John Lloyd vill hjälpa oss att fixa till oss

John Lloyd, comedy writer, creator of QI

Efter en fantastisk förmiddag i Lund med bl a John Lloyd på Skype (”Man kan vara rolig utan att vara elak”) så läser jag en lång intervju med honom i Intelligent Life. Hjärnan bakom Not the Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder och sist men inte minst QI sammanfattar det ganska bra:

What we’ve got now is ‘he who dies with the most toys wins’. It’s about money and acquisition…you won’t get anywhere until you realise that it’s this negative side of human nature that needs to be addressed in some radical way and educated out of us right from the beginning. We need to educate parents how to be parents…We’ve got an obsession with fixing things, but it’s fixing us that we need to spend some time on. And that’s what ‘QI’ tries to do in its small way: it’s waving this little flag rather futilely in the darkness and saying, ‘Look, if everybody was interested…

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