Viper Squad Ten

[ Tuesday, December 12, 2006 ]

Mark Thomas
Starbuck [17:50] Comments: 4 []
 
Having recently seen "political activist comedian" Mark Thomas on his "As Used On The Famous Nelson Mandela" tour (quick review: exceptional; Thomas being much funnier than I remember him from his TV shows, much more relaxed and likeable, and with a good way with portrayal of characters; within 3 hours he can expand around the important points he is making in a manner that just wasn't possible in 30 minutes if TV, where the issue in hand rightly needed prominence; makes me want to head down to Parliament Square and demand the heads of our politicians elected and otherwise; or trolls for Hungerford Bridge. Contender for Starbuck's much-coveted Live Comedy Act of the Year award), I felt the need to do some activision (didn't they make Pitfall?) of my own.

So here's a couple of links [HERE] and [HERE] to papers that Mark presented to the Quadripartite Select Committee (Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development, Trade and Industry) of the House of Commons, for those who are interested, including the allegations about illegal arms dealing that the Hinduja's buried within the press (thanks in part to the strong bullying arm of Lord Temple-Morris). Or just read his own publication. That'd be easier.

Sod it, just buy the book.

Hmmm. I'm rubbish at this activistism. I'll stick to cheap jokes about Noel Edmonds. Tis the season, after all.


4 Comment(s):


Comment by Blogger Stuart, at December 13, 2006 10:33 am  :

Mark Thomas is NOT funny.

Mark Thomas is NOT clever.

Mark Thomas is NOT saying anything we don't know already - government corruption? Golly!

He is the offspring of Student Grant and Milly Tant.



Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at December 13, 2006 11:29 am  :

Btw it took me a good 15 years to realise that Student Grant was a play on words.

The name had just washed over me, like Ronald McDonald (and his connectiong with McDonalds).

I just thought he was called Grant and he was a student.

I've got shit for brains, me.



Comment by Blogger Stuart, at December 13, 2006 5:01 pm  :

Have you "got" Milly Tant yet?



Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at December 14, 2006 10:51 am  :

Hmm. Millicent Tant.

Is it an incisive comment on corporate culture?

A play on the name "Cendant", the New York-based provider of business and consumer services, primarily operating within the real estate and travel industries?


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