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Niall O'Leary insists on sharing his hare-brained notions and hysterical emotions. Personal obsessions with cinema, literature, food and alcohol feature regularly.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Idiots are Winning....

It's five years after the fact, but I've only just finished watching "Nathan Barley". As befits a series written by Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker, and featuring The Mighty Boosh, it has some wonderfully funny moments (the cat with the scissors in the head will live with me forever). However, it reminds me somehow of some Roadrunner or Tom and Jerry cartoons I experienced in my youth. You know, the ones where you're really rooting for Wile E. Coyote or Tom, but you know they'll never really win. It gets to depress you after a while. The pain of poor Dan Ashcroft (Julian Barratt) facing a world where the idiots are winning is just too, too close to the bone. Roadrunners are all around. The smarmy, beeping shits are everywhere!



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