December 11, 2007

3 Gems in Less Than 3 Minutes

Please pay attention, children. I say children because we should assume we're being treated as children by the sort of people who don't know how to deal with them. You. know, the types who insist on talking loud and in a condescending and seemingly intellectually challenged manner.

Stravaraland's Propaganda Broadcaster was in the throes of extended multiple orgasms yesterday, Monday, as it celebrated Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov's unconditional support for the island's stand on Kosovo. In return for our brave stand on the matter which coincides with Russia's position, Lavrov also had a few stern words for the UN Secretary General's unacceptable stand on the easing of the so-called pseudo isolation of the alleged Turkish Cypriot community.

The elation felt at the taxpayer-funded propaganda broadcaster was unprecedented. Bulgarian-trained Yiannakis Nicolaou was simply beaming with what looked like post-coital smugness. The kind of look a kid gets after getting away with not paying for an expensive hooker. The side effect of this satisfaction was a new air of confidence that led him to utter a few gems on the daytime current affairs programme on CyBC. This led to the Freudian Annan-related slip of the year when Nicolaou interrupted AKEL's Takis Hadjigeorgiou.

Also appearing on the show was Nicos Tornaritis (who has the last word in this clip, albeit off camera) and a slightly hyperactive chap called Papadakis.

Don't forget to sign the CyBC petition on your way out.

[cross-posted on the Cyprus Presidential Elections 2008 blog]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see no problems with the RoC having great relations with countries like China and Russia.

As far as the "infamous" CYBC petition goes. Congrats on reaching nearly 500 sigs.

The CYBC petition is the biggest joke being peddled on this blog. The last time i watched the CYBC was 5 years ago. Can we get with the times already? Tens of thousands of Cypriots now have Nova, Primetel, CYTA etc. With so many channels to view (hundreds), who would want to watch a Cypriot channel? I mean, i never went to a friends house and said ohh err whats playing on RIK1?

No way, get the DVD recorder ready!

11 December, 2007 21:08  
Blogger Noullis said...

When you mention RoC I sincerely hope that you are not referring to the Republic of China (a.k.a. Taiwan).

Whether you watch CyBC or whether you go to friends and watch other channels or not is quite immaterial.

The point is that CyBC is taxpayer funded regardless of whether they watch or not.

11 December, 2007 21:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


First off, it's not the Republic of China, its the People's Republic of China. Your country is called the Republic of Cyprus. I know it may be a bit confusing to you. Don't worry about it, nothing to be embarrassed of, you know? Its your blog who cares what other think.

Secondly,concerning this CyBC thingy. My understanding, and i may very well be wrong, is there is a perception that the Cypriot news outlets are propagating propaganda to the Cypriot people. Only the crème de' le' crème of our society knows the truth of it all. Who know this undeniable truth, why its you all on this blog and the Cyprus mail! Noullis, is this why DISY only has 27% support? Its all fascinating to me. We Cypriots are idiots, I have bookmarked this site so that i too can learn the truth about Cypriot politics.

A hundred channels.

Like most Cypriots, i did not watch the debates, i mean, who sits there for hours listening to the ramblings of a gifted politician giving some irrelevant answers? and those hand jesters, whats up with that? My uncle who cant stop talking about politics was watching the discovery channel. People already know who they want and its not Kassou my favorite plan Annan. Is this a conspiracy of brainwashing by the CyBC, Noullis? Fascinating!

12 December, 2007 01:00  
Blogger Noullis said...

Take a break from your TV visits and clear up this confusion in your own mind.

China (the big one with over billion people) a.k.a. PRC.
Taiwan (littler one, Formosa, waaay less than a billion in population) a.k.a. ROC. Try and gedditright.

As for CyBC, it is taxpayer funded. Geddit?

As for the rest of your rants, they do not interest me as they are completely off topic and quite pedestrian.

12 December, 2007 02:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your thinking is flawed. You can not compare Taiwan to Cyprus as ethnic cleansing was not committed in Taiwan. The breakaway State in Cyprus exists because of a war crime. Why do I feel the need to spoon feed things to you?

Many western countries have state run broadcasting. Get it “dawg”? (Im down with that lingo too) ;-)

The problem you have is with conspiracies of why the Yes vote was trounced by the NO vote. It’s the CyBC propaganda I tell ya, it truly is! Sign the petition now!

You have that shnaz of yours way too high in the air. I’m here to lower it just a bit. Have a nice day.

Ohh and I’ll tell you what’s quite pedestrian, your blog without my comments. Yawn.

12 December, 2007 15:39  
Blogger Noullis said...


I must admit that you are quite quite amusing in your own sweet way.

I am a bit perplexed as to that mini rant regarding Taiwan, however. Now, it seems you are the only one to compare Cyprus to Taiwan by referring to it as RoC. This is simply wrong.

Voting should not be compared to a sports event as seen from a spectator's point of view. This something you should keep in check.

As for my nose, I'd rather keep it high than righ up the incumbent's arse.

And yes, there are many countries that have state suppored broadcasters. The difference is that those are manned by grown ups and do not bend over for the establishment.

Thank you for commenting. I'll tell Zaph you dropped by ;)

12 December, 2007 15:50  

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