Has anyone seen the trend on Facebook and Twitter now of responding to everything Russell Brand says with the word 'Parklife', taken from the Blur song from 1994? I think it is genius. I've never liked Russell Brand, quite frankly I think the man is a moron, but I have read sections of his new book Revolution. What terrible writing! Yet a lesser critic (me) would just be happy with using the words 'bad', or 'crap', or 'awful', or even 'hilarious' when describing Brand's flowery, pretentious style. However, thankfully for all of us there are better critics out there, critics whose little black hearts of wonderful cynicism make give entirely new perspectives on the quality of things. Blur's song is basically a monologue of self-important comments about every day life by a British actor only really known in Britain. It's not the thing you would really associate with Brand's writings on revolution, but the two are perfectly married, as this video shows: There is a lesson here. Never settle for typical, stock phrases when you can encapsulate all the problems of a text into one amazingly funny pop culture reference.