avoid any hairdressers thats does 5£ cuts and you should be fine
Lies. I got a £5 haircut every time until I was about 17 and realized that the only thing better than £5 hair cut is cutting your own hair for free! Though it's true that I just used to get it shaved relatively short, and it's pretty hard to mess that up. They were OK enough with clippers, but I'm so sure I would have trusted them with a pair of scissors.
beckham hasn't been relevant in years no one cares what he does anymore
More lies! I want Becks to be the next Batman (seriously, he has the right face for it)! Unfortunately I'm pretty sure people still worship Beckham to an extent. Have you seen how many people now have that haircut?
I have a slight question to my fellow Brits in regards to this tutorial I'm working on which focuses on British stand up comedians & how they push moral boundaries through their comedy material. I also wrote that their comedic material is reflective of contemporary British culture. Would you guys give me some insight on whether or not this is true, and perhaps the kinds of comedians that reflect this thesis? I thought I'd use comedians that are pretty popular in the UK Gervais Minchin and Izzard, but if you can give me some other ones that might be better then I would appreciate it. General Information and wisdom can help too as to how I should build on this thesis
Is it reflective of contemporary British culture? Hmm, I guess, but does "British culture" even exist anymore, at least outside of small rural type towns anyway? There seems to be so many small fragmented cultures in most of Britain nowadays, and I don't think many really give too much of a shit about "Britian", which is kind of in contrast to how many Americans feel about their nation (hence all the "America- fuck yeah" jokes).
Though I think there probably is still something of British culture in there somewhere, especially in our humour. I guess British humour is more cutting and has more of a bite to it than than the humour in other places maybe because of the "banter" culture we have over here. It seems to me that while Americans and people from other nations appear happy to just enjoy someone's company in simplicity, us Brits seem to be obsessed with the art of banter, and verbally abusing our social peers in any way we can. That's why every pub worth it's salt is effectively a training ground in the art of banter. Our banter often straddles the line just between harmless fun and genuinely offensive abuse, and some do take things too far in the name of "banter". I think this is why your average Brit has a far more sutble and often cruel sense of humour in comparison to to say American's who haven't been through the rigorous banter training that we have.
The difference is also very visible on the net, compare your average British populated forum to an American one, you'll usually find banter at a far more advanced and nuanced level on the British forums, while the banter of American forums tend to be far more unpolished and basic, and there's usually less of it. For a comparison look at the Shenmue UK forums compared to here.
While I think this is probably a part of the reason British humour is so different (better) than American humour, I have to admit that I don't really like excessive British banter all that much. while I am somewhat indoctrinated in the art form, many take it too far and banter becomes an excuse for a personal insult (indeed, they are often one and the same). It can make some British oriented forums unnecessarily harsh and uninviting.