As we countdown on the treadmill of tediousness to the Neverendum of Sep 18, 2014 – anti-comedienne Joan McAlpine believes there should be more prosecutions of satirists on the internet.
SOME THINGS in life are too ridiculous to be taken humorously, says Roary Bremner, one of our sharpest satirists. He’s talking about Joan McAlpine and the Scottish plasticine parliament of course.
Certainly, he hasn’t enacted any impressions of Joan or the SNP front bench to date, because how can you make that bunch of comedians any funnier than they already are?
Roary was born in Scotland and that potentially makes him anti-Scots – depending on the jokes he cracks. Joanie’s list is ready and waiting.
Now he’s searching for the Nationalist funny bone but like Bono’s U2 tune: “He still hasn’t found what he’s looking for.”
He’d be as well looking for Sisyphus’s rock sitting atop a hill while sharing a drink with Tantalus.
Nationalists don’t do humour, intentionally at least, though invariably the political brand are unwittingly hilarious: Automatic entry to the EU? Tabling parliamentary questions on road safety and then being convicted for speeding? Yes means no – in terms of the debate?
Oh, my aching sides.
Onyhoo. Joan is as unwittingly hilarious on Twitter as she is in the Daily Ranger.
Witness her witless accusation and threat aimed at Longershanker the other day there. Pot throwing stones in the glasshouse at the shiny kettle or what?
And as for following misogynistic hate preacher Rev Stu-pid Campbell of Wangs Over Skintland, we’re gobsmacked.
We’d have thought that the “fair minded and honest” ahem, ‘professional journalist’ would have had her number in his bulging political contacts book. Y’know, like proper journalists do.
Instead, the “Tribune Journalist of Scotland” (don’t laugh), has to ask her to follow him so he can dm (direct mail) her with some Top Secret information.
That the Parliamentary Liaison Officer duly reciprocated speaks volumes.
The Rev is a self confessed misanthrope who wishes people dead in chemical fires while laughing at television images relaying the horror of 9/11.
Joanie had better watch who she is seen to be associating with.
Either that or it’s going to lead to a great big embarrassment for her, her leader, her party and her country.
But we knew that already. Didn’t we?
Now that’s what I call funny.