Media Page – Issue 32

TV

The latest offering from Channel Propaganda is the hilarious sitcom, The Last Resort. A series of up to three years, following the shortlived exploits of Earnest Prole and his pals, who are given a government certified break from living, at the last resort of Pay-in-Abeyance provided by a French travel agency which is ATOS approved.

Its pearly gates have the amusing legend, ‘The only freedom from money is to have none’. The first episode, subtitled, ‘The Great Escape’ follows their comic antics in being late for a cunningly arranged meeting by the entertainments officer, who wears a collar and tie, no matter how hot the weather, but without sweating.

“A comedy lesson to us all.” Rita Leafinstall of Reich Pickings newsletter (Henly-on-Thames edition)

CINEMA

THE WAY WE WORKED makes an appearance in national cinemas next month. A romantic story of two workers who fall in love in their local Job Centre PlusPlusUltra. Actors Rhino O’Neilly and Babs Stipend are brilliant in their roles that relate the tragedy of the growth of an uneconomic relationship during the death of industry in Britain.

“Tugs at the heart strings but not at the purse strings.” Charlie Pooh, Redundancy Daily Workless (North East edition)

NIGHT OF THE UNMADE BED is a schlock horror story of a family devastated by the discovery of an unmade bed in the hotel room they’d booked at the last minute.

The maid normally attending to room 669, had died that morning from overwork, and no-one had arranged a replacement in time.

With the hotel being totally booked, the family faced the horrendous dilemma of either going somewhere else or sleeping in a bed that was previously occupied by fellow human beings with similar standards of personal hygiene.

One of the family tried to lighten the mood by calling the bed a work of art but were showered with abuse for such pragmatic humour.

BOOKS

A special book for juveniles from the genteel author, Grahame Dinnaken, tells a rambunctious tale of how flatulence gets out of hand. WIND IN THE LILOS grows the tension between a bunch of innocent holidaymakers at the resort of Dernier.

One of the hapless tourists had such a bad night of stomach upset that he almost made the mainland on his li-lo – a trip of nearly five miles.

“A healthy break from his usual offerings.” Harry Up, Hamster Monthly magazine

“Almost hilarious” Adrian Badger, Litotes International (Isle of Dogs edition)

MAGAZINES

INTERCOURSE is a new magazine appealing to philosophers, linguists and philologists, and even dilettante semanticists and lovers of communication of every kind.

“Wordy!” Mike Marceau, Mime Monthly (Montmartre edition)

“Like colon irrigation without the pleasure.” Chantelle Flood-Gates, Whatcha Monthly (Battersea edition)

THEATRE

The latest Respiration comedy called Going for A Breather will be in theatres next month. William Wonthe’s gem is a breezy yarn following a man enacting a fusty pact with a devilish friend.

His exhausting lifestyle is brought to an abrupt end when his debt is called in by his despicable friend.

“Amusingly dull.” Hyam Mighty, theatre critic for Croydon.

“A breathless fart in a safety curtain” A musing Henry Hoover, Stagecraft Quarterly (Phnom Penh edition)

The riotous comedy, No SFX, Please, We’re Bored with It, is making a comeback in the North of Scotland.

The anti-technology dramatic satire dealing with the coyness of modernity in its perverse evaluations of cinematic releases that see sex as more threatening than violence, whether the latter is stylised in and through guns and weaponry.

The play’s slogan, ‘Make Gloves, Not War,’ highlights the motif of peaceable production (cottage industry style) rather than waging war for the sake of using weapons, to stimulate new business in arms trading.

“A triumph of worthy motifs and subtlety.”  Pearl Wan, editor of Knitting Monthly (Qatar edition)

“Really sticks it to the man!” Daly Ryder, sub-editor of  Diurnal Sex Quarterly (Bowdlerised edition)

MUSIC

Gerry Mandering has released another politically controversial album to a mixed reception by critics and fans alike.

The too cheery songster has always sought to move the boundaries, of tolerance and rationality, but with his latest offering, Strong & Stable, he has completely destroyed good taste and reasonable expectations.

The last track, particularly, You’ve been Quangoed is terrible from so many perspectives. In fact, the band’s drummer quit immediately after the album was finished, citing Gerry’s insistence on duetting, on the track Cruel to be Cruel, with rogue Irish band, Orange Order.

Critics are split, to the same extent as the election.

Meanwhile in a studio nearly finished, the impresario Andy EUI has put together an EP of Porch music., called MEME, My Tiny Brain Is Frozen. Available on the MP 4play label.

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