Viper Squad Ten

[ Friday, May 26, 2006 ]

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Starbuck [13:40] Comments: 6 []
Heh! Couldn't agree more - Charlie Brooker in today's Guardian:
Rejoice! Thanks to the national obsession with football, the cross of St George has finally been reclaimed from the racists. Nowadays, when you see an England flag on a car, sprawled across a T-shirt, or flapping from a novelty hat, you no longer assume the owner is a dot-brained xenophobe. Instead you assume he's just an idiot. And you're right. He is.

It's a great piece of visual shorthand. Imagine the outcry if government passed a law requiring the nation's dimbos to wear dunce's caps in public. No one would stand for it. There'd be acres of newsprint comparing Blair and co to the Nazis. We'd see rioting in the streets - badly organised rioting with a lot of mis-spelled placards, but rioting nonetheless.

Instead, every numbskull in the land is queuing up to voluntarily brand themselves. They even pay for the privilege! As brilliant ruses go, it's the most brilliant, rusiest ruse you could wish for. I can't wait for stage two, when they're persuaded to neuter themselves with safety scissors...

6 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger Astolath, at May 26, 2006 4:53 pm  :

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Charlie Brooker is my God!

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at May 27, 2006 12:44 pm  :

And he's my embodiment of the laws of evolution!

Comment by Anonymous Captain Fishcake, at May 28, 2006 9:40 pm  :

Brilliant- Charlie Brooker definitely is fantastic. I loved his entry about the Apprentice in Screen Burn a few weekends ago.

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at May 29, 2006 5:28 pm  :

Screen Burn always hits the spot, as did his short-run series on BBC4 earlier this year.

Like your blog by the way, Captain. I'll be keeping an eye on you...

Comment by Blogger Fishcake, at June 04, 2006 11:13 pm  :

Have to say, missed his BBC4 series which is a shame.

Thanks for the comments Starbuck.

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at June 05, 2006 11:04 am  :

They were quite an incredible few episodes of TV heaven.

If a little bit Victor Lewis-Smith in style.

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