Reading Signs: Jews and Dotes…

Frankly, Dear Reader, sometimes reading signs ‘correctly’ can be a bit of a schlep…

Hackney residents were shocked yesterday to see a new road sign had been erected

*Beards and hats and dressed in black… /shakes head… Knot Amish, though, Clicky. You don’t get many Amish in London…*

Franck Allais produced the road sign artwork for a project, to ‘celebrate London’s diversity’.

“It was a project about crossing the road … how everyone is different, everyone has an identity.

“There is not only one sign in the street. I put more signs up in the street, but only this one got noticed.

“I am sorry for any offence caused.”

Signs missed by the residents included a woman pushing a shopping trolley…

… a man pushing a wheelchair…

… and a cat…

*Knot exactly ‘people’ though, Clicky, eh? *

*/rolls eyes…*

A misunderstanding then, rectified and apology given. Not a sign of a hate crime…

“We take reports of hate crimes extremely seriously so if any residents find any kind of anti-Semitic signs or graffiti they should immediately report them to the police on 101.”

*/sneers… Hateful sign…*

Blue Frank put up an interesting post today about ‘roadkill‘. He too is seeing signs…

But it might be beginning to change. It’s not as easy “to control exactly what people think” as it was 20 years ago. The internet is changing how information gets around. The MSM no longer has a monopoly on what and what isn’t news.

*Smokers and Jews have a lot in common, Clicky… /sigh…*

… Whilst Red Frank posted images of Anne Frank, and children fleeing for their lives, along a road…

*He also included one of Leggy’s short stories, Clicky… From the same book at ‘Telephone Pest’… We turned that into a screenplay… /blows out cheeks… Fucked if I know how to get it made…*

*Heh. You romantic, Clicky… /lights up… And if knot? …/blows smoke…*


12 thoughts on “Reading Signs: Jews and Dotes…

  1. I once worked in a place where smoking was permitted in the staff room (there was a time you could smoke in the labs, but the encroachment had begun).

    Someone put up a ‘No Smoking’ sign. It wasn’t official, wasn’t a rule (yet, it became one later) but someone had the idea that ‘If I put up A Sign, everyone will obey it’.

    We didn’t.

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  2. Roob

    Also I included the Edith Piaf ‘Je Ne Regrette Rien’ video.



    Maria Domina Maria Domina
    09 September 2016 0
    Everyone is equal in the time of war. The rich, poor, young, old, happy, sad – everyone is looking in the very same eyes of danger. The World War II has affected each and everyone, and it keeps affecting us today. No wonder it was called WORLD War. There was not an inch of European land that was not directly or indirectly associated with war. And maybe we would be walking on ashes of Europe today if it wasn’t for the heroes, who were not afraid to lose their lives for lives of millions. Most of them were random people, who probably were born in order to make a difference they did. Some of the heroes were among those who captured the hearts of the people even before the war, with their talents. Edith Piaf, an extremely popular French singer was one of them.

    In France, just like in the rest of Europe, no one could hide from the war. It is then, that a young, but already successful Edith Piaf became part of this great world tragedy. When the Second World started, she was 25 years old. A little less than a year later her native France was occupied. It should be noted that Piaf was not poor, she was talented and well known. At that time she lived in the center of Paris, in a wealthy mansion and ate caviar and pineapples. Nevertheless, Edith despised German authorities, could not stand death and brutality. And she was helping her country as she could. Edith Piaf, a popular singer and entertainer for the audience, saved thousands of Jews risking her own life.

    Her voice could be heard everywhere at the front line of the World War II. Edith Piaf insisted that if she could not help her country with weapon in her hands, it was her moral obligation to raise the courage of French soldiers and officers, to support them. Edith, a young girl and already successful singer, asserted that she found no shame in singing for soldiers in barracks. If she could bring smile to their faces – that is what counted.

    In the middle of the War, personal life failures started to follow Piaf. She separated from her husband Raymond Asso. As a result, her artistic career has undergone a period of recession – Piaf left the big stage. Moreover, a big tragedy happened in her life at the same time – her parents died. But she continued to perform and help France in the times of war. A great success became a play where Edith Piaf played a leading role – “Le Bel Indifferent”. Afterwards, her fame started to grow again, faster than before. A movie based on the aforementioned play was in all the movie theatres. And Edith Piaf was the leading actress.

    As a result of this success, Edith Piaf was invited to perform in Germany. She agreed without second thoughts, because she saw this as an opportunity to do something more meaningful for her country and people. However, no one knew what plan Edith Piaf had, so she received a lot of critics for agreeing to be an entertainer for the German audience.

    Upon arrival in Germany, Piaf insisted that she would sing only under one condition. She said she would sing for everyone, both the German soldiers and French Jews who were prisoners in concentration camps. After a short consideration, the German administration agreed to this condition. It is absolutely impossible to image what she was feeling, looking at exhausted faces of her natives, and the happy smiles of the new masters of Europe. But Piaf did not bat an eye. After each performance at the camps Piaf was taking pictures with everyone. It was another request of the singer.

    But what Edith did was, on her return to Paris, she passed all the taken photos to her influential friends. For everyone who was in the photos, false documents were created. Piaf then again went on tour to Germany, attended the same camps and secretly delivered document to the prisoners.

    She managed to do the same procedure a couple of times. After each concert, she always went to the audience and did a signing. This way she could pass documents to the prisoners. In fact, thousands of French Jews were saved with her help. For many it has helped to find their way to freedom. But even those who died at the camps, were not forgotten by Edith Piaf. She regularly organized charity concerts to support the families of victims.’

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    1. ‘Finally, as Axios adds, after Trump and Merkel left the stage reporters again asked Sean Spicer whether he apologized for repeating an anonymously sourced Fox News claim that British intelligence helped in wiretapping Trump Tower. His response: “I don’t think we regret anything.”‘


  3. gobsmack (third-person singular simple present gobsmacks, present participle gobsmacking, simple past and past participle gobsmacked) (transitive, slang) To astonish.

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  4. Actually that is interesting.

    The reason why I include the JNRR song occasionally , which you may know, is that it is the trigger to wake up from a stage of the dream.

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