

ThatBastardSanta Mon 26-Nov-12 11:07:23

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EchoBitch Mon 26-Nov-12 11:06:36

I agreed with the Bastard too,but just think that Christmas is a shallow affair and nothing surprises me.

<old and jaded>

FromEsme Mon 26-Nov-12 11:04:50

Of them using exactly the same language and having the same job as you?

Seems a popular opinion then, what are the odds?

ThatBastardSanta Mon 26-Nov-12 11:02:17

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FromEsme Mon 26-Nov-12 11:01:33

OP, you have totally outed yourself, I'd get this deleted.

mrskeithrichards Mon 26-Nov-12 10:57:47

Nope sorry I've tried, I've searched high and low but I simply cannot find a fuck to give.

One person has commented about it being innapproriate. Have you outed yourself Bastard grin

NOThypocondriac Mon 26-Nov-12 10:52:34

Personally I think I'd only feel free to be offended if I hadn't spent a single penny on the consumerist side of Christmas and hadn't got a penny of debt due to unnecessary consumer goods and had donated everything I could to the starving/needy - otherwise it's quite a fair parody. 99.9% of us spend more than we should on Christmas, most of us spend more than we can afford so this song seems just as apt as a multi-millionaire whining about whether the starving billions will get any snow - I suppose Africans are only starving over Christmastime, the rest of the year they're absolutely stuffed full?

Mandy2003 Mon 26-Nov-12 10:48:57

Perhaps, just perhaps, he means that if there was less consumerism then there would be less inequality in the world - resources would be shared more fairly? confused

ginslinger Mon 26-Nov-12 10:41:34

I only listened to the first bit and it brought out all my grinchness too. I hate it.

ThatBastardSanta Mon 26-Nov-12 10:37:28

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MsVestibule Mon 26-Nov-12 10:36:59

StewieGriffinsMom Not sure you quite you managed to keep your personal opinion on Bob Geldof to yourself there grin.

EchoBitch Mon 26-Nov-12 10:32:23

It's nearly 30 years old but i would have though BG and MU would still own the rights,not sure how long the rights are held for before anyone can record a song.

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 26-Nov-12 10:29:44

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EchoBitch Mon 26-Nov-12 10:28:45

Although i always did think the song was patronizing in that most of the victims of that famine would have likely been Muslim so wouldn't have though alot about Christmas in the first place.

EchoBitch Mon 26-Nov-12 10:25:58

I agree it's pretty dire but that's Christmas.

I wonder what Bob Geldof and Midge Ure make of it. shock

ThatBastardSanta Mon 26-Nov-12 10:19:00

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