Thursday, 22 December 2016

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

Where the treetops glisten and children listen.
To hear sleigh bells tank tracks in the snow
Because there's something oddly Christmassy about a parade of wartime Soviet tanks, crewed by cartoon Japanese schoolgirls, singing songs from The Great Patriotic War in what I'm told is hilariously Japanese-accented Russian. Just a more dieselpunky version of sleigh rides and carols, really:
Girls und Panzer has apparently been around for some while, but I still can't quite get my head round its sheer mind-bending weirdness, which makes it as appropriate a way to round off this screwed-up year as John Oliver's highly NSFW, but understandable, response.

Amyway, however you choose to celebrate the solstitial holiday, have a happy one and a preposterous New Year.