Roy Scheider

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat quote illustration

So here it is, the first post of 2016. Roy Scheider as Chief Martin Brody in one of the few perfect films in existence.

It doesn't really have any bearing on the start of the new year. But I suppose, if you wanted to retroactively provide some meaning, you could say we're all a bit like Chief Brody right now. Here in bleak January, staring into the cold black doll's eyes of 2016 and seeing nothing but uncaring destructive inevitability looking back at us - ISIS, global warming, mass shootings, Donald Trump, economic instability, rising social inequality, war, racial tensions, the creeping privatisation of the NHS, the surreptitious demolition of the BBC and political extremism. You said it Chief, "We're gonna need a bigger boat."

Happy New Year!

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