How did we get here?

With all the analysts, experts and common sense telling us that SA is about to go to even more pot after the upcoming elections; with the UK in danger – allegedly – of becoming a failed state; with wars in the Middle East and the ex-Soviet Union (and everywhere else that we don’t get to hear about); with Trump looking like even a possibility for re-election in the US, you might be forgiven for wondering how on earth we ended up in this situation.

Alasdair Beckett-King (you may remember him from such posts as Day 417 – King Lear redux) is also rightfully incredulous:

The thing is, even though it’s quite clear what has actually brought us to this (Alasdair inadvertently touches upon it above, in case you were still wondering), realistically, it’s not like our collective idiocy is going to change anytime soon.

“Surely it can’t get any worse, though, right?” he asked for the 8,114th time in the last 5 years.

Day 417 – King Lear redux

I saw Alasdair Beckett-King on last week’s Mock The Week and really enjoyed his humour. I’d actually seen a couple of his sketches before (let’s be honest here, he’s fairly recognisable), but never knew his name. Now that I do know his name, I’ve been watching a lot more of his stuff on his Youtube channel.

This one is a particular favourite, because yes, King Lear is awfully lengthy.

Beautifully delivered.

That’s all for me for this morning, because the fireplace installation guys ARE ACTUALLY HERE and the fireplace is ACTUALLY BEING INSTALLED!