This is the first part of an only tangentially related two-part post.

There is a famous song by French anarchist George De Brassens that will be part two, but in this first part I just want to post a little film I made to show that the term “Brother Gorilla” is not actually that far from the truth.

The audio is Douglas Adams and comes from probably his best book which is Last Chance to See. I haven’t actually seen any of the more recent TV series with Stephen Fry but I am sure I will get around to watching it soon enough.

Speaking of Stephen Fry, I recently watched a debate on youtube featuring him that you could watch and some of the things in that debate I wrote about a while ago in a slightly different way and got a little bit of abuse for.

Anyway, the film…


  1. Adams made much the same point in The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide. In the TV series the voice of the Book introduces the character of Ford Prefect before he appears and notes that when he arrives, in deference to three million years of human evolution, Arthur will not attempt to pick fleas off him. It also mentions that human beings are ashamed of their ape relatives and are not in the habit of inviting them round for meals. Cut to tea party with simian guest and the caption “THIS NEVER HAPPENS.” That was before the Blairs met George W., of course.

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