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The Effect of Farage’s Oratory on the Deaf on ITV

April 3, 2015

I found this screenshot from ITV of the signing for the deaf for a moment of Farage’s rhetoric from the televised leader debate last night on the SlatUKIP Facebook page. It came originally from the site Don’t Vote UKIP. One of the comments made was ‘It looks like the girl signing for the deaf wasn’t entirely impartial.’

ITV Strangled by UKIP

It’s a little too much like the passage about the worst poetry in the universe in the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, where the mighty alien bard, Grunthos the Flatulent, causes mass-haemorrhaging and death in his audience while reciting his poem, Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning. He was about to embark on his twelve-book epic Zen and the Art of Going to the Lavatory, when his lower intestine, in a desperate attempt to save galactic civilisation, leaps up through his neck and strangles his brain.

We haven’t quite reach those depths of bathos with Farage yet, but his rhetoric must surely count as the Fourth Worst in the Universe, above the Vogons.

Here’s a clip from the BBC’s 1980s TV version of Hitch-Hiker on Vogon poetry for comparison.