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September 27, 2019 12:47 AM   Subscribe

 
I don't like it, but I'll have to go along with it.
posted by ZipRibbons at 1:19 AM on September 27, 2019 [14 favorites]


I loved Four Lions, this sounds brilliant, and I am looking forward to it.

Also...
Metafilter: Oh God, white liberals are terrible! They’re awful! There’s a sort of feeling that they’ve done the due diligence on their own conscience and if somebody comes in and says something else bad about them, that person must be wrong.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 3:30 AM on September 27, 2019 [6 favorites]


I love Morris, I can still watch The Day Today, today, in the days when The Day Today is needed most.

I called my fantasy football team Taste of Dunfirmline last season.
posted by Chaffinch at 4:05 AM on September 27, 2019 [2 favorites]


FINALLY
posted by rather be jorting at 6:07 AM on September 27, 2019 [1 favorite]


Funny, I was just reading it before flicking over to here. I look forward to it. This is huge - bigger than that, it's large. Could I sum it up in a word? No. A sound? Whrurr.
posted by Acey at 6:12 AM on September 27, 2019 [7 favorites]


It took me ages to get round to watching Four Lions for some reason- it was very good. I'll be looking to catch "The Day Shall Come" in the cinema.
posted by Gratishades at 6:13 AM on September 27, 2019


I wonder what the Telegraph's physical cartoonist will have to say about this.
posted by Molesome at 6:25 AM on September 27, 2019 [5 favorites]


I don't like it, but I'll have to go along with it.

Ich nichten lichten.
posted by doctornecessiter at 6:38 AM on September 27, 2019 [6 favorites]


Four Lions took me a few watches to appreciate, though I can't say I enjoy it as much as Morris's more surreal fare, but I still get stoked when I recognize a Four Lions alum like Riz Ahmed or Kayvan Novak in something new. When I'm in the appropriate mood, Morris has a history of hitting the precise note of grimness I'm looking for in gallows humor. I expect to be made extraordinarily uncomfortable with The Day Shall Come and cannot wait to see it.
posted by rather be jorting at 6:43 AM on September 27, 2019 [1 favorite]


When you sick so sad you cry, and in crying cry a whole leopard from your eye (sad mammal). If you angry so mad ye tongue burst and mouth juice run gall bladder bitter. When you sick so sad you place your face in the puddle of a lay-by waiting for lorry to spash it.

And when you are inside the infinite misery jumper pulling it over and over your head with no hope of ending because it's replicating at the waistband and you never get out.

Then ee welcome. Oh then, ee arth welcome... in Blue Jam.
posted by rather be jorting at 6:45 AM on September 27, 2019 [13 favorites]


The late night streets of Britain, now so full of drugs not even the dealers know them all.

- What do you want?
            - Have you got any triple sod?
- Any?
            - Triple sod.
- Triple sod? - What's that?
            - Yellow bentines?
- I don't know what that is.
            - No yellow bentines?
- What's that?
            - I want something that makes you go really bluety.
- The only thing we sell is coke.
            - No, you must have some
- Are you telling me what I have and don't have?
            - Are you a bozz bozz?
- What's bozz bozz mean?
            - I don't want to end up like a piano dentist.
- If you don't want it, don't buy it.
            - I don't want my arms to feel like a fortnight in a bad balloon.
- Look, brother
            - Know what I mean?
- I'm not bothered what your arms feel like.
            - I'm not interested in giving you £40 to end up on a quack candle.
- What's a quack candle?
            - I'll tell you what, I'll you £30 for one clarky cat.
- What's a clarky cam?
            - Cat, a clarky cat.
- I don't know what you mean.
            - Are you saying you've got no clarky cat?
- For the tenth time, I don't know what clarky cam means.
            - No, cat. Clarky cat.
- What?
            - The stuff you chew.
- I don't know it.
            - The grass stuff.
- I do not know it.
            - Clarky cat or triple sod?
- Leave us alone.

posted by memebake at 7:14 AM on September 27, 2019 [16 favorites]


Oh god, Clarky Cat, that was my nickname at uni after binging on Brass Eye and my old friends still use it. I wish I'd made it my username.
posted by Acey at 7:52 AM on September 27, 2019 [4 favorites]


It's a dreary day outside, drizzly and full of mist intent on making everything stick to the skin, but I am positively elated. I can't wait to get back home to the good screen and rewatch some old favorites.

The onset of October, especially Halloween, is the perfect time to rewatch Jam. It's about time I saw Morris slowly emerge from a schooldesk again, mouth open and fading into a cavernous pit of darkness
posted by rather be jorting at 8:20 AM on September 27, 2019 [1 favorite]


an actually good comment from the article: “I'm not convinced about this Brexit thing he's doing at the moment. It does have its funny moments and some great characters but it's gotten really dark in series 3.
posted by scruss at 9:23 AM on September 27, 2019 [3 favorites]


Watching Jam is one thing, but going back to the Blue Jam radio series is a whole deeper tier of weird. It's been a while since I've done that and I'm not sure I can deal with it this side of a whole lot of general good news about the world. I remember one sketch about a giant...
posted by BuxtonTheRed at 10:09 AM on September 27, 2019 [3 favorites]


For anyone else nostalgic for the music of Blue Jam, here's a fairly comprehensive Spotify playlist.

Bonus Morris-related tune: Richard Hawley's The Nights Are Cold, used at the end of the My Wrongs short.
posted by rather be jorting at 11:16 AM on September 27, 2019 [2 favorites]


"Maths."
posted by Twinge at 3:31 PM on September 27, 2019 [1 favorite]


There's a short audio interview with Morris about the new film here. Starts at about 8:47. He also wrote a piece of his own about researching the film and the bizarre situations this led him into for this weekend's London Sunday Times (paywalled).
posted by Paul Slade at 1:10 AM on October 1, 2019 [1 favorite]


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