Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The South African Presidential Horse Race

Okay, I am starting to get jealous now. I was sent this as an MP 3. After trying to get my head around hosting it as Pod cast or whatever, I found it on YouTube.

The unknown writer of this short sketch (less than three minutes), had an awesome task. The actual commentator (and maybe also the author), certainly didn’t have the years of experience that professional horse race announcers have, but this is compensated with a delightful accent. The technical difficulties in writing such a piece so that it not only flows, but is also completely understandable as one giant innuendo, have been beautifully created. Whilst some of the more obscure names of South African politicians will be ‘foreign’ to a larger audience, the main ‘contestants’ are well known – so are the horses that they ride.

I had to listen several times to catch all of the satire - it is that good! This is unquestionably one of the best contemporary examples of a politically based double entendre.


1 comment:

same said...

Professional horse race announcers have, but this is compensated with a delightful accent.