Merrick has discovered Xtranormal, a website that lets you make little animated films online. Select backdrops, characters, move them around, and type in their dialogue—which gets spoken by voice synthesizers. Which, of course, sound hilarious if you make them swear a lot.
Having got past the initial juvenile—and cripplingly funny—bout of gangsta-rap parody, Merricks still fears he “may never blog in another format ever again”. But with gems like the one I’ve embedded below, mercilessly nailing the woeful orgy of confused stupidity that was the European elections—is this such a bad thing?