Tucker’s Law


I’ve discovered a new favorite show. It’s called “The Thick of It” and airs on BBC. It’s a political comedy about the British government (it’s on BBC duh) and inspired a hysterical spinoff movie called “In the Loop”. In this show, there is a particularly epic figure, Malcolm Tucker, the Prime Minister’s all-swearing eye/enforcer. His profanity-laced tirades are the stuff of legend, and probably the core material for a program that weaponizes language.  

As a spin doctor, it is his duty to make sure that the cabinet and the PM’s party is in line, and to do damage control. Through his experiences, he has developed a rule about life that he calls Tucker’s Law. Here it is.

“If some cunt can fuck something up, that cunt will pick the worst possible time to fucking fuck it up cause that cunt’s a cunt.”

He’s got that embroidered on a tea towel back home.


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