Friday, August 25, 2006

Ivan’s Site of the Week

This week’s winner is Captain Euro - quite possibly the weirdest and lamest propaganda ever made. I owe somebody a hat-tip for this, but can’t remember who put the link in one of their comments. Apologies for that - do speak up if it was you.

I’ve spent about as much time as I think is safe for anyone’s sanity on that site, but I still can’t figure out why all the baddies are circus freaks. I mean, what the hell were they smoking? Will it be Gypsies next? And how are currencies involved in any way, shape or form?

What a rip-off. Somebody’s brother-in-law (or maybe dentist) made a killing on this steaming pile of crap, that’s for sure. Your tax euros at work.

I liked that touch about one of the villains wearing Saville Row of London suits, tho’. Very subtle, that…


Captain Euro, yesterday, about to bust another subversive ring of pesky anti-fraud campaigners. God bless you, Captain Euro!

18 comments:

Life of a Banana said...

Most Saville Row suits are made in China nowadays. Does that mean anything? Poor quality for the baddies?

Seamus said...

How exciting - 'twas I who referred to the phenomenon that was Captain Euro in a comment. However I turn must hat tip to Daniel Hannan, in one of whose Torygraph articles it features. And I read about that in another blog, which I ironically enough have forgotten. So the circle of hat tippery remains broken.

Thomas Pauli said...

Well, (Mad) Margot (Wallström) was made the Agit-Prop-Officer of the EU when even the eurocrats figured out that as an enviro-commissar she would ruin the continent too fast. So she is now busy to ruin what's left of a reputation.
How gruesome of the swedes to dump her on Brussels!

Desargues said...

Oh, that explains it, then. Very cunning, indeed. So a Swedish commie freak with a blog is behind that thin conpiracy to inflict a dark-haired, Southern European-looking hunk upon an unsuspecting citizenry. Winning the hearts and minds of your own constituency, as it were (if only they were elected, that is).

Desargues said...

But I thought Saville Row made bespoke suits? LoaB, you weren't referring to Men's Wearhouse, were you?

Desargues said...

Before I ckeck out, couldn't help notice how American-inspired those cartoons look, in execution -- down to their very subtitle ("superhero"? That's a recent American invention).

Combining American know-how with Soviet enthusiasm for statism is one of the things Brussels does best. Yet somehow, the result is incredibly lame.

Rob said...

Is this a parody? I am bittorrenting porn so can't be bothered to wait for it to load. What does he do, bop carousel frauders on the head & lock 'em up?

HA HA HA said...

'strenth through unity'! hurrrrahh! thats good news. urop is harkenign back to there days of glory whan teh woorld trembald at... oh wait tatht was hitlar. nevar mind.

Ivan the Terrible said...

"nevar mind" indeed, 3H - those geniuses in Brussels certainly don't...

And Seamus, those others might have an assist to log, but you're the one who poked it over the line, for which you have our thanks :)

PI said...

God it's like getting into Fort Knox getting into your comment box. Had to come via JB in the end and what a naughty comment! Just to say you have been away too long. How many L's in Savile Row?

R. Sherman said...

In my neck of the woods, Ivan, they've been preaching against the EU for 35 years. Precurser to the the Antichrist, don't you know.

Glad to see you're catching on.

Cheers.

Ivan the Terrible said...

Hi Pi - as far as Captain Euro is concerned, it's two Ls, apparently. There's probably some EU Harmonisation Directive at work there, somewhere.

And Randall, who's to say they're wrong, eh? :)

Cantemir said...

Savile that would be. Good thing that you pommies have someone keeping your culture alive.

Cantemir said...

Oh God, the shame. I withdraw in disgrace.

Ivan the Terrible said...

Withdraw in disgrace, Canty? We're all disgraces here, my friend. It's the sine qua non of a decent blogger...

Paw said...

*The shining symbol of Strength through Unity". As a general rule of thumb adding "Mein Fuhuer" or "Comrade Mr President" to these statements and seeing how they fit gives an indication of the organisations true purpose.

PI said...

Randall has two - Savile has one. Last word!

Cantemir said...

Ivan,

You might say I was a day late and a Euro short.