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How to cause offence in an equal opportunities manner... 
21st-Jun-2010 11:18 pm
This is the result of a weird IM (and later SMS) discussion with aeshna_uk prompted by David Cameron's likening the Labour Party leadership competition to a Star Trek convention, requested by burntcopper (despite her calling us "fucking evil"!) and reproduced with only minor editing for consistency.. Collectively guaranteed to ensure I can get my head kicked in in any pub in the UK...

  • Tories: BSG fans. They say their programme has changed completely but a lot of people don't believe them. Everyone agrees what they have to offer is grim beyond belief though.
  • Lib Dems: B5 fans. What's left of a once massive movement. Intelligent but often overlooked by the general public and fail to get the recognition they deserve.
  • Labour: Trek fans. Crumbling monolith that's well past its Best By date. Fortunes taken a serious knock lately but desperately trying to reinvent itself while still keeping hold of its old core support.
  • SNP. Stargate fans. Mad, make a lot of noise but there's not that many of them and most people ignore them which annoys them even more.
  • BNP: Demons fans. Reeks totally. Sometimes entertaining to talk and laugh about but you can't believe how bad it is and you deffo don't want to get too close to them.
  • Greens: Farscape fans. Some interesting, offbeat ideas but forgot about need to attract the mainstream. So uncompromising that they never managed to build a mass following.
  • Democratic Unionists: Star Wars fans. Rabid, fanatical, dedicated to their cause but recently increasingly irrelevant and let down by a leader who went off the deep end big time.
  • UKIP: Classic Who fans. Always banging about how much better things used to be, wanting to withdraw from new developments, riven by factionalism and nobody else cares.
  • Plaid Cymru: Torchwood fans. Welsh, looked down on and suspected of deviant sexual practices.
  • Workers Party of (North) Korea: Whedonites. Absolutely dedicated to worship of their Leader but he's not done much of any note lately and all his projects seem to keep collapsing but that doesn't stop them insisting everything is the greatest ever. Also really defensive and touchy about criticism.
  • Twilight fans: er... will let you know when they're old enough to vote

Now, where did I leave that flak jacket?
21st-Jun-2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Nodded with agreement all the time I was reading that, yet at the same time totally in denial that any of that could possibly apply to me ;-)
25th-Jun-2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
It's one of those irregular verbs, isn't it: "I am individualistic, you are eccentric, he is round the twist"
25th-Jun-2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Indeed! ;-)
22nd-Jun-2010 02:43 am (UTC)
22nd-Jun-2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Good stuff. I like the B5 one the best!
22nd-Jun-2010 07:22 am (UTC)
This is fabulous :D
22nd-Jun-2010 07:58 am (UTC)
This is, of course, complete genius.

You should both be simultaneously very proud and deeply ashamed of yourselves.
25th-Jun-2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's all Cameron's fault to begin with! And aeshna_uk's for telling me about his Trek reference...
22nd-Jun-2010 08:27 am (UTC)
25th-Jun-2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
So, are we still "fucking evil"?
25th-Jun-2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
you use that icon and you ask?

Considering how hard you made us laugh, you have ascended to the heights of Mark Sheppard, my son.
25th-Jun-2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Actually, when it comes to misunderstood men of vision, this one is by far and away my favourite.

I even had an idea for a revisionist Fu Manchu RPG years ago that even my mother approved of! The PCs took the part of heroit Dacoits in the service of that noble, upstanding Chinese patriot, Fu Manchu, helping him avenge the insults and indignities heaped upon the Middle Kingdom by the evil Westerners, especially that brutal racist thug, Nayland Smith and his Police goons.

Shame I never had time to develop it...
22nd-Jun-2010 08:27 am (UTC)
That list is a stroke of genius.
22nd-Jun-2010 10:33 am (UTC)
This is accurate.
22nd-Jun-2010 10:56 am (UTC)
Worryingly accurate.
22nd-Jun-2010 10:58 am (UTC)
ha ha ha

22nd-Jun-2010 11:09 am (UTC)

I particularly like the Plaid/Torchwood one :)
25th-Jun-2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Have we been introduced?
25th-Jun-2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Not as such; blame that alexmc :)
25th-Jun-2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Always a good bet! :-)
23rd-Jun-2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Not that I understand what you're talking about
25th-Jun-2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Hmm... Mandy Rice-Davies applies...
24th-Jun-2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Lib Dems: B5 fans. What's left of a once massive movement. Intelligent but often overlooked by the general public and fail to get the recognition they deserve.

Bwaahaahaa! Brilliant. Quite, quite brilliant.

How come I never spotted the Labour - ST fan link before? And UKIP as Classic Who... *snort*

is this where I 'fess up to being a LibDem and a B5 fan?

25th-Jun-2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Have we been introduced?
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