Thank you of a cynical kind

I had no inspiration whatsoever to do something with saying “Thank you” for the current Mach Was challenge. Of course, the first thing I thought of was saying thank you to all care workers and those in essential services who keep us afloat. However, I couldn’t think of anything special to do with that other than actually saying THANK YOU! So, I now move on to something completely different.

A week or two ago I came across a video by Tim Minchin that I’ve been thinking about sharing for the challenge. I was a little hesitant because the cynicism may be off-putting for some but then I thought, eff it, it’s my blog, I share what I want. Tim Minchin is controversial to say the least but I like him, I can appreciate his outlook on life, and he makes me laugh. He is an Australian comedian and musician and makes musical comedy on the piano.

Tim Minchin

He sings and jokes about social issues and is an outspoken atheist. So, be warned, the video I am about to share really is not for everyone! I assume conservative Christians will hate this man, so watch at your own discretion. The first 5 or so minutes are safe enough (I just adored the line “Love without evidence is… stalking”), it’s when he gets into the song when I think many people will really get offended. I, however, loved this.

So yeah, a bit of a cynical “Thank you” for this challenge. It’s all I could come up with.

P.S. A much safer Tim Minchin video to watch that I think everyone can laugh at is this one on Prejudice…

So, I guess from me on this Sunday it’s a thank you to comedy that can brighten our days and particularly in this case a thank you to Tim Minchin for the laughs.

11 thoughts on “Thank you of a cynical kind

  1. Servetus

    I loved that “Thank you” song, too, when I heard it. He’s *really* funny. I liked his song “white wine in the sun” (about Xmas) — he’s not always cynical. Though he often is.

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    1. I’d heard it before a long time ago but had forgotten about it until I came across it again a few weeks ago. I was hesitating on using the word cynical for this song, but I guess denying a God exists is for many considered as one of the definitions of cynicism.

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      1. Servetus

        I think the song qualifies as cynical, although not because the notion that G-d exists is being mocked specifically, but rather due to the general mood of lack of belief in anything. To me the ironic / sarcastic notes are more prominent.

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  2. Esther Tim is brilliant!! I had never heard of him either but I would definitely see him in concert!!
    Great song great message!!
    He’s got a nice singing voice as well!!
    Thank you! 😘❤️

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