Friday Fun: Thatcher and Scooby Doo Jungle Ropebridges

Written By: - Date published: 2:17 pm, November 14th, 2014 - 6 comments
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Scooby Doo jungle canyon rope bridges as a commentary on Thatcherite and Tory socioeconomic policy and Stewart Lee’s existential despair.

Also, (h/t Polity) – these Mr Men book reviews are superb:

For indeed, Hargreaves himself seems to give up on Mr Small – in a wry narrative flourish of course. Beneath the surface positivity of the ending, we at best encounter stoicism, with a definite undercurrent of fatalistic dread at what the very near future holds. The shadow of the impending Thatcher years is already falling across the world of the Mr Men. If Hargreaves has deprived him of revolutionary socialism in Mr Uppity – or even the more modest protection of the centre-left – there is nothing Mr Small can do but passively accept his situation. Mr Robertson, a literary personification of statutory intervention, is ultimately powerless to help him. The collective sentiment of the workers – embodied by a friendly postman – offers nothing practical, just sympathy.

6 comments on “Friday Fun: Thatcher and Scooby Doo Jungle Ropebridges”

  1. adam 1

    Ahhh a good laugh, thanks!

  2. Areobubble 2

    High functioning sociopath manipulates parole system to get transfered to one of the worst jails in the world.

    But its worse. Having gone missing nobody was worried, since they must of thought he’d be taken out into the woods…

    Instead he’d asked and recieved , while in prison, for a passport in his own name.

    The sensible sentencing trust were livid, how can we have trust in parole if people do bad things while on it, its not like they were in jail and we already knew they were untrustworthy.

    What we lack in NZ is comedians, no doubt why, civil society is just stupid and so does them out of a job. Turd decade of comedic drought.

    • newsense 2.1

      or they are afraid.

      The only satire which seems to be allowed is a weak impression of Mike Hosking and definitely not around election time.

      When our politics are so hilarious and ripe for the picking that a satire show from the USA which has plenty of material from that vast Union to satirise picks up something from our country twice, that’s got to be telling you something.

      We aren’t allowed to get stuck into our politicians any more, lest we get a visit from the goon squad.

      I watched a Flight of the Conchords thing where they laughed a bit at the former Texas Governor- but here we have just as cruddy machinations…why aren’t we laughing??

      • Areobubble 2.1.1

        Douglas, on the nation, ripe for comic send up. He did nothing wrong, had to do something, its the parents they are worse than in my day, oozing arrogance, Cunliffe-ian ignorance, no defence of their decisions, all someone else, its the money, the rest of society. The same buy in, that the gush of new oil wells from the middle east made it easy for politicians to get their egos inflated to bizzaro levels. What is Thatcher but the first cult political leader of the modern age.

        Send them all up by now. Oil made us all wealthier, all politicians did was pocket the money for the wealthiest.

  3. greywarshark 3

    Some Peter Cook quips resurrected – he lives and kicks-arse too! From goodreads.

    “One of the ways to avoid being beaten by the system is to laugh at it.”
    ― Peter Cook

    “Everything I’ve ever told you, including this, is a lie.”
    ― Peter Cook

    “I’ve always been after the trappings of great luxury. But all I’ve got hold of are the trappings of great poverty. I’ve got hold of the wrong load of trappings, and a
    rotten load they are too, ones I could have very well done without.”
    ― Peter Cook

  4. Juice Rap News: The Singularity … a bit of fun.

    The youtube channel has some other funky rap videos about the media and politics. Worth a look

    https://www.youtube.com/user/thejuicemedia/videos

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