ISF Logo   IS Forum
Forum Index Register Members List Events Mark Forums Read Help

Go Back   International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » Social Issues & Current Events
 


Welcome to the International Skeptics Forum, where we discuss skepticism, critical thinking, the paranormal and science in a friendly but lively way. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest, which means you are missing out on discussing matters that are of interest to you. Please consider registering so you can gain full use of the forum features and interact with other Members. Registration is simple, fast and free! Click here to register today.
Reply
Old 5th January 2019, 05:14 AM   #1
baron
Philosopher
 
baron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,541
Rich Bastard upsets his workforce

The content might be a disappointment but I had to write that title.

Quote:
The entire housekeeping team at a manor house hotel has quit in protest over 'unacceptable' working conditions.

The wealthy Bastard family bought the Grade I listed hotel and spent thousands of pounds on a major refurbishment of the building last year.

The venue, which has been run by Spike Bastard since last year was awarded an AA Rosette in November after undergoing a major refurbishment.
Spike Bastard might well be the best name in the history of humanity. Moving on, we are also told that

Quote:
The Bastard family has owned the estate since the time of William the Conqueror and are still based there, converting their family home into a hotel and restaurant in 1996.
and

Quote:
The surname was first found in Devon and all modern Bastards are thought to be the descendants of Robert Bastard, who had several manors in the county during the reign of William I.
I love this country.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...onditions.html
__________________
"I am a liar as well as a dwarf!"
baron is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 05:23 AM   #2
Mojo
Mostly harmless
 
Mojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 30,693
William I was also known as “William the Bastard”, by the way.
__________________
"You got to use your brain." - McKinley Morganfield

"The poor mystic homeopaths feel like petted house-cats thrown at high flood on the breaking ice." - Leon Trotsky
Mojo is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 09:11 AM   #3
Polaris
Penultimate Amazing
 
Polaris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,334
There was a Lt. Col. Bastard who was decorated for his actions on the first day of the Somme. He survived the war.

Lucky Bastard.
__________________
"There's vastly more truth to be found in rocks than in holy books. Rocks are far superior, in fact, because you can DEMONSTRATE the truth found in rocks. Plus, they're pretty. Holy books are just heavy." - Dinwar

"Let your ears hear this beautiful song that's hiding underneath the sound," Ed Kowalczyk.
Polaris is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 10:06 AM   #4
bluesjnr
Professional Nemesis for Hire
 
bluesjnr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Not where I should be.
Posts: 5,793
I'm sure That's Life reported on a solicitor call Robin Bastard back in the day.
bluesjnr is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 10:10 AM   #5
Whip
Graduate Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,152
this just shows that indeed the Bastards have all the money.
Whip is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 10:10 AM   #6
Captain_Swoop
Penultimate Amazing
 
Captain_Swoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 18,680

Last edited by kmortis; 17th January 2019 at 10:19 AM. Reason: Narrowed image
Captain_Swoop is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 10:14 AM   #7
3point14
Pi
 
3point14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 16,610
Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post

Ah yes, I was wondering when he'd turn up
__________________
Up the River!
3point14 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 12:42 PM   #8
fromdownunder
Philosopher
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,174
Any relationship with Fat Bastard?


Norm
__________________
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain


fromdownunder is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 01:03 PM   #9
Whip
Graduate Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,152
brother of rat bastard?
Whip is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 06:08 PM   #10
The Norseman
Meandering fecklessly
 
The Norseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 8,078
Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Doesn't look like a Bastard to me, more like an insufferable prick.
The Norseman is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 06:45 PM   #11
Captain_Swoop
Penultimate Amazing
 
Captain_Swoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 18,680
It's Alan B'Stard

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Statesman

Last edited by Captain_Swoop; 5th January 2019 at 06:47 PM.
Captain_Swoop is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 5th January 2019, 07:15 PM   #12
Lambchops
Muse
 
Lambchops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Norvegr
Posts: 900
Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Haha, indeed.

Also, I so wish he was still with us. Such a great loss.
__________________
Proud Dirtbag Leftist.
Lambchops is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 6th January 2019, 12:43 AM   #13
smartcooky
Philosopher
 
smartcooky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Posts: 9,951
Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Err. that's "The Right Honourable Sir Alan Beresford B'Stard MP" to you chum!
__________________
As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
- Henry Louis Mencken - Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
smartcooky is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 6th January 2019, 01:05 PM   #14
Polaris
Penultimate Amazing
 
Polaris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,334
Sometimes the bastards even organize:

https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...astard%20Squad
__________________
"There's vastly more truth to be found in rocks than in holy books. Rocks are far superior, in fact, because you can DEMONSTRATE the truth found in rocks. Plus, they're pretty. Holy books are just heavy." - Dinwar

"Let your ears hear this beautiful song that's hiding underneath the sound," Ed Kowalczyk.
Polaris is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 9th January 2019, 07:25 AM   #15
casebro
Penultimate Amazing
 
casebro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,138
I didn't think Rich Basehart even had a workforce since the cancellation of "Voyage to the bottom of the Seas".
__________________
Great minds discuss ideas.
Medium minds discuss events.
Small minds spend all their time on U-Tube and Facebook.
casebro is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 11th January 2019, 02:18 PM   #16
Donal
Illuminator
 
Donal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,581
you don't have to be a Bastard to be wealthy, but it helps
Donal is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 11th January 2019, 02:30 PM   #17
kayle
Critical Thinker
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 259
it's pronounced buh'starred
kayle is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 16th January 2019, 01:37 PM   #18
P.J. Denyer
Illuminator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,980
Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Still better than Rees-Mogg
__________________
"I know my brain cannot tell me what to think." - Scorpion

"Nebulous means Nebulous" - Adam Hills
P.J. Denyer is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Reply

International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » Social Issues & Current Events

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:16 PM.
Powered by vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum began as part of the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF). However, the forum now exists as
an independent entity with no affiliation with or endorsement by the JREF, including the section in reference to "JREF" topics.

Disclaimer: Messages posted in the Forum are solely the opinion of their authors.