“The expressions on the faces of everyone else in the room would still work”
Often, I wonder whether the internet is really a good thing.
Oh sure, you’ve got Spotify (amazing), Amazon (useful if morally dubious), Twitter (fun but timewasting), Shortlist.com (all-round excellence) but then you’ve also got book shops going out of business, the collapse of the high street, cyberbullying, the rise of the alt-right and rampant hate speak. A mixed bag, if you will.
But then something like this comes along and you think: no, it really is an excellent invention.
Legendary writer/director/producer/satirist Armando Iannucci - he of The Thick of It, Alan Partridge, Friday Night Armistice, Veep and loads more besides - tweeted this on Thursday:
He wrote: “Proposal: If you take any piece of footage of Trump in a White House meeting, and replaced Trump with a penguin, the expressions on the faces of everyone else in the room would still work. Twitter, let’s see what you can do.”
And, boy, did Twitter produce.
Prepare yourselves people:
Someone had to go and be clever though:
Given the explosive revelations of Bob Woodward’s new book and the anonymous New York Times op-ed, we’re starting to suspect that replacing Trump with a penguin might not actually lead to a vastly different policy direction. Although, given they are both black and white, perhaps it might tone down some of the racism in the administration a little.