Thursday, June 23, 2005

Behind the scenes at 'WE LOVE EACH OTHER'

Reprinted with no permission from The Guardian Weekend Suppliment 18/06/05

we love each other 180605
THE WEEKEND MAGAZINE: Finally, a truly pretentious couple

Herge Smith here, with a very special look behind the scenes of one of posts that feature each week at the popular blog ANGRY CHIMP.

Fans of the Chimp will instantly have recognised the above as the 'We love each other' column, which is furiously pastiched right here, each week.

What most of you probably haven't realised is that this latest 'We love each other' is the real deal, published last Saturday in 'The Guardian Weekend Magazine' dated 18.06.05

And in case you don't believe me, you can check it our here: THE GUARDIAN

Re-printed word for word below is the actual text from this piece.

As you will note, the people who voluntarily put themselves forward for this are truly insufferable pricks. This is one of the reasons that Angry Chimp happily rips the piss out of them
.

Neil & Sarah Hedgecock

Neil It was a hell of a long day. We gave back the keys to our flat, returned the Mercedes that came with my job, got all our worldly possessions into a couple of bags ... and suddenly we were being driven along the dusty roads of Mozambique. The Volunteer Service Overseas had prepared us for the humidity in Maputo.

Sarah
It was an office romance kind of thing but we knew we wanted to do more. So there we were, in the heat, volunteering as business advisers. At night there was no TV. We ended up talking to each other on our veranda and watching the huge thunderstorms light up the sky. It was these nights, our Maputo colleagues used to say, that brought about Daniel, our son. Craig Taylor

In the space of 100 words this couple have made sure that you know the following;

1. They had relatively successful jobs, conveyed by the fact that they had a company Merc
2. They gave up materialistic success for voluntary work in Africa - how noble of them.
3. Unlike most people who meet through work and stay there, these two were special and wanted more.
4. They don't watch TV like us plebs.
5. They get on with foreigners, unlike us plebs
6. They have a child as well - a little chip off the old block, no doubt.
7. They love each other.

Not a bad bit of bragging, and in just over 100 words - AND featured in a national newspaper.


So what changed this week
?

Well, the combination of a very special one off 'We love each other' featuring those crazy mixed up cyborgs, Dalek and Borg and the fact that last weeks couple were without doubt, the most vile of all couples Angry Chimp has ever seen featured, prompted this unique look behind the scenes.


So how is it all pulled together?

1. Angry Chimp rushes out to the Newsagent early Saturday morning (11.30am) to pick up a copy of the Guardian, ensuring that it includes the magazine section (and the Guide - which he likes) He also picks up a fresh baguette from the French Bakery at the top of his road - he's quite the one, the Chimp.

2. Upon returning home, Angry Chimp reads the column. Typically this results in screams of anger directed at the couple featured.

Examples of the format that this scream takes:

"YOU MOTHER FUCKING STUCK UP PRETENTIOUS CUNT HOLE FELCHING WITCH TITS"

"CUNTS"

"JESUS, LOOK AT THE STATE OF THESE WANKERS"

3. The article is scanned into the PC, original text removed and image resized ready for re-publication.

4. A clever pastiche of the original text is constructed, or alternatively some weak arsed sex orientated drivvel. Which ever is easiest.

In the case of the couple above, the made up text would have been about gun running and slave trading - a direct opposite of the image the couple in question have tried to project.

5. The original names are retained in the vein hope that one day these people will google themselves and come across Angry Chimps re-mix. If it could happen just once... that would be lovely.

6. New text is inserted and article re-published onto this very blog, where it is enjoyed by many people from around the globe, including Canadians.

7. Angry Chimp takes a well deserved 5-minute break in which he reflects on how he has managed to take back a tiny bit more of the world, from what he perceives as a media controlled regime of middle-class mediocrity.

This is of course bollocks. All he's actually done is take the piss out of a couple of people because they appear happy. And he's a jealous little turd.

There you go, a dizzying insight into the hard work and creativity that makes up just one small part of the intellectual adventure playground known as ANGRY CHIMP.

And here's more of the same, so enjoy...

'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' 23/04/05
'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' 30/04/05
'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' 07/05/05
'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' 14/05/05
'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' 21/05/05
'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' 28/05/05
'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' 04/06/05
'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' 11/06/05
'WE LOVE EACH OTHER' SPECIAL DALEK AND BORG


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

why are you jealous? what happened to the fair snow white?

Sniffy said...

Jealous? No, just normal.

Sniffy said...

And talented and funny too. With a walking dog.

Herge Smith said...

Hey anon, I know who you are! Dopey - how's it going?

Snow white is both fair and lovely.

Cheers Tina - us bloggers stick together - not with crap bloggers mind, they can go to the wall.

Doggie update on it's way

Karen said...

How do I get myself a pair of witch tits?

Herge - your versions of WLEO are way better.

thordora said...

chimpy, I think this one is actually WORSE than anything you EVER create...

and these people BREED!

I think we need an "angry Chimp and Dixon-we love eachother"

Lisa from Alaska said...

I agree with Thordora, I had no idea that WLEO was really like that. The arrogance is astounding. I'm almost embarased for them.

Herge Smith said...

Karen - you have to concentrate really hard... they will come.

Thordora & Lisa - Lo, for you have now seen the face of evil, and it was an obnoxious and pretentious one.

See folks - I am providing a valuable service here - pricking pretentions or being a pretentious prick, whichever is easiest.

Rowan said...

Your "we love each other" articles are my favourite part of your blog. I am beginning to wonder what I'd do without them! They're great. Wish we got the Guardian here. Be nice to compare, but doesn't seem here that its nearly as interesting as your own creation.