You may have realised by now that all the great things that happen here at the Bunker do not happen as a result of Steve and I alone. We have a whole network of amazing people who help make all of this possible. One such friend of the Bunker is mr Lee Ravitz, a professional actor and mad-genius.
This backdrop actually follows him around. You get used to it after a while.
Lee often drops little bits of glorious silliness into my inbox but this time around I just couldn’t resist sharing it. C.O.B.R.A is by far my favorite silly-name-for-a-real-government-organisation and it’s high time that it was given it’s own theme song. You can find out more about one of Lee’s big projects by heading over to the PULP website (something we’ll be doing a feature on at some point, I’m sure) but for now, over to the man himself.
I was away over the weekend filming, so I was surprised by the news given on Yahoo that a cobra was in talks to decide the next move on Libya. But this was, in fact, not a super sleek assassin snake that had been specially reared by David Cameron to take out Gaddaffi – it is, in fact, merely a very spurious acronym for a Whitehall association that the PM would like everyone to think is cool. And, in honour of that, I have unearthed the theme tune to the animated action series that would accompany the actions of COBRA.
Cabinet Office Briefing Room A!
Chaired by the PM, and men in grey
Ensuring that the fate of the Libyan nation
Is defended by the Local Gov’ment Association
It’s not the White House Situation Room
To ranting dictators it spells doom!
And that’s spelt…
(except on less exalted occasions, when it is generally relegated to being spelt COBR, and doesn’t sound like a deadly snake).
Apparently it's Nick Clegg under the mask.