Film pastiche misses mark, hits vein

Whilst on a Friday afternoon diversion sent to me by a friend who knows I have the attention span of a….ooo, look a shiny piece of paper…

My gaze drifted towards this banner advert for Times Online’s Good University Guide – and there’s an expression that you don’t hear often:


Remind you of anything? Ah yes…


Seriously? Are you kidding me?

Aside from the lame pastiche, have I missed the ‘obvious’ humour in this? Yes, I suppose there is the unintentional comedy in advising potential students on their future academic institution and a film about anti-establishment heroin addicts. Maybe they’re trying to say something subversive and politically poignant about the weight of student debt and the difficulty in kicking hard drugs?

Or not.

Also published on Medium.


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