Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Still Waiting For The Ramadam Rebuttal

I've got to admit I've always had a certain admiration for Channel 4's 'alternative Christmas message'. Something about the way it effortlessly combines a raging desire to stick two fingers up to everybody else with an utter lack of any actual message, it seems like the perfect distillation of modern liberalism.

Of course, back in the day Channel 4's wadical webelliousness mainly took the form of stupid puns, so we had Quintin Crisp presenting an 'Alternative Queen's Message' (geddit?), or we had a 'Black Christmas'. Unfortunately, as with much else in modern liberalism, it looks like they've lost the ability to distinguish bugging the squares from actual evil.

I'm guessing Mugabe was rejected for being just too cosy with the Establishment, maaaaaan. On the other hand... it is the season of peace and goodwill, and he's definitely the alternative to that. I just wish we didn't have to listen to these idiots congratulating themselves on their own transgressiveness when you know hell will freeze over before anyone on the right gets ten minutes to talk unchallenged about their views.

(And a tip of the hat to TDK for this one)

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