Do Islamic terrorists and the doomsday fringe of the global warming cult have something in common? It’s not a coincidence that a few months before he died of a massive case of lead poisoning, the Washington Post ran the headline, “Osama bin Laden embraces his inner Al Gore.”
But to get back to The Utopia Experiment by Dylan Evans, who “sold his house, gave up his academic career and moved to a field near Inverness,” didn’t the London School of Economics-educated author realize that he was living out a 45 year old Monty Python sketch?
Ed’s got that video, but speaking of “45 year old videos,” another Brit had these self-loathing folks’ number back in 1970.
The part about how life in the jungle “would be like living in the lap of luxury” is so subtly sharp — Davies outdoes himself in this underrated “novelty” song. (“Give me half a chance…” but note that the narrator isn’t quite there yet for some reason…)