Biased BBC has an interesting sideline in tribute acts. Earlier in the summer, a poster named after the late US diplomat Robert S McNamara popped up occasionally to tell blood-soaked tales of his lethal tyre iron.
An even longer-running wannabe is one Jack Bauer, who sometimes chills out from defeating terrorism around the clock by posting tedious leaden hilarious jokes. Oddly, he's at his funniest when he's trying to be serious. Like this Biased BBC contribution on global warming:
the problem is that people don't know the difference between Carbon Monoxide, and Carbon DIOXIDE. the colourless, odorless gas also known as Dry Ice.
One kills you in cheap holiday flats. The other makes ho-hum rock bands look marginally more interesting.
I blame the ignorance factories we have masquerading as schools.
Kids go in well-informed. And come out trying to kill themselves inhaling Coldplay's special effects.
Last year some mendacious "green" car insurance company produced ads in which a noxious looking BLACK CLOUD spewed from a car and chased people around.
Like those old Lottery ads. It Could Be You-oo. Oo. Oo.
I kid you not.--- while the santimonious VO droned on about CO2.
Are you sure the CO wasn't droning on about BO? With the Boho from Soho?
The unmistakeable visual lie was that this noxious gas was Carbon Dioxide.
I've been running in fear from exhausts ever since. AND IT WAS ALL A LIE?
I complained, of course, to the Advertising Standards on the grounds that it was a blatant attempt to mislead. It was false advertising, etc.
Open and shut case, Jack. I always assume animated stuff in insurance ads is literally true. Like comedy meerkats. And dogs that talk like John Prescott.
Got absolutley NOWHERE.
And they call it justice? Good job you're a maverick cop and a law unto yourself. A weaker individual might crumble at the conspiracies all around him.