Sunday, November 29, 2015
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Lewis Carroll’s Jaberwocky in my childhood day was the precursor to The Goon Show and Monty Python. Daft and gentle. In a stroke of dark, venomous humour the poem is put into the mouth of Bokeem Woodbine, a Kansas City killer as his car travels an ominous empty road towards conflagration. It becomes a hitman’s anthem. Fargo Season 2 is even better than 1. The fabulously inflated classical allusions, the death toll, the black humour, the wonderfully diverse cast. Utterly fantastic.