That rattling sound in the engine

Ethically deficient, any “good” action by myself has been shaped by my earliest reading experience with Beano comics. The rules in this universe are as such:

  1. Good actions shall be unimposing or unwitting

  2. They will be followed by “Zoiks! A fiver!”

  3. Followed by either a large serving of bangers and mash, a large serving of fish and chips, or a large pie with horns coming out of it. (The last may be the Dandy outcome).

This windfall approach applies in cooking:

  • In-season fruit and vegetables are best and are at their cheapest.

  • Animals ranged freely and killed humanely taste better.

  • A diverse diet is interesting and better for you.

Anyway this is a hideously roundabout way of suggesting that there may be fewer such windfalls in the real world but Robert Corr of Kick & Scream‘s Time for action on Sudan compels “doing” and “something”.

7 comments

  1. Anonymous’s avatar

    I think you’re off the rails.

    Mark
    http://twistedhamster.net/

  2. Anthony’s avatar

    Well coming from Tokyo to a car-centric city like Perth, you’d think so.

  3. Anthony’s avatar

    BTW regarding anti-heroes, if you can track down a copy of “Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life” and have a look at the piece on “Moral Saints” by Susan Wolf.

  4. Anthony’s avatar

    BTW regarding anti-heroes, if you can track down a copy of “Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life” and have a look at the piece on “Moral Saints” by Susan Wolf.

  5. Jeremy’s avatar

    Er, can you explain to the Yanks what “Beano comics” are? Over here, “Beano” is a brand of medication that reduces gastro-intestinal distress. I can’t imagine a comic variety. ;)

  6. Anonymous’s avatar

    Beano comics are the greatest form of literature known to man. Look at http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/comicinformationpages/beanopages/beanohomepage.asp or http://www.beanotown.com/ for information. Beano also contains the original Dennis the Menace cartoons – not your American version.

  7. Anthony’s avatar

    Thanks anonymous.

    British Dennis the Menace has an anarchic core of pure thuggish malevolence. For him there is no redemption, only punishment.

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