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Monday, March 13, 2006

Winnie the Loon

Tory MP and all-round pompous twat Nicholas Soames has been moaning about a new statue of his grandfather, Winston Churchill. "Absurd and pathetic" is how he describes the piece, which was commissioned by the mental health charity Rethink and depicts the wartime leader in a straitjacket. Churchill suffered from depression, an affliction that not so many years before his time may have consigned him to an asylum, and Rethink designed the statue to "portray a more positive image of mental illness".

Don't know about you but I think it's a bloody great idea! And I don't think we should stop there... what other icons can we use to similar effect, proving that a disability does not mean a complete lack of ability? Suggestions are welcome...

Cheers m'dears!

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At Monday, March 13, 2006 12:49:00 pm, Blogger Desargues said...

I'm told Winnie loved his fat cigars, too. Perhaps we smokers could mobilize him to support our cause posthumously? He was always one to help the besieged, wasn't he?

At Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:07:00 am, Blogger Ivar said...

i would really like to see the turrets talking dollie...fantastic fun for young and old. ahh, the twitching and swearing!

At Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:07:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Welcome Des - ah, I can see it now...

"We shall go on to the stub, we shall light up in bars, we shall light up in the cafes and offices, we shall light up with growing confidence and growing smoke in the air, we shall defend our addiction, whatever the cost may be, we shall light up on park benches, we shall light up at the football grounds, we shall light up with our meals and with our drinks, we shall light up in our homes; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and craving, then our smugglers beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British underworld, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the tobacco companies, with all their power and might, step forth to the rescue and the proliferation of the habit."

Ivar - sorry, you lost me...

At Thursday, March 16, 2006 10:53:00 am, Blogger SafeTinspector said...

The Onion ran a story some years back in which they announced the construction of a monument in which Christopher Reeves and his wheelchair would be mounted atop a space needle. This was, I must mention, before Mr Reeve's death.

Other ideas with no merit:
A large display of Billy Bass and Billy Bass variants mounted in a huge grid pattern. A trained Marmoset would periodically scale the structure and set the annoying fish off randomly.

A brass park-display statue of George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan huddling together on a park-bench behind an oversized copy of "Dick and Jane".

The Mussolini Chicken Ranch Salad: The chicken is hung from the center of the Italian restaurant and patrons throw garbage and spit at it until it is suitably prepared. It is then sliced and tossed with a delicious mixed-greens salad and drenched in mouth-watering Ranch Dressing to the point of death.


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