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Disabled snacks for the poor?! / 3 October 2012

Crippen's Soylent Blue cartoon

Crippen's Soylent Blue cartoon

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For those of you too young to have seen the 1973 film Soylent Green with Charlton Heston this cartoon won't have the same impact on you that it will to us oldies.

It was basically about a futuristic government getting rid of its dissidents and solving a world wide food crisis by turning them into food - Soylent Green!

We're being such a pain in the arse to the present Tory government that it's a wonder they haven't thought of this as a solution for us!

Remember ... you are what you eat!

 

 

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Comments

Helen Bryant

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25 January 2013

ARGH! That film gave me the heebie-geebies! I can't remember when it was that I saw it but it properly freaked me out.

I STILL can't listen to "Morning" by Grieg from the Peer Gynt Suite because of it...

joe kelly

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10 October 2012

got a wicked mind - te he

richard downes

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4 October 2012

wish it was you who had inspired me to think of crips as crisps Dave but it was comic relief who had all these different comics / comedians promoting unusual flavours last year. It got me wondering what is the likes of liz carr where to start promoting different crip flavours.

Judith Pettigrew via FaceBook

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3 October 2012

I have a T-shirt - "Soylent Green: your Government and Private Sector Partnerships in Perfect Harmony"

Colin

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3 October 2012

Oh dear no! That would be very funny if it wasn't so scary!

Steve via FaceBook

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3 October 2012

Wouldn't put anything past these bastards I tell you. Brilliant 'toon as always Crippen

Arty Farty

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3 October 2012

Blimey ... your stuff has a habit of coming true Mr C. I'm going to start eating lots of garlic so's that I'm unpalatable! ;)

Merry Cross via FaceBook

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3 October 2012

Eeeek!

Hermann St.John via FaceBook

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3 October 2012

looks great

Celia Lawton-Livingstone via FaceBook

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3 October 2012

Maybe we'll soon have euthanasia centres like in soylent green?

Crippen

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3 October 2012

@ richard downes - Ha ha ... I did a post some while ago Rich about a brand of crisps called 'Crips'! Not sure if they came with salt though! ;-)

@Linda Burnip - Oops, very true! :-(

richard downes

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3 October 2012

mind you its good to be reminded of the crips that came with the little blue packet of salt

richard downes

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3 October 2012

my favourite type of crips were always salt and vinegar

Linda Burnip

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3 October 2012

not sure you should give them ideas.