Cheeky Nandos, Ed Sheeran


#1

Snapchat, Fifa 2017, Disney’s Frozen


#2

LEONARD BERNSTEIN


#3

GIL! SCOTT! HERON!


#4

Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye


#5

CCCCCCCCCCCCCC-COCAINE!


#6

You boys took one hell of a beating!


#7

Reasons to be cheerful.


#8

#9

Escape the room, ice bar, going to zante with the lads. Paintballing.


#10

If every child chased dreams of societal reorganization
in place of sweet wrappers and escape
Then we would see Mr. Cadbury’s
enlightened industrialism for what it really fucking is:
Social morphine - we’d have ourselves a pre-school army.
Walt Disney is pushing social and sexual hierarchy.
My bed-time stories like a GMTV gomulka.
Slumbering in my jimmy-jammies,
My wondrous imagination long since closed and put away.

Willy Wonka was a capitalist confidence trickster.
A poster boy for neo-liberalism.
A full-stop on revolt.
And the BFG a propagandist for an unaccountable regime.
Orwell’s vision with a wrinkled face.

Hold out the arm and quiet the voice.

My first MacDonald’s visit a vaccination
Like the time my parents took me to the school
clinic and handed me over to the teacher
nurse
whatever.

I too got sucked in by the myth machine.
Unattainable, but I just wish we weren’t so fucking mindless.
Drowned in a recurring nightmare of causal influence.
A little more suspicion in our fairy tales please.
Mum and dad, I’m sorry, I won’t do what Enid Blyton told me.
Our jealousy at their opportunity:
the once weak will one day rule this world.
The monsters underneath the bed are merely jaded failings.


#11

Let that sink in


#12

Madrid
Melbourne
Dublin
Dakar
Boston
Oslo
Tooting
Belfast
Botswana
Tonga
Rayburn


#13

Because Rotterdam is anywhere.


#14

Domino’s Pizza


#15

Just Eat, Netflix


#16

and chill?


#17

Bants.


#18

Doesn’t even rhyme.


#19

take em to the matthews bridge


#20

Soccer AM, UFC