Sarkozy eaten alive by bear

3 Nov

A Black Bear

A French President


This morning I emerge from a waking dream in which President Sarkozy is being eaten by a black bear. Quite a fitting end, I would think, for this preening bantam cock of a man, to be gobbled up in a couple of mouthfuls by Murder Bear. I can imagine George Papandreou looking on with pleasure, perhaps passing the bear the tzatziki.

Bears have had a role in literature for hundreds of years. Their appearance in folk tales of eastern European origin has filtered into a wider, and more infantilised role, since the appearance of Winnie the Pooh in the 1920s, when bears underwent a perceptual shift, from being a wild threat from the woods to becoming cuddly companions. The Goldilocks story held a particular fascination for Blanco as a child. Is it helpful to inform my reading public of such things, I wonder?



In the film The Edge (1997) one of the characters gets eaten by a bear, quite graphically, and I remember being shocked at the time, not so much by the violence, but by the impact on the imagination of watching someone being eaten alive by another creature. It was one of the most disturbing things I can remember seeing. So I will have to share it with you.






5 Responses to “Sarkozy eaten alive by bear”

  1. mario November 4, 2011 at 11:54 #

    por bear!!! wat has it done wrong to deesevre such a toxic dessert!!!?? :O)

  2. ines garland November 4, 2011 at 16:23 #

    My psychoanalitic mind is thrilled.

    • richardgwyn November 5, 2011 at 10:29 #

      As it should any true porteña. Bears? Little girls with golden locks? French presidents? A veritable Freudian cornucopia.

  3. Steffan Jones November 11, 2011 at 11:47 #

    I had a dream last week that involved you and me a bar just off Charing Cross Road and tequila. Very disturbing!

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