You UK Dopers are no doubt very familiar with this. But, as a colonial living in the States, I’ve just stumbled across this, and am amazed and appalled.
In response to the Queen’s annual Christmas message, broadcast over the telly, Channel Four has apparently been running an “Alternate CXhristmas Message” (the same way the US Political Party out of power gets to broadcast a rebuttal to the State of the Union message over here). It apparently started in 1993 when Quentin Crisp gave the first one. There seems to be some reason to believe that he did it as an alternative “Queen’s” message (nudge nudge). They kept it up, with messages from a strange gallery of speakers – Jesse Jackson, Brigitte Bardot, Ali G,… I’d dearly love to see the 2004 one from Marge Simpson:
I’ve looked at YouTuibe and other sites, but can’t find it on the internet.
The 2008 one was by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (!!!):
Anyone know more about these? Are they available for viewing on the Net or on DVDs? Any comments from UK Dopers:?