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The Incredible Hulk vs Chicken Run

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Two films were referenced in Brexit/British Politics metaphors today. The UK is, according to Boris Johnson, like the Incredible Hulk about to break the shackles of the EU, whereas Labour are "Chicken Run" for failing to agree to an early election. Perhaps posters could comment on the aptness of these metaphors. As far as I see it the Hulk is created by a dangerous chemical experiment gone wrong, and destroys everything about him in blind, unreasoning fury. Bruce Banner's life is destroyed by his alter ego and he is forced to live a solitary, wandering, hopeless life.

    Whereas Chicken Run is a great British film about workers using solidarity, teamwork and co-operation to frustrate and outwit the scheming murderous liars who control their lives. Were the Tories wise to invoke these comparisons?
     
  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Does anyone actually take any notice of their metaphors? :confused:
     
  3. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    **face palm**
    What a complete pillock/spanner/plonker-it reads like a primary school assignment demonstrating how well you've understood your first ever lesson introducing the concept of "simile".
    I'd never have dreamed there'd be this much room at the top for hot air.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019
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  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    You've clearly not seen Endgame...
     
  5. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Given that it's a complete waste of time listening to anything at all that Johnson says, I would very much doubt it.
     
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Was the Incredible Hulk a pathological liar as well ?
     
  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  8. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    "Boris says "we'll break free of the EU like the Incredible Hulk" so - a sad man, walking alone down a street in tattered clothes to a heartbreaking theme tune, unable to talk to anyone because of his anger issues and terrible life choices." Happy Toast
     
  9. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I don't take any notice. I just presume Johnson's lying now.

    He just lies. He was lying again this morning.
     
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  10. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

     
  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

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  12. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Indeed, Johnson lies while Corbyn knits his yoghurt and wonders how he can square the circle of not losing traditional Labour votes while appeasing the remainers. Such is the parlous state of British politics.
     
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  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Such a shame Labour don't have a proper leader.
     
  14. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  15. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

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  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Johnson is a pathetic and completely immoral human being - it would almost be funny if it it wasn't the case that he in in a position to do so much damage.

    Yesterday was embarrassing.
     
  17. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    Makes me feel embarrassed to be British.
     
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  18. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    A more charismatic leader would have been more helpful. However, even if they did the terrified media would portray them as dangerous - unless they were promoting Right Wing views and policies.
    Media ownership and control needs regulating.
     
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  19. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Agreed, so much for a "free" press.
     
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