So a very busy week concludes with Journalist's Bane, or, as it's known to you lot, April Fools' Day.
You'd think that our professional appreciation for pitch-black humor and deception would make this a beloved holiday for my kind. Any enjoyment, however, is countered by the fact that reporting during such a time becomes a tricky business. "Oh, you're going to hold a mass protest? Sure. You have irrefutable evidence of governmental corruption? Riiighhht. Pull the other one, it plays Free Bird."
The above video is not a deception. Yes, that's Christopher Lee, as a supervillain. Talking to Alan Arkin. Who is in tights. Then f'ing Saruman starts singing an ode to booze.
It's from the little-remembered Richard O'Brien-penned musical The Return of Captain Invincible. The movie also includes this classic bit, best screamed at politicians, flacks, cyber-utopians, trust-fund anarchists and CEOs, in no particular order.
Happy Journalist's Bane, everyone. Serious posting will return next week.