Today a lion escaped from a zoo in Switzerland and a teenage boy was locked up in Singapore for criticising religion. The news has started to blur, to warp and wobble. The absurd and the real are hard to tell apart. A boy heaps angst on religion and is sent to jail for it. A lion gets out of its enclosure then panics, not knowing what to do next, until it’s shot.

 I’ve lost track of who is bombing who in Syria. Can’t keep track of the freedom fighters and terrorists, rights groups and racist nationalists. The send-ups and the actual politicians. The Mighty Boosh used to be bizarre and now it’s a welcome relief from how weird reality’s getting. Watch it instead of the nightly news I say. Preserve your sanity a bit. 


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