Stewart Lee pricking the pomposity of collective identity and culture. I love it, particularly as we share biographical similarities. There is another routine based on UKIP and immigration and is somewhat reminscent of "What did the Romans ever do for us?" which is worth the watch, I think.
Demara's impersonations included a ship's doctor, a civil engineer, a sheriff's deputy, an assistant prison warden, a doctor of applied psychology, a hospital orderly,
a lawyer, a child-care expert, a Benedictine monk, a Trappist monk, an editor, a cancer researcher, and a teacher.
It's so corny, the way they choose and display the rubes behind him in all of these fucking weird public speeches he makes. "We need more people with ties and at least a couple of women, go find me some ties and women!" They may as well have a kid in a little league uniform, a farmer holding a hoe, a construction worker wearing a hardhat and an Eskimo with a spear sitting behind him at these things. The rainbow coalition that is this great country (once we get rid of those dirty Mexicans and Moslems).
How many more stops on this Blatant Display Of Egomania And Deep Underlying Insecurity Tour anyway?
That reminds me of all the t-shirts you'd see on Venice Beach in the 80s with Japanese lettering. I always imagined the Japanese tourists were wandering around laughing at whatever those shirts said. "Why does her shirt say 'SPARE TIRE SOYBEAN CAVERN'? Americans are crazy..."
I don't quite know where to put this little story so I'll leave it here. It's my third "shit" shits & giggles post. 3rd time's a charm.
So I'm in Suburban Station having gotten off the subway this morning in the tunnel headed for coffee. I see my usual going-to-workers, school kids and homeless. One blind lady in particular usually stands at the designated spot with her blind friend singing spirituals for change. Not today. She was with her seeing-eye-dog over by the Chinese food & beer joint. Her dog has always been very well behaved especially considering the amount of people & noise traffic they experience every day. Today I witnessed for the first time her dog taking a shit. No big deal. It's what all animals do. Here's the lovely part. She pulled out a little baggie and cleaned it up right away, before I even had a chance to help. I am not alone when I say I've witnessed people who can see choosing to not clean up shit after their dog. Shit happens. It's just great knowing this woman gives enough of a shit to clean up her dog's public shit.