A rather naive Marxist mass-murderer, who carried out Revolutionary "Justice" in Cuba, normally with a pistol to the temple. Drove Cuba's economy into the ground as its head by having a system where supply and demand did not dictate price, but the "social worth" of the item in question. Relished the idea of a global nuclear war between Socialism and Imperialism/Capitalism, and firmly believed that "The People" would be grateful for such a conflict. After falling out of favour in Cuba, he tried to sell himself as a wandering revolutionary in South America, so determined to "help the people" that he wasn't bothered with trifling little details about who they were and what they wanted (he tried to sell a communist revolution to Bolivian natives, who owned their own land and were perfectly happy and therefore told him to sod off). Ended up getting topped in Bolivia by CIA trained soldiers.
Che Guevara is idolised by all kinds of naive students and marxists who are more interested in the myths about the man than what he actually did
Colloquial name for the current British service rifle. So good that no other country has bought it (Jamaica and some African country had a few foisted on them as part of an aid package). Although extremely accurate, the balance is all wrong, the older versions were horrifically unreliable, and it is physically impossible to fire it from the left shoulder. It is also one of the heaviest service weapons in current use, at around 2kg heavier than an M16. It is probably also the most expensive service rifle ever, since the unit cost after the recent modification is now over 1000 pounds.
"Daddy, can you get me a meccano set for christmas, I want to build myself an SA80"
Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov
Founder of Communism in Russia. Remebered in the West mostly through the propagana of Stalin and later dictators, and as being not quite as bad as Stalin. Instigated the Red Terror (mass executions and deportations of suspected Whites during the Civil War, often by quota), and expanded the Tsarist political prison camp system into the GULAG which served Stalin so well. Made selling things an imprisonable offence (the crime of "speculation"), as well as expanding the definitions of punishable "political crimes", which often had worse punishment than real crimes. Laid the foundations for Stalin's work. Hero worshipped by young Western socialists who, if they had actually read anything that he wrote, would realise that he was an utterly barking moonbat.
Lenin said "The greatest threat to our revolution is ... the shopkeepers" (in response to inflated prices for goods in towns caused by the Red Army pillaging the countryside, killing peasants and confiscating their produce... all for "The People", you know!)
A particular breed of human who inhabit an exceedingly flat country bordering on the North Sea. Commonly over 6' tall, sporting a bushy moustache which does nothing to hide their enomous overbite, often seen riding ancient bicycles without due care and attention, and famed for wearing wooden shoes (clogs), from which their name derives. More likely to be on state-sponsored indefinite sick leave than have a job, these animals stack themselves into state-sponsored apartment blocks in the most densely populated area of northern Europe. Often seen in other parts of the world in their caravans, liberally stocked with chocolate sprinkles (to be eaten on bread), Heineken, meat croquettes, and porno mags, shocked that they are above sea level and not quite sure how to deal with the rarified air of the Cambridgeshire mountains. Children and dogs are usually untrained.
"I was on the train yesterday, and some hippy-arsed cloggie wasn't watching her untrainable kids, and one of them got out at a station for a joke and the train pulled away, so she pulled the emergency cord & delayed the train for 1/2 an hour. She couldn't see what the problem was.
Term coined by the lead singer of The Small Faces to describe the feeling when the amphetamines kick in. Became the name of probably the original progressive rock act, formed of Keith Emerson on organ, Blinkey Davidson on drums, Lee Jackson on bass, and Dave O'list on guitar: the forerunner of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP).
Famed for Keith Emerson's stage performances involving serious organ abuse (imagine if Hendrix played the Hammond), throwing it around on stage, setting fire to it, sticking knives in it etc.
Combination of "David Blunkett" and "Big Brother" (from Orwell's 1984, not the trashy TV show!), to illustrate the fact that Blunkett wants us all tagged, DNA profiled, ID'd and watched by surveillance cameras at all times, because of the bogeymen of "illegal immigration", "terrorism", and "benefit fraud".
"Big Blunkett's not satisfied that the UK already has 10% of the world's surveillance cameras, so he's set a 5 year plan and another target to top this"