…as Prince Valiant was humiliatingly vanquished by the Goblin King, who then went on to retake his throne for another four miserable years. And the world shuddered as it contemplated a warmongering fundamentalist religious far-right regime in power in the largest nation in the “free” world – bent on spreading democracy around the globe, even though the regime apparently doesn’t know the meaning of the word. And Prince Valiant went off to lick his wounds and apologise to all who cared to listen, for not repelling the naysayers who besmirched his honour, or even being terribly interesting when it came to it. Meanwhile, Father Jack sat watching telly on Craggy Island, and barked to nobody in particular, “Who elected that gobshite again??!!!!”…..
[NOTE: To those who might be inclined to take the above literally, you need to get out more!]