Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Python's Terry Jones: Saved by the bomb

Guardian | Saved by the bomb: "Campaigning in Oklahoma the other day, the Republican senator John McCain was asked what should be done about Iran. He responded by singing, 'Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran', to the tune of the Beach Boys' Barbara Ann. (Join the hilarity and see for yourself on YouTube.) How can any thinking person disagree? I mean, any country with a president who doesn't shave properly and never wears a tie deserves what's coming to it - a lot of American bombs, with a few British ones thrown in to ensure we don't miss out on the ensuing upsurge in terrorism."

This is another in a series of funny and cutting articles by Jones. I read somewhere (forget where) that cartoonist Tom Tomorrow was going the way of Mark Twain - an exhaustion of humour to be replaced by bitterness and despair in the face of grim and hopeless reality. Let's hope Jones doesn't also succumb - although lord knows any of us could easily suffer the same.

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