Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 ... Preposterous is it not?

This sums up 2016 save for the successes of NASA, the US fubars in foreign policy, the advancement of solar and the passing of creatives like David Bowie, Prince, Carrie and Debbie Fisher, George Michael and Leonard Cohen. among significant others. RIP.

Black Mirror writ large.

Cue nightmarish dystopian news footage,” Brooker said on his 2016 Wipe program, which aired Thursday night in his home country. From there, he hit viewers with the type of scene that would seem almost too preposterous if he put it in a Black Mirror episode: The USA Freedom Kids, who sang proudly, “President Donald Trump knows how to make America great, deal from strength or get crushed every time!”

Running through a montage of all the things that should have made Trump completely “unelectable,” Brooker marveled that more traditional Republican candidates were ultimately beaten by a man who resembles “a cling-filmed parcel of frankfurter meat that’s been kicked through a yellow cobweb.”

“At first, the media seemed to find all of this wryly amusing,” Brooker added, “smirking through Trump’s ascent like they were watching an adorable toddler playing with a power tool, without apparently considering that he might just learn how to switch it on.”

He has.

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