Thursday, December 06, 2012

Boris Johnson's amusing RWC 2015 draw speech

London Mayor Boris Johnson opened the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw on Monday with a typically unique speech that paid tribute to the founders of the game.

Johnson spoke of the drunk Victorians that had had enough of the 'namby-pamby pussyfooting around of the spheroid fetishists of association football', among other things.

View a replay of the RWC 2015 Draw and IRB Player, Team, and Coach of the Year awards here.

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alid131 December 06, 2012 6:44 pm

yet another reason for the brilliant man to be PM

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Colombes December 06, 2012 7:10 pm

quite amusing and refreshing speech ;)
but this guy seems to make his own "buffon" publicity at each sport event. i guess he will have a special "reversed" speech for uefa direction before the champions league final 2013... in london.

ps: was it this guy who said that the olympic golden medals won by team GB could pay the debts of Greece?...

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moddeur December 06, 2012 7:11 pm

This was my first Boris Johnson speech ever, and I must say I'm quite delighted.
Sounds a bit like Douglas Adams.

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Facepalm December 06, 2012 8:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMAO1hfZSzc skip to 2:40 of this video. haha. This is how I always imagine non-English people when they first see a Boris Johnson speech.

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stroudos December 07, 2012 2:03 pm

Did you see Schwarzenegger's first impression of Boris?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wrSUeDxBhg

Classic!!

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stroudos December 07, 2012 2:09 pm

And when Boris met Arnie, just before the Olympics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73yevJ0K4Lw

"Have you ever wrestled someone in a cable car?" - about the only time in the video that he has a serious facial expression...

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Ottawa Rugger December 06, 2012 7:48 pm

You've got to love a politician who doesn't mind making a bit of an oaf of himself. His hair seems to do it all by itself, btw

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Knockon December 06, 2012 8:01 pm

Boris, is funny, clever, witty and an inveterate liar. He is a self publicist of the worst kind, he is the right wing version of George Galloway. He has lied to his previous employers, his wife, he has a 2nd home 2 streets away from his 1st one, which is paid for by Londoners. He lied about the fire brigade before the election. He is a verbal thug and a cheat.

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stroudos December 07, 2012 2:02 pm

Well, whatever, he's still bloody funny though.

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stroudos December 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Just in case anyone doesn't know what specifically he's referring to at 0:42 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJORClH-x00

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