Well, you just can’t joke about it, can you? Satire may be the biggest weapon we have against the great and not-so-good (except when practiced by DC Follies, of course), but you can sit there for an hour trying to think up something based around Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand phoning up Nick Griffin and calling him a ‘National Front ninny’, but just feel such raw anger that you just can’t do ‘funny’. An outrageous situation borne of nothing more than apathy, stupidity and self-righteous indignation over some MPs who have never so much as said a single word out of place on contentious issues but did, oh horror of horrors, claim back thirty seven pence towards the construction of a hydro-electric plant and dam in their back garden. And the ‘joke’ is that there’s enough fucking idiots out there who believe themselves to be doing something ‘constructive’ in any direction by allowing this to happen.
Ah well, maybe this’ll prove to be the call to ideological arms that we seem to have been waiting for since the end of the eighties. And while we’re waiting, here’s some Free Stuff for you to enjoy:
- This Way Up Issue 23! Featuring Out On Blue Six‘s very own take on the controversial Volume 3 of Heroes (clue: you are wrong about it), plus features on Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, Veronica Mars and weird Aztec-centric Troughton-equipped seventies children’s serial The Feathered Serpent. Download it for free from here.
- The Best Of Left And To The Back! Highlights from the extensive back catalogue of the famously eclectic archive-scouring music blog, including contributions from Boys Wonder, Lenny Henry and Marvin The Paranoid Android, along with that legendary reggae-tinged ‘Gallery Music’ from Hart Beat, and Rolf Harris’ Animals Pop Party, possibly the most insane record ever made.
- Out On Blue Six On Twitter! Never mind Stephen Fry saying “behhhhhhh I am buying some bread”, you can be kept bang up to date with cryptic in-jokey references to projects that are probably never even going to see completion by going to http://twitter.com/outonbluesix
- Out On Blue Six On Spotify! Go here and hit ‘random’ and enjoy a selection of favourites from the ever-expanding playlist. Now guaranteed free from Through A Glass Darkly!
- The Grimleys is on!