Abril 26, 2004
In Europe, where the history comes from, right-wing politics are one degree removed from comedy.

What about this? Enh?

Posted by at Abril 26, 2004 12:46 AM

I guess fascism isn't, strictly speaking, all that funny. What's funny is Le Pen's perverse grandiosity and the fact that he looks like a villain from a children's pantomime; all skulky an sneery, unequivocally the Bad Guy. Maybe he's more like a svengali wrestling manager for a heel and under contract he's not allowed to flinch when he gets hit in the chest with extra-large sodas. Anyway, I remember being in a nasty-ish banlieu de Paris like four years ago and seeing some Front National posters which had been defaced so hard that you could only tell they were Front National posters because of the letters FR and N and because of Jean-Marie's fancy little glasses.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Abril 26, 2004 12:56 PM .

Fuck Nick and Jessica, le Pen and Griffin should get a reality show. I love the idea of these bigots working together as they must be cussing each other out under their breath the entire time. Or is it uplifting that immigrant-hating assholes can learn to see past each others' differences and work together?

Posted by: D on Abril 26, 2004 04:11 PM .

Oh, I don't know. Fascism can be a little funny:


Posted by: adHominem on Abril 26, 2004 08:30 PM .

That is pretty funny. I feel reassured when the thorougly dispicable mulch-brainedness of executives behind large mahogany doors is confirmed. A similar thing was some british hot-head silver-spooner whose firm was trying to buy Sainsbury's or something and who couldn't help himself from shouting about "bloody illiterate irishmen" at every possible opportunity, thus sabotaging his company's bid. Prince Phil isn't alone.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Abril 29, 2004 11:59 AM .

I bought a Guardian on friday at Gatwick airport for a flgiht back to Toronto. It is so decidedly NOT a tabloid, in shape/size. I had only read it online before. It's funny one of these articles mentions something about "the tabloid shape in order to appeal tothe working class" or some shit. The thing is hard to read on a plane. I had an empty seat next to me, so i could do it. Everybody else seemed to be reading th Daily Express. The hotel in london provided them for free. They are fun to read. I know more about young Prince William now.

Posted by: Spancan on Mayo 6, 2004 11:26 AM .
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