Ah, that explains the growing cynicism in the world.

You know, sometimes, the die-hard romantic in me thinks that's a shame.

Other times, I ask a manager for a simple explanation for an acronym for a project I'm working on, and I get sent a thirty-four page sales powerpoint presentation full of fluffy Internet clouds but not one explanation of the acronym...

Surely, if there was a god, s/he would not allow such evil to propogate so profusely.
If there's a God, he looks like a bloke with a squid nailed to his face. I have proof.
I don't believe in George Bush.

I don't believe in Jack Straw.

I don't believe in that cunting shitfuck Richard Perle.

[etc]
I don't believe in Tony Blair.
(the hair and the smile both look fake, so it's relatively easy not to believe in him)
Here's hoping he doesn't try to have a war without telling anyone now that Parliament is in recess...

Do you remember the Not the Nine O'Clock News song, "I Believe"?
Oh yes. "I believe the devil is ready to repent . . ."

Do you remember "Ayatollah don't Khomenei closer"?
Far too well...
Is it really 20 years ago now?

I think my all time favorite satirical tv show song was the Spitting Image version of "I'll be watching you."
I remember seeing them talk about it later in some documentary, saying that they'd thought about it and nearly didn't do it because it wasn't actually funny. But then where is it written that satire has to always be funny? So they made the right decision.

I saw Skint Video do a version of a Billy Bragg song once - "I was a miner . . . I was a docker . . . I was bloody busy . . . between the wars" - and they did a song called "Zola" about a Suddefrican athlete, to the tune of a Kinks song.
> But then where is it written that satire has to always be funny?

On that subject, there's also the last episode of "Blackadder Goes Forth", a classic example of a comedy suddenly putting out a serious point.

> about a Suddefrican athlete

All together now... "But I've never met a nice South African..."
Which isn't true, I've met several nice South Africans - exiles who were over here during the aparteid years mainly.
I saw Skint Video do a version ...and they did a song called "Zola" about a Suddefrican athlete, to the tune of a Kinks song.

Skint Video?!...wow, now there's a name I haven't seen for donkeys! I definitely remember that Zola song too.
[insert sounds of shuffling in cassette boxes downstairs]
OMG I don't believe this - I've just been handed a tape of them live in 1986 called 'Absolute Grinners' with both those songs on!!!
Which is when I saw them - at Glastonbury. I've a feeling I saw them again several years later and they weren't anywhere near as good.
I'm now trying to think when/where I saw them! I'm fairly sure I saw them at least twice, and I'm quite sure it was during the 80s. Elephant Fayre is my first best guess.