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My Life of Crime Through Five Film Analogies

I have been enjoying the anonymity that blogging brings with it, if you choose, because nobody reading this knows who I really and none of you will have guessed that I’m actually a major international criminal. The only reason that I’m not on the FBI’s top ten most wanted list is that I set out to pull off the perfect crime and got away with it.

I never got caught, because nobody ever started looking, and with my immorally accrued wealth it’s finally time to be honest to the people that read this.

This is my confession, the tale of my life of crime, about how I disproved the adage that crime doesn’t pay, and all through five film analogies! SPOILERS: This post contains explicit plot spoilers for the film Fight Club which is a very good film and if you haven’t seen it then you should probably turn away now. As a result, from that preamble, you’re likely to end up thinking better of me than those who make it to the end and discover the complete shower of an individual I’ll probably turn out to be.

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Super Freaking Economics

Last February in Detroit they were kicking around the idea to erect a new public statue dedicated to some local hero. The only problem was that the masses of the great unwashed wanted it to be a statue of Robocop: the fictional Hollywood mechanised-corpse law-enforcer from the eighties.

I like how the mayor of Detroit felt it necessary to issue a statement: “There are not any plans to erect a statue of Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion”.

Whereas in amongst what you might call the London riots of the August just gone, in the temporary breakdown of society, the British general public were calling out for the likes of Robocop and Gene Hunt to be sent out to restore order… But a word to the wise for David Cameron is that he might like to do a little bit of reading first…

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The Robot Nelson Mandela

As a child I was blown away by the extended 1969 Monty Python’s Flying Circus Science Fiction sketch which had most of that week’s episode dedicated to it. It was an epic science fiction adventure, ahead of it’s time and no more truer than today, where a group of invading aliens, later revealed to be giant Blancmanges, were causing panic by turning the population of England into that they feared the most: Scotsmen! Yeah…

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