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The horror! The horror!

Chris Williams
11:19 AM ET (US)
Hey, come on mate - I'm actually _not wishing Thatcher (mere) dead_. Which makes a change. I do have some rather nasty hope that she will finally go gaga in public and make some reference to her son and heir, Tony.

PS - the milk was warm and the straws were sharp, in any case.
Charlie StrossPerson was signed in when posted
08:44 AM ET (US)
Now now, Chris: the Boy Mark might be a disgusting exemplar of classical Tory cronyism, and Maggie the Thatch might be the acme of that species of politician we use in subsequent years to frighten disobedient children with ("behave yourself or Maggie the Thatch will come and steal your milk then cut off your benefits!"), but there's no need to get vindictive.

I will confess that in 1997 I was gloating at the prospect of Maggie living for a nice long time while a Labour government dismantled her machinery of repression before her eyes -- hah, I was young and naive and took Blair at face value back then -- and I confess that I will be most amused if Mark manages to land himself in prison, but the two reactions are not and should not be connected. Taking vicarious joy at an enemy's grief over a relative's misfortune is unbecoming. (Even if the slimy git deserves it.)
Chris Williams
07:51 PM ET (US)
I'm with you Dave - I hope she lives long enough to see the Boy Mark behind bars. I hope _I_ live long enough to see him behind bars. Actuarially, I've got the better chance of making that sweet sweet moment, but as we know, shit happens.
Dave Bell
03:25 PM ET (US)
Oh, I hope Maggie stays alive, and of sufficiently sound mind to appreciate what her son is doing.

Maybe somebody got confused about that Winston Churchill movie, which sounds as though it was a spoof (a sort of Xena-like history of WW2, akin to Diana, Warrior Princess.

You know, somebody is bound to believe that Winston Churchill was some heroic officer in the USN -- why else would there be a ship named after him.
Randy Beck
10:29 AM ET (US)
I hope they add an AIDS/global warming conspiracy with flashbacks to the JFK assassination. And they should include some mysterious Saudi charter flights while they're at it.
Chris Williams
08:46 AM ET (US)
Meryl Streep as Mrs T - this is all too Comic Strip for me. Peter Richardson as Al Pacino as Arthur Scargill, etc.
06:58 AM ET (US)
After the Alexander debacle it's doubtful that Stone will ever make another movie.
Kevin Murphy
04:32 AM ET (US)
Perhaps the W/Rice story could be told too, with Reagan/Thatcher in flashback.
Charlie StrossPerson was signed in when posted
05:01 PM ET (US)
Well, the original report goes back to The Sun, so nothing would surprise me ... but seriously, how much longer is Maggie good for? She's got to be pushing 80 and I have heard (cough cough) rumours about her health. As the dead have no reputation to protect, all Mr Stone has to do is film away and then sit back and wait for nature to take its course.
Dave Bell
04:12 PM ET (US)
I hope somebody reminds Oliver Stone that the Iron Lady is still alive, and she could take him to court under UK libel laws.

OK, so it might be considered difficult to diminish her reputation, and it seems that adulterous relations are officially OK for British politicians, but hot sex wuith Ronald Reagon should be defamatory enough for any court.

You don't think it's another hoax, by any chance?
11:13 PM ET (US)
You only get a month of irritating religious music? Lucky you; here in Australia, the Christmas songs (some of which are religious and some of which are the usual meaningless reindeer-and-snowmen-and-mistletoe schmaltz) start edging their way into supermarket playlists in late October or early November.
Gary Farber
03:39 PM ET (US)
"...just because the collective wisdom of marketing managers past insists that I need to eat and drink to surfeit then sleep off the hangover for the greater glory of the retail industry's profits!"

Best to do that on one's own schedule, to be sure.
11:32 AM ET (US)
Perhaps it's a sign that Cthulhu has a restricted diets. I'm sure it would make me a bit cross if I couldn't down sugar cookies, especially round the holiday.
02:18 PM ET (US)
It shows an animated almost-plush Cthulhu being outwitted by a bunch of sickeningly-saccharine fiends from sugar-hell and you ask *why it's bad*?
09:29 PM ET (US)
I dont understand why this comic is so bad? Does it give us the wrong idea about the values that a superior intellect might have?

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