Saturday, 10 October 2009

Army Legge.

I'm not sure if this will be a blog or a a few angry sentences (what's the difference) but something pretty new-ish in comedy is currently getting right on my fucking nerves.

How come it's now OK to entertain the troops? Even worse, how come it's OK to crow-bar a round of applause from an audience by telling them you've just come back from entertaining the troops? Aren't the troops cunts? I thought we were against that war thing yet doing a gig in front of our brave boys is now fantastic and noble?

That's a lot of questions. Maybe I need to think about it. Thought about it. Sorry, can't shake the feeling that entertaining soldiers in a foreign country stinks of Jim Davison and superiority.

What's wrong with entertaining people who had nothing to do with war at all? Like nuns. Nuns have caused a fair bit of trouble and trauma but they've never stormed a country while killing loads of people before. Entertain nuns and then get on stage and brag about how you've "just got back from Lourdes" and listen to that standing ovation that you're bound to receive.

I'm in a bad mood. I keep seeing comedians getting rounds of applause for saying they've just got back from entertaining the troops and that's put me in a bad mood. That wouldn't have happened in the 80's. We've gone full circle. I bet the Tories get back in next.

I'm fed up. Bye.

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1 comment:

The Igloo Keeper... said...

"During the Gulf war I was in the unenviable position of being for the war, but against the troops"