Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Separated at birth?

". . . Otherwise we would be like the SPGB standing on the sidelines for a 100+ years saying 'abolish money' and wondering why folk walk on by slightly bemused . . . "

Thus spake a Millie cadre over at Urban 75 only the other day.

He was half right. According to next month's Socialist Standard front cover, what we actually do from the sidelines is scream and shout 'IT'S ALIVE! We have to kill money.'

Is it just me or does Godzilla's next nemesis on a street near you look like a distant relative of 'Ciao', the 1990 World Cup mascot?

Click on both pics to get the full flavour of what I'm wittering on about.

5 comments:

stuart said...

Hey Darren,
Greetings from the sidelines.
Did you know there's a graphic novel version of the Master and Margarita? I've just got a copy. Looks great!
Cheers

Darren said...

Got a link handy?

You got me at Master and Margarita. ;-)

stuart said...

It's on Amazon. But the "look inside" feature just takes you to the novel. I'll let you know if it's any good!

Duncan Money said...

'Sidelines' - are you sure you've quoted that right?

Surely that should read: 'sectarian fringes of the labour movement'?

Darren said...

His words not mine, Duncan.

Don't hold ne to this but I think your quote is actually from Socialist Appeal's latest piece on the SP/CWI.

Not the first time confusion has been sown because of the name change. I'm sure it won't be the last. ;-)