Show “overtaken by crushing irony” says press agent.
Pop singer and freaky side-show attraction Michael Jackson gamely announcing his “final curtain call” tour back in March at the O2 Arena:
This is it. This is it. These will be my final shows, performances, in London. This is it. And when I say this is it, I mean this is it.
This is really it. This is the final curtain call, OK? See you in July.
Ah, but not so much “it” as things turned out…
In other “thrilling” news from the celebrity obits this week, Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon also kicked the bucket with unceremonious aplomb.
It would probably be a safe bet that going forward into the next election the Liberals’ will disavow any connection with the doomed Greenshift® (aka the “tax on everything” according to the Harperettes) which proved to be such a disastrous liability at the ballot box last fall. But what instead will they be advocating to limit carbon emissions? Perhaps a complex trading scheme such as the one favoured by the current U.S. administration… What could possibly go wrong with that?
Tim Key recites a mordantly grim, credit crunch inspired poem and Charlie looks at the cynical handling by the media of a school shooting in Germany.