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Sunday, March 21, 2021

30 Years of Spitting Image joining Phil Collins and Genesis with The Land of Confusion music video in 1986

30 Years of Spitting Image joining Phil Collins and Genesis with The Land of Confusion music video in 1986. 

Yes, Spitting Image is a show ( 1984 - 1996 ) ( 2020 - current ) 

And the Genesis Land of Confusion Spitting Image music video happened because Spitting Image satirized Phil Collins,_You_Must_Be_Going  . And that didn't stop Spitting Image from doing it after the music video either.

The other puppets for the band members of Genesis would be recycled as stock puppets through out the rest of the show's original run.

#spittingimage #spittingimageat30 #spittingimagepuppets #rogerlaw #spittingimage30 #landofconfusion #caricature #Genesis #PhilCollins

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Peter Harris: Tributes for one of TV's best loved directors | ITV News

Louise Gold & Steve Nallon interviewed for a tribute to The Muppet Show & Spitting Image director Peter Harris. #peterharris #peterharrisrip #themuppetshow #muppetshow #muppetshow45 #themuppetshow45 #spittingimage #spittingimageat30 #spittingimage30 #spittingimagepuppets #rogerlaw #itv #britishtelevision #film #television #televisionprododuction #production #televisiondirector #director

Monday, March 15, 2021

Pepe Le Pew has been retired / fired / CANCELED by CANCEL CULTURE ( satire )

It's sad that Pepe Le Pew has been officially announced as retired / banned by Warner Bros. He's a satirical character. He's a romantic who's probably watched many romantic movies and read many romance novels but lacks experience in relationships and no one ever told him about boundaries, consent, respect, etc.

Today's culture seems different. Satire & Slapstick Comedy doesn't seem to be as popular as it used to be.
I love it because I feel artistically and creatively that it relates to this quote.
" Art Should Disturb The Comfortable And Comfort The Disturbed. "

I don't think any of this reinforces crime and abuse. It's satire. But culture is different now. It's very commodity focused rather than about life in my opinion.

Not everything is for everyone, not everyone can find this kind of humor healing. We all heal differently. Spiritually, through music, etc.

The world needs love, but we live in a world of hate, fear, sadness & pain unfortunately.

I don't think reform, commodifying, trusting people in power is going to solve anything. Fred Hampton talked about Class Conscious. The root cause of all political problems has the same pattern which is hierarchical power over others. If people got along horizontally socially, the world would be a better place. And when people live happier lives, people can laugh more. :)
Still, satire sometimes needs to do it's duty because that's what satire does. And satire is often a misunderstood art form.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Cancel Culture on Pepe Le Pew & Miss Piggy

It's been an interesting week. I was wondering how would Miss Piggy & Pepe Le Pew respond to the Cancel Culture controversies surrounding them. ;) I'm very happy that the originals are available on the streaming services but unfortunately there's people reacting to them negatively. There's this strong demand for "positive media representation" in characters. And to me, this explains why many favorites in pop culture history aren't as good as the originals in my opinion. Many comedy characters were satirical. But today, people think such characters are negatively reinforcing crime & abuse. And unfortunately, it's nothing new because satire has always been controversial & misunderstood. And the thing is satire and slapstick comedy has been apart of cartoons and puppetry just as long as the art form's existence in history. To me, it's artist tradition. I wish there was more cultural appreciation. But instead, art is looked at as a commodity, instead of what art and entertainment really is about. A reflection on life and the hard working, creative and talented people behind it as well as the fun and love they put into what they love to do. :)

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross and Spitting Image - Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria! ( 1988 )

Spitting Image victim Stephen Fry presents Spitting Image victims to their Spitting Images in rare appearance from 1988. Well, isn't most things from the original Spitting Image rare now a days. #SpittingImage #SpittingImagePuppets #RogerLaw #caricature #caricatures #antiestablishment #satire

Monday, March 8, 2021

Remembering Emma Goldman on International Woman's Day

One of the most inspirational political philosophers, and feminists in not only American history but world history, and she's rarely ever talked about. Probably because she was thrown out of America. Probably because she was an Anarchist. Probably because she was a truth teller. Probably because she was a woman who spoke out her mind because she knew in her heart and in her intuition that it was the right thing to do even if she was standing alone at times. Remembering Emma Goldman.

HAPPY 25th Anniversary to The Muppet Show of the 1990s " Muppets Tonight " !

HAPPY 25th Anniversary to The Muppet Show of the 1990s " Muppets Tonight " ! #MuppetsTonight #MuppetsTonight25 #Muppets #BrianHenson #JimHensonProductions #1990s #90s

Thursday, March 4, 2021

September 20, 1987: MAD Magazine turns 60!

ITV - Spitting Image Promo 1989.

What Footballers think of " Spitting Image " featuring Jon Glover ( Spitting Image promo 1989 ) ( Unfortunately the video / audio quality is basically someone recording their monitor but it's still rare. Isn't most things from the original Spitting Image. ) #SpittingImage #JonGlover