Wouldn’t it be nice?

Just for once wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy Kylie Minogue and Madness; Hugh Grant and Adam Sandler; I’m A Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing; Ant and Dec; Corrie and Eastenders; My Family and Michael Macintyre, Shakespeare and Beethoven?

Wouldn’t it be comforting to think the police are to be trusted and the Royal family to be respected?

That we have heroes worthy of helping;

That ‘to do the right thing’ all we have to do is do as we are told;

That the rich deserve to be rich and the poor deserve everything they get.

That shopping will make us happy and that more ‘stuff’ will fill the emptiness that threatens to overwhelm us if we stop and think even for just one moment.

That love will conquer all, that ‘positive thinking’ is positive and that ‘it’ could never happen here.

Just for a moment wouldn’t it be nice to be on the inside looking out, to like what everyone else likes, to let yourself be carried along by the mainstream?

Wouldn’t it be nice?

I Am Not A Number

Political and Philosophical Dispatches From An Individual Living In A Society


About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio http://www.agitpopradio.org.uk He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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3 Responses to Wouldn’t it be nice?

  1. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had taken your medication like your therapist told you?

  2. ((Oh these acting-types are always getting so worked-up and dramatic)) Oh hi I was just thinking about something. Hey I’ve got a home remedy you should try. It seems to work for me. I do it a lot. It’s often referred to as “vegging-out.” Now lay on your back. Next slowly take 3 deep breaths. Now just stare at the ceiling until I tell you to stop.
    What are you doing back? I didn’t say you could stop yet. Well, while you’re here let me tell you about a new Super Hero that I just dreamed-up. He or she would go by the name “Fit.” Her/his super power is the ability to project sonic blasts. Fit would do this by looking at the target and then yelling “FUCK-IT!” A high energy sound wave would then be fired at the target which would mess-it-up and stuff. Pretty cool huh?
    By the way, Happy Fourth of July! Now get back to work. It’s not a holiday for you guys.

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