By now you have probably already seen the above video, which really doesn’t show much and personally I like this photo much better but which features today’s News Corp. hacking investigation hearings being interrupted by a “comedian” who calls himself Jonnie Marbles (a name that does actually make me laugh, so) with a shaving cream pie (NEW KIND OF PIE!) to the face. Now, this is actually a kind of complicated situation. Like, on the one hand, sure, civil disobedience and pie and all of that. We are all nominally on board, I’m sure. But as Billy Bragg (Billy Bragg!) pointed out on Twitter (via @scharpling): “On the worst day in News Corp history Jonnie Marbles has given The Sun and Fox News the chance to make Rupert Murdoch look like the victim.” That is a fair point! He did not shove a pie in Rupert Murdoch’s face on the way out of a shareholder’s meeting. He interrupted an incredibly important high-level legal proceeding in which one of the most powerful billionaires in the world was being questioned about his role in one of the greatest scandals in the history of modern media. So, you know, maybe chill with the ANTICS. Oh well. Every generation has its Soy Bomb, I suppose. Now, we know what everyone in that room is thinking: “You better lawyer up, Johnny Marbles, because we are coming for everything. Which is mostly dirty laundry, leftover Chinese takeout, and an empty ferret cage, probably.” But WHAT IS THE PIE THINKING?!
Winner will receive a special mention IN THE FACE in this week’s Monsters’ Ball. YUMMM!